Emma Lake

Emma Lake

News Editor

News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

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Hospitality firms offer ‘work when you want’ shifts to boost recruitment

23 May 2022 by

Super-flexible, low- to no-obligation offers of work are being used to entice people into the hospitality industry in a bid to combat the staffing crisis.

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Firefighters battle large fire at historic Kent pub

23 May 2022 by

Firefighters extinguished a large fire at the Chequers Inn in Aylesford, Kent, early this morning with the historic pub suffering significant fire and smoke damage.

Sam Harrison to open second site for retail offshoot Sam’s Larder News

Sam Harrison to open second site for retail offshoot Sam’s Larder

13 May 2022 by

Restaurateur Sam Harrison is to open a second site for his retail offshoot Sam’s Larder offering[...]

Staff shortages see restaurateur cease food service at Malmesbury restaurant News

Staff shortages see restaurateur cease food service at Malmesbury restaurant

13 May 2022 by

Staff shortages have forced the owner of six restaurants in the south-west of England to stop[...]

Brits' financial confidence in 'freefall' News

Brits' financial confidence in 'freefall'

13 May 2022 by

Brits’ confidence in their household finances hit an all-time low in April as the cost-of-living-crisis saw[...]

Costa, Caffè Nero and Starbucks among those recalling products amid Salmonella fears News

Costa, Caffè Nero and Starbucks among those recalling products amid Salmonella fears

13 May 2022 by

Grab and go chicken products are being recalled by a number of supermarkets and coffee shops[...]

Minute on the clock: Gary Waring, general manager of Radisson RED Liverpool People

Minute on the clock: Gary Waring, general manager of Radisson RED Liverpool

11 May 2022

The general manager of Radisson RED Liverpool tells Emma Lake about returning a grand railway hotel to its former glory while implementing sustainable technology ahead of its opening in September

Tipping law dropped after Employment Bill excluded from Queen's Speech News

Tipping law dropped after Employment Bill excluded from Queen's Speech

10 May 2022

A bill that would have banned hospitality businesses from taking a cut of staff tips or service charge has been dropped after it was left out of today’s Queen’s Speech.

Late night levy could be scrapped to help beleaguered businesses News

Late night levy could be scrapped to help beleaguered businesses

10 May 2022 by

The late-night levy charged to businesses in Nottingham city centre serving alcohol between midnight and 6am[...]

Travelodge launches bid to fill 700 vacancies News

Travelodge launches bid to fill 700 vacancies

09 May 2022 by

Travelodge has launched a recruitment drive to find 700 team members ahead of the summer season

Richard and Lindsey Johns bid farewell to Hovingham Inn and say 'the best is still to come' News

Richard and Lindsey Johns bid farewell to Hovingham Inn and say 'the best is still to come'

09 May 2022 by

Richard and Lindsey Johns closed the door on their tenure at the Hovingham Inn following an[...]

Fire closes Falmouth restaurant during Pride festivities News

Fire closes Falmouth restaurant during Pride festivities

08 May 2022 by

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a Falmouth restaurant on Saturday.

B&B owner fined more than £8,500 after fire exposed safety breaches News

B&B owner fined more than £8,500 after fire exposed safety breaches

03 May 2022

A bed and breakfast owner has been ordered to pay more than £8,500 after a fire at the property exposed safety breaches.

CH&Co agrees three year deal with Chiswick House and Gardens worth £3m News

CH&Co agrees three year deal with Chiswick House and Gardens worth £3m

28 April 2022

CH&Co’s venue and events business Eve has won an exclusive partnership contract with Chiswick House and Gardens, valued at approximately £3m over three years.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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