All news articles for August 02, 2013

Angela Hartnett will be opening two restaurants this autumn, with Merchant's Tavern opening a month before the as-yet-unnamed restaurant in St James's Street

Angela Hartnett to open St James’s Street restaurant in October

By Luke Nicholls

Hot on the heels of opening Merchant’s Tavern in Shoreditch this September, Angela Hartnett has announced she will be opening another venue a month later – this time an informal Italian restaurant and standalone bar on the old site of Pétrus in central...

Businesses are looking to alternative finance options to fund their growth aspirations and the UK market is changing to meet this need

Finding finance in hospitality: New alternatives

By Luke Nicholls

So, you’ve been turned away from the bank, run out of deep-pocketed friends and family and aren’t keen on giving away an equity stake in your company. Is all hope of securing finance to develop or expand your business lost? No. There are still plenty...

Searcys, which currently operates 16 up-market bars and restaurants, hopes to expand to 25 sites in the next two years

Searcys eyes growth and Champagne brasserie concept

By John Harrington

Searcys, the up-market bar and restaurant operator and caterer, hopes to expand from 16 to 25 sites in the next two years, with a Champagne brasserie concept one vehicle for growth, chief executive Doug Tetley has told BigHospitality's sister publication...

Hakkasan interim chief financial officer Paul Deeming says he is driven by seeing concepts expand

Paul Deeming: Pearls of Wisdom

By Emma Eversham

Paul Deeming co-founded Ignite Group, the company behind London nightclub Boujis and restaurant group Bumpkin, in 1998 and remains part-owner. He is also acting chief financial officer of restaurant group Hakkasan where he is helping to spearhead its...


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