All news articles for April 2012

Hotel prices during the Olympics period later this Summer are continuing to rise but occupancy still has room to grow, according to the latest study from hotel research company TravelClick

London 2012 Olympics: Hotel prices during the Games continue to rise

By Peter Ruddick

Hotel prices during the Olympics period later this Summer are continuing to rise with the cost of rooms in the capital up 65 per cent on average on last years prices although occupancy levels still have room to grow, according to the latest study from...

Craft Beer Co's first site in Clerkenwell. Founder Martin Hayes is hoping to roll the concept out this year to Brighton and beyond

Craft Beer Co expands with second site in Brighton

By Emma Eversham

Craft Beer Co, the specialist beer bar concept founded by Martin Hayes, is expanding its reach with the launch of its second site in Brighton and a third also planned for later this year. 

The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants awards will take place at the London Guildhall tonight

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012: BigHospitality to report live

By Luke Nicholls

With just hours to go until the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, make sure you tune in to BigHospitality on Facebook and Twitter for all the gossip, with live updates, photos and exclusive video interviews throughout the evening.

Hygiene Audit Systems has launched an online food safety management system called Hawk for hospitality operators

Online food safety management system launched by Hygiene Audit Systems

By Peter Ruddick

Hygiene Audit Systems, a food and health safety consultancy, has launched Hawk, an online food safety management system designed to allow hospitality operators to store and view food safety monitoring records at a time and place that is convenient to...

Cote Restaurants took pole position after delivering profit growth over a three-year period of 225.3 per cent

Cote tops UK profit growth list

By Luke Nicholls

French bistro chain Cote has been revealed as the company with the fastest-growing profits within the UK's restaurant, pub and quick service market.

Alan Murchison, head of 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group

Pearls of Wisdom: Alan Murchison

By Luke Nicholls

Alan Murchison took up his first post in the kitchen as a porter at the age of 14. During the 1990s, the Scot worked in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens, including Claridges, Nobu, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and L’ortolan. He returned to the...