Events & Awards

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

Ruby World Cup 2015 hailed as big opportunity for hospitality

19-Sep-2014 - VistEngland has described the Rugby World Cup 2015 as a 'tremendous opportunity' for tourism and hospitality, with hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars in host cities set to benefit from a big...

Data and technology may change how we ‘do’ hospitality

18-Sep-2014 - Advanced technology and new ways of gathering data on customers could help restaurants run in a more informed way, an industry expert has advised.

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Winners revealed: Women 1st Shine Awards 2014

17-Sep-2014 - Merlin Entertainments, Sally’s Cottages and VisitBritain’s former chief executive Sandie Dawe MBE were among the winners at the Women 1st Shine Awards 2014, which recognise female talent in the hospitality,...

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Hospitality Action's York to London Cycle Challenge raises £30,000

16-Sep-2014 - Twenty industry members have raised £30,000 for Hospitality Action in the charity's York to London Cycle Challenge.

Top chefs prepare to take the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014

15-Sep-2014 - Tom Kerridge, Phillip Howard, Brett Graham and Clare Smyth MBE are among the chefs that will take to the stage at the Restaurant Show 2014.

The Pony & Trap wins Best Food Pub at Great British Pub Awards

12-Sep-2014 - Josh Eggleton’s pub, The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna near Bristol, has been crowned Best Food Pub at the Great British Pub Awards.

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Trivago hosts free webinar for hotel owners

10-Sep-2014 - Hotel comparison website Trivago is to host a free webinar for hotel owners at 3pm on 16 September covering the importance of online images for customers booking hotels. 

Alex Polizzi to open Annual Hotel Conference 2014

09-Sep-2014 - The line-up for this year’s Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) has been announced, with Alex Polizzi of BBC2’s The Hotel Inspector and The Fixer taking the role of keynote speaker on...

UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops announced

09-Sep-2014 - Seafish has announced the top 20 fish and chip shops in the UK, all still in the running for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year title...

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Five young chefs recognised in Craft Guild of Chefs’ Graduate Awards

08-Sep-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has recognised five chefs under the age of 23 in its annual Graduate Awards, held on 5 September at the Landmark London Hotel.

Young British Foodie 2014 winners announced

05-Sep-2014 - Climpson’s Arch head chef Tomos Parry and Dishoom bar manager Carl Brown were among the winners at this year’s Young British Foodie (YBF) awards, announced at the Tate Britain on...

Traditional fish and chips still a hit for Brits

05-Sep-2014 - As The National Fish & Chip Awards draw closer, organiser Seafish has conducted research into fish and chip eating trends throughout the UK, with traditional takeaways and salt and vinegar...

Condé Nast Traveller: Top 20 UK hotels

04-Sep-2014 - Luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller has published a list of the top 20 UK hotels, as voted for by its readers.

Development Chef Club Food Forum: line-up revealed

04-Sep-2014 - The line-up of chef speakers and demonstrators has been announced for Restaurant Magazine’s new event the Development Chef Club Food Forum which is taking place at Westminster Kingsway College on...

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Last chance to book for Digital Innovation Forum

04-Sep-2014 - Booking will shortly close for the third annual Digital Innovation Forum which is taking place at London’s Soho Hotel on 16 September.

Tom Kerridge named GQ Chef of the Year

03-Sep-2014 - The Hand & Flowers patron Tom Kerridge was named GQ Chef of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2014 in London yesterday.

Casamia’s Sanchez-Iglesias brothers crowned Good Food Guide’s Chefs of the Year

02-Sep-2014 - Chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias of Bristol’s Casamia restaurant have been crowned Chefs of the Year by Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015.

L’Enclume, Fat Duck and Gordon Ramsay make Good Food Guide history

27-Aug-2014 - The restaurants scored a 10 out of 10 in Waitrose’s yearly publication – the first time in 15 years that three restaurants got the top mark.

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Restaurant Magazine to host Development Chef Food Forum

26-Aug-2014 - BigHospitality’s sister publication Restaurant Magazine will host a new event for the UK’s multi-site chefs at Westminster Kingsway College in October.

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The Boutique Bar Show comes to London

26-Aug-2014 - The seventh edition of the Boutique Bar Show in London will be taking place at The Grand Hall St Pancras from 16 to 17 September. 

Pestaurant brings bug-based menu back to London

20-Aug-2014 - Pest control provider Rentokil is bringing its ‘Pestaurant’ pop-up back to London on 21 August.

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Digital Innovation Forum 2014 line-up revealed

18-Aug-2014 - Experts from Twitter and TripAdvisor will join hospitality operators and marketing professionals for a day of debate and discussion at the third annual Digital Innovation Forum, taking place at London’s...

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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year calls for entries

14-Aug-2014 - The Academy of Food and Wine Service is calling for entries for the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.

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Entries open for Young Highland Chef 2014

13-Aug-2014 - This year’s Young Highland Chef competition has opened, with cooks aged between 18 and 30 from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands being invited to enter by 31 August. 

National Fish & Chips Award nominees announced

12-Aug-2014 - Seafish has revealed the names of the UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops, which are now running for the title of Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the...