All news articles for February 24, 2012

BigHospitality will be bringing you all the latest from Hotelympia 2012 though the website and Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

BigHospitality at Hotelympia 2012

By Peter Ruddick

Hotelympia kicks off on Sunday at the ExCel centre for five days (26 February-1 March) of awards, product launches, chef demonstrations and more. As a media partner, BigHospitality will be there reporting on all the news as well as providing exclusive...

Jamie Oliver has acquired a site in the Covent Garden Market Building that had been occupied by restaurant chain Canteen

Jamie Oliver acquires Covent Garden Market Building site

By Peter Ruddick

Jamie Oliver has acquired a site in the Covent Garden Market Building that was occupied by a pop-up restaurant from British chain Canteen. It is understood the celebrity chef is likely to open a Union Jacks on site, or alternatively a Jamie's Italian...

Reviews website Qype claims it has removed three per cent of new posts since taking a tougher stance on fake listings last year

Reviews site Qype removes thousands of misleading posts

By Peter Ruddick

The consumer reviews website Qype has removed over two thousand ‘fake’ posts in the last month, just weeks after an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ban on TripAdvisor from suggesting its reviews were ‘honest, real or trusted’.

Career Profile: Laurie Gear

Career Profile: Laurie Gear

By Peter Ruddick

Largely self-taught chef Laurie Gear started his career washing dishes in a local Dorset hotel. After he met his wife while learning his trade in the kitchen of the Combe House hotel in Gittisham, Gear worked with her to achieve their dream in 2002 of...

Young's is selling off 14 freehold pubs from its estate

Young's to sell 14 freehold pubs

By Emma Eversham

London-based brewer and pub operator Young's is selling off 14 freehold pubs from its estate to free up cash for investment in its managed estate.

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