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Fire safety – a burning issue in the hospitality sector

by Shield Safety Group Fire presents a significant risk to any business. But the nature of the hospitality sector itself increases this risk, with danger zones including kitchens being common. In 2013-2014, Fireward reported 22,000 fires in non-dwelling buildings, with 2,200 fires in restaurants, cafes, pubs, wine bars, hotels and takeaways. Scarily, 3,700 cases were… Read more »

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What are the energy proposals from key election players?

Frazer Durris, managing director at Businesswise Solutions, gives us an overview of the Conservatives’, Labour’s and Liberal Democrats’ plans for energy policy in the next parliament and assesses how this could affect businesses in the hospitality industry. With just a few weeks to go until the general election, political parties have released their election manifestos detailing… Read more »

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Food Safety, What does the future hold?

The RSPH with Dr Lisa Ackerley and in partnership with the British Hospitality Association has put together an action-packed programme for 18th May 2017 for what is now an annual food safety conference. In the beautiful venue of 28 Portland Place, London, there is chance to catch up with colleagues and network whilst also gaining… Read more »

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Modern slavery: Spotting the signs

By Paul Broadbent, Chief Executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) What would you do if later today you were to discover Health and Safety rules were being flouted on a regular basis inside your restaurant? Or what if you became aware of a culture of bullying and harassment towards colleagues at your… Read more »

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The next generation of employees – the management tools needed to get the best out of your people

by BHA partner, Boyes Turner LLP From ‘Generation Y’ (Millennials) to Generation Z (‘Gen Z), this new pool of talent raises issues for managers, HR and organisations about how to get the best out of their people. Understanding what the different generations want in terms of workplace expectations can help organisations attract, retain and nurture… Read more »

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National Restaurateur’s Dinner is Fast Approaching

The 30th National Restaurateur’s Dinner fast approaching and we are incredibly looking forward to the exquisite menu created by our dream team of chefs. Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Sara Jayne Stanes OBE and Brian Turner CBE have hand selected chefs that are the top tier of gourmet cuisine to create a menu that will… Read more »

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Unique Autism Hotel Offers Trainees Full Time Work

A UNIQUE hotel which will offer respite stays and hospitality industry experience for young people with autism and learning difficulties has given its first group of trainees a permanent job. The Vault, the former River’s Edge Hotel in Gateshead, is transforming the building into a venue which will not only offer hotel breaks but which… Read more »

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Five Years of National Waiters’ Day

National Waiters’ Day will take place this 16th May 2017, as the campaign, led by The Springboard Charity and Fred Sirieix, celebrates its 5th anniversary. Waiters and front of house professionals will again be racing through London’s Hyde Park and other locations across the UK, as part of a celebration and promotion of front of… Read more »