Janet Harmer

Janet Harmer

Observer of the hospitality industry for 33 years. Always on the look out for genuine hotel and restaurant experiences.

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Stuart Procter of the Stafford Collection on working with 'the best in the business'

16 November 2022 by

The roaring success of the Stafford London has seen its chief operating officer Stuart Procter win two big awards. Here's how he inspires excellence through busy times

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‘It’s about giving something back’: Adrian Ellis on winning Hotelier of the Year 2022

03 November 2022 by

Adrian Ellis has worked his way up from bellboy to general manager of the Lowry and industry champion, winning the Hotelier of the Year 2022 accolade

Best Western launches new 'boutique lifestyle' hotel brand News

Best Western launches new 'boutique lifestyle' hotel brand

28 June 2022 by

Best Western’s newest hotel brand Sadie will welcome its first guests on Friday 1 July in[...]

Levy takes 50% stake in bar and event company Peppermint News

Levy takes 50% stake in bar and event company Peppermint

28 June 2022 by

Sports and hospitality caterer Levy UK + Ireland had acquired a 50% stake in event bar[...]

Manorview Group acquires the Bothwell Bridge hotel News

Manorview Group acquires the Bothwell Bridge hotel

28 June 2022 by

Scottish boutique hotel company Manorview Group has acquired the 90-bedroom Bothwell Bridge hotel in Bothwell, South[...]

Shoryu Ramen to open first UK franchise restaurant News

Shoryu Ramen to open first UK franchise restaurant

24 June 2022 by

Japanese brand Shoryu Ramen will open its first franchise restaurant in the UK at a site[...]

Ufford Park hotel in Suffolk sold to Lion Quay Resorts News

Ufford Park hotel in Suffolk sold to Lion Quay Resorts

24 June 2022

The 90-bedroom Ufford Park Hotel Golf & Spa in Woodbridge, Suffolk, has been sold to Lion Quay Resorts for an undisclosed sum.

Rail strikes 'wipe out 40%' of late-night hospitality trade News

Rail strikes 'wipe out 40%' of late-night hospitality trade

24 June 2022

The late-night hospitality industry is suffering up to a 40% loss in trade as a result of the rail strikes, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Hospitality salaries on the rise as staff shortages threaten growth News

Hospitality salaries on the rise as staff shortages threaten growth

24 June 2022 by

Nearly one fifth of hospitality employers have boosted wages in attempt to combat the staffing crisis.

Record staff shortages causing hospitality 'to lose £21b in trade' News

Record staff shortages causing hospitality 'to lose £21b in trade'

23 June 2022 by

Nearly half of hospitality operators are cutting trading hours or capacity in order to cope with[...]

Welsh government launches consultation on mandatory calorie labelling in restaurants News

Welsh government launches consultation on mandatory calorie labelling in restaurants

23 June 2022 by

The Welsh government is proposing to introduce mandatory calorie labelling in restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Shopshire's the Baron at Bucknell is up for sale News

Shopshire's the Baron at Bucknell is up for sale

23 June 2022 by

A recently refurbished country inn with eight bedrooms has gone on the market with a price[...]

Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko fights with culinary diplomacy Chef

Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko fights with culinary diplomacy

23 June 2022

Yurii Kovryzhenko is using culinary diplomacy to help the war effort in Ukraine. He talks about how the nation is a distinctive state with dishes that are historically its own

Plans to replace Bristol's Cargo shipping containers with landmark building News

Plans to replace Bristol's Cargo shipping containers with landmark building

22 June 2022

The Cargo shipping container development in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf is to be removed as part of a redevelopment of the area.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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