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How to lead and inspire a team

30-Jun-2010 - There's no doubt there are some great leaders in our industry, but what makes a good leader? This was the topic of discussion in the latest Restaurant magazine Roundtable.

Travelodge opens 400th hotel amid anniversary celebrations

30-Jun-2010 - Travelodge has today launched its 400th hotel in London Waterloo as the chain celebrates the dual date of its 25th anniversary

Po Na Na owner sets sights on growing estate

30-Jun-2010 - Eclectic Bars has set its sights on opening more clubs and bars in the next year after, an increase in sales driven by midweek activity at its venues

Giraffe to expand to 50 restaurants

30-Jun-2010 - Restaurant chain Giraffe has revealed plans to expand to 50 restaurants, after what it described as a ‘record year’ in the 12 months to March 2010

Gondola Holdings tops R200 list once more

30-Jun-2010 - Gondola Holdings has once again retained the top spot in the R200, Restaurant magazine’s annual list of the top restaurant operators in the UK

News in brief

Accor demerges hotel business

30-Jun-2010 - Ibis owner Accor Group has won shareholder approval to demerge its hotel and voucher businesses, as it looks to add even more hotels in the UK and abroad.

Jamie's Italian named Brand of the Year

30-Jun-2010 - Jamie’s Italian, the rapidly expanding restaurant chain from Jamie Oliver, has been named Brand of the Year by the British Hospitality Association at its annual awards

Schwartz for Chef Recipe Mix giveaway

30-Jun-2010 - Schwartz for Chef from McCormick is giving away 20 cases of its Recipe Mixes to help chefs across all sectors make the most of the summer trade

Inspiring your front of house team

29-Jun-2010 - Good service is unobtrusive. Whether it’s the warm welcome you receive, or the relaxed but attentive care provided as you enjoy your meal and it's paramount to your business's success....

Craft Guild searches for World Cup chef competitors

29-Jun-2010 - The Craft Guild of Chefs' Culinary Academy is calling for chefs who think they can do better than our failed football team to put themselves forward for this year’s Culinary...

The Real Greek sells Putney restaurant

29-Jun-2010 - Clapham House Group, the casual dining group, has sold the leasehold interest of its Real Greek restaurant in Putney for an undisclosed sum

Park Plaza Hotels sees 'difficult 2009'

29-Jun-2010 - Park Plaza Hotels has endured a 'difficult 2009', which saw occupancy maintained at the expense of average room rate

Inspiring your team to deliver a great business performance

28-Jun-2010 - Why take time to inspire your team? Well a motivated team is a hard working one that will deliver the attention to detail and customer service hospitality businesses live or...

Gordon Ramsay closes The Devonshire pub

28-Jun-2010 - Gordon Ramsay Holdings has closed one of its pubs, The Devonshire in Chiswick, blaming the state of the pub industry for its demise

News in brief

Real Food Festival launches monthly South Bank market

28-Jun-2010 - The Real Food Festival has announced it will be hosting a regular three-day food and drink market at London’s Southbank Centre from 2 July

Skills crisis looms for ethnic restaurants as government gets tough on immigration

28-Jun-2010 - The Conservative led coalition has launched a consultation to explore how best to cut immigration to the UK, fuelling fears of a skills crisis in the ethnic restaurant sector

London hotels achieve highest occupancy of the year in May

28-Jun-2010 - London hoteliers achieved the highest occupancy rates of the year so far in May, as foreign tourists flocked to the capital to shop

Ask the Experts: How do I build a brand

28-Jun-2010 - BigHospitality puts one reader’s question about creating a business brand to Neil Giles, creative director at design consultancy Circle Brands

Go-In unveils space-saving sofa bench system

28-Jun-2010 - Hospitality furniture supplier Go-In has launched a new space-saving sofa bench as a comfortable alternative to chairs

Seaside resorts are significant employers of hotel, restaurant and bar workers

28-Jun-2010 - The demise of the British seaside resort is exaggerated, with the sector providing significant employment for hotel, bar and restaurant workers, according to a new report

Sensory afternoon tea at Firmdale Hotels, and collagen drinks at YO! Sushi

25-Jun-2010 - Restaurants, hotels and pubs, including Firmdale Hotels and Yo! Sushi tell us about the extra activities they're planning to make their businesses more appealing

Restaurant and hotel group Maypole seeking autumn equity injection

25-Jun-2010 - Restaurant and hotel group Maypole is exploring various options to inject more equity into the business by the autumn, as it looks to grow its estate after a tough 2009

Galvin La Chapelle scoops Best Restaurant Design award

25-Jun-2010 - Chris and Jeff Galvin’s Galvin La Chapelle at Spitalfields has been named Best Overall Restaurant at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2010

Fifteen Cornwall and Chez Roux appointments

25-Jun-2010 - New head chef appointments at Jamie Oliver backed Fifteen Cornwall and Chez Roux

Pearls of Wisdom: Simon Cottard

25-Jun-2010 - Having worked with the Roux brothers, Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White in his early days, Simon Cottard has now run the kitchen at Café du Marche in Clerkenwell for...

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