All news articles for November 2010

Ian Payne, executive chairman of Stonegate

Ian Payne leaves Bay and Town & City

By Becky Paskin

Ian Payne, the industry veteran who recently acquired a £373m pub package from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) as part of the new start-up Stonegate, has resigned as chairman of both the Bay Restaurant Group and the Town & City Pub Company.

The FHRS rates a business's hygiene from zero to five

National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme begins roll-out

By Becky Paskin

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is encouraging local authorities to adopt its new national Food Hygiene Ratings System (FHRS), launched today at Bluewater shopping centre, to reduce the number of annual food poisoning cases.

Infrico's small blast chiller is perfect for small kitchen operations

Infrico launches new blast chiller

By Becky Paskin

Spanish refrigeration manufacturer Infrico has launched a new dual-purpose blast chiller to help caterers meet new European food service legislation.

Tougher fines for serving under-age drinkers could come into effect

Licensing overhaul set to be unveiled

Government plans to reform licensing laws are set to be unveiled on Wednesday as part of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill.

Yvonne Gilmartin, recruitment, training and staff development manager at ETM

ETM and Giraffe appointments

By Becky Paskin

London pub group ETM has appointed a new recruitment, training and staff development manager to work across all eight of its sites.

Campbell founded Clapham House Group, which owns Gourmet Burger Kitchen, in 1993

Clapham House CEO resigns after Nando’s takeover

By Becky Paskin

Paul Campbell has resigned from his position as chief executive of Clapham House, following its recent sale to casual dining restaurant group Nando’s and de-listing from AIM.

London generates £16bn in tourism every year

Government urged to rethink London tourism cuts

The tourism industry and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) have written to London Mayor, Boris Johnson, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, urging them to consider the risks of funding cuts...

6,000 pubs are expected to be sold off and closed by 2012

Around 6,000 pub closures on the way

Further closures are likely in the pub sector as we have only “hit the tip of the iceberg”, according to Christie & Co head of pubs and restaurants Neil Morgan, talking at the SIBA Conference.