Ed Balls to headline 2017 hospitality summit

Ed Balls to headline 2017 hospitality summit

By Sophie Witts

Former shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls has been announced as keynote speaker at this year’s hospitality and tourism summit in London.

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

Springboard and BHA to champion housekeeping careers

By Sophie Witts

Springboard and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) will host the first ever Big Hospitality Conversation event focused on careers in housekeeping at The Dorchester hotel on 7 September.

The new allergen legislation comes into force tomorrow

Allergen regulation: Time’s up

By Melodie Michel

The much-anticipated EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force on 13 December. BigHospitality looks at what is changing, and the impact of the new law on the industry.

Merlin Entertainments chief executive Nick Varney, chairman of the BHA

BHA appoints Merlin CEO as chairman

By Melodie Michel

Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments will be taking over from Alan Parker CBE as chairman of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) on 1 January 2015.

The BHA is the leading representative organisation in the hospitality industry, representing hotels, restaurants and foodservice providers

Nick Clegg 'thoroughly welcomes' BHA’s Agenda for 300,000 New Jobs

By Luke Nicholls

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has heaped praise on a report from the British Hospitality Association (BHA), which indicates that 300,000 new jobs could be created across the UK by 2020 if the Government works more closely with hotels, restaurants and...

Fish caught from unlicensed fishing vessels and shellfish harvested from unsafe areas are thought to be being offered for sale direct to the foodservice industry

Get illegal seafood off the menu, caterers warned

By Luke Nicholls

The catering industry is at risk of purchasing unsafe, poor quality or illegal seafood if they do not check it has come from a reputable supplier, government bodies have warned.

With the new funding and through schemes such as Employment 1st, more young people could be given the chance to become chefs

£1bn youth jobs fund: The hospitality industry’s reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the recent revelations that the Government is to inject £1bn of new funding into a new scheme to tackle youth unemployment, leading hospitality industry bodies have given BigHospitality their thoughts on how it could affect the sector.

The report from credit agency Experian noted that overall numbers of young people setting up on their own are up by nearly a quarter

Hospitality entrepreneurs on the rise

By Rachel Parkes

The numbers of young entrepreneurs starting up businesses in the hospitality industry is on the increase, according to a recent report, which defined the sector as ‘vulnerable’ due to short-term operating challenges.

The BHA argues that the 2012 London Olympics will open up new visitor markets

BHA hits back at 2012 Olympics detractors

By Rachel Johnson

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has hit back at detractors of the 2012 London Olympics, saying that the Games will provide an immediate benefit and “leave a long-lasting legacy” to the hospitality industry

Guy Parsons has made leaving the BHA his first major decision as incoming chief executive

Travelodge quits the British Hospitality Association

By Chris Druce

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has elected to go it alone and has resigned from the British Hospitality Association (BHA), claiming it can represent its interests just as well as the industry body

Music fee refunds are guaranteed following today's ruling

Hospitality industry guaranteed £20m music fee refund

By Emma Eversham

The BHA and the BBPA secure a victory against a High Court appeal over music licence fees, meaning pubs, restaurants and hotels who paid over the odds are guaranteed up to £20m in refunds.

Tips law change made at wrong time says BHA

Tips law change made at wrong time says BHA

By Emma Eversham

The Government’s decision to move forward with plans to make it illegal for employers to top up staff wages with tips will land the industry with a high wage bill when it is already struggling says the British Hospitality Association

BHA warns of 45,000 job losses if tips law changes

BHA warns of 45,000 job losses if tips law changes

By Joe Lutrario

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) warns that as many as 45,000 jobs could be lost if the Government pushes ahead with plans to outlaw the use of tips to boost below-minimum wages


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