All news articles for September 23, 2011

The SRA Star Rating system is fast becoming the industry standard and will be included in a number of restaurant guides later this year

400 restaurants sign up for Sustainability Star Rating

By Luke Nicholls

Four hundred restaurants across the UK including major groups, independent favourites and fine dining establishments are having their sustainability credentials tested by a new rating scheme.

The BBPA says the figures are certain to add to calls for a rethink on the huge tax hikes being planned for the next UK Budget

British beer drinkers pay 40% of European Beer Tax bill

By Luke Nicholls

Britain’s beer drinkers are paying a staggering 40 per cent of the entire European Beer Tax bill, according to a new report from global accountancy firm Ernst & Young, commissioned by the European brewing industry.

The hotel is eight miles from Glasgow airport and provides a total of 319 bedrooms with meeting, conference and function facilities

Glasgow Hilton bought for £35.5m

By Luke Nicholls

Topland, the privately-owned international investment company, has purchased the Hilton Glasgow hotel for £37.5m in cash.

Richoux is currently trialling four Villagio restaurants

Richoux makes pre-tax loss for first half of 2011

By Becky Paskin

Richoux Group, the operator of Richoux, Dean’s Diner and Zippers restaurants, has recorded a pre-tax loss of £2.6m for the first half of the year, despite making a profit of £440k for the same period in 2010.

The Real Eating Co in Brighton will soon become a new Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie set to open in Brighton

By Becky Paskin

Patisserie Holdings, the upmarket café operator backed by Luke Johnson’s Risk Capital Partners, has acquired the former Real Eating Company site in Brighton for its Patisserie Valerie café chain.

Half the profits from BELVEDERE (RED) will go towards fighting malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis

Belvedere Vodka goes red to fight AIDS

By Becky Paskin

Premium vodka Belvedere is to launch a special edition bottle with (RED), half of the profits from which will go towards the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Carl Weldon, chief executive of the British Association of Hospitality Accountants (BAHA), now HOSPA

Pearls of Wisdom: Carl Weldon

By Emma Eversham

Carl Weldon has worked in finance within the hospitality industry for almost 40 years, counting Forte Hotels, Holiday Inns International and Regal Hotels as former employers. He has been chief executive of the British Association of Hospitality Accountants...

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