The government is conducting a review of the sharing economy in order to regulate it

Government urged to regulate sharing economy

By Melodie Michel

Pop-up marketplace Grub Club is urging the government to better regulate ‘sharing economy’ businesses like itself in order to ensure their protection.

Restaurants urged to enter Startups Awards

Restaurants urged to enter Startups Awards

By Melodie Michel

The deadline for entries to the Startups Awards 2014 has been extended to Friday 26 September, with restaurants across the country urged to take part.

Nuno Mendes will return to judge the chef category of the 2014 YBF awards

Young British Foodie Awards 2014

The search is back on for the UK’s most innovative food and drink enthusiasts, with the Young British Foodie Awards 2014 now open for entries.

Joe Walters, the man behind Texas Joe's beef jerky, is looking to roll out a chain of barbecue and craft beer restaurants

Texas Joe's beef jerky founder to open BBQ and craft beer restaurants

By John Harrington

Joe Walters, the entrepreneur behind the Texas Joe’s beef jerky brand whose investors include BrewDog co-founder James Watt, has said he hopes to open a chain of barbecue and craft beer restaurants nationwide after securing his first stand-alone site...

Where should you start when it comes to looking for finance to start or grow your hospitality business?

Finding finance in hospitality: Where to start

By Emma Eversham

In the first of our five-part series on finding funding within the hospitality industry we ask experts in the field what the market's like and what operators can do to enable them to successfully set up or grow their restaurant, hotel or pub business.

Steakhouse chain Hawksmoor won the Culinary Award for its fresh, high-quality food

ALMR Late Night Awards 2013: Winners revealed

By Luke Nicholls

Hawksmoor, Be At One and Luminar were among the big winners of the inaugural ‘Late Night Awards’ from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), held at a special ‘Dusk ‘til Dawn’ event in London’s Café de Paris earlier this week.

Street food operator KERB will be able to launch a new Saturday market thanks to the trial (photo courtesy of Tom Bowles)

Boris Johnson gets behind London’s small food businesses

By Luke Nicholls

London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the capital’s small food businesses by backing the pilot scheme of an innovative new programme which aims to create more jobs and reinvigorate the high streets. 

Martin Morales, founder, Ceviche restaurant (image courtesy of Paul Winch Furness)

Career Profile: Martin Morales

By Luke Nicholls

Peruvian-born entrepreneur Martin Morales has finally ventured into the restaurant sector after years of wait, with last month's opening of Ceviche in Soho - featuring the UK's first pisco bar. The ex-DJ and Apple executive talks to BigHospitality...

Peter Borg-Neal

Career Profile: Peter Borg-Neal

By Luke Nicholls

Gastropub entrepreneur Peter Borg-Neal is the brains behind the six-strong Oakman Inns & Restaurants, which was last month nominated for Best Pub Company at Restaurant magazine's R200 Awards. Having started his career as a cellar boy and also...


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