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TRG reveals ambitious plans for Coast to Coast restaurant brand, describes Olympics as 'unhelpful'

31-Aug-2012 - Andrew Page, chief executive of The Restaurant Group, has revealed plans for the burgeoning Coast to Coast brand to reach five sites by the end of the year saying the...

Training for consistency: pubs

31-Aug-2012 - As is the case with restaurants and hotels , the pub sector is made up of a range of varying sizes of business, from the individually-owned freehold pub employing a handful...

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Hospitality bosses have high emotional intelligence, are self-motivated and can build good teams, says new study

31-Aug-2012 - A new study conducted by HVS Executive Search has revealed trends in skills and character traits among hospitality chief executives including the high score in emotional intelligence and positivity these...

Richoux Group plans two new openings as restaurant disposals deliver profits

31-Aug-2012 - Richoux Group, which operates the Richoux, Dean's Diner, Villagio and Zippers brands, has revealed it is targeting two new restaurant openings after a round of disposals helped deliver an operating...

Hotel groups react to Which? Travel investigation into hidden online VAT fees

31-Aug-2012 - Hotel groups have said they are committed to transparency when it comes to VAT fees on online booking websites as a Which? Travel investigation claims 'nearly half' of the major chains...

John Keating: Pearls of Wisdom

31-Aug-2012 - Irish-born John Keating has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, having worked in hotels and resorts all over the world, including The Ritz in London, Mercantile Club...

Vikan launches Slimliner cleaning trolley for use in tight spaces

31-Aug-2012 - Hygienic cleaning solutions provider Vikan has launched a new Slimliner trolley for use in restaurants, pubs and small hotels.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal offers the best meal in London, according to Harden's

30-Aug-2012 - The capital's dining scene has experienced a 'rapid rebound' in the last year with a jump in the number of openings of 25 per cent, according to the latest Harden's...

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Jeremy Hunt to close the Annual Hotel Conference 2012

30-Aug-2012 - Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been announced as the keynote speaker chosen to close this year's Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) which will be opened by footballer turned hotelier Gary Neville.

Training for consistency: hotels

30-Aug-2012 - With a hotel’s reputation increasingly made or broken in a single tweet or TripAdvisor review, increased guest expectations and the need to provide as good an F&B offer as any...

UKinbound tells Government 'act now to deliver on Olympic legacy promises'

30-Aug-2012 - The Government needs to act now if it intends to deliver on its promises of an Olympic legacy for the UK’s tourism and hospitality industries, the chief executive of trade...

Peach to restore Greene King pub to 'former glory' following acquisition

30-Aug-2012 - Peach Pubs says it plans to restore The Star & Garter in Leamington Spa, to its 'former glory' after striking a deal with Greene King to acquire the lease on...

Good Food Guide editor: 'We're in a golden age of eating out'

30-Aug-2012 - Good Food Guide consultant editor Elizabeth Carter has praised the hospitality industry, claiming that consumers are currently enjoying a 'golden age of eating out'.

BII issues warning to pubs to address 'critical' issue of door staff training

30-Aug-2012 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has warned pubs, bars and hospitality businesses using door staff to ensure all their employees have the correct level of training or face 'crisis...

Standex brings new range of convection ovens to UK

30-Aug-2012 - Standex Food Service Equipment is now distributing the Magnifico range of multi function convection ovens in theUK. 

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Le Cordon Bleu launches culinary and hospitality course aimed at potential entrepreneurs

30-Aug-2012 - Le Cordon Bleu has announced it will be offering potential industry entrepreneurs a 12-month Professional Diploma in Culinary and Hospitality Management at its flagship London institute.

Accor announces 80% of its portfolio will be managed or franchised by 2016

30-Aug-2012 - Global hotel operator Accor has revealed it has increased its 'asset-light' target and now aims to own or lease just 20 per cent of the hotels in its expanding portfolio...

Masterchef 2012 winner Shelina Permalloo in discussions over possible restaurant

29-Aug-2012 - Shelina Permalloo, the latest Masterchef winner, has reaffirmed her plans to enter the restaurant business and revealed she is in discussions over a possible location and financing with a concept...

Apartment hotel group Roomzzz to invest further in Manchester following Newcastle opening

29-Aug-2012 - Apartment hotel group Roomzzz has announced further investment in its Manchester site following the opening of a new £5m site in Newcastle. 

Training for consistency: restaurants

29-Aug-2012 - As those involved in training within hospitality have underlined in our previous article , developing staff can make a difference to consistency within a business, but if you don’t already have...

Chef-restaurateur Michael Nadra opens second neighbourhood restaurant

29-Aug-2012 - Ex-Petrus chef Michael Nadra is planning to open his second eponymous neighbourhood restaurant in Primrose Hill following the success of his first in Chiswick. 

Weathering the storm: Rain has mixed impact on UK pub sector

29-Aug-2012 - While a number of operators bemoan bad weather and the UK hospitality industry begins to assess the impact of yet another wet British Bank Holiday weekend, The Orchid Group has...

Chef Eddie Shepherd releases Modernist Vegetarian eBook

29-Aug-2012 - Manchester-based professional vegetarian chef Eddie Shepherd has launched an eBook for iPads featuring recipes, cooking techniques and video guides.

Logitech unveils 'ultra-durable' washable keyboard for hospitality businesses

28-Aug-2012 - Logitech has launched a washable computer keyboard, responding to hospitality businesses’ needs for computer equipment that can stand up to the rigours of a busy work environment.


How to ask for ID without alienating young customers

28-Aug-2012 - Tim Ogle, European chief executive at customer intelligence company Market Force Information , outlines ways that pub, restaurant and hotel owners can educate their staff to best ask for ID when...

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