a three-day training course on how to buy and set up a business is being offered by Highbury College, Portsmouth.

Sponsored by Robert Barry & Co, the course is aimed at those considering buying a hotel, pub or restaurant. the course covers legal requirements, raising finance, formulating business plans, budgeting and other basic business skills.


LONDON Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) has approved Whitbread's application to build a 40-bedroom Travel Inn at Windsor Terrace, Beckton, East London.

The land is owned by the LDDC and, following Government approval, will be sold to Whitbread. Construction of the £1m project will start this summer.

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