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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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Centre for Retail Research predicts tough year for casual dining sector

8th January 2019

During 2018, over 10,000 jobs were lost in restaurants throughout the UK. It is predicted that 2019 will see more pain in the industry in spite of lower business rates for smaller operators.

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BBPA ‘bitterly disappointed’ by confirmation of low and no alcohol consultation outcome

19th December 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has published its formal response to the consultation on low alcohol product labeling.

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Bestway Foundation UK donates £100,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

7th December 2018

Last week (27 November), Zameer Choudrey CBE SI Pk, Chief Executive of Bestway Group, presented a cheque for £100,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity).

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Raymond Blanc OBE and protégés raise £29,000 for Hospitality Action

29th November 2018

Celebrated Chef Raymond Blanc OBE was joined behind the stoves by some of his protégés and peers earlier this week at Chino Latino within the Park Plaza London Riverbank, London to raise funds for Hospitality Action.

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Galgorm Resort & Spa named Best in World

20th November 2018

Galgorm Resort & Spa in Ballymena, Northern Ireland garnered the Global Luxury Spa Hotel of the Year award at the 12th World Luxury Hotel Awards in Bali recently.

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LSBU’s chocolatier represents UK in world final

30th October 2018

London South Bank University’s Chocolate lecturer, Barry Johnson, has headed to Paris for the World Chocolate Masters competition – 31 October - 2 November 2018.

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Gamma Gamma - Soho’s latest culinary treat

26th October 2018

New Pan Asian tapas restaurant takes up residence in Greek Street, former site of Bo Drake.

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Mentoring initiative launched to fast-track female leaders in hospitality

16th October 2018

Global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson partners UK Hospitality with BT Sport and Elliott’s in industry-wide undertaking.

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A Michelin-starred evening with Raymond Blanc OBE and his protégés – tickets available

8th October 2018

An exclusive fundraising event in aid of Hospitality Action will take place at Chino Latino within the Park Plaza London Riverbank on Monday 26 November.

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Sustainable Restaurant Association reveals Top 20 most sustainable restaurants

25th September 2018

Top 20 includes 10 independent restaurants, a hotel, two pubs, a cookery school and half a dozen university and workplace caterers.

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Share your Chef Hacks with Aviko to win £500

13th September 2018

Aviko is on the hunt to find the nation’s best Chef Hack and is calling on chefs and caterers to share their top tips and recipes for making life easier in the professional kitchen.

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Celebrating wild British produce

4th September 2018

The Eat Game Awards is a new initiative created by three British businesses - James Purdey & Sons, Boisdale Restaurants and Taste of Game - bringing together the shooting, game meat and hospitality sectors to celebrate British wild game meat.

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Luxury Worcestershire manor named UK’s ‘Best Hotel for Food’

28th August 2018

Eckington Manor has garnered the title of ‘Best Hotel for Food’ at the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards.

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British bartender wins International Southern Showdown 2018

9th August 2018

Bartender Lee Jones, of the Smokestack bar in Leeds, has won the International Final of the Southern Comfort Southern Showdown 2018 cocktail contest, held in the cocktail capital of the world, New Orleans.

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