All news articles for October 18, 2013

The ALMR says the licensed hospitality business sector can ‘ill afford’ another substantial hike in business rates

Business rates increase would cost pubs £58m

By Luke Nicholls

Licensed hospitality businesses may be hit with an increase in business rates that could cost the sector up to £58m, after figures released earlier this week revealed that the Retail Price Index (RPI) has risen to 3.2 per cent.

Think Apartments has ambitious plans for growth over the next four years

Think Apartments to more than double units by 2017

By Emma Eversham

London-based serviced apartment provider Think Apartments is planning to more than double the number of units it offers over the next four years in London and expand to other cities in the UK after experiencing ‘significant growth’ through its current...

Pizza Hut's new design features different lighting schemes and bolder external facades

Pizza Hut reveals multi-million pound restaurant makeover

By Luke Nicholls

Pizza Hut, the Rutland Partners-backed family restaurant chain, has today announced the start of a £60m refurbishment and restructuring programme which will see over 80 of its UK sites revamped with a new, ‘interactive’ design and a more Americanised...

Chris Underwood became the pastry chef at Five Fields when it opened in May

Chris Underwood: Career Profile

By Luke Nicholls

Pastry chefs are few and far between in UK restaurants, but Chris Underwood has been in the pastry department for all of his working life. Gaining experience with an array of big-name chefs including Tom Aikens, Michael Caines and Alan Murchison, Underwood...

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