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Peyton & Byrne wins Imperial War Museum catering contract

31-Oct-2013 - Peyton & Byrne has won a seven year contract to provide catering at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. 

Anglian Country Inns adds fifth pub to estate

31-Oct-2013 - Anglian Country Inns (ACI), the pub and restaurant company led by James Nye, has taken on its fifth site, the Water Lounge in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Graduates state hospitality is best industry for career progression

31-Oct-2013 - The hospitality industry provides one of the best opportunities for career progression to graduates, according to a new report by graduate job review website TheJobCrowd.

The Boundary Hotel owners and The Pig win at the Independent Hotel Show 2013

31-Oct-2013 - The owners of The Boundary Hotel in London and The Pig Hotel in Hampshire were celebrating last night after winning the Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding Hotel of...

Hotel Contract Interiors brings Wood Effect Chairs to Independent Hotel Show

31-Oct-2013 - Furniture supplier Hotel Contract Interiors has brought its recently launched range of wood-look aluminium chairs to the Independent Hotel Show this week, on display to hoteliers at Stand 176.

Apprenticeship reform: Will it help hospitality?

31-Oct-2013 - The Government’s announcement that it is putting the development and implementation of apprenticeships at the hands of employers has been welcomed by People 1st, but the sector skills council fears...

Fair Deal campaigners press Government on ‘market-rent-only’ option

31-Oct-2013 - Fair Deal for Your Local - the campaign group that demands a halt to the exploitation of licensees by large pubcos - has written a letter to Business Secretary Vince...

Hospitality Openings: September/October 2013

30-Oct-2013 - New London restaurants including Merchants Tavern, Boulestin and Gymkhana domintate our Hospitality Openings gallery for September and October – although some innovative hotels and pubs also feature…

UK's Ruth Hinks in top five of World Chocolate Masters 2013

30-Oct-2013 - Chocolatier Ruth Hinks has been placed in the top five of the World Chocolate Masters 2013, the highest ever place achieved by the UK in the history of the competition.

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Whiting & Hammond launches loyalty card with Zonal

30-Oct-2013 - Pub operator Whiting & Hammond has launched a new range of loyalty cards for customers and staff across all seven of its sites.

Restaurants confirmed for new Victoria developments

30-Oct-2013 - Land Securities is continuing its transformation of London’s Victoria with Spanish restaurant Ibérica secured for the property firm’s upcoming Zig Zag Building and two high street operators soon to open...

Sipsmith brings London Dry Gin to Independent Hotel Show

30-Oct-2013 - London-based microdistillery Sipsmith is bringing its London Dry Gin to The Independent Hotel Show, which launches today (30 October).

Artist David Shrigley to re-design Sketch's Gallery restaurant

30-Oct-2013 - British artist David Shrigley has been commissioned to re-design the Gallery at Mayfair restaurant Sketch as part of the venue's artists' programme. 

Study reveals 'extensive' bidding on hotel brand keywords by OTAs

29-Oct-2013 - A new study into the relationship between hotel brands, online travel agents (OTAs) and paid search has revealed that OTAs are bidding 'extensively' on branded hotel search terms to enable...

Going mobile: Hoteliers warm to digital marketing

29-Oct-2013 - As the competition for space in the digital sphere continues to intensify among UK hospitality businesses, half of hotel operators are now devoting their marketing spend to mobile and social...

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The Gay Hussar’s sister restaurant also up for sale

29-Oct-2013 - Days after iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar was put up for sale, owner Corus Hotels has announced it will be selling off sister venue, Elena’s L’Etoile in Charlotte Street....

Petition asks for rates relief for pop-up businesses

29-Oct-2013 - A petition has been launched urging retailers of ‘pop-up’ premises to be able to qualify for three months business rates relief, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report. ...

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James Pare promoted to executive chef at The Savoy

29-Oct-2013 - James Pare, head chef at Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill at The Savoy, has been promoted to executive chef at the five-star London hotel. 

Independent Hotel Show 2013 preview

29-Oct-2013 - The who’s who of the independent, luxury and boutique hotel industry are descending on London’s Olympia Conference Centre this week for the second annual Independent Hotel Show. Here’s a full...

Corney & Barrow transfers Waterloo's Cabin bar to SSP UK

29-Oct-2013 - Corney & Barrow Bars has transferred its Cabin bar at Waterloo Station to UK travel food and beverage operator SSP UK as it looks to consolidate the business and focus...

Newby brings seasonal tea range to Independent Hotel Show

29-Oct-2013 - Tea manufacturer Newby of London is showcasing its new 'Winter Dream' range of teas for hoteliers at the Independent Hotel Show (Stand 156) later this week.

Location and business aspirations determine independent or branded focus for hoteliers

28-Oct-2013 - A hotel's location, it's owner's aspirations for the business and the type of guest it wants to attract are key elements to deciding whether it should be branded or remain...

World Chocolate Masters' UK candidate Ruth Hinks shares pastry chef career tips

28-Oct-2013 - Ruth Hinks, the chocolatier who will represent the UK in the World Chocolate Masters this week, has given her advice to those seeking a career as a chocolatier or pastry...

D&D London reports 'important year of growth'

28-Oct-2013 - Following a renewed period of expansion and the opening of a number of new venues, restaurant, bar and hotel operator D&D London has reported a strong year of trading, with...

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Iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar up for sale

28-Oct-2013 - Iconic Soho restaurant The Gay Hussar has been put up for sale after 60 years of serving Hungarian food to politicians and journalists. 

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