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Back in business: Hospitality property market outlook

Back in business: Hospitality property market outlook

As the new year gets rolling, now is the perfect time for hotels, restaurants and pubs to determine the key developments that will impact their business in 2014. This short audio podcast, taken from Christie & Co's annual Business Outlook, should help you to ensure you're on the right track for the year ahead. 

Published: 22-Jan-2014

Digital restaurant: How to extend your reach with online innovations

Digital restaurant: How to extend your reach with online innovations

The likes of social media, online advertising and mobile loyalty apps allow businesses large and small to reach out to increasingly digital-savvy consumers. But how can these ‘digital innovations’ be used in the most effective ways to impact your restaurant’s bottom line?

Published: 25-Sep-2013

#SocialRestaurant: How to use Twitter effectively

#SocialRestaurant: How to use Twitter effectively

They’re all on it. Big national chains, high-profile chefs and small emerging brands across the UK have realised the power of Twitter. But in the fast-moving world of social media, how can you use the networking site to convert followers to customers?

Published: 15-May-2013

Dietary requirements: Terre à Terre’s top tips

Dietary requirements: Terre à Terre’s top tips

In the third part of our Dietary Requirements special feature, BigHospitality takes a trip to Terre à Terre vegetarian restaurant in Brighton, to find out exactly what it’s like running a venue that is not just continuing to push the boundaries in meat-free cooking, but also aiming to cater for virtually all other dietary needs.

Published: 25-Apr-2013

How to become a hotel manager: Masterclass with Glion

How to become a hotel manager: Masterclass with Glion

What skills do you need to be a hotel manager? Following a special media masterclass for select hospitality journalists, this was the question posed to Arie van der Spek, chief executive of Glion Institute of Higher Education. 

Published: 03-Apr-2013

Budget 2013: What it really means for your hospitality business

Budget 2013: What it really means for your hospitality business

Now the dust has settled on George Osborne's fourth Budget speech, the race is on to identify the winners and losers from this year's announcements. BigHospitality has pored over the detail so you don't have to - our audio report contains everything you need to know, in less than 250 seconds.

Published: 21-Mar-2013

UK pub industry pledges more than 400 work placements in just one week

UK pub industry pledges more than 400 work placements in just one week

Long hours, unskilled work and few career development opportunities: the hospitality industry, and pubs in particular, are constantly fighting to change these perceptions of jobs in the sector but now the team behind a new initiative gaining momentum believes it has found the answer.

Published: 06-Mar-2013

UK team 'disappointed' by ninth place at the World Pastry Cup

UK team 'disappointed' by ninth place at the World Pastry Cup

Martin Chiffers, president of the UK's Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie club, has described the team's ninth place in the World Pastry Cup as 'disappointing'. 

Published: 31-Jan-2013

Every hospitality business must make job creation pledge, says Ufi Ibrahim

Every hospitality business must make job creation pledge, says Ufi Ibrahim

Ufi Ibrahim has told hospitality businesses across the UK that they must ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to job creation by making more opportunities available to young people if they want to receive more support from the Government in other areas.

Published: 21-Jan-2013

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

How to market your hospitality business better using photo and video

A picture might tell a thousand words but getting the right photo and video to market your hotel, restaurant, pub or bar is often not as simple as penning some winning prose - so what top tips can hospitality businesses take to improve their imagery?

Published: 16-Jan-2013

Grand designs: The evolution of style in luxury hotels

Grand designs: The evolution of style in luxury hotels

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 'design-led', 'luxury' and 'boutique' hotels populating the sector, how key is the design of a hotel to its overall success?

Published: 28-Nov-2012

Recession-proof? How Jamie Oliver's restaurants are dealing with the downturn

Recession-proof? How Jamie Oliver's restaurants are dealing with the downturn

In a special audio report recorded at The Restaurant Show, Jacques Dejardin, head of operations at Jamie Oliver, reveals how the group is looking to retail, takeaway and collection, event catering and possibly all-day dining to protect its restaurants from the continuing downturn.

Published: 31-Oct-2012

Increasing drinks margins: Panel discussion at The Restaurant Show

Increasing drinks margins: Panel discussion at The Restaurant Show

At 22.7bn and in growth, the UK on-trade beer, wine and spirits market remains a star performer. This panel discussion at The Restaurant Show explores some of the current trends and identifies how you should be revising your drinks list over the next 12 months accordingly. 

Published: 16-Oct-2012

Behind the scenes at Hotel GB: Will the TV show benefit hospitality?

Behind the scenes at Hotel GB: Will the TV show benefit hospitality?

Gordon Ramsay is dishing out the orders in the restaurant, Mary Portas is in charge of the rooms and Gok Wan is running the bar. The stars of Hotel GB think the show will have an eventual wider impact on our hospitality industry - are they right? BigHospitality went behind the scenes at the hotel to find out.

Published: 02-Oct-2012

Rumble in the Kitchen: How a boxing match plans to give future hospitality talent a chance

Rumble in the Kitchen: How a boxing match plans to give future hospitality talent a chance

Twenty-two members of the industry are set to battle it out in the boxing ring later this week for Rumble in the Kitchen, a charity event designed to raise funds for the into work programme Galvin's Chance.

Published: 18-Sep-2012

London 2012 Olympics: Will the future for hotels match up to the golden sporting legacy?

London 2012 Olympics: Will the future for hotels match up to the golden sporting legacy?

London hoteliers have questioned the assertion from the Government and tourism agencies that the hospitality industry will see a boost in trade from the Olympics in the next two years as hotels begin to assess the impact of the Games.

Published: 05-Sep-2012

Stratford's pubs win in London 2012 Olympics as sales double on average

Stratford's pubs win in London 2012 Olympics as sales double on average

Sales in pubs in Stratford doubled on average during the London 2012 Olympics as visitors, volunteers and even athletes decided to celebrate victories and commiserate losses close to the Olympic Park. 

Published: 15-Aug-2012

London 2012 Olympics: Are restaurants still suffering from the ‘ghost town’ effect?

London 2012 Olympics: Are restaurants still suffering from the ‘ghost town’ effect?

The London 2012 Olympics may have reaffirmed Britain’s place at the toptable of world sport and sparked a wave of euphoria across the country, but for many of the capital's restaurants, the event has not yet proved to be so successful and business has ground to a halt.

Published: 07-Aug-2012

How to run a successful banquet or develop event catering

How to run a successful banquet or develop event catering

TV shows like Great British Menu have led to a resurgence in popularity among chefs for cooking banquets or developing event catering, so BigHospitality went behind the scenes at a fine-dining three-course meal for 2,000 at the Royal Albert Hall to find out how do it.

Published: 27-Jul-2012

Smoking Ban: Five years on BBPA rejects calls for smoking rooms, what next for campaigners?

Smoking Ban: Five years on BBPA rejects calls for smoking rooms, what next for campaigners?

To mark five years since the implementation of the ban on smoking in pubs and bars in England, BigHospitality has produced a podcast report investigating the current situation and possible future options for campaigners and publicans still hoping to change the law.

Published: 11-Jul-2012

Discount dining: Help or hindrance for the restaurant sector?

Discount dining: Help or hindrance for the restaurant sector?

Discount vouchers have traditionally proved an effective tactic by some operators in encouraging consumers to eat in their outlets and have risen in popularity since the recession. But the popularity of these schemes has raised concerns that some operators are now becoming reliant on them.

Published: 27-Jun-2012

Marco Pierre White: Kitchen Wars TV show supports the restaurant industry

Marco Pierre White: Kitchen Wars TV show supports the restaurant industry

Former Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White has spoken to BigHospitality in an exclusive audio interview on his new Channel 5 TV show Kitchen Wars which he says supports the restaurant sector by helping independent restaurateurs and encouraging employment in the industry.

Published: 11-Jun-2012

Get ready for London 2012: Logistics walking tour with Transport for London

Get ready for London 2012: Logistics walking tour with Transport for London

With just two months to go before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, BigHospitality took a tour of central London with Transport for London's Ian Wainwright to find out what kind of logistical issues restaurants, hotels and pubs could face during the event.

Published: 29-May-2012

The growing relationship between celebrity chefs and hoteliers

The growing relationship between celebrity chefs and hoteliers

The number of restaurants led by big-name chefs in branded luxury hotels has grown significantly in recent years, and having this 'brand within a brand' can, at first glance offer significant advantages for both parties.

Published: 23-May-2012

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012: Were three British restaurants enough?

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012: Were three British restaurants enough?

With only three UK restaurants on the list at Monday night’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, BigHospitality spoke with Noma’s René Redzepi, along with a 50 Best judge, a restaurant critic and two British restaurants that did make the grade, to find out why there was such a poor British showing.

Published: 04-May-2012

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