19-Jun-2013 - In this exclusive gallery, BigHospitality rounds up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry. The past month has seen a number of new appointments at hotels, restaurants, pubs including The Midland, One Canada Square and Brakspear.
19-Jun-2013 - David Colcombe, chef director of Opus Restaurant in Birmingham, has opened a new café under the Opus brand in the city and has said coffee shops could be a better option than brasseries and pubs for restaurateurs looking to expand.
19-Jun-2013 - Living Ventures has announced it is to open a new bar and kitchen in Manchester which will be connected to its modern Australian restaurant Australasia.
19-Jun-2013 - To celebrate the first ever National Waiters Day, BigHospitality decided to discover a little bit more about one of the most important front-of-house restaurant roles - the maître d’. For this exclusive video we spent a morning with Bar Boulud's Paulo de Tarso.
18-Jun-2013 - Shopping centre giant Intu has submitted an application to refurbish two of the areas within Intu Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle, with plans to create a ‘destination dining quarter’ as part of the £17m development.
18-Jun-2013 - Yorkshire-based bakers and pâtissiers Just Desserts has created a range of individual tarts for foodservice buyers which will be launched later this month.
17-Jun-2013 - Multi-cuisine buffet restaurant chain Cosmo has revealed its latest site in Derby will become a flagship for the group and will be replicated in at least five further sites.
17-Jun-2013 - Restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas and chef Theo Randall have announced a new business partnership to launch Bibo – a modern Italian tratorria based on the site of Mascarenhas’s Cantinetta restaurant in Putney later this year.
17-Jun-2013 - West Country restaurant chain Mezze has unveiled five pubs that will continue the expansion of the all-leased group into 2014.
17-Jun-2013 - London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the capital’s small food businesses by backing the pilot scheme of an innovative new programme which aims to create more jobs and reinvigorate the high streets.
17-Jun-2013 - James Petrie, head of creative development at The Fat Duck, has announced he has resigned after 11 years working for Heston Blumenthal at the three Michelin-starred restaurant.
17-Jun-2013 - Marco Pierre White is to rebrand his Frankie’s Bar & Grill restaurant in Hoylake as Marco’s New York Italian in a deal with hotel and restaurant development firm Sanguine Hospitality.
15-Jun-2013 - Restaurateur Jill Stein and Adnams chief executive and chairman Andy Wood have been awarded OBEs in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list while chefs Geoffrey Acott and Clare Smyth and Drake & Morgan founder Jillian Maclean were made MBEs.
14-Jun-2013 - Maxwell's restaurant group is to open Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar next month on the Covent Garden site which was formerly home to the group's Navajo Joe restaurant.
14-Jun-2013 - Almost a third of UK hotels and catering firms are looking to cut costs due to the rising prices of raw materials, according to new research.
14-Jun-2013 - Chef and pop-up restaurant expert Carl Clarke is to open his first permanent restaurant when he launches Rock Lobsta at the Mahiki London nightclub next month.
14-Jun-2013 - Classic Cuisine has extended its range of savoury pastry products with the addition of four new pies which all feature flavoured pastries.
14-Jun-2013 - The chef opened Simpsons in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, more than 20 years ago, relocating the Michelin-starred favourite to Birmingham in 2004. Recently, Antona was instrumental in his head chef Adam Bennett’s successful fourth-place performance at the Bocuse D’Or competition.
13-Jun-2013 - Shaun Gray and Steve Novak, the owners of Cattle Grid, the fast-casual steakhouse chain, have secured a first site for their chicken-led concept called Poulet Rouge in south London, BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report has learnt.
13-Jun-2013 - Frozen chicken firm Plusfood has introduced a range of products for foodservice buyers which are inspired by American diners.
12-Jun-2013 - The Government is not taking the hospitality industry seriously enough and should take greater notice of the UK’s fourth largest industry to help drive economic growth.
12-Jun-2013 - After starting the UK burrito boom up north, Barburrito co-founder Morgan Davies is targeting London. He told Restaurant magazine's Stefan Chomka why he believes he’s in a strong position to take it by storm.
12-Jun-2013 - Members of workers union Unite are calling for leaders within the hospitality industry to address issues over pay throughout the sector before creating another 300,000 jobs.
12-Jun-2013 - May delivered a 1.2 per cent increase in like-for-like sales for restaurant and pub groups but operators have been warned that the trading environment remains 'fragile' and will become more competitive with the arrival of several brands making their UK debuts.
12-Jun-2013 - To coincide with its 150th anniversary, English gin distiller Hayman Distillers is relaunching its range of Hayman's Gin in order to better emphasise the company's history as a family distiller.