In-Depth

Viewpoint: Hospitality must take mental health seriously, says Philip Addison In-Depth

Viewpoint: Hospitality must take mental health seriously, says Philip Addison

16 September 2021 by

The industry has a poor reputation for supporting its staff, but a small amount of training[...]

Take a chance on the next generation, says Robin Hutson In-Depth

Take a chance on the next generation, says Robin Hutson

14 September 2021 by

The next generation will pleasantly surprise you, if you give them the chance, says Robin Hutson.

Viewpoint: We must never let ourselves get into this position again, says Anna Sebastian In-Depth

Viewpoint: We must never let ourselves get into this position again, says Anna Sebastian

09 September 2021 by

The pandemic pushed too many hospitality workers onto the streets and exposed the industry’s flaws, says[...]

Viewpoint: Peter Hancock says accentuate the positives In-Depth

Viewpoint: Peter Hancock says accentuate the positives

02 September 2021 by

Covid may be a crisis unique to our age, but its effects and outcomes do have[...]

Restaurant News

News

The Big Table Group announces £35m growth plans

25 October 2021 by

The Big Table Group – operator of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge – has announced its intention to open 50 new restaurants and refurbish 70 sites over the next three years, representing an investment of more than £50m.

News

Giggling Squid looking to snap up retail units for expansion

25 October 2021 by

Thai restaurant group Giggling Squid is looking to acquire top-quality retail units nationwide to fulfil its expansion ambitions, with plans to open a minimum of seven new sites in the current financial year.

Hotel News

News

Stephen Leckie honoured with HIT Scotland Industry Award 2021

22 October 2021 by

Stephen Leckie, chairman and chief executive of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, has been awarded the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland (HIT Scotland) Industry Award 2021.

News

Frustrated night porter went on £94,000 rampage through hotel

22 October 2021 by

A night porter caused almost £100,000 of damage in a rampage through Larkfield Priory hotel in Kent after he became frustrated with covering roles he wasn’t trained for.

Foodservice News

Former Rapport CEO Greg Mace joins retirement group Riverstone News

Former Rapport CEO Greg Mace joins retirement group Riverstone

22 October 2021 by

Greg Mace has joined upmarket retirement community group Riverstone as chief experience officer.

Chris Moore joining Compass Group to oversee new training and development academy News

Chris Moore joining Compass Group to oversee new training and development academy

21 October 2021 by

Chris Moore is joining Compass Group in January to oversee its new multimillion-pound flagship training and[...]

Driver shortage expected to last a year while hospitality faces ‘terrifying’ 18% inflation News

Driver shortage expected to last a year while hospitality faces ‘terrifying’ 18% inflation

20 October 2021 by

The shortage of HGV drivers causing supply chain disruption to businesses across the UK may not[...]

Winter lockdown 'ruled out' by business secretary News

Winter lockdown 'ruled out' by business secretary

20 October 2021 by

The business secretary has ruled out another national lockdown this winter despite concerns over rising coronavirus[...]

Pub & Bar

Red Oak Taverns secures £15m growth funding News

Red Oak Taverns secures £15m growth funding

20 October 2021

Multi-site pub operator Red Oak Taverns has received a £15m acquisition facility from OakNorth Bank to fund its expansion.

Zero Carbon Forum launches roadmap for hospitality sector to reach net zero News

Zero Carbon Forum launches roadmap for hospitality sector to reach net zero

19 October 2021

The Zero Carbon Forum has today launched a roadmap designed to provide the hospitality industry with guidance on decarbonising businesses and strategies to reach net zero emissions by 2030 for Scope 1 and 2 and 2040 for Scope 3.

Openings

Niall Keating to oversee Staffordshire restaurant Lunar News

Niall Keating to oversee Staffordshire restaurant Lunar

21 October 2021 by

Niall Keating is to oversee a new restaurant, named Lunar, at the World of Wedgwood visitor[...]

Council gives green light for new team to deliver Afan Valley resort News

Council gives green light for new team to deliver Afan Valley resort

19 October 2021 by

A new team has been given conditional planning approval to take forward the Afan Valley leisure[...]

Frank and Jackson Boxer to open dive bar in Stone Nest basement News

Frank and Jackson Boxer to open dive bar in Stone Nest basement

19 October 2021 by

Frank and Jackson Boxer, the brothers behind Brunswick House in London’s Vauxhall, are to run a[...]

Big Easy to open first venue outside London following Bluewater signing News

Big Easy to open first venue outside London following Bluewater signing

18 October 2021 by

Barbecue and lobster brand Big Easy has signed for a 6,100 sq ft site at Bluewater[...]

Independent Hotel Show London announces speaker line-up Hotel

Independent Hotel Show London announces speaker line-up

03 September 2021

Independent Hotel Show London presented by James Hallam, the trade event for the UK’s luxury and boutique hotel industry, returns to Olympia London on 4-5 October 2021 with an impressive array of speakers.

Independent Hotel Show London announces speaker line-up Hotel

Independent Hotel Show London announces speaker line-up

03 September 2021

Independent Hotel Show London presented by James Hallam, the trade event for the UK’s luxury and boutique hotel industry, returns to Olympia London on 4-5 October 2021 with an impressive array of speakers.

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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