BHA News

Reports of an ‘astonishing surge in domestic spending’ is testament to the Olympic legacy

The British Hospitality Association says reports of ‘astonishing numbers of tourists coming to the UK, in particular London’ is testament to the Olympic legacy which showcased British hospitality and culture to its best advantage.  Responding to a new Barclays survey which today predicts that “overall spending by UK domestic tourists, including shopping, will surge by… Read more »

Local businesses to come together for the Big Hospitality Conversation Manchester

Event hosted at Radisson Blu Edwardian 12th May 2014 The hospitality industry’s flagship campaign for job creation is set to galvanise hospitality and tourism businesses from across Manchester to invest in young people with the Big Hospitality Conversation Manchester, hosted by The British Hospitality Association, Springboard and Business in the Community, at Radisson Blu Edwardian… Read more »

Martin Couchman OBE Deputy Chief Executive British Hospitality Association

BHA stands up for BHA members over false reviews on TripAdvisor

Martin Couchman OBE, deputy chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, who is in talks with TripAdvisor about hotel and restaurants concerns, said: “People threatening restaurants and hotels with bad TripAdvisor reviews to extort freebies is a problem which has been growing. While it’s very difficult to put an exact figure on how widespread the problem is,… Read more »

#RestaurantWeek

From today, restaurants across the UK & Ireland are being invited to take part in #RestaurantWeek – an exciting new initiative happening on Twitter this June. The week-long celebration of the industry will take place from the 2nd to the 8th June 2014, and is open to all restaurants across the UK & Ireland -… Read more »

Helen Grant and group

Hospitality rising stars put Tourism Minister MP Helen Grant through her paces, industry focused on job creation for young people

With unemployment one of the biggest challenges facing young people today, hospitality industry bosses and apprentices welcomed Tourism Minister MP Helen Grant to an event designed to help drive awareness of hospitality as a career. The event took place at the House of Saint Barnabus, a members’ club in Soho that works with Benugos (Baxter… Read more »

Ufi at Hotelympia

Hospitality industry’s biggest job creation drive at Hotelympia in bid to generate opportunities for 16-24 year olds

The hospitality industry’s flagship campaign for job creation joined forces with Hotelympia ‘the heartbeat of foodservice and hospitality’ who hosted the latest ‘Big Hospitality Conversation’ on the main stage. Fronted by the British Hospitality Association, Springboard and Business in the Community, The Big Hospitality Conversation is the voice of job creation for young people.  It… Read more »

Stars of the Industry Raise over £80,000 for the Future of Hospitality at The 27th National Restaurateurs’ Dinner

The 27th National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD) took place last night at The Dorchester.  Once again, three of the industry’s leading organisations The Academy of Food & Wine Service, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Restaurant Association joined forces, welcoming esteemed members of the hospitality sector to celebrate the year’s successes and raise vital… Read more »