Features

Options are not lacking for businesses looking for expansion funds

Restaurant finance: Getting money for expansion

By Melodie Michel

You’ve made it! You raised start-up funding and opened a successful business that is generating profits. Now it’s time to think about expansion – and this time there are plenty of options offered to you.

There have never been as many start-up funding options as there are now

Restaurant finance: Start-up funding

By Melodie Michel

Every small business will tell you that the toughest part of any business is getting it off the ground in the first place. You’ve identified a niche in the market, have a great idea to fill it and people to help you achieve that, but where do you find...

Big data has the potential to completely revolutionise the guest experience. But what is it? And how do we collect it?

Back-of-house technology: The rise of big data

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on back-of-house technology, BigHospitality explores the emergence of big data and asks how it can help the hospitality industry improve guest experience and revenues.

When searching for a hotel you have to remain flexible -  your perfect property might not come up in the town or village you want every day

Property: Buying a hotel

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.

Finding the perfect pub can be hard work, but worth it in the end

Property: Finding the perfect pub

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on property, we discuss how to find the perfect pub and make sure it has a profitable future.

Make sure you find out as much information as you can about a potential restaurant site, in order to establish profitability and potential

Property: Buying a restaurant

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on property, we look at some of the things to consider when buying a restaurant business, with advice from specialist agents.

Premium Silver Mistletoe crackers by Bidvest 3663

Planning for Christmas 2014: Holding Christmas events

By Lauren Houghton

In this third part of our special feature on planning for Christmas we take a look at what exactly goes into planning a Christmas event, with some expert advice on putting together your packages and choosing décor and entertainment. 

Sustainable woodland craft crackers from Bidvest 3663

Planning for Christmas 2014: Cutting costs and a sustainable Christmas

By Lauren Houghton

In this fourth part of our special feature on planning for Christmas we look at what venues can do to save themselves some money during what can be a very expensive time of year, as well as getting expert advice on how they can manage a more sustainable...

A Christmas dinner at The Landmark London in the Tower Suite

Planning for Christmas 2014: Your Christmas menu

By Lauren Houghton

In this second part of our special feature on planning for Christmas we look at the latest trends that have cropped up in the festive food and drink world and gather some expert advice on what to consider when putting together the perfect Christmas menu.

The Jumeirah Carlton Tower at Christmas

Planning for Christmas 2014: Enticing customers in

By Lauren Houghton

It’s the time of year that the hospitality industry starts putting together its festive plans for Christmas, with a number of bigger venues already taking bookings. BigHospitality is starting our special feature on planning for Christmas with a look at...

Jamie's Italian infuses its training programme with passion

Training for staff retention: Jamie's Italian

By Melodie Michel

Staff retention can be greatly improved by providing new recruits with the right training. BigHospitality visited a Jamie's Italian kitchen to find out more about the company's training programme.

Recruitment brings with it certain legal risks employers need to be aware of

Recruitment: A 5-step legal guide

By Melodie Michel

Aside from the challenge of attracting, selecting and keeping the right candidates, recruitment brings a range of legal risks hospitality businesses should be aware of. 

Spotlight

Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers