STORY OF THE WEEK: Compass loses major BA staff contract to OCS after 28 years
Compass Group has lost a major British Airways (BA) staff catering contract to OCS after 28 years. The £5m-a-year deal is expected to commence on 15 October and it will see OCS provide catering to 5,500 BA staff at 12 UK locations, with one each at Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Gatwick airports.
Alan Murchison buys former John Burton Race restaurant the New Angel
CBI sounds warning on consumer spending in 2011
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London set to launch after £150m renovation
Two hotel directors disqualified for 16 years
IHG signs 18 new hotels in Europe
Milroy head chef Simon Foster will be 'hugely missed'
Number of hotel insolvencies continues to fall
Food sales at Mitchells and Butlers jump 7%
Pizza Express experiments with breakfast
Hallmark acquires sixth hotel
Richard Branson set to launch Virgin Hotels brand
New powers for councils could unlock funding for hospitality and leisure projects
First phase of largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe opens
Team behind Terroirs to launch second London restaurant
Luke Johnson buys restaurant and takeaway chain Feng Sushi
ACORN SCHOLARSHIP/TABLE TALK PRIZE DRAW
Acorn Scholarship/Table Talk Prize draw announces this week's winner – congratulations to Table Talk member koala81 who wins dinner for Two at any Malmaison or Hotel du Vin.
Remember we have four more weeks of prizes. All you need to do is be a member of Table Talk and your name will be entered into the prize draw. Find out on Monday what the next prize is at the dedicated Acorn Scholarship blog
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I'm sure Tiger Woods will be roaming around, and that kind of presence makes it easier to take your eye off the ball."
Ian Edwards, vice-president of Celtic Manor, is determined that his staff won't be star-struck ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup