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Specialist loan providers see surge in demand from hospitality businesses

14-Oct-2013 - With recent figures from the Bank of England showing that lending to hospitality businesses is falling, small business loan provider has seen a ‘dramatic rise’ in enquiries from restaurants and bars. 

Chris Galvin backs HTP’s new hospitality training initiative

14-Oct-2013 - Your Future in Hospitality, a new Isle of Wight-based initiative from HTP Training which looks to attract more young people into the hospitality industry, has been welcomed by Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Chris Galvin.

French cooking: Outdated and overrated?

11-Oct-2013 - A panel debate at The Restaurant Show earlier this week got all the big chefs talking. France may have influenced and defined the terms of virtually all western cooking, but does it continue to impress?

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UK SMEs struggling with cash flow and skills shortage

11-Oct-2013 - Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have identified a lack access to growth capital and skills shortages as the biggest factors affecting their businesses over the past two years, according to new research. 

Compass Chef of the Year 2013 winners revealed

11-Oct-2013 - Chris Pulfer from Restaurant Associates has been named the Compass Chef of the Year after a hotly-contested final at The Restaurant Show earlier this week.

Former Leon duo reunite for pork-inspired restaurant

11-Oct-2013 - The former co-founder and operations manager of all-day café concept Leon have reunited to launch a new restaurant concept in London dedicated to pork.

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Institute of Hospitality's 75th Anniversary Awards open for entries

11-Oct-2013 - The search is on to find the best students, trainees and managers in the hospitality industry as the 75th annual Institute of Hospitality Awards are now open for entries.

Alfred Prasad: Pearls of Wisdom

11-Oct-2013 - The Michelin-starred chef behind Mayfair’s Tamarind and the recently relaunched Imli Street discusses India’s railway cuisine, training Western chefs, and his efforts to bring his high-end brand of Indian cooking to the US.

Reports find music is growth driver for UK's hospitality and tourism industries

11-Oct-2013 - Music has been found to be a powerful draw for UK tourists and restaurant and pub-goers, according to the results of two new reports, which quantify the value it has to the hospitality and tourism industries.

Drake's Restaurant owners take on Ripley pub The Anchor

10-Oct-2013 - Steve and Serina Drake, the owners of Drake's Restaurant in Ripley, Surrey, have taken on a 50 per cent share of the freehold of The Anchor, a Grade II listed pub situated in the same village. 

Trinity Leeds looks to revolutionise food retailing with new street food concept

10-Oct-2013 - Trinity Leeds, Land Securities’ £350m, city-centre shopping and leisure development, is pioneering ‘a new take on eating out’ with the launch of a new food hall, housing street food vendors, pop-up market stalls and emerging high street food brands.

Survey reveals growing influence of restaurants on local property prices

10-Oct-2013 - High-quality restaurants in London can boost nearby residential property values by up to 20 per cent, while fast food outlets often have the reverse effect, causing a drop in property prices by 15 per cent in the immediate vicinity. 

Carl Clarke plans to turn Disco Bistro into permanent, multi-site restaurant brand

10-Oct-2013 - Itinerant chef and pop-up restaurant 'veteran' Carl Clarke is planning to make Disco Bistro a permanent fixture in East London before turning it into a multi-site restaurant brand. 

The National Restaurant Awards 2013: In Pictures

09-Oct-2013 - The sixth National Restaurant Awards, hosted by Restaurant magazine, took place at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Monday 7 October.

Gorgeous Kitchen chefs prepare for take-off at Heathrow T2

09-Oct-2013 - Four female British TV chefs have partnered for The Gorgeous Kitchen – a contemporary restaurant opening at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 next year as part of the airport’s on-going regeneration project. 

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Zonal partners with Hospitality Guild for new training centre

09-Oct-2013 - The Hospitality Guild has appointed EPoS systems provider Zonal as a technology partner for its forthcoming state-of-the-art training and development venue in London.

Joan Roca: ‘World’s Best Restaurant cannot be repeated'

09-Oct-2013 - Joan Roca, head chef of El Celler de Can Roca, has insisted he won’t be opening any more restaurants despite receiving numerous offers from the UK after winning the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards earlier this year.

Hospitality and tourism associations launch Campaign for Tourism to gain Government support

09-Oct-2013 - Thirty-three of the UK's hospitality and tourism associations, including the British Hospitality Association and the Tourism Alliance, have joined together to put pressure on political parties to include the industry within in their manifestos ahead of the next general election. 

The Big Hospitality Conversation: Restaurants targeted in next wave of jobs push

09-Oct-2013 - Tackling youth unemployment and embracing a common approach to work placements, internships and apprenticeships in restaurants is the focal point of the latest Big Hospitality Conversation, being held on behalf of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Restaurant Association in London today (9 October).

Giraffe to open G1 training academy

09-Oct-2013 - Giraffe, the 50-strong all-day-dining chain, is looking to develop ‘the next generation of team members and managers’ with the launch of a new training academy on the site of its first restaurant in Hampstead. 

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Three more Cleaver restaurants to open by end of 2013

09-Oct-2013 - Cleaver, the chicken, burger and rib restaurant brand owned by Prezzo, is to open a further three sites before the end of the year.

Rococo's Barry Johnson wins UK Pastry Open 2013

08-Oct-2013 - Barry Johnson, a pastry chef at Rococo Chocolates, has won the UK Pastry Open 2013 after a six hour final at The Restaurant Show yesterday.

The Sign of the Don: New restaurant to open in the City

08-Oct-2013 - The team behind London restaurants Bleeding Heart and The Don are launching a third in the City next month.

Hayden Groves named National Chef of the Year 2013

08-Oct-2013 - Hayden Groves, executive chef at BaxterStorey, has been named the 2013 National Chef of the Year following a tense final at The Restaurant Show. 

Young National Chef of the Year: Elephant Restaurant chef crowned 2013 champion

08-Oct-2013 - Ben Champkin from the Elephant Restaurant in Torquay has been named the Young National Chef of the Year for 2013 after a gripping final today (8 October) at The Restaurant Show.