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Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco
Page 14

With any luck we are heading towards a long, hot summer such as the one we enjoyed last year. Even if this is not the case, people will be wanting to eat outside, suitably attired against the elements. Now is the time to ensure that your outside dining area not only attracts customers but also encourages them to return time and again to indulge in one of the great British traditions of dining al fresco come what may

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Tapping in to beer

Tapping in to beer
Page 22

Much has changed in the on trade in recent years, but some things will always have a role to play in outlets; alongside food, music and 'high spirits', the beer category is and will continue to be a staple of an outlet’s offering.

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Cumulative Impact Zones

Cumulative Impact Zones
Page 26

Pubs, bars and restaurants require the grant of a Licensing Act 2003 premises licence from the local council to permit the sale of alcohol and other licensable activities. Arguably the greatest barrier preventing operators of any type of licensed premises from expanding or maximising the potential of their businesses is the presence of cumulative impact zones.

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Getting to Grips with Google

Getting to Grips with Google
Page 30

It is often said that internet marketing – and Search Engine Optimisation in particular – is probably the most efficient and cost-effective form of modern marketing. However, due to its somewhat technical nature, it is often put to one side or ignored in favour of more traditional methods of marketing, which are easier to understand but may not be so effective in the 21st Century.

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Chocolate-coffee treats at London Coffee Festival,
6-9 April 2017

Mar 2017 • UCC Coffee UK & Ireland and Hotel Chocolat have joined forces for this year’s London Coffee Festival. They will be running sensory lab sessions to explore what makes coffee and chocolate great. Read more >

Chocolate-coffee treats at London Coffee Festival, <br />6-9 April 2017

Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Feb 2017 • They say that it is better to travel than to arrive. When it comes to Eurostar’s recently opened Business Premier Lounge in Paris, they would be wrong. Read more >

Eurostar harnesses Best of British for new Paris lounge

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

Feb 2017 • From the man behind one of London’s most iconic restaurants, The Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh opened his latest venture, Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, just before Christmas. Read more >

Vivek Singh brings colour and culinary delights to Covent Garden

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Jan 2017 • Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK yesterday (26 January) after frying out on top at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. Read more >

UK's Best Fish and Chip Shop announced

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety

Jan 2017 • Two men have been arrested over the death of 15-year-old Megan Lee, who died on New Year's Day after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway. Read more >

Death of 15 year old highlights importance of food safety
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Pest Control

Every catering business knows that food and pests can be a poisonous combination - one that poses a serious threat not only to the health of customers and staff but also to the business as a whole. Read more >


Seafood Week is an eight-day national campaign encouraging the UK public to eat more fish more often and celebrate the plethora of seafood available in the UK. Read more >

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