Articles By Date 01 May 2005 - 31 May 2005
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Struggling Bank Restaurant Group has confirmed it is in advanced negotiations with another group.

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(17 May 2005 10:17:00)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) are designed to protect employees' rights when a fully functioning business is taken over and their direct employer changes.

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(17 May 2005 0:00:00)

The business and industry (B&I) sector of the contract catering market accounted for £582m-worth of meals last year.

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(16 May 2005 16:31:00)

A new boutique hotel, restaurant and bar is to open in the heart of Soho under the auspices of entrepreneur Mark Fuller who has teamed up with Garry Hollihead and Andy Taylor.

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(16 May 2005 16:26:00)

Irish hotel chain Jurys Doyle has rejected the unsolicited approach from Precinct Investments, which owns Gresham Hotels.

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(16 May 2005 14:58:00)

A taste of India is now available at the Southsea Marina, Hampshire, with the purchase of bar/restaurant, Bonaparte’s by Ruman Karim and his family. The local restaurateur will focus mainly on serving diners Indian cuisine at the 60-cover restaurant – in good weather this capacity is doubled by outside seating. The property sold for very near the asking price of £96,000 through agent Guy Simmonds on behalf of Mark and Jodie Richardson.

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(16 May 2005 14:40:00)

This article is intended as a guide to the law on this subject.

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(16 May 2005 13:23:00)

When Alan and Susan Stallard needed an experienced chef to go into business with, they didn’t need to look far. Now, along with son Jonathan – a trained chef and licensed operator – they are the owners of The Otter Inn at Colaton Raleigh, East Devon. The three-storey building features a 60-cover restaurant, a bar and a skittle alley with capacity for a further 30 covers. Owner accommodation comprises an office, lounge and four double bedrooms. The property sold for close to the asking price of £135,000, through agent Stonesmith of Exeter.

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(16 May 2005 12:08:00)

The purchase of The King’s Arms Hotel in Ballantrae marks Suzanne and Brian Stirling’s first venture into the hotel and licensed trade. The King’s Arms is a roadside tavern with two spacious bars, a dining area with a 25-seat capacity and a function room which can cater for around 50 guests. The property also features six letting rooms and a three bedroom apartment for the owners. The agent was Colliers Robert Barry.

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(16 May 2005 12:03:00)

Nick and Sandra Thomas are the new owners of The Copper Horse at Seamer near Scarborough. The couple, who have a number of business interests in the area, bought the popular inn and restaurant for £525,000. Previous owners, Graham and Norma Davies and Helen Biggins purchased the property as a pre-retirement venture in 2001 and had invested heavily in improving the facilities, which include a total dining capacity of 52 seats, a spacious bar and owner accommodation, comprising lounge, dining-room and two single bedrooms. The agent was Colliers Robert Barry

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(16 May 2005 11:55:00)

The Fascadail Country Guest House in the loch-side village of Arrochar has sold for above the asking price of £395,000. Chris and Sandra Kirkham have crossed the border to run the seven-room guest house, which also features two-bedroom living accommodation. The property, sold through agent Colliers Robert Barry, offers views across Loch Long.

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(16 May 2005 11:51:00)

The Forrester’s Arms in the historic town of Jedburgh near Edinburgh, is under new ownership. Proprietors, Gordon and Lorraine Elliot recently returned to Scotland after working abroad – both have extensive experience of the hospitality industry. The property, which sold for close to the asking price of £295,000, features a 24-cover bar, a games room, and a 20-cover restaurant. It also boast owner accommodation comprising three bedrooms and a living room. The agent was Christie and Co.

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(16 May 2005 11:40:00)

Butlin’s is to open its first resort hotel in the seaside town of Bognor Regis.

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(16 May 2005 11:08:00)

A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry...

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(16 May 2005 10:23:00)

Compass Group chief executive Mike Bailey had the highest basic salary in 2003/2004 among 20 leisure companies surveyed in the latest Pay for Performance report. Hilton boss David Michels received the biggest total pay package, however.

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(16 May 2005 10:05:00)

France's success in securing the go-ahead to slash its VAT rates on restaurant meals from 19.6% to just 5.5% is unlikely to stimulate similar moves in the UK, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

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(16 May 2005 9:56:00)

Are you a shareholder in a family company? Do you take dividends instead of salary?

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(16 May 2005 0:00:00)

British summer weather can be difficult to predict. But that doesn’t mean that caterers can’t cash in on increased trade from regulars and tourists to make the most of seasonal, summer opportunities.

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(16 May 2005 0:00:00)

Speciality foods provide chefs with the opportunity to offer added interest to menus by offering unusual and, sometimes, rare ingredients, as well as artisan products made by small, local producers.

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(16 May 2005 0:00:00)

Net profit at Sodexho Alliance was down €30m (£20.5m) in the first half of 2004/05 as a result of the recent class action suit in the USA.

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(13 May 2005 16:59:00)

Hotusa, the Spanish hotel company, has bought its first property in the UK - the Grosvenor Kensington hotel in London.

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(13 May 2005 16:47:00)

US hotel marketing consortium Indecorp has been relaunched as the Preferred Hotel Group.

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(13 May 2005 16:43:00)

James Purnell, the Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde in Cheshire since 2001, is the new minister for media and tourism in the new Government.

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(13 May 2005 15:16:00)

After just four years, the Gordon Ramsay Scholar has already become one of the most sought-after titles on the circuit.

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(13 May 2005 10:49:00)

A group of London Councils are making a bold bid this week to extend the licence conversion deadline past 6 August, fearing thousands of licensees will miss the cut-off.

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(13 May 2005 10:43:00)

The Savoy’s new owners, Fairmont Hotels have formed a joint partnership with Kingdom Hotels and IFA Hotels to manage five of the most prestigious, colonial-era properties in Kenya.

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(13 May 2005 9:20:00)

The Rutland Hotel is have a £1m revamp over the next four months.

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(12 May 2005 16:58:00)

South England pub company Pubs ‘N’ Bars has blamed a slide in full-year profits on rising utility and rent costs combined with weakening consumer demand.

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(12 May 2005 15:43:00)

Restaurant group Paramount’s board has today unconditionally accepted Craftbutton’s offer to buy the company.

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(12 May 2005 15:40:00)

Derek Gemmell-Brown has been promoted to director of human resources at Niche Hotels.

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(12 May 2005 15:30:00)

Well done – you've passed the first hurdle and got an interview. But how should you prepare for it and what advice should you heed on the day?

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(12 May 2005 15:03:00)

Online travel company Travelocity is in advanced talks to buy Lastmintue.com for a reported £577m.

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(12 May 2005 14:11:00)

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall won the overall Glenfiddich trophy at the 35th annual Glenfiddich Food and Drinks awards on Monday (9 May).

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(12 May 2005 12:59:00)

A round-up of the latest news from the contract catering industry...

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(12 May 2005 11:23:00)

Elizabeth Gradidge, who runs Ruthven House, a bed-and-breakfast business in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders, has been named AA landlady of the year 2005.

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(12 May 2005 10:52:00)

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been named as the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry, beating Compass Group chairman Sir Francis Mackay into second place.

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(12 May 2005 0:39:00)

Islamabad-born Ajaz Sheikh went to school in Abu Dhabi, where his peers and family seemed set on becoming bankers or lawyers. Young and rebellious, he decided to jump the other way and between January 1993 and August 1995 undertook a Swiss Hotel Association Diploma at Les Roches hotel management school in Bluche.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has appointed Dinky Puri president of Millennium Hotels in Europe.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

The Queens hotel, Leeds, has appointed Richard Hobson-Cossey as general manager.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Michael Moscrop is the new general manager at Plough Inn.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Aramark has appointed Dee Beckett commercial projects director.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Richard Farrar has left InterContinental Hotels Group.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Nina Walsh appointed deputy sales manager.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Alice Sibley has promoted to sales manager.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Alan Deller has moved to Swallow Hotels & Inns as general manager of their Kent hotel.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has selected Yvonne Work for the role of sales manager.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Rudolf van Nunen has joined the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Sarah Davis has joined the Marwell hotel near Winchester.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Matthew Long has been promoted to deputy manager at Ashdown Park hotel in Wych Cross.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

Never before has so much emphasis been put on the need to eat healthily.

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(12 May 2005 0:00:00)

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