Events & Awards

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

BII invites publicans to enter Licensee of the Year Awards 2016

26-Nov-2015 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is inviting publicans to enter the Licensee of the Year Awards 2016. 

Service Tips: Gold Service Scholarship finalists on how to give great service

25-Nov-2015 - With our spotlight firmly on service and front of house we asked the finalists of the 2015 Gold Service Scholarship for their best tips for delivering great service.

McDonald's UK chief executive to speak at Food to Go Conference 2016

23-Nov-2015 - McDonald's UK chief executive Paul Pomroy has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the 2016 Food to Go Conference. 

Chefs donate recipes for Farm Africa #GivingTuesday campaign

16-Nov-2015 - Chefs Kevin McFadden, James Whetlor and Rosie Sykes have donated recipes to Farm Africa's #GivingTuesday campaign to help raise funds for the charity's urban veg garden appeal. 

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2016 Regional Finalists

16-Nov-2015 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the Regional Finalists for its 2016 competition.

Gallery: R200 Awards 2015

13-Nov-2015 - BigHospitality rounds up the winners of Restaurant magazine's R200 Awards 2015.

Cote and Hawksmoor win Overall Restaurant Operator Awards at R200 Awards

13-Nov-2015 - Cote and Hawksmoor picked up the best Overall Restaurant Operator Awards at Restaurant magazine’s annual R200 Awards last night.

Hotel Insights Forum 2015 to tackle 'biggest issues' for hotel owners, operators and investors

11-Nov-2015 - The Hotel Insights Forum is back for its seventh year with a strategy to tackle the 'biggest issues' facing owners, operators and investors in the hotel sector.

Roux Scholarship 2016 opens for entries

10-Nov-2015 - The Roux Scholarship 2016 has opened for entries with the news that Michel Roux Jr and Alain Roux are to take over from their fathers as the competition's joint chairmen

Hotel 41 tops Trivago’s hotel rankings

09-Nov-2015 - Hotel search website Trivago has announced its top hotels in the UK with London’s Hotel  41 winning is inaugural Top Hotel Award.

Hoteliers sought for 12th series of The Hotel Inspector

09-Nov-2015 - The owners of family-run or privately-owned hotels interested in receiving some practical advice on how to better their businesses are being invited to apply for the 12th series of TV...

UK team for World Pastry Cup 2017 announced

04-Nov-2015 - The pastry chefs and patissiers who will compete for the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (Pastry World Cup) 2017 have been revealed. 

Springboard announces winners of Awards for Excellence 2015

03-Nov-2015 - Hotels The Arch London and Lancaster London and hotel companies Accor and Hilton Worldwide were among the winners at the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2015.

Votes open for Chefs' Choice Awards 2016

02-Nov-2015 - Chefs are being urged to vote for their favourite products in the Chefs' Choice Awards 2016 for the chance to win a meal in a top restaurant.


How to balance hospitality and technology

02-Nov-2015 - Adrian Valeriano, vice president UK of OpenTable tells us how you can get the most from the latest innovations in the world of technology.

No show, no refund: The Clove Club on going ticketed

27-Oct-2015 - The Clove Club has been running a ticketed system since April in an attempt to combat no-shows and the system is paying off according to its co-owner Daniel Willis.

MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 winner announces new restaurant

26-Oct-2015 - Jamie Scott, winner of the 2014s MasterChef: The Professionals TV series, is to open a new restaurant in 2016 in Newport on Tay.

TripAdvisor: Online reviews have ‘massive’ impact on hospitality industry

23-Oct-2015 - Online reviews have had a ‘massive’ impact on the hospitality industry, bringing with them a number of benefits, according to TripAdvisor’s director of partnerships, Gwanael Merlin.

Google: Treat mobile websites as you would desktop

23-Oct-2015 - Restaurants should treat their mobile website as they would treat the desktop version; that is the advice given by Google’s restaurant industry manager, Charlotte Sutton.

The Butchers Arms named Michelin Pub of the Year 2016

23-Oct-2015 - The Butcher Arms pub in Eldersfield, Gloucestershire, has been named Pub of the Year 2016 by the Michelin Guide.

Events impact September hotel performance in Scotland

22-Oct-2015 - Hotels in Scotland’s three largest cities have felt the impact from events, according to the monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report.

Olga Polizzi and Hotel Gotham pick up awards at Independent Hotel Show 2015

21-Oct-2015 - Hotelier Olga Polizzi and Bespoke Hotel's Manchester property Hotel Gotham have been declared winners of the Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding New Hotel Awards respectively. 

Hotel dining isn’t dead, it’s just tricky

19-Oct-2015 - Food and beverage (F&B) remains a tricky area for hotels to manage and make profitable, but can work if operators are prepared to give it a greater focus and be...

Independent Hotel Show 2015: What to expect

19-Oct-2015 - Hoteliers will be able to pick up a wealth of advice on how to better run their businesses, gain inspiration from industry leaders and source new products at the Independent...

Adam’s tops TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice in the UK

16-Oct-2015 - TripAdvisor has announced the top 10 fine dining restaurants in the UK in its Travellers Choice Awards, with Adam’s in Birmingham taking the top spot.