De Vere Venues has 30 mettings and events venues and over 3000 bedrooms across the UK

De Vere Venues put up for sale

By Luke Nicholls

Hotel operator and meeting and events space provider De Vere Venues has today been put up for sale with an estimated price tag of up to £300m, but parent company De Vere Group insists it ‘is not under any pressure to undertake a disposal’.

Restaurateurs have cut prices and reduced staff to keep business buoyant during the recession

Third of restaurateurs slash prices to keep business buoyant

By Emma Eversham

A third of restaurateurs have slashed their prices and almost a quarter have reduced their temporary staff numbers in the past six months to help keep business buoyant through the recession, a survey of small business owners has found.