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Use Christmas to boost long-term recruitment, urges The Change Group

07-Dec-2016 - The recruitment of temporary staff at Christmas could be used as a way for hospitality businesses to find and invest in future talent, new research has suggested.

Red Carnation Hotels launches apprenticeship scheme

07-Dec-2016 - Red Carnation Hotels has launched a new apprenticeship programme across its London sites ahead of the introduction of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017.

'Fundamental' Brexit effect on food and drink prices expected

06-Dec-2016 - Brexit will have a fundamental impact on food and drink prices, with foodservice inflation expected to rise by 3.4 per cent in 2017 alone, David Read, chief executive of Prestige Purchasing has warned.

John Burton Race to open restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel Torquay

06-Dec-2016 - John Burton-Race is to open a signature restaurant at The Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay where he has been employed to run the property's food and beverage operations. 

Hospitality warned of 'significant' cyber attack threat

05-Dec-2016 - Staff at hotels and restaurants in the UK have been warned to be on high alert against potential cyber attacks as a sophisticated crime group turns its attention to the hospitality sector.

The Coaching Inn Group secures £10m to aid expansion

05-Dec-2016 - The Coaching Inn Group has secured £10m from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to support its planned £50m expansion across the UK. 

Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant

05-Dec-2016 - Tom Kerridge, chef at the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow, is to open a new restaurant in 216-bedroom luxury Knightsbridge hotel the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

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How to create the perfect Christmas cheeseboard

05-Dec-2016 - Adam Robery, business director at The Rustic Cheese Company, gives his top tips for restaurants looking to put together a cheeseboard this Christmas, listing a range of options for different budgets. 

Fairview Hotels buys four Novotels

05-Dec-2016 - Fairview Hotels is continuing its UK expansion with the acquisition of four Novotel properties.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 28/11 - 02/12

02-Dec-2016 - What were some of the top stories in hospitality this week? Here's our pick.

Gold Service Scholarship announces 2017 finalists

02-Dec-2016 - The Gold Service Scholarship has announced the eight finalists who will be competing to win the 2017 award.

Eden Hotel Collection to sell Buckland Tout-Saints

02-Dec-2016 - The Eden Hotel Collection has put Devon country house hotel Buckland Tout-Saints up for sale ahead of plans to add larger properties to its portfolio.

Airbnb to impose 90-day limit on London rentals

01-Dec-2016 - Airbnb is to impose a 90-day limit on London users letting out properties through the site following concern it is contributing to the city’s housing crisis.

Serviced apartment operators optimistic for 2017

01-Dec-2016 - The majority of serviced apartment operators are optimistic for the year ahead, with almost a third planning to accelerate expansion plans in 2017.

Average room rates fall by up to 20% in UK's major cities

01-Dec-2016 - Average hotel room rates in the UK's cities fell by up to 20 per cent in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period of 2015, leading to concerns that the industry is starting to suffer from the impact of the Brexit vote. 

ASAP Awards 2016: Winners revealed

01-Dec-2016 - The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has revealed the winners of its 2016 awards with Cheval Residences and SITU Serviced Apartments among the winners. 

Irish O'Callaghan group to open first UK hotel

01-Dec-2016 - The Irish O’Callaghan hotel group is to launch its first UK hotel in Cambridge early next year.

Restaurants, pubs and hotels at front line of rising food inflation

30-Nov-2016 - Foodservice operators are on the front line of rising food inflation as they face paying 2 per cent more for supplies than they did last year, according to supply chain management company Prestige Purchasing. 

Chichester College invests £3m in kitchens for catering students

29-Nov-2016 - They are often criticised for not equipping students with the right skills to work in the industry, but one catering college is helping to put its students 'at the cutting edge' by investing £3m in new kitchens and a training restaurant. 

James Durrant to open The Game Bird at The Stafford London Hotel

29-Nov-2016 - Great British Menu winner James Durrant is to launch a new restaurant at The Stafford London Hotel next year.

Boringdon Hall named Plymouth's first five-star hotel

29-Nov-2016 - The historic Boringdon Hall has become the first hotel in Plymouth to be awarded five-star status by the AA.

The Lowry Hotel up for sale

28-Nov-2016 - The five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester has been put on the market just two years after it was sold to Westmont Hospitality Group. 

Challenging, yet profitable year for Crieff Hydro hotel company

28-Nov-2016 - The boss of Scottish hotel company Crieff Hydro has reported a profitable year for the business despite challenging trading conditions and a large investment in its properties. 

UK has seen no post-Brexit tourism surge, says BHA

28-Nov-2016 - The number of leisure tourists visiting the UK dropped by almost 400,000 in the first nine months of 2016, according to the British Hospitality Association's (BHA) Travel Monitor report.

Adagio launches fresh ‘lighter’ communal design in new Edinburgh site

28-Nov-2016 - Adagio, the aparthotels group, is to open the first of its newly-designed hotel spaces in Edinburgh, with a new ‘lighter’ communal space design.