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Hospitality industry celebrates National Waiter's Day

22-May-2015 - Hospitality businesses around the UK showed their support for National Waiter's Day yesterday (21 May).

Rise in young landlords drives pub and bar growth

22-May-2015 - Rising turnover and a surge of young talent entering the industry are providing encouraging signs of growth for the pub sector, according to new data from Barclays released today (22 May).

UK bids to host 2018 European Bocuse d'Or

21-May-2015 - The UK is one of six European countries intending to bid to host the 2018 edition of the Bocuse d'Or Europe. 

Hotel group Firmdale installs karaoke at two London venues

21-May-2015 - Firmdale is tapping into the trend of hotel businesses providing unusual extras by adding karaoke to two of its upmarket London venues.

Bake Off producers seek professional pastry chefs for new TV series

21-May-2015 - Love Productions, the TV production company behind popular BBC Two series Bake Off are on the look-out for professional pastry chefs and bakers to take part in a new series. 

Ed’s Easy Diner CEO headlining Arena Summer Event

20-May-2015 - Hospitality networking association Arena has announced details of its 2015 Summer Event, taking place on 26 June at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

London businesses boosted by record-breaking year of tourism

20-May-2015 - London received a record-breaking number of international tourists in 2014, according to official figures.

Marylebone Leisure Group opening Clerkenwell & Social

20-May-2015 - The Marylebone Leisure Group is opening Clerkenwell & Social, a new infusion cocktail bar inspired by the literary history of Clerkenwell, in Farringdon on 1 June.

Xavier Rousset to leave Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group

19-May-2015 - Xavier Rousset has left Texture and 28°-50° Restaurant Group, the company he co-founded with chef Agnar Sverrisson. 

National Chef of the Year 2016: Semi-finalists revealed

19-May-2015 - The Craft Guild of Chefs has named the 40 chefs who have made the semi-finals of the National Chef of the Year 2016 competition. 

TripAdvisor reports rise in top rated UK hospitality businesses

19-May-2015 - The number of UK hospitality businesses receiving high ratings from customer reviews has risen in the past year, according to TripAdvisor.

ASK THE EXPERTS

How changes to employment law could affect your hospitality business

18-May-2015 - Shivali Chaudhry  a solicitor at Hamlins LLP, explains how recent changes to employment law and holiday pay could affect businesses in the hospitality industry and suggests ways to mitigate risk. 

Marriott Hotel Park Lane launching Roofnic pop-up restaurant

18-May-2015 - London's Marriott Hotel Park Lane is opening its second restaurant, a pop-up rooftop site, from 23 May.

TRENDS

Dining trends: Restaurants must adapt menus to cater to all age groups

15-May-2015 - Operators must engage with customers and adapt their menus to target the needs of all age groups, according to a new study.

SABMiller announces Meantime acquisition

15-May-2015 - London craft brewer Meantime has been bought by SABMiller for an undisclosed sum.

April sees sales growth return among restaurant and pub groups

14-May-2015 - A strong Easter weekend helped managed pub and restaurant groups return to growth in April according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures.

Brakspear boosts managed pub estate with Grade II listed George Hotel

13-May-2015 - Brakspear has added to its fledgling managed pub estate with the purchase of a Grade II listed site in the Cotswolds.

Consumers continue to spend more on eating out

12-May-2015 - Increasing consumer confidence and the warm weather saw a rise in people eating and drinking out in April, according to the latest Barclaycard Consumer Spending Report.

Young's to roll out burger shack concept

12-May-2015 - Young’s pub company is planning to roll-out more than 20 Burger Shacks across its pub estate following introduction of the fast casual offering at The Windmill in Clapham and The Bull in Streatham, retail director Patrick Dardis told M&C Report.

JDW threatens legal action over meal deal copyright

11-May-2015 - JD Wetherspoon has threatened to take legal action against competitors including Stonegate, Greene King, Whitbread and Mitchells & Butlers over meal deals which it says are infringing its copyright.

Election 2015: Hospitality industry reacts to result

08-May-2015 - The hospitality industry has welcomed a clear majority result in the general election, after fears that a hung parliament could create uncertainty for businesses .

Whitbread announce 2020 sustainability and jobs targets

07-May-2015 - Whitbread PLC, owner of Costa and Premier Inn, has committed to reducing its environmental footprint and creating 15,000 new jobs by 2020 as part of its Good Together corporate responsibility programme.

WEST Brewery opens second Glasgow pub and restaurant

07-May-2015 - Glasgow's independent brewery, bar and restaurant concept WEST is to open its second permanent pub in Glasgow this month. 

ALMR funds national advertising campaign to promote hospitality careers

07-May-2015 - An advertising campaign from Perceptions Group promoting careers within the hospitality industry has launched on the websites of three national newspapers.

Whiting and Hammond opening eighth pub

07-May-2015 - Pub operator Whiting and Hammond Ltd have acquired their eighth site in the South East of England.