All news articles for May 2011

Debt rises amongst young Londoners

Debt rises amongst young Londoners

By Lorraine Heller

The number of young Londoners struggling with debt has risen by 75 per cent over the last three years, according to a new report.

A room at Young's Alma hotel, which opened earlier this year

Strong hotel trade pushes growth for Young’s

By Emma Eversham

Hospitality operator and brewer Young’s said it saw the strongest growth in the hotel sector of its business last year with revpar up 14.2 per cent to £44.11.

Beer: a respectable drink with a rich history

Summer drinks trends: Beer

By Lorraine Heller

Local and premium beers will continue to be a priority for consumers this summer, but in order to make the most of sales and appeal to a range of consumer groups, publicans must promote beer as a respectable drink with a diverse history.

Changes to staff shifts are restricted by contractual terms

Ask the Experts

What are employer and employee rights when management changes?

Management change in the hospitality sector often comes along with a new approach to employee shifts and benefits. But what rights do employers and employees have in this situation? Caroline Essex, employment specialist at the law firm Davenport Lyons,...

Katie O'Brien accepted business partner Paul Kitching's award on his behalf

Paul Kitching named best chef in Scotland

By Becky Paskin

Paul Kitching, chef proprietor of the Michelin-starred 21212 in Edinburgh has been named the best chef in Scotland in the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards.

Food trucks are taking off in the US

Trendy US food truck trend could arrive in UK

By Lorraine Heller

Food trucks – which have taken the US market by storm – could be a new trend to arrive in the UK, allowing operators to sell street food in changing locations with low start-up costs, according to an industry analyst.

The number of small hotel and leisure businesses failing has dropped

Number of hospitality insolvencies fall

By Becky Paskin

Business looks brighter for small restaurant, pub and hotel operators, with the number of insolvencies over the past year having fallen by almost 5 per cent.

Anna-Marie Dowling, MD of the Royal Horseguards

Career Profile: Anna-Marie Dowling

By Lorraine Heller

Hotel manager Anna-Marie Dowling tells BigHospitality how her endless energy drove her from the lowest to the highest positions in the hotel sector. Throughout her career she has managed hotels including Le Meridien Piccadilly and London’s Marriott County...