Chefs Heston Blumenthal and Jason Atherton along with restaurateurs Russell Norman and Alan Yau have made a list of the 500 most influential people in Britain according to The Peerage publisher Debrett's.
The Sportsman, in Seasalter, Kent, was been voted the best gastropub in the country by a select band of influential industry experts.
Steak of the Art, the restaurant concept that serves steaks and other meats in an art gallery setting, has opened a second site in Cardiff.
Liverpool's serviced apartment and hotel operator Signature Living has reported starting 2015 on a high note with New Year bookings up 40 per cent on the previous year.
North-west operator New Moon Pub Company has secured its first Liverpool site and its seventh in total.