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  • BrewDog gives staff shares worth £120.000 and gives workers 50% of cash profits

    BrewDog gives staff shares worth £120.000 and gives workers 50% of cash profits

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    BrewDog co - founder and CEO James Watt is donating a 5 per cent stake in the company to 750 employees -- worth £100m in the latest fundraising assessment.

    Based on the latest fundraising valuation of £1.8b, the share price will be around £30.000 annually for each member of crew for a four-year period when the scheme launches in June.

    In a first for the hospitality industry, the Scottish brewer is also introducing a profit sharing scheme which will allow its 1.500 hourly bar employees to share half the income from every bar it introduces as part of the group's broader Growth Plan.

  • 700 new jobs as Heineken restructures pubs in £42m investment plan

    700 new jobs as Heineken restructures pubs in £42m investment plan

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    The brewing giant has announced it will create more than 700 jobs across the whole of Britain as part of a £42 million investment in its pub business.

    The brewing giant, which also has its UK headquarters in Edinburgh, said the move would improve 660 pubs - more than a neighbourhood of Star pubs & bars.

    It comes as the UK hospitality sector is aiming for a strong rebound in 2022, following two years hampered by pandemic regulation.

  • Hyatt officially opens Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford

    Hyatt officially opens Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Situated near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the hotel is conveniently located near iconic sports and entertainment venues including the London Aquatics Centre, Lee Valley Velopark, London Stadium and is home to Premier League football team West Ham United.

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the inauguration of the 225-room Hyatt Regency London Stratford and the 127-room Hyatt House London Stratford, located in the heart of the luxury Westfield Stratford City shopping and entertainment development.

  • Buzzworks Holdings Expands with New Acquirements on the East Coast

    Buzzworks Holdings Expands with New Acquirements on the East Coast

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Bar and restaurant operator Buzzworks has bought three additional locations.

    Buzzworks, the property owned by executive director Kenny Blair's family, was established in 2002, with the opening of Elliots in Prestwick, now known as Vic's & The Vine.

    Buzzworks now builds three Royal Terrace Gardens and will hold the keys to the family business, which is currently on 17 sites on the east coast, when refurbishment work is completed.

  • Racism hinders career progress, new research suggests

    Racism hinders career progress, new research suggests

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    The Inside Hospitality, commissioned by Be Inclusive Hosts, has found that the effects of workplace racism are disturbingly high.

    Inside Hospitality has utilized anonymous views and experiences covering subjects like hospitality career, racism, diversity and inclusion and education.

    Be Inclusive Hospitality is a non-profit organization created to create a thriving community capable of advancing racial justice in hospitality, food and beverage.

  • £10 million Liverpool go-kart venue to open this year

    £10 million Liverpool go-kart venue to open this year

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Working with Grosvenor, joint-owner and asset manager of the Liverpool-based retail, leisure and entertainment company, Gravity's latest venture is described as a "further development" of its Gravity Swank venue in Wandsworth, London.

    A new and improved £10m recreation space is due to open later this year in the former Debenhams store in Liverpool, complete with a go-karting circuit.

    The plans by Gravity Active Entertainment for the company's former Debenhams shop in Liverpool One come after the council's approval of the deal in February.

  • Wales Tourism Alliance and Great Britain Hospitality Cymru issues warning

    Wales Tourism Alliance and Great Britain Hospitality Cymru issues warning

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    Tourism and hospitality organisations have offered their expertise to the Welsh government to protect legitimate self-catering tourism businesses from the unintended outcome of suggestions a crackdown on second homes in Wales.

    The Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), UK Hospitality Cymru (UKHC) and the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK (PASC UK) are asking the Welsh government to take into consideration the new evidence from the survey co-conducted by the three member organisations across Wales.

    Welsh county councils will have the power to increase council tax for all of their operations by as much as 300 per cent.

  • To reduce food wastage, use-by dates for private-label yogurts should be scrapped

    To reduce food wastage, use-by dates for private-label yogurts should be scrapped

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    The best before date of own-label yoghurts will be abolished by the Cooperative to reduce food waste.

    Co-op would remove its use-by date and replace it with one for Guidelines.

    Wrap, a sustainable body, estimates that 50% of yoghurts are thrown away in unopened packs, and 70% of the whole yoghurt that is thrown away at home is due to improper use of yoghurt in time, the reason being given as date stamping.

  • Tim Hortons to open first London dining and drive-thru later this year

    Tim Hortons to open first London dining and drive-thru later this year

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    Tim Hortons, a Canadian fast food brand, has said it is set to expand throughout the UK and plans to open its first restaurant in the capital by the end of 2023, doubling its property nationwide.

    Tim Hortons, the Canadian institution, is scheduled to open its first British restaurant this year-complete with a drive-through.

  • London restaurant group could auction off 100m at auction

    London restaurant group could auction off 100m at auction

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    D & D London, which manages restaurants in the capital including the Bluebird in Chelsea, and the Coq d'Argent in the City, is to consider a sale follows previous talks with a London investment firm which failed.

    According to Sky News, LDC has asked Interpath to go into talks with interested parties, following an unsuccessful bid by investment firm Montecito Equity Partners.

    Sky News reported that LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, which will hold a majority share of the company at issue since 2013, has asked Interpath Advisory to start a sale process for the group, valued at around £100 million.