All news articles for February 2009

Recognition for top Scottish hotels

Recognition for top Scottish hotels

By Emma Eversham

Western House in Ayrshire, The Rutland hotel in Edinburgh and Glasgows Abode hotel are among the hotels rewarded in the sixth Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards

Ankur Ahuja's BigTalent

Ankur Ahuja's BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

Grosvenor House Hotel’s housekeeping executive Ankur Ahuja tells Becky Paskin how his grounding in Indian hospitality led him to achieve industry recognition in the UK, in our latest BigTalent interview

Mat Follas crowned Masterchef 2009

Mat Follas crowned Masterchef 2009

By Becky Paskin

Mat Follas, a 42-year old New Zealand IT engineer from Dorset, has been crowned the Masterchef winner for 2009 after beating fellow finalists Andy Oliver and Chris Gates to the title

Alcohol duty rise will cost jobs says trade

Alcohol duty rise will cost jobs says trade

By Emma Eversham

Five trade associations are warning the government that 75,000 jobs in the drinks industry could be lost in the next four years if it continues to increase taxes on alcohol

Get ready for 2012 urges Springboard

Get ready for 2012 urges Springboard

By Emma Eversham

Hospitality industry charity Springboard will host a seminar next month to advise businesses on how to prepare for and benefit from the London Olympics in 2012

Marco Pierre White tops line-up for ScotHot 2009

Marco Pierre White tops line-up for ScotHot 2009

By Becky Paskin

ScotHot 2009, held at SECC Glasgow next week, has announced a sizzling schedule featuring Scottish Chef of the Year, the World Culinary Grand Prix, and Marco Pierre White

Second restaurant for Green’s

Second restaurant for Green’s

By Stefan Chomka

Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, the St James’s establishment owned by Simon Parker Bowles, is opening a second site in the capital in June