HSBC area corporate director Tony Leech, Mincoffs corporate partner John Nicholson and Cairn Group finance director Richard Warren

Cairn Group refinances to aid growth

By Emma Eversham

North East-based hotel and bar operator Cairn Group has refinanced £101m with HSBC to enable it to develop and grow its portfolio across the UK.

TripAdvisor unveil analytics dashboard

TripAdvisor unveil analytics dashboard

By Liam Garrahan

TripAdvisor has launched an analytics dashboard for all hospitality businesses registered on its site, allowing them to track trends and create their own competitor sets.

Box-ticking: Pitmans says businesses need to take steps to protect themselves legally when expanding

From start-up to global chain: Law firm provides hospitality checklist

By Luke Nicholls

Whether you are taking your restaurant from ‘pop-up to permanent’, starting an innovative new hotel concept or planning to open a new chain of destination bars, law firm Pitmans has provided seven top tips for entrepreneurs looking to avoid any legal...

Fat Cat Café Bars entered administration this week

Fat Cat Café Bars calls in the administrators

By Peter Ruddick

Fat Cat Café Bars, which operates 10 bars and gastropubs, has been placed into administration and a property agent has already been instructed to find buyers for six of the chain's sites.

Around 5,000 hotel, restaurant and pub SMEs have closed since the start of the recession

More business failures expected for hospitality SMEs

By Lorraine Heller

Small businesses in the hospitality sector should be particularly vigilant of their business strategies over the years ahead, as corporate financial analysts warn that the worst is still to come.

Whitbread's Premier Inn Burgess Hill clearly markets the group's sustainable approach throughout the hotel

Consumers distrust businesses’ green claims

By Becky Paskin

Only seven per cent of consumers trust companies’ claims to be actively reducing their carbon emissions, although more than half admit they would be more loyal to a brand if action was clearly demonstrated to them.

Tom Davies, the new chief executive of Brakspear Pubs

Brakspear restructures board to aid tenants

By Becky Paskin

Brakspear Pubs’ commercial director Tom Davies has been announced as chief executive Don Bridgmen’s successor when he retires from the company in September


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