According to a recent survey by Beacon Purchasing, 40 days ahead of the election, the £46b hospitality industry has made a reduction in tourism VAT the number one priority for the next government.
The long-term benefits of investing in energy-saving facilities make it worthwhile, says Simon Ewins, chief operating officer of the hub hotel
With the General Election just days away, David Harris takes an in-depth look at what the parties are offering hospitality businesses, while The Caterer asks operators and suppliers what they’d like to see from the next government
A business flourishes by investing in staff, says Serena von der Heyde, owner and general manager of the Georgian House hotel in London
It’s time to celebrate our international talent not discourage it, says Peter Ducker, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality
Following International Women’s Day (8 March), the hospitality industry should further elevate and mentor female future leaders, says Macdonald Hotels & Resorts brand director Kellie Rixon MBE.
All businesses have a responsibility to get involved in the future of the next generation, says Lancaster London general manager Sally Beck
Independent hoteliers can access better marketing clout when they’re part of a consortium, rather than going it alone, says Peter Hancock
The new allergen legislation might be complicated and time-consuming to implement, but we should welcome it wholeheartedly, says David Parker, executive chef at Leeds Beckett University
As politicians compete for the anti-immigration vote, our industry should argue for its benefits, says Moving Food director Stephen Minall
Attendees at HOSPACE 2014 were optimistic of a brighter future for hotels over the coming year, says HOSPA chief executive Carl Weldon
Advances in technology don’t always replace good old-fashioned service, says Peter Hancock, chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels
Kitchen equipment now has so many features and chefs are so busy, that it makes sense for the supplier to do the training, says Stuart Flint
For hotels to embrace accessibility, they need to invest in training from people that really understand what those with disabilities are looking for, says Arnold Fewell
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