All news articles for August 01, 2011

Small fast-casual restaurant groups like Gail's are attracting investor interest

Investor interest in fast-casual restaurant chains set to soar

By Stefan Chomka

A fresh round of investment is expected in the hospitality industry over the next 12 months, in particular in small-to-medium fast casual restaurant chains, with private equity companies and investors acknowledging the sector’s growth potential.

Around 5,000 hotel, restaurant and pub SMEs have closed since the start of the recession

More business failures expected for hospitality SMEs

By Lorraine Heller

Small businesses in the hospitality sector should be particularly vigilant of their business strategies over the years ahead, as corporate financial analysts warn that the worst is still to come.

Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa

Pearls of Wisdom: Monika Linton

By Becky Paskin

In 1988 Monika Linton began importing Spanish wine and cheese to the UK, selling produce to a number of London’s restaurants. Now, over 20 years later, Linton operates a shop at Borough market, a restaurant in South Kensington (Casa Brindisa) and a tapas...

The double bank holiday meant hotels and B&Bs had their best April according to VisitEngland

Hotels and B&B's have best April in five years

By Emma Eversham

Hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation providers in the UK reportedly had their best April in five years with the number of overnight trips taken by domestic tourists rising 5 per cent that month.

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