The campaign aims to attract and train young chefs

Trade organisations join forces to tackle chef skills shortage

By Ellie Bothwell

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Perceptions Group have joined forces to help fight the shortage of pub chefs and improve chef skills for those working in the pub and bar sector.

The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital

Brasserie Bar Co begins brand roll-out

By Lauren Houghton

The Brasserie Bar Co has begun rolling out its White Brasserie pub brand after receiving funding from ESO Capital, with aims to open 20 pubs in three years.

The first step of any design or re-design is to create a floorplan and divide up your space

Design: Balancing aesthetics and efficiency

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on design, BigHospitality looks at how clever use of space and furniture can ensure a restaurant or bar delivers the right balance of aesthetics and efficiency.

City Pub Company's fast-growing portfolio of pubs is spread across affluent market towns and cities in the south

City Pub Company snaps up two more in London

By Luke Nicholls

City Pub Company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme-funded pub operator, has secured two new venues in central London and an extra £7m in banking facilities to continue its UK expansion.

Bramwell Pub Company operates 185 pubs and bars across the UK, employing approximately 3,300 staff

Bramwell placed in administration

By Luke Nicholls

Bramwell Pub Company, the 185-strong managed pub operator, has fallen into administration with rival firm Stonegate already in ‘advanced talks’ to acquire around 80 of the better performing sites.

National Pubwatch is encouraging pubwatch schemes to respond to a Government consultation on late night drinking levys

Pubwatch schemes encouraged to respond to Government consultation

By Peter Ruddick

Pubwatch schemes are being encouraged to respond to the Home Office consultation on late night drinking venues in order to help the case for pubwatches receiving a discount from the Government's proposed late night levy and early morning restriction...

Triumphant sommeliers celebrate after winning the competition for the first time

Sommeliers win against bartenders at Imbibe Live

By Emma Eversham

A group of sommeliers showed their bartending counterparts they were capable of matching their skills and more for the first time at the Bartenders v Sommeliers competition at on-trade drinks show Imbibe Live earlier this month.