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Friends and colleagues share memories of Stuart Johnson

27 January 2023 by

Friends and colleagues of Stuart Johnson have shared their memories and tributes to a "gentleman" and "consummate hotelier" following his death.

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‘Innovative and passionate chef’ Paul Kitching dies

16 December 2022 by

Paul Kitching, chef patron of 21212 restaurant with rooms in Edinburgh, has died.

Former HCIMA director Elizabeth Gadsby dies aged 94 News

Former HCIMA director Elizabeth Gadsby dies aged 94

08 August 2022 by

Elizabeth Gadsby, director of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association (HCIMA) from 1976 to 1991,[...]

Industry pays tribute as 'godfather' of British food Alastair Little dies aged 72 News

Industry pays tribute as 'godfather' of British food Alastair Little dies aged 72

03 August 2022 by

Alastair Little, a chef once dubbed the ‘godfather' of modern British cooking, has died. It is[...]

British Curry Awards founder dies aged 61 News

British Curry Awards founder dies aged 61

25 July 2022 by

Enam Ali, founder of Spice Business Magazine, the British Curry Awards and Le Raj restaurant in[...]

BM’s equality, diversity and inclusivity director Gregory De La Peña-Hall dies News

BM’s equality, diversity and inclusivity director Gregory De La Peña-Hall dies

08 June 2022 by

Gregory De La Peña-Hall, director of equality, diversity and inclusivity at catering company BM, has died.

Sodexo founder Pierre Bellon dies aged 92 News

Sodexo founder Pierre Bellon dies aged 92

01 February 2022

Pierre Bellon, founder and chairman emeritus of French foodservice and facilities management company Sodexo, died yesterday in Paris at the age of 92.

Jerry Brand obituary: tributes paid to 'force of nature' hospitality entrepreneur News

Jerry Brand obituary: tributes paid to 'force of nature' hospitality entrepreneur

12 January 2022

Serial hospitality entrepreneur Jerry Brand has died at the age of 64 following a short battle with cancer.

2021 Review of the year News

2021 Review of the year

16 December 2021 by

As 2021 draws to a close, we look back at what has been a turbulent year[...]

Former Hotelier of the Year Ronald Jones dies at 95 News

Former Hotelier of the Year Ronald Jones dies at 95

24 November 2021 by

Ronald Jones, the 1988 Hotelier of the Year and former general manager of Claridge’s hotel in[...]

Travel Corporation's Stanley Tollman dies aged 91 News

Travel Corporation's Stanley Tollman dies aged 91

30 September 2021 by

Stanley Tollman, chairman of The Travel Corporation (TTC) which has a portfolio of brands including Red[...]

Tributes paid to ‘giant of the hospitality industry’ Marc Verstringhe News

Tributes paid to ‘giant of the hospitality industry’ Marc Verstringhe

13 September 2021 by

Marc Verstringhe, the co-founder of Catering & Allied (C&A), has died at the age of 86[...]

Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the pornstar martini, dies News

Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the pornstar martini, dies

17 August 2021

Douglas Ankrah – mixologist, bar consultant, inventor of the pornstar martini and former proprietor of London bars including LAB and Townhouse – has died aged 51.

‘Monarch of British restaurateurs’ Kenneth Bell dies aged 94 News

‘Monarch of British restaurateurs’ Kenneth Bell dies aged 94

06 August 2021

Chef-restaurateur Kenneth Bell, former owner of Thornbury Castle near Bristol, died peacefully at home aged 94 last week.

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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