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Top hospitality school Glion Institute of Higher Education to open London branch

30-Nov-2012 - Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world's leading higher education institutions for students looking to develop a career in hospitality management, is to open its first branch campus...

Emmanuel Landre: Career Profile

30-Nov-2012 - Le Gavroche's Emmanuel Landre had some big shoes to fill when he took over from Silvano Giraldin as the restaurant's general manager in 2008, but the Frenchman said he learnt...

Novus Leisure reports 32% growth in food sales

30-Nov-2012 - Premium bar and restaurant operator Novus Leisure has reported a strong set of financial results for the last year with big jumps in both sales and earnings while food sales...

The Richard Review: Will the 10-point plan help hospitality apprenticeships?

30-Nov-2012 - The ‘Richard Review’ has been released this week, offering a series of 10 recommendations that are designed to secure the future of apprenticeships in England. Has it taken heed of...

Hakkasan to launch Chinese tasting menu restaurant HKK in December

30-Nov-2012 - HKK, a banquet-inspired, tasting menu restaurant concept from Chinese fine dining experts Hakkasan Group, is set to open on Broadgate West on 5 December.

UK pubs: 'Bad news is behind us', says Fleurets

30-Nov-2012 - Leisure property firm Fleurets has said the positives for the future of the pub industry outweigh the negatives as the company predicts the sector will continue to recover from the...

VisitBritain hails ‘spectacular year’ for UK tourism but 2013 outlook remains uncertain

30-Nov-2012 - The London 2012 Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have contributed to a record-breaking year for inbound UK tourism, injecting 18.7bn into the national economy. But the outlook for 2013 ‘are...

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First Drinks announces new on-trade strategy

30-Nov-2012 - Drinks distributor First Drinks is launching a new strategy for pubs and bars next year, doubling its on-trade team, enhancing its category management team, and investing heavily in new technology and...

Protecting the London pub: Kingston University students apply for UNESCO world heritage status

30-Nov-2012 - A group of architecture students from Kingston University have launched a campaign to protect the London pub by beginning a process to get the same United Nations recognition currently granted...

LobbyFriend: The 'hotel social network' coming to the UK

30-Nov-2012 - In-room entertainment systems supplier Quadriga has signed a distribution agreement with LobbyFriend – a private temporary social network for hotels, enabling them to communicate with guests during their stay.

Nisbets introduces coloured ChefWorks uniforms

29-Nov-2012 - Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has expanded its range of chef uniforms and has now exclusively introduced coloured uniforms courtesy of the new Colour by ChefWorks range.

Premier Inn opens largest UK hotel at London Gatwick Airport

29-Nov-2012 - Premier Inn is today celebrating a double milestone with the unveiling of the Whitbread-owned hotel chain’s 50,000th room at the official opening of the largest ever Premier Inn at Gatwick...

Healthy eating restaurant chain Saffran makes UK debut in Manchester, plans 30 sites in five years

29-Nov-2012 - Saffran, the healthy eating restaurant chain which features main meals of 650 calories or less, has made its UK debut with the launch of a restaurant in Manchester ahead of...

Marston's hails the food-led 'F-Plan' as profits jump by 9.2%

29-Nov-2012 - Leading brewer and pubco Marston's has said its 'F-Plan', which includes a focus on food, has had a 'transformational' impact on its pub business as the company's pre-tax profits jumped...

Tweeting Hospitality: Top 5 Twitter Do's and Don't's

29-Nov-2012 - When Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi took to Twitter to vent his understandable frustration at a negative review of his restaurant from a blogger he can't have known how big the...

Faucet Inn makes living wage commitment

29-Nov-2012 - London-based pub operator Faucet Inn has announced it is to become the latest hospitality employer to pay its employees the official living wage; the first UK pub company to commit...

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BII appoints new chief executive to replace Peter Thomas

29-Nov-2012 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has announced Tim Hulme will replace Peter Thomas as chief executive of the organisation in January next year with a full handover expected to...

Hospitality Guild receives Government funding for service training centre

29-Nov-2012 - The Hospitality Guild is nearer its aim of creating a service training centre for hospitality and retail staff after receiving £500k from the Government's Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

Grand designs: The evolution of style in luxury hotels

28-Nov-2012 - From Travelodge to the Savoy, hotel design has always played a crucial role in reinforcing brand identities and differentiating a business from its competitors. But with an increasing number of...

Mince Pie Project: More chefs to take part in 2012

28-Nov-2012 - The number of chefs involved in the Mince Pie Project, an event introduced last year to raise money for industry initiative Galvin's Chance and homeless charity Crisis, has increased this...

National Waiters' Day: Fred Sirieix urges hospitality industry to celebrate waiting staff

28-Nov-2012 - Fred Sirieix, restaurant service expert and general manager of Galvin at Windows, is calling on the entire hospitality industry to back his latest initiative - National Waiters' Day - to...

MasterChef winner Tim Anderson to open southern Japanese restaurant Nanban London

28-Nov-2012 - Tim Anderson, the 2011 winner of MasterChef, is hoping to open his first restaurant - Nanban London - next year, specialising in authentic southern Japanese food mostly from Kyushu island.

Pub industry responds to Government's alcohol strategy consultation

28-Nov-2012 - Trade bodies representing the pub sector have given their views on the Government's alcohol strategy consultation, putting forward a positive response to plans to cut red tape for the licensed...

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Hotel du Vin sommelier scoops AFWS young sommelier title

28-Nov-2012 - Stephen Raducki, head sommelier at the Hotel du Vin in Winchester, has been awarded the Moët UK Young Sommelier of the Year Award 2012 by the Academy of Food & Wine...

Argument for minimum alcohol pricing is 'flawed' says trade association

28-Nov-2012 - The model used by the Government as its basis for introducing a minimum price for alcohol is 'fatally flawed' the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said following the...

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