All news articles for July 2013

The hunt is on to find the pastry chefs who will follow in the footsteps of Javier Mercado, Nicolas Bouhelier and Nicolas Belorgey and represent the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie

World Pastry Cup: Search begins for 2015 UK pastry chef team

By Peter Ruddick

Six months after the UK came ninth in the final of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in Lyon, preparations are now being put in place for the 2015 World Pastry Cup and the search is on to find the chefs to represent the country in the contest.

Breaking the banks: The bank manager that was once your best friend is now much more reluctant to deploy capital

Finding finance in hospitality: The banks

By Luke Nicholls

Most hospitality business owners will agree that bank lending isn’t the same as it used to be. Pre-recession, a budding entrepreneur with a bold idea for a new concept would often be given a blank cheque from the bank manager to support their ambitions....

Leading pub trade bodies, including the BBPA and BISL, have called on Blackpool Borough Council to rethink its plans to introduce an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) on the sale of alcohol in the seaside town

Blackpool EMRO: Industry urges council to abandon plans

By Peter Ruddick

The pub industry's leading trade bodies have called on Blackpool Borough Council to rethink its plans for an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) and have said the town's licensed operators can instead work together to cut drink-related crime.