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‘Staycation’ trend gives hospitality businesses a boost

24-Apr-2015 - UK hospitality businesses are predicted to see a boost in profits this summer due to an increasing number of Britons opting for ‘staycations’, according to new research from

Hospitality employers fail to meet the career expectations of staff

24-Apr-2015 - Hospitality employers are failing to meet the career expectations of staff and create a desirable workplace environment, according to research from recruitment specialists Korn Ferry.

Election 2015: Where do the parties stand on cutting tourism VAT?

24-Apr-2015 - Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of neglecting the travel industry following a review of the party manifestos by the Cut Tourism VAT campaign.

Bounce announces second London site and international expansion

23-Apr-2015 - Ping pong entertainment concept Bounce is opening a second site in London and its first in the US following the success of its flagship site in Holborn. 

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Diners want more gluten-free options on menus

23-Apr-2015 - Operators are at risk of alienating diners by failing to offer an adequate range of gluten-free menu options, according to research commissioned by Aviko in the run up to Coeliac Awareness Week (11-17 May).

Valrhona starts search for UK's pastry stars

22-Apr-2015 - French chocolatier Valrhona has started its search for talented pastry chefs and chocolatiers to compete in the next UK Pastry Open. 

BrewDog plans first hotel as part of £25m crowdfunding campaign

22-Apr-2015 - Craft brewer BrewDog has announced plans to build a craft beer themed hotel as well as expand its UK bar estate and extend its brewery capacity by raising £25m through its Equity for Punks crowdfunding campaign.  

Westminster Kingsway College wins Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015

22-Apr-2015 - A team of students from Westminster Kingsway College has won the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or 2015 competition. 

Restaurants and hotels losing billions by neglecting the over 65’s

22-Apr-2015 - The UK hospitality sector has lost at least £16bn in potential revenue over the last year by ignoring the over 65 age group, according to a report from Barclays Corporate Banking released today.

G&D Ventures acquire two Norwich sites in bid to put Norfolk on the foodie map

21-Apr-2015 - The owners of Michelin recognised restaurant The Ingham Swan in Norfolk have acquired two Norwich sites in a bid to put the County on the foodie map.

People on the Move in Hospitality: April 2015

21-Apr-2015 - It's been another busy month for hospitality with Frankie & Benny's founder joining Bulldog Hotel Group, a host of young talent taking up positions at Lainston House and Shibden Mill Inn, as well as a new head chef at Bibendum.

Put front-of-house in the spotlight says Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons MD

21-Apr-2015 - Philip Newman Hall, the managing director of restaurant and hotel Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is calling on the industry to do more to raise the profile of service roles and encourage more young people to consider a career working front-of-house.

How to successfully grow your own produce

20-Apr-2015 - The kitchen garden is nothing new, but over the last few years more pub, restaurant and hotel owners have started growing their own produce to enable their business to run more sustainably and give them an interesting point of difference. 

Election manifestos recognise the hospitality and tourism industry

20-Apr-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed election manifestos from several key political parties as acknowledging the contribution of tourism and hospitality to the UK economy for the ‘first time ever’.


What you should know about Shared Parental Leave

20-Apr-2015 - Tom Solesbury, a solicitor at Hamlins LLP, gives advice to hospitality employers about the new rules on Shared Parental Leave which came into force earlier this month. 

Shortlist for 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards announced

17-Apr-2015 - The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. 

New Moon Company continues expansion

17-Apr-2015 - New Moon Company is to open its second site in Liverpool in June 2015. 

Kurobuta's Scott Hallsworth ends Ramusake partnership

16-Apr-2015 - Kurobuta chef-owner Scott Hallsworth has pulled out of his partnership with South Kensington membership club Ramusake.

Hospitality industry shamed over gender pay gap

16-Apr-2015 - Women working in the hospitality and catering sector were on average paid 18 per cent less than their male co-workers in 2014, according to research from

Great British Pub Awards 2015 open for entries

16-Apr-2015 - The search is now on for the best pubs in Britain in the Great British Pub Awards 2015, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

The Truscott Cellar restaurant and wine bar opening in Belsize Park

16-Apr-2015 - The husband and wife team behind award-winning gastropub The Truscott Arms are opening a new wine bar and restaurant in Belsize Park.

Hospitality employers and staff encouraged to enter VQ Day vocational awards

16-Apr-2015 - Hospitality businesses are being encouraged to enter The VQ Employer of the Year Award 2015, which recognises the promotion of the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace.

Strong Easter sales help bolster flat March across pub and restaurant groups

16-Apr-2015 - Like-for-like sales rose 5.1 per cent over the Easter weekend at pub and restaurant groups, helping to overcome a flat March according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures. 

Longshot Country Inns to open seventh Bel & The Dragon

16-Apr-2015 - Longshot Country Inns will open its seventh site under its Bel & The Dragon brand, in Kingsclere, Hampshire, next month. 

Eleven foodservice sites open at Broadgate Circle

15-Apr-2015 - Eleven new foodservice outlets including Yauatcha and Jose' Pizarro Tapas Bar & Restaurant have opened today (15 April) as part of the £20m Broadgate Circle development in The City.