Chef Adam Simmonds is seeking to raise £1.1m through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to open his first solo restaurant in central London.
Demon Leisure will open The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes sports bar in Leeds city centre on 8 November.
Improving staff retention involves providing opportunities for growth, but also letting employees decide what they want, according to speakers at the Independent Hotel Show.
Indian restaurant Zaika will return to its former London site on Kensington High Street this November after the closure of One Kensington.
All-day dining concept Brew will open its fourth London site in Putney on 10 November.