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Sector’s GDP contribution drops due to lack of funding

The hospitality sector's contribution to the UK's GDP has dropped by 0.2 per cent

The hospitality sector’s contribution to Britain’s GDP dropped 0.2 per cent (£1.5bn) between 2007 and 2013, partly due to the lack of bank funding for SMEs, according to a report by Boost Capital.

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Edwardian Group London opens fish and chip shop in Leicester Square

Luxury hospitality group the Edwardian Group London has launched a new fish and chips restaurant concept, Great British Fish Co., next to its hotel in London’s Leicester Square. 

Chilango hits Burrito Bond target before deadline

Mexican chain Chilango has surpassed its £1mn crowdfunding target over a week before its deadline.

New restaurant Fish Eatery to open in Edinburgh

Following the success of his restaurant Steak at Picardy Place in Edinburgh, executive head chef Jason Wright is opening his second restaurant Fish Eatery right next door. 

Hospitality openings: July 2014

Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes Dev Biswal's new Ambrette in Canterbury, Wahaca's latest fast-casual concept DF/Mexico, Virgilio Martinez's second Peruvian venue Lima Floral, Hawksmoor's fifth site in Knightsbridge and the new-look Glazebrook House hotel in Devon.

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As demonstrated at the Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition, champagne pouring requires skills and knowledge....

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