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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.
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.
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.
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.
25-Jul-2014 - Asian-inspired fast food brand Itsu will open its first site in the south coast city of Brighton this September.
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.
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.
24-Jul-2014 - Meat-free casual dining restaurant Ethos will be opening in Mayfair this September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
21-Jul-2014 - The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings will be opening in London’s Clerkenwell this September, offering a modern British take on Brasserie food.
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.
21-Jul-2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed three Holiday Inn Express hotels in London, Leigh and Wigan to its UK portfolio
21-Jul-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the complete line-up of its Young National Chef of the Year Awards finalists.
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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