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BHA Celebrates The People At ‘The Heart Of Hospitality And Tourism’

The Mayor of London celebrated the success of British Hospitality in his speech at The Hospitality & Tourism Summit as London reclaimed the no.1 spot as the most visited city in the world. For the second year running, The BHA had partnered with ITN Productions to produce the annual news-style programme capturing the latest trends,

Planning For Equality And Growth

Planning for equality and growth The ALMR has today reiterated its support of the Agent of Change principle and urged local authorities to apply the principle in their planning and governing. The introduction of the Agent of Change principle in the UK would ensure that, when a music venue is already in place, any new

Shaun Searley Of The Quality Chop House: “Let’s Get Kps Into The Appreciation Loop!”

KP of the Year 2015 gathers pace – big prizes include £1,000 and a Winterhalter warewasher The search for the 2015 KP of the Year Award is now in full swing, with entries from across the foodservice industry, including restaurants, schools, pubs, hotels and hospitals.  The award, which is the brainchild of warewash equipment specialist

Casual Dining Wins Best Trade Show Award For A Second Year!

Diversified Communications UK’s Casual Dining show – the award winning trade event for the UK’s multiple restaurant and pub group sector, has won ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the AEO Awards for a second time in its first two years of business. The Association of Event Organisers’ Excellence awards ceremony, widely regarded as the

BHA Celebrates The People At ‘The Heart Of Hospitality And Tourism’

The Mayor of London celebrated the success of British Hospitality in his speech at The Hospitality & Tourism Summit as London reclaimed the no.1 spot as the most visited city in the world.

For the second year running, The BHA had partnered with ITN Productions to produce the annual news-style programme capturing the latest trends, issues, best practices and insights in the hospitality sector, which was premiered at The Summit. Read more

Planning For Equality And Growth

Planning for equality and growth

The ALMR has today reiterated its support of the Agent of Change principle and urged local authorities to apply the principle in their planning and governing.

The introduction of the Agent of Change principle in the UK would ensure that, when a music venue is already in place, any new residential buildings nearby would be responsible for paying for their soundproofing. Likewise, if a new music venue is introduced into a residential area, it would be responsible for its soundproofing. Read more

Shaun Searley Of The Quality Chop House: “Let’s Get Kps Into The Appreciation Loop!”

KP of the Year 2015 gathers pace – big prizes include £1,000 and a Winterhalter warewasher

The search for the 2015 KP of the Year Award is now in full swing, with entries from across the foodservice industry, including restaurants, schools, pubs, hotels and hospitals.  The award, which is the brainchild of warewash equipment specialist Winterhalter, is designed to celebrate the contribution kitchen porters make to the foodservice industry.  Read more

Casual Dining Wins Best Trade Show Award For A Second Year!

CD16 logo-1Diversified Communications UK’s Casual Dining show – the award winning trade event for the UK’s multiple restaurant and pub group sector, has won ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the AEO Awards for a second time in its first two years of business.

The Association of Event Organisers’ Excellence awards ceremony, widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ for the live events and exhibition industry, hosted over 1000 event industry professionals at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Mayfair on 26 June. Facing tough competition, Casual Dining defended its title for a second consecutive year over fellow finalists, including The Surface Design Show, ScotHot, UTECH North America, PayExpo 2014, Travel Technology Europe, and The Meetings Show. Read more

Food For Thought: Mancunians Bag A Bargain Buying The Cheapest Lunches In Britain

Price of an average lunchHow much Britons spend on an average lunch vastly depends on where in the U.K. they find themselves, data from iZettle, the leading mobile payments company in Britain, shows.

Whilst London lunches are unsurprisingly more expensive than in the rest of the U.K., with people spending on average £6.60, Brighton residents are saving the pennies and watching the pounds look after themselves, spending on average £5.90 for lunch. Of the main UK city hubs, Manchester is the cheapest, with average lunch spending at £5.50 – 25% cheaper than in London. Read more

Professor Elliott To Warn Businesses At Food Fraud Conference

Professor Chris ElliottUK food businesses must take up the fight against food fraud or face another scandal – that will be the stark warning from one of the UK’s top experts at a conference this autumn.

Professor Chris Elliott will tell delegates at the Fighting Food Fraud conference on 17 September 2015, Doncaster, that the fight has only just begun and can only be won with a coordinated effort. Read more

HospitalityGEM Research Finds Availability Of Healthy Eating Choices At Lunchtime Up 62%

A comprehensive survey into the UK’s eating out market by Guest Experience Management experts HospitalityGEM has found that 62 per cent of respondents think healthy food choices are more readily available at lunchtime than they were a year ago. Furthermore, 54 per cent believe this is also the case at dinner, and 47 per cent across the breakfast day part.

Healthy choices when eating out are seen as a priority for two thirds of those questioned and the industry seems to be picking up on this trend and reflecting it in their offering. HospitalityGEM’s research shows almost half of respondents believe that supermarkets offer the best variety of healthy choice at lunchtime, perhaps not surprisingly, but counter service outlets are closing the gap and are closely followed by restaurants. Read more

VAT Reduction Would Boost Tourism Spend

Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan BellEnterprise Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has said he will continue to lobby the UK Government to address issues around reducing VAT on accommodation and hospitality.

Speaking at the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Summit in London, which was also attended by the city’s Mayor Boris Johnson, the Minister said the current VAT rate on hospitality meant opportunities were being lost in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK in terms of visitor numbers and revenue. Read more

Greene King Reports Record Revenues In Preliminary Results

In its preliminary results for the 52 weeks to May 3rd 2015, Greene King is reporting record revenue with retail revenue now reaching £1 billion.

Retail like-for-like sales are up 0.4%. The company has expanded retail sites by 19.4% and increased tenanted EBITDA per pub by 33%.

The company also completed the acquisition of Spirit Pub Company plc, post year-end, and its integration process is underway. Read more

CAMRA And English Heritage Celebrates Architectural Excellence With Pub Design Awards 2015

A castle, a tap and an old bridge have all scooped honours in the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub Design Awards.

CAMRA has today announced the winners of its Pub Design Awards 2015, run in conjunction with English Heritage. Winners include The Castle at Edghill in Oxfordshire, The Old Bridge in Leeds, The Harrogate Tap in North Yorkshire and The Wallaw in Northumberland. Read more