Management

People 1st has released new research which shows that a mere 58 per cent of hospitality companies have a business plan

Only 58% of hospitality companies have business plans

By Lauren Houghton

Charity for the hospitality industry People 1st has released new research which shows that a mere 58 per cent of hospitality companies have a business plan, yet it also showed a link between planning and higher profits.

There are plans to roll the Gusto brand out across the UK including London

Gusto undertakes MBO from Living Ventures

By John Harrington

Restaurant and bar group Gusto has completed a management buyout from Living Ventures, the Tim Bacon-led premium operator, with funding from private equity group Palatine as it looks to add about 15 sites over the next four years, including a move into...

Martin Williams (far right) stepped down as managing director of Gaucho earlier this month

Ex-Gaucho MD to launch new venture ‘M’

By Mark Wingett

Martin Williams, who stepped down as managing director of Gaucho earlier this month, plans to launch a new restaurant venture called M in London later this year.

This year's winners will be announced at Hotelympia's Big Event on 29 April 2014

Hot Talent 2014: front-of-house finalists revealed

By Carina Perkins

Five talented young hospitality managers have made it through to the finals of this year’s Hot Talent awards, which are organised by Hotelympia and supported by BigHospitality and Restaurant Magazine.

(L-R): Mark Chambers; Nicholas Dickinson; Colm Kelly; and Claire Randall have all been given Master Innholder status

Four new Master Innholders revealed

By Luke Nicholls

Four hoteliers from across the UK have been awarded the title of Master Innholder by the eponymous industry organisation. 

The Edge Hotel School's students took part in a number of activities at the five-star Marriott Hotel County Hall

Marriott focuses on youth development with hotel school partnership

By Luke Nicholls

One of Marriott’s flagship London properties has partnered with the UK’s first hotel school in a fully functioning hotel for a series of training workshops which the hotel group hopes will help to inspire the industry’s future leaders.