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Catering volunteers needed to help homeless people this Christmas

26th October 2015

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling on trained chefs, experienced catering staff and keen cooks to provide hot, healthy meals for homeless people at their temporary centres this Christmas.

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Gold Service Scholarship: now open for entries until Friday, 9 October

2nd October 2015

The Gold Service Scholarship has announced that the application deadline for its 2016 competition has been extended until Friday, 9 October.

Gold Service Scholarship: now open for entries until Friday, 9 OctoberRead more »

Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

1st October 2015

With British Roast Dinner Week in full swing, operators are urged to ensure they benefit from this annual event.

Best British Roast Dinner finalists announcedRead more »

Rugby World Cup – 25 million extra pints to be sold, says BBPA

17th September 2015

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) says the tournament will give a big boost to locals across the UK.

Rugby World Cup – 25 million extra pints to be sold, says BBPARead more »

Setting the Gold Standard

9th September 2015

The Gold Service Scholarship 2016 is open for entries.

Setting the Gold StandardRead more »

Academy seeks nominations for awards for excellence

3rd September 2015

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is seeking nominations from employers and staff in the hospitality industry for its front-of-house Annual Awards Excellence.

Academy seeks nominations for awards for excellenceRead more »

Rapid growth in takeaway sector serves up success for UK economy

6th August 2015

A new report from JUST EAT shows that the UK takeaway industry was worth £9 billion to the economy and supported more than 220,000 direct jobs in 2014.

Rapid growth in takeaway sector serves up success for UK economyRead more »

London’s South Bank hots up for Summer

31st July 2015

Londoners reading this will know that the South Bank, near Waterloo Station, comes into its own during the warmer months with different street food outlets, performers and art installations popping up to be enjoyed by the world and his wife.

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Heart transplant chef scales heights

27th July 2015

A chef who was given just 48 hours to live before receiving a heart transplant is on top of the world after climbing one of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador.

Heart transplant chef scales heightsRead more »

BHA not pleased with announcement of new National Minimum Wage

15th July 2015

George Osborne announced in the Summer Budget last Wednesday that a compulsory ‘new National Living Wage’ of £7.20 an hour will be introduced for over 25s in April 2016.

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Meantime’s Alastair Hook named UK Brewer of the Year

9th July 2015

Meantime Brewing Company’s founder and Master Brewer Alastair Hook has been named ‘Brewer of the Year’ by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

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OpenTable reveals Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants

1st July 2015

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant bookings, has announced the 2015 Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurants in the UK.

OpenTable reveals Top 50 Fit for Foodies restaurantsRead more »

BBF excels in Scotland and scoops top Award

26th June 2015

Bestway Batleys Foodservice (BBF) garnered the Customer Service Excellence Award at the recent Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards 2015.

BBF excels in Scotland and scoops top AwardRead more »

London Street Food Garden returns

12th June 2015

Following a highly successful launch last Summer, the utterly delightful Vauxhall Street Food Garden has popped up for a second year.

London Street Food Garden returns Read more »

There's a Beer For That launches on-trade activations

5th June 2015

It's been six months since Britain's Beer Alliance successfully launched There's A Beer For That and the campaign shows no signs of slowing in momentum.

There's a Beer For That launches on-trade activationsRead more »
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Tax Compliance

Due to the nature of the hospitality and foodservice industry – with its cash tips and untraceable food items that may have either been sold for taxable cash or thrown away as a loss – the HMRC likes to keep a close eye on the sector. Read more >

Feedback Economy

Recent research from Barclays on the feedback economy revealed the UK hospitality and leisure industry could boost the UK economy by £3.2bn over the course of the next decade by improving how customer feedback is used. Read more >

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