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We give industry leaders the chance to share their views on some of the key issues shaping hospitality, and discuss how their businesses are tackling the latest trends and challenges.

Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services gives his tips for success

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Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services gives his tips for success

By Michelle Perrett

Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services started working as a kitchen porter at the age of 13. Now, 27 years later he runs coffee shop brand Heaven Scent, Kinnairds restaurant at Knockhill Racing Circuit, a vending business, wedding company and an event...

Josh Wyatt, partner at Patron Capital, Generator's primary investor

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Josh Wyatt on Generator and the transformation of hostels

By Melodie Michel

Josh Wyatt is a partner at Patron Capital, Generator’s primary investor. He talks about innovations within the hostel world and how the sector is now the 'next major asset class in hospitality'.

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Even Frydenberg on Aloft and mid-scale hotels’ need for change

By Melodie Michel

Even Frydenberg is senior vice president of operations for Western Europe and global initiatives at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He talks to BigHospitality about the Aloft brand and how mid-scale hotels need to change to remain competitive.

Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat

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Graham Corfield on Just Eat and allergen labelling

By Melodie Michel

Graham Corfield is the UK managing director of Just Eat. He tells BigHospitality what impact the upcoming allergen labelling regulations are having on restaurants.

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Charles Scudamore on HCP and the UK hotel market

By Carina Perkins

Charles Scudamore is the principal and founder of Hetherley Capital Partners (HCP), a specialist hotel real estate investment and asset management firm, based in London. He talks BigHospitality about the current state of the UK hotel investment market...

Will Thompson founded all-day Italian concept Vivo with his brother Ben.

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Will Thompson on Vivo and the rise of all-day dining

By Carina Perkins

Will Thompson opened Italian café and bar Vivo on Islington's Upper Street with his brother Ben. He talks to BigHospitality about Italian food culture, the rise of all-day dining in London, and how restaurants can benefit from a more casual approach.

Eric Partaker (left) with business partner Dan Houghton

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Eric Partaker on Chilango and spearheading a new funding route for SMEs

By Melodie Michel

Eric Partaker is the co-founder of Chilango, the Mexican chain that has raised £1.8m via a mini-bond hosted on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He talks to BigHospitality about the success of this initiative and why crowdfunding is a great alternative...

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