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Events & Awards

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

The BHA joins with PACE for 2015 forum

19-Dec-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has joined forces with the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) for this year’s PACE Learning & Development Forum. 

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Nominations open for Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2015

18-Dec-2014 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has opened the nominations process for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, which recognise emerging and established talent across the industry.

TripAdvisor Exceptional Service Awards: winners announced

18-Dec-2014 - Six UK hospitality employees have been chosen as winners in TripAdvisor’s inaugural Exceptional Service Awards. 

Radisson Blu triumphs at Hotel Marketing Awards

17-Dec-2014 - Hotel group Radisson Blu took top honours in four of the six categories at this year’s Hotel Marketing Association Annual Marketing Awards.

OpenTable names its top 100 UK restaurants

17-Dec-2014 - Chef Tom Seller’s Restaurant Story in London took the top spot on this year’s OpenTable Top 100 Best Restaurants list.

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Development Chef Awards 2015 open for entries

15-Dec-2014 - Restaurant magazine is seeking entries from the UK's top multi-site chefs for its Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015.

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ASAP Conference Awards 2014: results announced

10-Dec-2014 - Director of City Apartments David Smith and Staying Cool serviced apartments were among the winners at the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) Conference Awards 2014.

Hospitality Show 2015 preview

09-Dec-2014 - In January, the Hospitality Show will return to the NEC Birmingham, with a packed programme to kickstart the industry’s 2015 calendar.

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The Chef Stagiaire award 2015 looking for entries

08-Dec-2014 - The Chef Stagiaire award is looking for entrants for its 2015 competition.

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Big Hospitality Conversation to start 2015 in Bristol

05-Dec-2014 - Hospitality businesses will come together to pledge to create job opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds at the Big Hospitality Conversation in in Bristol in January.

David Cameron applauds UK curry industry for bringing country together

02-Dec-2014 - Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the British public’s love of UK curry restaurants is a ‘great example of our whole country coming together’.

Action Against Hunger thanks restaurant industry for ‘phenomenal’ year

28-Nov-2014 - The charity of choice for many in the food and drink industry, Action Against Hunger, has released a number of videos to thank the restaurant sector for raising almost £1m...

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Accor triumphs at British Travel Awards

28-Nov-2014 - Hotel group Accor scooped nine awards across its brands at this year’s British Travel Awards, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 November.

Gold Service Scholarship 2015: finalists revealed

27-Nov-2014 - The eight finalists for this year’s Gold Service Scholarship have been revealed ahead of the national final, which will take place at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair on 2 February...

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UK coffee shop comes top at European Coffee Awards 2014

26-Nov-2014 - Timberyard, Caravan, and British chain Costa Coffee were among the UK winners at this year’s European Coffee Awards.

S.Pellegrino launches hunt for world's best young chef

21-Nov-2014 - S.Pellegrino has launched its inaugural Young Chef 2015 competition in a quest to uncover the world’s best young chef. 

Master Innholders releases details for 2015 conference

21-Nov-2014 - The Master Innholders’ 22nd Annual Hotel General Managers’ Conference will focus on a theme of ‘People and Places’ with presentations and discussions on what motivates customers in a globalised marketplace.

Three hospitality companies make Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list

19-Nov-2014 - KFC GB LTD, Mitchells & Butlers Retail Ltd, and River Cottage Limited all placed in this year’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

The Alford Arms takes top spot at UK’s first FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

19-Nov-2014 - Hertfordshire pub The Alford Arms was the overall winner at the inaugural FreeFrom Eating Out Awards this week, crowned the ‘most allergen-aware’ eatery in the UK.  

Alper Zan named UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014

18-Nov-2014 - Alper Zan of Café Rouge in Cheshire Oaks has been named the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel eyes Michelin star

14-Nov-2014 - Two years after its complete refurbishment, Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is aiming for Michelin standard food for its pub with rooms.

Foodservice must adapt to changing customer needs, say experts

13-Nov-2014 - Foodservice operators can improve profits by responding to recent changes in customer needs and consumer trends, according to speakers at Horizons’ latest Thought Leadership Forum.

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Rosewood London named overall winner at European Hospitality Awards

10-Nov-2014 - UK hotel the Rosewood London scooped two titles including Outstanding Hotel of the Year at the 2015 European Hospitality Awards.

Thornton Hall names Matt Worswick executive chef

07-Nov-2014 - Michelin-starred chef Matt Worswick has been appointed executive chef of Thornton Hall.

Bill's wins Operator of the year at R200 Awards 2014

07-Nov-2014 - Casual all-day dining concept Bill’s was named Best Overall Restaurant Operator at the 2014 R200 Awards in Shoreditch last night.