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Andrew Selley, Bidvest Foodservice’s chief executive will headline the Arena Savoy Lecture 2017

Andrew Selley, the Chief Executive of Bidvest Foodservice, will deliver the Arena Savoy Lecture 2017 on the evening of Monday 20 March at The Savoy, London. The esteemed event will also feature a fascinating Brexit panel discussion, in partnership with the British Hospitality Association. Bidvest Foodservice has been re-energised and challenged.  One of the UK’s… Read more »


British Hospitality Association Partners with ITN Productions

In an exciting communications partnership, the British Hospitality Association and ITN Productions are producing a long-form current-affairs style programme, hosted by News Anchor Natasha Kaplinksy. Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, we will be exploring the dynamic and rapidly growing UK hospitality and tourism industry. In the wake of brexit, we will… Read more »

bespoke hotels

Bespoke Hotels Chairman Robin Sheppard is Recognised as a ‘Hotel Sector Champion’ by the Government

Bespoke Hotels is delighted to announce that Chairman, Robin Sheppard, has been recognised by the government’s Office for Disability Issues as a Hotel Sector Champion. Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt, has personally selected Robin to join her campaign to improve access to products and services, drive equality and provide equal opportunities… Read more »

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Starboard hotels announce acquisition two Holiday Inn Express hotels ‎

Hotel owner, developer and operator Starboard Hotels has further expanded its growing portfolio of UK-wide properties, with the announcement of its latest acquisitions, the Holiday Inn Express Tamworth and the Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate. Starboard has now completed on the two hotels, which were marketed by Christie and Co. for offers in excess of £11,450,000…. Read more »

The Kitchen

The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, a new purpose-built cookery school and dining complex, will open in March 2017

     Working in association with celebrity chef and Chewton Glen alumnus James Martin, the cookery school will be headed-up by Chef Tutor, Rob Cottam. James and Rob have formulated a rolling roster of bespoke and stimulating courses and demonstrations that will inspire, inform, educate and most importantly provide a culinary experience that is packed… Read more »

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New head chef appointment at Chewton Glen

Andrew Stembridge, Managing Director of Chewton Glen, is pleased to announce the appointment of new Head Chef Simon Addison to The Dining Room at the five-star luxury Hampshire hotel, effective January 2017. Simon has most recently been Head Chef at Homewood Park Hotel & Spa in Bath, and prior to that he worked at The… Read more »

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New Report on Food Hygiene Ratings

Our insurance partner, NFU Mutual, has today published its Food Hygiene Ratings Report, providing hospitality business owners with insight into the potential impact of future legislation for compulsory display of food hygiene ratings. The report, which also includes advice to be used when an inspector calls, reveals that 44% of people would turn away from… Read more »


Big Hospitality Conversation is coming to Liverpool

The first Big Hospitality Conversation of 2017 will be held at Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club on 14 February, organised by British Hospitality Association in a UK-wide partnership with Springboard and Department for Work and Pensions. Liverpool Football Club’s newly expanded Main Stand, officially unveiled in September 2016 will be host to… Read more »


Think you know the retail water market?

Raising awareness of the retail water market Fewer than one in ten businesses may be aware they will soon be able to switch water retailer, according to research from the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater). The clock is ticking as the opening of the non-household water market opens in England in April 2017. It poses… Read more »