01-Sep-2014 - New research released by CGA Peach for customer experience specialists InMoment shows that few operators in the food and drink industry link customer and employee engagement, but both are vital in business strategy.
01-Sep-2014 - Collaboration between licensed venues and local authorities has helped lower the number of alcohol-related crimes across the country.
28-Aug-2014 - New ‘modern British meat’ concept Featherblade will be setting up in the Star of Bethnal Green pub from September to January.
28-Aug-2014 - Business groups have called for government action after a new report showed lending to small and medium-sized firms (SME’s) such as restaurants, hotels and bars continued to fall in the second quarter of the year.
28-Aug-2014 - The team behind Birmingham restaurants Opus at Cornwall Street and Café Opus at Ikon will be opening Opus Bar in the city’s Colmore Business District in November.
28-Aug-2014 - Hospitality SMEs have been told not to defer implementation of the pension changes coming into force next year, as the process can be unexpectedly lengthy.
27-Aug-2014 - Our latest round of up of the hottest hospitality openings includes exotic burger joint BOBO Social, Marco Pierre White's new Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Glasgow, the largest CAU so far in Bristol and Flying Butlers' new serviced townhouses in Marble Arch.
26-Aug-2014 - Sports Bar & grill is opening its fifth London site near Piccadilly Circus this September.
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.
22-Aug-2014 - It’s the time of year that the hospitality industry starts putting together its festive plans for Christmas, with a number of bigger venues already taking bookings. BigHospitality is starting our special feature on planning for Christmas with a look at what venues can do to make themselves stand out this festive season, and how they can get the customers in.
22-Aug-2014 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has partnered with the European tourism association (ETOA) to promote the merits of UK tourism to international visitors.
22-Aug-2014 - The Marylebone Leisure Group is to open Barsmith this September, a new cocktail bar concept in London’s Farringdon.
22-Aug-2014 - Hi-Spirits has reformulated, expanded and redesigned its Tails cocktail range, available for the on-trade.
20-Aug-2014 - The first industry-developed apprenticeship standards for hospitality have been approved by the government.
20-Aug-2014 - Domestic tourism is set to soar over the August bank holiday, with a quarter of the British population considering an overnight trip during the long weekend, according to the latest data from VisitEngland.
19-Aug-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now sign up to a government supported scheme that aims to recognise businesses that take responsibility for protecting children and young people using their public Wi-Fi.
19-Aug-2014 - Eclectic Bar Group has announced the major refurbishment and rebranding of two of its venues.
18-Aug-2014 - Burger popularity has peaked in the UK, with branded operators serving increasingly innovative American and street food inspired dishes, according to the latest Menurama study from Horizons.
15-Aug-2014 - Pub operator London Village Inns has taken over the franchise of Punch Taverns’ Westbury in Wood Green, and will reopen it in October after a £400k refurbishment.
14-Aug-2014 - Visits to the UK by overseas residents hit a record 16.4m between January and June 2014, up 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
14-Aug-2014 - Average like-for-like sales for restaurant and pubs in July were up 2.2 per cent – the 16th consecutive month of growth for the sector.
13-Aug-2014 - We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past month seeing key appointments at venues including The Northcote, W London, K West, Harbour Hotels and Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
13-Aug-2014 - The Pensions Regulator is urging hotels and restaurants to act now to ready themselves for automatic enrolment, following the publication of the regulator’s first quarterly compliance bulletin.
12-Aug-2014 - Eclectic Bar Group has announced the signing of a 20-year lease on a new site in Sheffield, where it plans to open a Lola Lo in 2015.
11-Aug-2014 - Judges have revealed the names of 100 regional winners that will be running for the finals of the Great British Pub Awards, taking place in London on 11 September.