BHA Members News


Springboard’s Awards for Excellence 2017: Call for Entries – Now Open

Now in their 15th year, the Springboard Awards for Excellence will take place on 16th November 2017 at Novotel London West. The Springboard Awards for Excellence celebrate and reward the inspiring individuals, organisations and initiatives that have successfully raised the profile of the hospitality industry. They are free to enter and are open for entries… Read more »

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Greene King pledges to reach zero waste to landfill by 2020

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, has announced a new target of zero waste sent to landfill by 2020 – the first pledge of its kind in the UK’s pub industry. The declaration follows the launch of Greene King’s partnership with waste management company SWR in April 2016, and its commitment to… Read more »

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Bidfood launches campaign to back British bees

Bidfood has launched a pioneering pollination campaign to help raise awareness of declining bee colonies in the UK. The falling bee population is an important issue for the food industry. In fact, 70 of the top 100 food crops are pollinated by bees, which supplies about 90% of the world’s nutrition. Set to run throughout… Read more »

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New Head Chef adds flavour to Bath hotel

Bath’s newest hotel has taken on a flavour of its own with the appointment of a new Head Chef. Award-winning Ben Abercrombie has joined the team at Apex City of Bath Hotel, and is set to bring a creative flair to the kitchen that he’s confident will win over the city’s foodies as well as… Read more »

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Applications open for Master Innholder Scholarships 2018

The Master Innholders has announced that applications for its 2018 Scholarships are now open. Aimed at both general managers and heads of departments working in the UK hospitality sector, the sought-after scholarships are worth up to £10,000 each and enable successful applicants to learn from industry leaders about market evolution, future challenges, managerial skills and… Read more »

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Tourism centre of focus as industry hosts election hustings in St Ives

The British Hospitality Association Tourism Hustings held at the Tregenna Castle Hotel in St Ives on Thursday 1 June. The event was chaired by Darryl Reburn, General Manager of the Headland Hotel in Newquay and a BHA South Western committee member. The three parties were represented by Derek Thomas, Conservative and the incumbent MP, Councillor… Read more »

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CH&Co Group and Harbour & Jones announce merger

Harbour & Jones, the independent and innovative caterer, has merged with CH&Co Group in a move that enhances the group’s diverse portfolio of specialist businesses and strengthens its position across the hospitality market, and particularly in education and the London region. The merger increases the Group’s turnover to £265m and it will now provide catering… Read more »

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Official guidance from Government on security preparedness and procedures

To review the official guidance on security preparedness and procedures available from the Government, please see the information below: The latest update [4th June 2017] from London Regional Counter Terrorism Protective Security  This includes the latest advice for businesses from Detective Chief Inspector Richard Harding of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. Click here to view… Read more »