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Under new management

Nelson Hind gain

Nelson Hind Catering Management has won the contract to cater and clean for 550 people at genetic research campus Hinxton Hall in Cambridge. The contract, worth £380,000 in annual turnover, was run by Gardner Merchant.

Family business sold

Tricolos, Scarborough’s 190-seat pizza and pasta restaurant, has changed hands after 60 years’ ownership by the Jaconelli family. New owners Nick Thomas and Maurice, Nigel and Ian Finnigan paid slightly below the £295,000 sought by agent Christie & Co.

Second Wetherlodge

JD Wetherspoon is to open its second Wetherlodge on 17 December. Located in Glenrothes, Fife, the 26-bedroom Golden Acorn hotel will charge £30 a night on Fridays and Saturdays and £35 on other days.

Written in the Sand

First-time hoteliers Callum and Carol McGregor have bought the seven-bedroom Ocean View hotel in Laide, Wester Ross, in the Scottish Highland region, and renamed it the Sand hotel. They paid a sum “quite far below” the £190,000 asked by agent Robert Barry & Co.

Latona’s fifth

Bath-based Latona Leisure Group has added a fifth hotel to its portfolio with the acquisition for close to £550,000 of the 40-bedroom Mendip Lodge hotel in Frome, Somerset.

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