Events & Awards

The latest news and results of industry events and awards – from trade shows and conferences to national and international competitions.

Hospitality welcomes Government decision on Heathrow

25-Oct-2016 - The hospitality and tourism industry, including the BHA, UKinbound and VisitBritain, has welcomed today’s decision to expand London Heathrow Airport.

Shackfuyu’s Shonhan and Lima Group’s Robert Ortiz to collaborate

25-Oct-2016 - The chef proprietor of Japanese-style London site Shackfuyu, and Robert Ortiz, head of culinary development for the Lima Group, will hold two Nikkei-style events this November.

Springboard announces Awards for Excellence 2016 shortlist

24-Oct-2016 - Industry charity Springboard has announced the shortlist for its 2016 Awards for Excellence.

Prezzo staff win National Waiters' Day race

21-Oct-2016 - Front-of-house staff took part in races across the country last week as part of the National Waiters' Day celebrations.

Pastry Team UK aims for the podium as it gears up for Lyon 2017

21-Oct-2016 - Pastry Team UK has renewed its intention to aim for a podium place at the 2017 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie at the Lyon Sirha exhibition in January.

Locals are key to your hotel’s success, say expert hoteliers

21-Oct-2016 - Local business is key to the success of your hotel, whether it’s an urban hub or country house, according to hotel experts.

Final recipients of first round Discover England funding revealed

20-Oct-2016 - Projects designed to boost tourism on the East Coast and help international visitors explore the English countryside by electric car are among the final recipients of the government's £40m Discover...

Kate Levin and The Laslett win at the Independent Hotel Show awards

19-Oct-2016 - The UK’s top independent hotelier and best new hotel were recognised at the Independent Hotel Show awards in London last night.

Details for The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2017 revealed

17-Oct-2016 - Next year's World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards will be held on 5 April in Melbourne, Australia, it has been revealed.  

Futureproof your hotel: Industry experts share their top tips

14-Oct-2016 - The ‘pace of change’ is moving at its fastest ever rate, according to Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues and, like it or not, the hotel sector...

The Restaurant Show 2016: This year’s round up

11-Oct-2016 - Held over three busy days at London Olympia, this year’s Restaurant Show 2016 technically housed not one, but four separate shows under one roof.

Shiva Hotels launches anti-slavery hospitality charter and roundtable

10-Oct-2016 - Shiva Hotels is aiming to raise awareness of modern slavery within hospitality after piloting a new anti-trafficking scheme at its DoubleTree by Hilton in London, and a roundtable set for...

German Gymnasium cleans up in Blue Badge Style Awards

10-Oct-2016 - D&D London's German Gymnasium has been honoured twice in the first Blue Badge Style Awards for its efforts in making the restaurant welcoming to guests with disabilities. 


Winners of Great British Pub Awards 2016 revealed

05-Oct-2016 - The Bull at Ditchling, East Sussex, has claimed the title of Great British Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2016.

UK’s top 10 fish and chips shops announced for 2017

05-Oct-2016 - The UK’s top 10 fish and chip shops have been announced for the National Fish & Chip Awards 2017, organised by Seafish.

Michelin Guide editor: Manchester still falling short of a star

04-Oct-2016 - Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland editor Rebecca Burr has admitted that Manchester’s restaurants are continuing to fall short of the standards needed for a star.

Ruth Hansom from The Ritz wins Young National Chef of the Year 2017

04-Oct-2016 - Ruth Hansom, commis chef at The Ritz, London, has been named Young National Chef of the Year 2017.

James Devine from Deanes Eipic named National Chef of the Year 2017

04-Oct-2016 - James Devine, sous chef at Deanes Eipic in Belfast, has been named National Chef of the Year 2017.

Raby Hunt's James Close: "A second Michelin Star puts us in the elite"

04-Oct-2016 - James Close, chef-owner of Darlington restaurant Raby Hunt says the awarding of a second Michelin Star is a dream come true and puts his small restaurant in an elite group...

Michelin Guide 2017: Fat Duck regains Three Stars

03-Oct-2016 - The latest edition of the Michelin Guide has been revealed with a host of new restaurants gaining their first stars across the country.

Sixteen restaurants lose stars in Michelin Guide 2017

03-Oct-2016 - Sixteen restaurants have lost stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, which was announced today (3 October).

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2017: Bao and Hoppers win awards

03-Oct-2016 - Cult favourite Bao and Manchester’s El Gato Negro are among 24 restaurants which have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the first time.

M Restaurants launches £1.5m crowdfunding push to aid expansion

29-Sep-2016 - The M Restaurants group in London is looking to raise £1.5m in crowdfunding via the Seedrs online investment website, to aid the expansion of offshoot brand M Social.

Four Holiday Inn hotels to be rebranded to Crowne Plaza brand

28-Sep-2016 - Four Holiday Inn hotels are undergoing refurbishment work to become Crowne Plaza hotels, including upgraded bedrooms, new communal areas, meeting spaces, and a new restaurant.

AccorHotels launches Jo&Joe brand to appeal to Millennials

27-Sep-2016 - Hotels giant AccorHotels is to launch new brand, Jo&Joe, in a bid to combine the traditional hotel format with the newer, more disruptive hostel and private-rental concepts.