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Otley Burger Company ad featuring Madeleine McCann banned

20 April 2022 by

A Mother’s Day advertisement run by the Otley Burger Company that used the image of missing child Madeleine McCann has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for causing ‘unjustified distress and serious and widespread offence’.

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New rules to make fake reviews illegal

20 April 2022 by

The government has announced enhanced powers for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), including plans to “stamp out” fake reviews by making it illegal to pay someone to write or host a fake review.

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa sold for £7.5m News

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa sold for £7.5m

14 April 2022 by

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa has been sold to private equity investors Fidera Vecta and[...]

Fragrance Group’s £23m Corbyn Head hotel expected to open 2024 News

Fragrance Group’s £23m Corbyn Head hotel expected to open 2024

14 April 2022 by

Work on the Fragrance’s Group’s £23m Corbyn Head hotel in Torquay, Devon, is set to start[...]

Peel Hotels puts Norfolk Royale hotel up for sale for £8.5m News

Peel Hotels puts Norfolk Royale hotel up for sale for £8.5m

14 April 2022 by

Peel Hotels has put the freehold of its four-AA-starred, 95-bedroom Norfolk Royale hotel in Bournemouth on[...]

Arc Inspirations set for major expansion after £19m investment News

Arc Inspirations set for major expansion after £19m investment

13 April 2022 by

Bar operator Arc Inspirations is set to double its footprint after securing a £19m investment from[...]

Swingers adds £2.5m roof terrace to West End venue and reveals expansion pipeline News

Swingers adds £2.5m roof terrace to West End venue and reveals expansion pipeline

13 April 2022

Swingers, the crazy golf competitive socialising experience founded in London in 2014 by Jeremy Simmonds and Matt Grech-Smith, has undergone an 8,000 square foot extension, to be revealed to the public on 20 May.

Deliveroo reports solid Q1 growth News

Deliveroo reports solid Q1 growth

12 April 2022

Delivery platform Deliveroo has reported “solid growth” in the first quarter of 2022, with gross transaction value (GTV) up 12% year-on-year to £1.79b.

Zetland Capital secures £40m loan to acquire and expand Portobello Starboard pub group News

Zetland Capital secures £40m loan to acquire and expand Portobello Starboard pub group

12 April 2022 by

London-based private equity firm Zetland Capital has secured a £40m loan to acquire and expand the[...]

Foodservice price inflation hit double digits in February before Ukraine invasion News

Foodservice price inflation hit double digits in February before Ukraine invasion

12 April 2022 by

Year-on-year inflation in the foodservice sector hit 10.2% in February 2022, the latest edition of the[...]

Big Fang Collective £5m Imbiba investment to fund expansion News

Big Fang Collective £5m Imbiba investment to fund expansion

11 April 2022 by

Big Fang Collective, the Liverpool-based entertainment venue operator, has received a £5m investment from leisure investment[...]

Tortilla wraps up first year as listed company with record results News

Tortilla wraps up first year as listed company with record results

11 April 2022 by

Fast-casual Mexican restaurant group Tortilla has reported a 79.5% increase in revenues to a record £48.1m[...]

Say 'I do' outside with the boom in outdoor weddings Business

Say 'I do' outside with the boom in outdoor weddings

08 April 2022

Couples are planning on strolling up the aisle in gardens, parks and fields this year as the market for outdoor weddings is blooming. Here's how operators can provide a stylish and high-quality service, even when the inevitable storm hits

Bryan Whittaker, former CESA technical director, dies aged 84 News

Bryan Whittaker, former CESA technical director, dies aged 84

07 April 2022

Bryan Whittaker, a former technical director of CESA (now the Foodservice Equipment Association), died on Saturday 2 April following a short illness at the age of 84.

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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