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Best Western is aiming to reach consumers and independent hoteliers with its new campaign

Best Western launches first TV ad campaign

By Emma Eversham

Hotel promotions group Best Western has launched its first TV ad campaign as part of a major drive to promote its properties as 'hotels with personality'

Nicolas Clerc: Head sommelier and Wine Store manager at Le Pont de la Tour

After hours with...Nicolas Clerc

By Emma Eversham

Nicolas Clerc joined Le Pont de la Tour last May as head sommelier and manager of the Wine Store. He talks about his career and shares his top tips for success in his field

David Niven values Nando's  social culture

Business profile: David Niven of Nando's

By Paul Wootton

David Niven has led Nando's through the recession by emphasising the company's commitment to its workforce, an act of faith which has paid off handsomely

A Canadian pizza restaurant could be the next concept from the man behiind Bodean's

Bodean’s founder in pizza launch

By Stefan Chomka

The founder of Belgian mussel and chips concept Belgo and more recently the US BBQ rib chain Bodean's is bringing another overseas concept to the UK later this year - Canadian-style pizzas

More than 16 million people in the UK own a smartphone

Guide to online marketing: iPhone applications

By Becky Paskin

Technology moves faster than Alastair Darling at a pub convention, but one rising trend that looks likely to stick around is the iPhone application, which if implemented properly, can help increase restaurant or hotel bookings

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

Twitter and other social networks can be a useful tool for brand building

Guide to online marketing: Social media

By Emma Eversham

In the third part of our four-day feature we look at how restaurants, hotels and pubs can use social media networks like Twitter and Facebook to target customers.

Jillian MacLean, managing director of Drake & Morgan

After hours with… Jillian MacLean

By Becky Paskin

Jillian MacLean launched bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan in 2008, and is about to launch her third London site, The Anthologist,  near St. Paul's Cathedral next month

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is aiming to have 150 sites in the UK

Gourmet Burger Kitchen aiming for 150 restaurants

By Emma Eversham

Clapham House Group has said it is continuing with plans to almost triple the number of Gourmet Burger Kitchen sites operating in the UK to 150 having traded 'comfortably' over the past year

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