All news articles for March 11, 2011

Increased taxes and overheads have affected JD Wetherspoon's profits

Increased costs impact JD Wetherspoon profits

By Mark Wingett

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reported an 11 per cent decline in first half pre-tax profit to £32.2m, which it said was due to increased interest charges, following the renewal of its bank facilities in March 2010.

Charlie McVeigh hopes to open his fourth Draft House pub in September

Pearls of Wisdom: Charlie McVeigh

By Becky Paskin

The founder of pub group The Draft House is on his way to opening his fourth pub in under two years. He is also co-owner of high end Notting Hill restaurant Le Café Anglais.

The TripAdvisor survey interviewed 520 UK hoteliers on their business growth plans

UK hotels reveal trends to beat competition in 2011

By Lorraine Heller

Most UK hoteliers don’t plan to increase room rates in 2011, but a more competitive landscape is prompting them to invest in renovation, mobile marketing and social media, according to a new survey by TripAdvisor.

Aldo Zilli is the first celebrity chef to create a pizza range for Prezzo

Aldo Zilli creates pizza range for Prezzo

By Becky Paskin

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli has teamed up with Italian restaurant chain Prezzo to launch a new range of Zilli pizzas after voting the chain’s speciality as the best on the high street.


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