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Corporate Responsibility: Orchid Group

30-Sep-2010 - At 290 sites, Orchid is one of the largest food-led pub groups in the country, which is why Paul Cutsforth, the group’s operations director, is happy to give something back...

Simon Rogan “chuffed to bits” with fifth AA Rosette

30-Sep-2010 - Chef Simon Rogan, owner of L’Enclume, has said he is “chuffed to bits” with his restaurant’s fifth AA rosette.

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Yo! Sushi to open second Birmingham site

30-Sep-2010 - Yo! Sushi, the conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain, is to open its second site in Birmingham at the Brindleyplace development

Sol Melià brings new ME city hotel brand to London

30-Sep-2010 - Spanish hotel chain Sol Melià is to bring its latest hotel brand, ME, to London, as it announces plans to open a site in Holborn in 2012

Oxo Tower to open new bar in November

30-Sep-2010 - Iconic Thames-side venue Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar and Brasserie is to launch a new bar in November, it was revealed yesterday

Derek Bulmer stands down as Michelin Guide editor

30-Sep-2010 - Derek Bulmer, editor of the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide, has retired from his position after 30 years working for the group.

Wagamama and Pizza Express CEOs to front Restaurant conference

30-Sep-2010 - Restaurant 2010, the leading seminar and think-tank for business leaders, will take place on 4 November at the Plaisterers Hall in London

Businesses splashing the cash as corporate entertaining makes a comeback

29-Sep-2010 - Corporate entertaining, the saviour of many fine dining restaurants pre-recession, is making a welcome comeback with businesses beginning to splurge on expensive meals for clients, exclusive figures from American Express...

Terroirs team to open second restaurant in London

29-Sep-2010 - The team behind London restaurant and wine bar Terroirs is aiming to open its second venture in the capital in November

What does local sourcing really mean?

29-Sep-2010 - Local sourcing is a term the whole nation is aware of, but what does it really mean?

Corporate Responsibility: South Sands Hotel

29-Sep-2010 - Hotelier Jeff Gillard, who has recently reopened South Sands Hotel in Salcombe, Devon, believes there is no excuse for shying away from your commitment to the local community, no matter...

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Ex-Skibo manager to take the helm at Holbeck Ghyll

29-Sep-2010 - Lake District hotel Holbeck Ghyll has appointed former Skibo Castle chief Andrew McPherson as its new general manager

Burger King to trial dessert bar

29-Sep-2010 - Fast food giant Burger King is to trial a new dessert bar concept in the UK, BigHospitality understands

Belu water becomes even more eco-friendly

29-Sep-2010 - Water brand Belu is now available in a 50 per cent recycled bottle, a UK first for bottled water

Roussillon names Dan Gill as new head chef

29-Sep-2010 - Former Midsummer House sous chef Dan Gill has been appointed head chef of Pimlico-based Michelin starred restaurant Roussillon, at the age of 23

London Fifteen reopens after refurb

28-Sep-2010 - The London flagship of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant group has reopened after a subtle refurbishment.

Corporate Responsibility: Sam's Brasserie

28-Sep-2010 - Being a responsible business isn’t just an extra, it’s an essential, says restaurateur Sam Harrison, owner of Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham.

August a ""healthy"" month for British hotels

28-Sep-2010 - British hoteliers have enjoyed a healthy trade in August according to preliminary monthly figures released today.

Martin Wishart named AA Chef of the Year

28-Sep-2010 - Scottish chef  Martin Wishart, the owner of Edinburgh’s first Michelin starred restaurant, has been awarded the AA Chef’s Chef of the Year 2010 award by his culinary peers...

Tampopo expands into South East England

28-Sep-2010 - Pan Asian chain Tampopo has opened its sixth outlet in the Oracle shopping centre in Reading, the company's first venture into South East England

Roussillon Dessert Trophy UK finalists named

27-Sep-2010 - Four finalists have been named for the UK leg of the Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy 2010, the dessert and Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel (VDN) wine pairing competition

Corporate Responsibility: How to get started

27-Sep-2010 - With the hospitality industry still reeling from the effects of the recession, concentrating on how responsible your business is may not be at the top of your ‘to do’ list.

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Charles Wells to sell three South Midlands pubs

27-Sep-2010 - Bedford-based brewer and pub operator group Charles Wells is to sell three pubs in the South Midlands area

Crabbie’s develops ginger nuts

27-Sep-2010 - Crabbie’s, the alcoholic ginger beer brand, has launched a new range of bar snacks featuring ginger as a main ingredient

Hotels missing out on “free and instant opportunity” to cut costs

27-Sep-2010 - Hotels are missing a ‘free and instant opportunity’ to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon reduction liabilities, according to an eco-tourism certification body

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