All news articles for October 2011

Phonographic Performance Limited have delayed the initial proposals to increase fees

PPL delay proposals for recorded music fee hike

By Luke Nicholls

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and other industry trade bodies have succeeded in halting proposals for huge fee rises in the playing of music in UK pubs and nightclubs.

Wadworth chef John Furby (left) with catering development manager Scott Ferguson

Wadworth opens cookery school to improve pub food quality

By Luke Nicholls

Family brewers Wadworth has opened the Wadworth Brewery Cookery School, providing training to members of its managed houses and tenanted pubs, in a bid to raise the food standards across its entire estate.

Omar Allibhoy has been referred to as the 'Antonio Banderas of cooking' by Gordon Ramsay

Tapas Revolution to open at Bluewater

By Luke Nicholls

Tapas Revolution, the Madrid-style all-day tapas bar with a site in Westfield London, is set to open a second branch in Bluewater.

Tom and Ed Martin will open the Angel & Crown in early December

ETM to open first West End gastropub

By Luke Nicholls

Tom and Ed Martin, owners of the eight-strong ETM pub group, have confirmed they are to venture into London’s West End for the first time with the opening of The Angel & Crown gastropub in Covent Garden.

Azad Miah

Career Profile: Azad Miah

By Luke Nicholls

Azad Miah has worked in fine dining for more than 15 years. Having graduated in business management in 2008, Miah immediately opened his first restaurant, Amani, in Sanderstead. Following the Indian restaurant’s success, a second venue was opened in nearby...