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Fish beats veg and meat in battle of the chefs

5th June 2019

Held at Flat Iron Square, London the annual gourmet competition – comprising 12 top London restaurants – raised more than £8500 for Hospitality Action recently.

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UKHospitality celebrates one year anniversary

29th May 2019

UKHospitality is the trade body that represents the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger last year between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA)

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English Wine Week Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June

22nd May 2019

English Wine Week 2019 starts this coming weekend and the timing could not be better, as English and Welsh wines ride high on both the domestic and global stages.

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EU veggie ‘burger’ ban challenged across Europe

15th May 2019

ProVeg International has launched a campaign challenging the European Parliament’s proposal to ban veggie foods being described as ‘burgers’ or ‘sausages’

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Marathon clean-up delivers PB for plastic recycling

30th April 2019

This year Veolia’s London Marathon clean-up delivered a personal best for recycling, with over 350,000 plastic bottles collected for reprocessing.

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One in three people will enjoy a takeaway this Easter, reveals BB Foodservice

18th April 2019

BB Foodservice has revealed that one in three people will indulge in a takeaway this Easter – over 18 million people across the UK.

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Grant fund opens to scale paper cup recycling across the UK

16th April 2019

A newly developed programme delivered by Hubbub and funded by Starbucks will help communities resource collection of paper cup waste.

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Veg takes on Meat & Fish in battle of chefs

1st April 2019

On 22 May, 12 of London’s top chefs will be battling for the coveted ‘Dish of the Night’ vote in London’s only charity fine dining contest that is open to everyone to attend and where the general public selects their favourite dish

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Springboard appoints Alastair Storey as its new Chairman

20th March 2019

Alastair has been appointed by Springboard’s Board of Trustees to take over from Stephen Moss CBE, Springboard’s Founder and Chair for the past 29 years.

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UK industry experts gather to discuss growing FOG menace

13th March 2019

Industry experts from across the UK gathered in London today to discuss the growing menace of fatbergs in the UK’s sewerage system.

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HIT Scotland announces The Fairlie Scholarship

6th March 2019

Recognising Andrew Fairlie’s significant contribution to the hospitality industry, Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland has unveiled details of the inaugural Fairlie Scholarship, a career-changing opportunity for aspiring chefs in Scotland.

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Bestway recognises colleagues at annual Performance Awards 2018

22nd February 2019

Bestway Wholesale recognised its teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond to provide excellent service in an employee awards ceremony on Thursday 21 February.

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Gold Service Scholar 2019 announced

13th February 2019

The Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship announced last week that the 2019 Scholar is Karen Gruet from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.

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The 2019 British Pie Awards are open, with a new Vegan Pie category

29th January 2019

Now in their 11th year, the renowned Awards are open for entries from pie makers across the UK. As ever, the event will take place in the pork pie capital of Melton Mowbray. Judging will take place on Wednesday 6 March with the main event two days later o

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New head of catering to drive growth at Bestway Wholesale

18th January 2019

Bestway Wholesale, the foodservice distributor that owns BB Foodservice, Bestway and Batleys depots, has appointed David Livingstone as head of catering in a bid to drive further growth in the catering market.

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