All news articles for March 09, 2012

SIBA chaiman Keith Bott believes the Government are intent on punishing the pub industry

'Give beer a break', urges SIBA chairman

By Luke Nicholls

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) chairman Keith Bott has called for policy makers to ‘give beer a break’ as he addressed delegates at the organisation’s annual conference yesterday in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The 20 chefs at this year's Who's Cooking Dinner event raised £330k for leukaemia chairt Leuka

Who's Cooking Dinner? chefs raise £330k for leukaemia charity

By Peter Ruddick

Tom Aikens, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Bruno Loubet and Jason Atherton were among 20 Michelin-starred chefs who raised £330k for leukaemia charity Leuka in this year's Who's Cooking Dinner? event at the Four Seasons, Park Lane.

JD Wetherspoon has announced a rise in like-for-like sales but said it remains cautious about the future and will scale back its planned openings

JD Wetherspoon to reduce planned pub openings for the year

By Peter Ruddick

JD Wetherspoon has revealed a rise in like-for-like sales of 2.1 per cent in the 26 weeks to 22 January 2012 but announced it is scaling back its planned pub openings for the financial year and remains cautious about future performance.

Vivien Sirotkin, operations director, QHotels

Pearls of Wisdom: Vivien Sirotkin

By Luke Nicholls

In a week that marks International Women’s Day, there is no one better placed to give her thoughts on life, her career and hospitality than Vivien Sirotkin. With over 30 years experience in the industry, Sirotkin - currently director of hotel operations...

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