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The Zetter Group to share profits with staff

28-Jul-2014 - The Zetter Group has announced a profit sharing scheme for staff – believed to be the first of its kind in the UK hospitality sector.

Booking hotels online: Premier Inn voted easiest site to use

28-Jul-2014 - Results have been released from a survey commissioned by Postcode Anywhere which ranks Premier Inn as having the easiest website to use, and lists the frustrations customers have when trying to book hotels online. 

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Nathan Outlaw headlines Great Cornish Food Festival

28-Jul-2014 - Cornwall’s popular food festival has undergone a re-launch for its eleventh year and will be taking place on 26 to 28 September in Truro, headlined by chef Nathan Outlaw.

Kipferl raises £125K through crowdfunding and is set to expand

25-Jul-2014 - London’s Austrian coffee house and restaurant concept Kipferl raised £125K through crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk in less than three hours, leaving it set to open its second site in the capital.

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Itsu to open first branch in Brighton

25-Jul-2014 - Asian-inspired fast food brand Itsu will open its first site in the south coast city of Brighton this September.

Grenache restaurant re-launches with new owner chef Mike Jennings

24-Jul-2014 - Mike Jennings, head chef at fine dining restaurant Grenache in Manchester, has bought and re-launched the venue with aims for national acclaim. 

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Ian Daniels on City Marque and the evolution of serviced apartments

24-Jul-2014 - Founded in 2009, City Marque now runs nearly 200 serviced apartments across the capital. The company started outsourcing some of its front office operations in the Philippines three year ago and now has 60 per cent of its 80-strong staff based in Manila. Business development director Ian Daniels talks to BigHospitality about the evolution of the firm and the serviced apartment boom.

Ethos meat-free restaurant concept comes to London

24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September. 

Bad lighting drives a third of Brits out of restaurants

24-Jul-2014 - A third (29 per cent) of British people have admitted walking out of a restaurant because of bad lighting, according to an npower survey released today.

London hotels lose out to regions in June

24-Jul-2014 - London hotels lost out to the regions last month, with East Midlands and Liverpool hotels enjoying particular growth, according to the latest HotStats UK Chain Hotels Market Review.

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to UK economy

24-Jul-2014 - Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy each year and the sector is expected to grow by 8.4% over the next 12 months, according to a new study from economists CEBR and EE, the digital communications company.

Independent restaurants could suffer as eating out market grows

23-Jul-2014 - The total UK eating out market will reach £82.8bn this year, but independent restaurants are set to struggle as consumers switch to branded chains, according to Allegra Foodservice strategy director Simon Stenning.

St James hotel launches in Nottingham

23-Jul-2014 - The St James boutique hotel, formerly the Rutland Square hotel, has launched in Nottingham’s historic castle quarter after a complete rebranding and refurbishment.

East Asian BBQ restaurant Bó Drake comes to Soho

23-Jul-2014 - Bó Drake, a modern East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar will be opening in September on Greek Street in London’s Soho.

SLH sees strong growth as consumers refuse to compromise on holidays

23-Jul-2014 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has reported a 13 per cent rise in revenue as consumers keep holidays on top of their spending priorities.

Brasserie Bar Co begins brand roll-out

22-Jul-2014 - The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital, with aims to open 20 pubs in three years.

Salt beef bar concept Delancey & Co comes to London

22-Jul-2014 - Delance y& Co will be opening in London this autumn, a modern take on a New York-style salt beef and smoked salmon bar. 

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Recruitment: Improving staff retention through training and incentives

21-Jul-2014 - At 20 per cent, staff turnaround in hospitality is one of the highest in the UK. Though this is an improvement on the 30 per cent recorded in 2008, continued retention efforts are needed to relieve the sector’s recruitment burden.

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Recruitment: Making hospitality an attractive career option

21-Jul-2014 - With the continued growth of the hospitality sector, combined with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, finding new recruits is set to become more and more challenging. So where can restaurants, hotels and pubs find potential candidates, and what can they do to make the industry an attractive career prospect?

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Recruitment: Selecting the right candidates

21-Jul-2014 - Once the challenge of attracting applicants has been overcome, hospitality recruiters find themselves with the task of selecting the right candidates for their brand - ultimately aiming for improved staff retention.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings all-day brasserie and bar to open in Clerkenwell

21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.

Warm weather and business travel drive hotel growth

21-Jul-2014 - Good weather and a strong corporate market helped drive further growth for both regional and London hotels in June, according to preliminary figures from business advisory firm BDO LLP.

IHG adds another three Holiday Inn Express hotels to UK portfolio

21-Jul-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed three Holiday Inn Express hotels in London, Leigh and Wigan to its UK portfolio

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Young National Chef of the Year Awards: final line-up

21-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the complete line-up of its Young National Chef of the Year Awards finalists.

Accor enjoys continued momentum in Q2 2014

18-Jul-2014 - International hotel group Accor enjoyed continued growth in Q2 2014, with good trading in the UK helping to offset the impact of a VAT increase in France.

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