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Robin Sheppard, managing director of Bespoke Hotels

Pearls of Wisdom: Robin Sheppard

By Chris Druce

Robin Sheppard is managing director of Bespoke Hotels, which is launching the New Ellington Hotel in Leeds next month, and a former GM of the Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds

Silvano Giraldin, former Le Gavroche maître d'

Pearls of Wisdom: Silvano Giraldin

By Joe Lutrario

The celebrated maître d’ at Le Gavroche for 37 years now consults for Just Great Wine, the supplier of wines from small vineyards

Attract consumers during the World Cup through promotions and offers

FIFA World Cup: What you’re doing

By Becky Paskin

Any pub, restaurant or hotel screening the World Cup games is sure to see a boost in trade over the summer, but how can you ensure you have the edge over the competition?

Michael Wignall, executive chef of The Latymer at Pennyhill Park

Pearls of Wisdom: Michael Wignall

By Becky Paskin

Michael Wignall is the executive chef of the Michelin-starred Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Exclusive Hotels’ Surrey country house property. He has previously held Michelin stars for Waldo’s at Cliveden House and the Devonshire Arms.

Michel Roux

Pearls of Wisdom: Michel Roux

By Joe Lutrario

Among the most influential chefs in the world, Michel Roux set up Le Gavroche with brother Albert in 1967. Five years later, he left London for the Waterside Inn, Bray, which has now held three stars for 25 years

Massimo Tebaldi, executive chef of Renaissance Pubs

Pearls of Wisdom: Massimo Tebaldi

By Becky Paskin

Massimo Tebaldi has been executive chef for Renaissance Pubs for 10 years. Having once worked with John Torode and Canadian singer Bryan Adams, he is now working to transform The White Hart into a fish and chips gastropub called The Tommyfield

John Campbell

Pearls of Wisdom: John Campbell

By Joe Lutrario

John Campbell is executive chef at Coworth Park, set to open in September. He left the Vineyard at Stockcross last year, where he held two Michelin stars

Patrick Stapleton

Pearls of Wisdom: Patrick Stapleton

By Emma Eversham

Dublin-born Patrick Stapleton has worked at hotels all over the UK and Ireland for the past 30 years. He is currently general manager of the Hilton Birmingham Metropole

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New feature on BigHospitality: Ask the Experts

By Emma Eversham

Do you have a problem you'd like solving? Need advice on a particular area of your business? BigHospitality may just be able to help with the launch of our new feature 'Ask the Experts'

Venues tell us how they're intending to pull in customers for Mother's Day

What You're Doing: Mother's Day special

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality has been in search of some of the more unusual and innovative ideas being run by restaurants, hotels and pubs this weekend to find out how they're intending to grab the Valentine's trade.

Jason Atherton

Pearls of Wisdom: Jason Atherton

By Joe Lutrario

Jason Atherton is chef/patron at Maze, part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings. There are four Maze restaurants in London, New York and Capetown, but three more outposts are planned for Australia and the Middle East

Neil Kirby worked at the  Grosvenor for 28 years

Pearls of Wisdom: Neil Kirby

By Emma Eversham

Neil Kirby worked his way up from pot washer to general manager at London's Grosvenor House before opening his own hotel, The Langham, in Eastbourne in 2005. He has just published his first book, Celebrity Hotel

Operators have come up with  some innovative ideas for  Valentine's Day

What You're Doing: Valentine's Day special

By Emma Eversham

BigHospitality has been in search of some of the more unusual and innovative ideas being run by restaurants, hotels and pubs this weekend to find out how they're intending to grab the Valentine's trade.

Steven Doherty

Pearls of Wisdom: Steven Doherty

By Emma Eversham

Steven Doherty was the first British chef to run a three-star kitchen – Le Gavroche in the ’80s. He now manages Braehead cook school in Scotland and is chef/proprietor of retailer Lakeland’s flagship café in Cumbria

Georgia Hall is sales and marketing  director at Searcy

Pearls of Wisdom: Georgia Hall

By Emma Eversham

Georgia Hall was employed by Searcy as sales and marketing director two months ago to help raise the profile of the company that is behind St Pancras Grand, 40/30 The Gherkin and The Pump Rooms in Bath

Tom Aikens

Pearls of Wisdom: Tom Aikens

By Stefan Chomka

Tom Aikens was the youngest British chef to win two Michelin stars and is chef patron at Tom Aikens in Chelsea

Henrik Muehle, managing director of St James's Hotel and Club

Pearls of Wisdom: Henrik Muehle

By Becky Paskin

Henrik Muehle, managing director of St. James's Hotel and Club in London, shares his thoughts and experiences of working in the hospitality industry

Tom Kitchin

Pearls of Wisdom: Tom Kitchin

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Tom Kitchen chef/patron at The Kitchin in Leith, Edinburgh, shares his experience of working in the hospitality industry

Pam Wilby

Pearls of Wisdom: Pam Wilby

By Emma Eversham

Pam Wilby, general manager of Le Royal Meridien and Grosvenor House West Marina Beach in Dubai shares her experiences of the hospitality industry

Craig Dunn is executive chef at  The Abode in Glasgow

Pearls of Wisdom: Craig Dunn

By Emma Eversham

Craig Dunn, executive chef at the Abode hotel in Glasgow shares his experiences and advice on the industry

Heinz Beck

Pearls of Wisdom: Heinz Beck

By Paul Wootton

Heinz Beck, excecutive chef at the three Michelin starred La Pergola in Rome, has recently launched Apsleys - A Heinz Beck Restaurant at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. He shares his thoughts on the industry

Andrew Swindells, general manager at London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel

Pearls of Wisdom: Andrew Swindells

By Emma Eversham

Andrew Swindells, general manager of London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, shares his experiences of and thoughts on the hotel industry

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