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Tasty given green light to restructure

Tasty given green light to restructure

By Restaurant

The group behind high street restaurant brands Wildwood and Dim-T has received approval from its creditors and landlords to carry out its restructuring plans.

Landmark rulings on Covid insurance cases

Landmark rulings on Covid insurance cases

By Finn Scott-Delany

Insurers have won key parts of a complex legal battle with Stonegate Group, after a judgement on the £1bn lawsuit related to coronavirus closures.

One in three operators anticipate permanent site closures as a result of Coronavirus crisis

One in three operators anticipate permanent site closures

By Georgia Cronin

A third of senior hospitality executives anticipate they will need to permanently close pub, bar and restaurant sites because of the coronavirus crisis, the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth has found.

Byron burgers facing cut-price sale

Byron could face cut-price sale

By Sophie Witts

Byron could be the latest restaurant chain to be sold in a cut-price deal in a further sign of the difficulties facing the casual dining sector.

Warm April weather has seen a rise in spending in pubs and restaurants

Consumers continue to spend more on eating out

By Sophie Witts

Increasing consumer confidence and the warm weather saw a rise in people eating and drinking out in April, according to the latest Barclaycard Consumer Spending Report.

Make sure you find out as much information as you can about a potential restaurant site, in order to establish profitability and potential

Property: Buying a restaurant

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on property, we look at some of the things to consider when buying a restaurant business, with advice from specialist agents.

The Independents’ Day campaign celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK

Independents’ Day 2014 to celebrate small hospitality businesses

By Lauren Houghton

Charity for the hospitality industry People 1st is running this year’s Independents’ Day campaign which celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK. Previously focusing on retail outlets, 2014 is the first year the hospitality industry...

How to use social media and review sites to build an online presence

Ask the Experts

How to use social media and review sites to build an online presence

By Elliot Adams

Not every business has the resources to create its own website, but by maximising social media and review sites, you can give yourself and your customer a voice. Here Elliot Adams, communications manager at Yelp, shares his tips on building an online...

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and falls on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday: Kick-starting a profitable Christmas

By Luke Nicholls

As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.

Petition asks for rates relief for pop-up businesses

Petition asks for rates relief for pop-up businesses

By John Harrington

A petition has been launched urging retailers of ‘pop-up’ premises to be able to qualify for three months business rates relief, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report. 

Breaking the banks: The bank manager that was once your best friend is now much more reluctant to deploy capital

Finding finance in hospitality: The banks

By Luke Nicholls

Most hospitality business owners will agree that bank lending isn’t the same as it used to be. Pre-recession, a budding entrepreneur with a bold idea for a new concept would often be given a blank cheque from the bank manager to support their ambitions....

Penrose will be abseiling in the Mendips, a range of Limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset

John Penrose to gain first-hand experience of red tape

By Luke Nicholls

Tourism Minister John Penrose is set to partake in a work placement at an outdoor pursuits firm in Western-Super-Mare, in order to further understand the challenges and opportunities facing tourism industry small businesses such as red tape.

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