All news articles for January 10, 2012

Blue Training UK led by Philip Healey (far right) has completed the purchase of The Bower Hotel and will open a hospitality training academy on site

Hospitality training provider buys Manchester hotel

By Peter Ruddick

Blue Training UK has acquired the Bower Hotel in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, and will take over the day to day running of the hotel as well as launching a new catering and hospitality academy for young people in the area on the same site.

The Footprint Awards are the only awards in the foodservice industry to be accredited by the RSA Environment Forum

Footprint Awards 2012 recognise sustainable restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

Sustainable restaurants and foodservice operators are being urged to enter the 2012 Footprint Awards, which recognises contributions to environmental excellence within the hospitality industry.

Cardiff is the sociable and going out hotspot of the UK, according to a new survey by CitySocialising

Cardiff the top UK city for socialising and going out

By Peter Ruddick

Cardiff has been declared the most social city in the UK with residents of the Welsh capital most likely to go out and meet others in its restaurants, bars and pubs, according to social network CitySocialising.

The Frankie & Benny's operator has reported a rise in turnover and sales over the past 12 months

The Restaurant Group shows resilience as turnover rises

By Luke Nicholls

The Restaurant Group, which has the likes of Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Garfunkel’s within its 390-strong portfolio, has reported a rise in turnover and sales over the past 12 months in spite of some of the most challenging trading conditions...

Michel Roux Jr, one of the judges for the prestigious competition

Deadline approaches for Roux Scholarship 2012 entries

By Emma Eversham

Chefs wanting to enter the 2012 Roux Scholarship and get the chance to win a three month stage at a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant have until the end of this month to submit their entries.


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