All news articles for June 01, 2011

Ranjit Mathrani

Business Profile: Masala World

By Joe Lutrario

Ranjit Mathrani’s Masala World operates 10 restaurants in central London, but now looks set to take its authentic Indian food and high service standards nationwide.

Heston Blumenthal is the keynote speaker at this year's Restaurant Leader Summit

Heston Blumenthal to open Restaurant Leader Summit

By Lorraine Heller

Heston Blumenthal will be taking centre stage at the Restaurant Leader Summit later this month, which will bring together industry leaders to examine the latest trends and issues faced by the sector.

Jurys Inn's Necastle Gateshead Quays is due to launch in August

Jurys Inn to open second Newcastle hotel

By Becky Paskin

Jurys Inn is set to launch its second Newcastle Hotel at Gateshead Quays later this summer, making it the largest hotel provider in the city centre.

People 1st hopes to extend its training programmes to the travel sector

People 1st merger to align hospitality and travel training

By Lorraine Heller

The hospitality skills training group People 1st is considering a merger with its counterpart for the UK transport sector, GoSkills, in an effort to pool reduced resources and streamline customer service training efforts.

Loungers plans to expand to 24 sites in the next year

Loungers’ expansion pushes turnover up 55%

By Emma Eversham

Loungers, the Bristol-based café, bar and restaurant group, saw turnover grow 55 per cent to almost £11m last year after adding an extra four sites to its estate.

Get your ticket now for the Tenanted Pub Company Summit on 28 June

Secure your seat for the Tenanted Pub Company Summit

By Becky Paskin

Tickets are still available for the Tenanted Pub Company Summit at the Sheraton Park Lane on 28 June, where attendees can discover vital trends in the tenanted and leased pub market.


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