All news articles for July 2011

How can you keep staff happy, motivated and working efficiently during the 2012 Olympic Games?

Planning for the 2012 Olympics: Staff and training

By Emma Eversham

As McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc once said ‘You’re only as good as the people you hire’ so if you believe his mantra and want to make sure your business is a winner during next year’s Olympic Games, make sure you read our fourth and final instalment of...

Smaller businesses have not performed as well as bigger hotels this summer

Hoteliers notice signs of consumers saving money

By Lorraine Heller

Hotel and B&B owners around the UK have said that summer business this year has been broadly positive, although they have noted definite signs of consumers saving money.

The DJ booth is one of the Met Bar's items being auctioned on eBay

Iconic Met Bar auctions interiors on eBay

By Becky Paskin

London’s Met Bar, which is about to undergo a thorough refurbishment, is auctioning off its interiors on eBay to raise funds for charity.

Punch Taverns: demerger approved

Punch shareholders approve demerger

By Lorraine Heller

Shareholders in Punch Taverns have approved the group’s intention to demerge its Spirit and Punch businesses.

Chuka Umunna MP says a temporary cut in VAT would help both businesses and consumers

Labour calls for VAT cut

By Lorraine Heller

The Labour Party has called for a temporary cut in VAT to 17.5 per cent as it embarks on a campaign to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets.