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​Jojo's Fish and Chips Crowned Mobile Operator of the Year 2024

​Jojo's Fish and Chips Crowned Mobile Operator of the Year 2024

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Staffordshire's Jojo's Fish and Chips has been declared the top Mobile Operator of the Year at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024. Jojo's emerged victorious amid stiff competition after a compr … read more
​Redcloak Fish Bar Shines as Newcomer of the Year at National Awards

​Redcloak Fish Bar Shines as Newcomer of the Year at National Awards

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

In an impressive victory, Redcloak Fish Bar in Stonehaven was awarded the title Newcomer of the Year at the National Fish and Chip Awards. This recognition marks a significant milestone for the Sco … read more
​Stockport Talent Shines at National Fish and Chip Awards

​Stockport Talent Shines at National Fish and Chip Awards

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Stockport's very own Taylors have reason to celebrate as team member Jamie Toland has been honoured with the inaugural Employee of the Year award at the National Fish and Chip Awards. This new awar … read more
​Bells Fish and Chips Crowned Multiple Operator of the Year 2024

​Bells Fish and Chips Crowned Multiple Operator of the Year 2024

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Bells Fish and Chips has been honoured as the Multiple Operator of the Year at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024, setting a benchmark for excellence in the industry. Competing against notable … read more
​Zero Plus Fish & Chips Triumphs in Marketing & Innovation Award

​Zero Plus Fish & Chips Triumphs in Marketing & Innovation Award

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Zero Plus Fish & Chips has been recognised for its exceptional marketing and innovative customer engagement strategies, securing the prestigious Marketing & Innovation Award at the National … read more
​Ship Deck Secures Top Spot in National Fish and Chip Awards 2024

​Ship Deck Secures Top Spot in National Fish and Chip Awards 2024

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Caerphilly's Cardiff's Ship Deck has been honoured with the National Fish and Chip Awards' Takeaway of the Year title in a notable industry achievement. Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the Nation … read more
Ceres ​Celebrates Supplier of the Year Award win!

Ceres ​Celebrates Supplier of the Year Award win!

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

We are over the moon to have won the Supplier of the Year category at The National Fish & Chip Awards 2024 in London yesterday. This prestigious event, hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster … read more
​Knights Fish Restaurant NFFF Restaurant of the Year 2024

​Knights Fish Restaurant NFFF Restaurant of the Year 2024

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Knights Fish Restaurant in Glastonbury has been named the Restaurant of the Year at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024, a testament to its excellence in the fish and chip industry. Competing ag … read more
​French's Fish Shop: Crowned Quality Accreditation Champion at National Fish & Chip Awards

​French's Fish Shop: Crowned Quality Accreditation Champion at National Fish & Chip Awards

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

French's Fish Shop in Hunstanton has been honoured as the Quality Accreditation Champion of 2024 by the National Fish and Chip Awards. This accolade comes after a rigorous evaluation through the Na … read more
​The Real Food Café Claims the Prestigious National Award for Staff and Training Development

​The Real Food Café Claims the Prestigious National Award for Staff and Training Development

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

The Real Food Café has been honoured with the Staff and Training Development Award for a significant achievement at the National Fish and Chip Awards. This accolade underscores the café's commitmen … read more
​Bells Fish and Chips Emerges as the Top Contender for the Field to Frier Award

​Bells Fish and Chips Emerges as the Top Contender for the Field to Frier Award

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

In a remarkable showcase of expertise and quality, Bells Fish and Chips in County Durham has triumphed over national competition to win the Field to Frier Award at this year's National Fish and Chi … read more
​Wright's Fish & Chips: Bringing Authentic British Taste to Atlanta

​Wright's Fish & Chips: Bringing Authentic British Taste to Atlanta

Posted by Emma on 29th Feb 2024

Wright's Fish and Chips, located in Cumming, has proudly secured the first-ever Overseas Fish and Chip Shop Award at the distinguished National Fish and Chip Awards 2024. This accolade celebrates i … read more
This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 7

This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 7

Posted by Emma on 25th Feb 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage or news that could affect hospitality. This article is crafted to inform you about the … read more
​Paulo de Tarso: Mastering the Art of Hospitality in Episode 145

​Paulo de Tarso: Mastering the Art of Hospitality in Episode 145

Posted by Emma on 22nd Feb 2024

In the compelling 145th episode of the Ceres Podcast, we dive deep into the life and insights of Paulo de Tarso, a name that has become a hallmark of excellence in hospitality. From washing po … read more
​Accor Shatters Earnings Record with Over €1 Billion EBITDA in 2023

​Accor Shatters Earnings Record with Over €1 Billion EBITDA in 2023

Posted by Emily on 22nd Feb 2024

Accor has surpassed the €1 billion EBITDA threshold for the first time, propelled by robust demand. This milestone underscores a year of remarkable financial performance for the global hospitali … read more
​Sustained Growth in the Delivery and Takeaway Industry Amid Economic Challenges

​Sustained Growth in the Delivery and Takeaway Industry Amid Economic Challenges

Posted by Emma on 22nd Feb 2024

The delivery and takeaway sector in the UK's top-managed restaurant groups has seen a 4% increase in sales compared to January 2023, according to the latest Hospitality at Home Tracker by CGA by … read more
​Seven-Year Ban for Restaurant Owner Over Illegal Employment

​Seven-Year Ban for Restaurant Owner Over Illegal Employment

Posted by Emily on 22nd Feb 2024

In Hertfordshire, the proprietor of the Taste of Raj, an Indian restaurant and takeaway, has received a seven-year prohibition on serving as a company director. This action comes after it was disco … read more
​Sticks'n'Sushi Gears Up for UK Expansion with £22M Funding

​Sticks'n'Sushi Gears Up for UK Expansion with £22M Funding

Posted by Emily on 22nd Feb 2024

Sticks'n'Sushi has obtained a £22 million loan from OakNorth Bank, earmarked for its ambitious UK expansion strategy. This financial boost follows the January acquisition by McWin, a private equity … read more
​MCR Hotels Acquires London's BT Tower for £275 Million

​MCR Hotels Acquires London's BT Tower for £275 Million

Posted by Emily on 22nd Feb 2024

In a landmark deal, BT Group announced the sale of the iconic BT Tower in Fitzrovia, London, to North American hotel giant MCR Hotels for £275 million. MCR Hotels, recognised as the third-larges … read more
​Salt Bae's Nusr-Et London Celebrates a 44% Surge in Profits

​Salt Bae's Nusr-Et London Celebrates a 44% Surge in Profits

Posted by Emily on 21st Feb 2024

Salt Bae's iconic Nusr-Et steakhouse, nestled in the heart of London's Knightsbridge, has reported a remarkable 44% increase in profit before tax, rising to £3.3 million, according to the latest fi … read more
​Vapiano Aims for Significant UK Growth

​Vapiano Aims for Significant UK Growth

Posted by Emily on 21st Feb 2024

Vapiano, the esteemed Italian dining group, plans to expand its UK footprint significantly. The company, known for its inviting pizza and pasta offerings, currently boasts five locations across the … read more
​Pho Eyes National Growth After Stellar Year

​Pho Eyes National Growth After Stellar Year

Posted by News on 21st Feb 2024

Pho, the Vietnamese restaurant chain supported by TriSpan, is set to enhance its national presence by launching six to seven new locations this year, building on a 'strong' performance in 2023. Dir … read more
​Pret A Manger Announces Price Reductions on Top-Selling Items

​Pret A Manger Announces Price Reductions on Top-Selling Items

Posted by Emily on 19th Feb 2024

In a strategic move to address previous price increases, Pret A Manger has announced significant cuts on its six most popular items. This decision follows a period of heightened scrutiny over its p … read more
​Celebrating Excellence: 2024 National Fish and Chip Awards Finalists Complete List

​Celebrating Excellence: 2024 National Fish and Chip Awards Finalists Complete List

Posted by Emma on 18th Feb 2024

It's exciting to see the finalists for the 2024 NFFF National Fish and Chip Awards, a celebration of excellence in the fish and chip industry. A big shoutout to all our customers and friends who ha … read more
​Coca-Cola Defies Market Trends with Strong Sales Growth

​Coca-Cola Defies Market Trends with Strong Sales Growth

Posted by Emily on 17th Feb 2024

In a challenging consumer goods market, Coca-Cola has demonstrated resilience and strategic acumen by posting a notable increase in sales volumes despite higher product prices. This performanc … read more
​Business Alarm at Labour's 'Full Fat' Workers' Rights Proposals

​Business Alarm at Labour's 'Full Fat' Workers' Rights Proposals

Posted by Emily on 17th Feb 2024

Businesses across the UK are expressing concerns over Labour's proposed comprehensive overhaul of employment laws, dubbed the "full fat" approach. Spearheaded by Angela Rayner, the deputy leader of … read more
​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 6

​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 6

Posted by Emily on 17th Feb 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage or news that could affect hospitality. This article is crafted to inform you about the … read more
​Episode 144 - Reading The News with Jim Cowie

​Episode 144 - Reading The News with Jim Cowie

Posted by Emily on 16th Feb 2024

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with Jim Cowie from the Seafood Matters Podcast. They discuss the following topics: Unfounded Fears: The Truth … read more
​Pontins Faces Legal Action Over Discrimination Against Irish Travellers

​Pontins Faces Legal Action Over Discrimination Against Irish Travellers

Posted by Emily on 15th Feb 2024

Pontins has been issued an unlawful act notice by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for engaging in discriminatory practices against Irish Travellers. The EHRC's investigation reveale … read more
​Tortilla Parts Ways with Deliveroo in Strategic Overhaul

​Tortilla Parts Ways with Deliveroo in Strategic Overhaul

Posted by Emma on 15th Feb 2024

In a strategic move to refine its delivery operations, Tortilla has concluded its delivery partnership with Deliveroo. The decision is part of Tortilla's broader strategy to improve its profitabili … read more
​Insights into George's Tradition with Nick Hogan in Episode 143 of the Ceres Podcast

​Insights into George's Tradition with Nick Hogan in Episode 143 of the Ceres Podcast

Posted by Emily on 15th Feb 2024

In the latest episode of the  Ceres Podcast, Season 7, Episode 143, Stelios had the privilege of sitting down with Nick Hogan, the managing director of George's Tradition, a name synonymous … read more
​Rhubarb Hospitality Collection's Profitable Turnaround

​Rhubarb Hospitality Collection's Profitable Turnaround

Posted by Emily on 14th Feb 2024

Rhubarb Hospitality Collection (RHC), a distinguished London-based caterer and restaurant operator, has triumphantly returned to profitability, according to its latest financial disclosures. With e … read more
​Government Escalates Penalties for Employing Illegal Workers

​Government Escalates Penalties for Employing Illegal Workers

Posted by Emily on 14th Feb 2024

In a bold move to combat illegal employment, the government has significantly increased fines for businesses caught employing illegal workers. Starting from 13 February, the penalties have surged t … read more
​We’ve made the Supplier of the Year Award shortlist 2024!

​We’ve made the Supplier of the Year Award shortlist 2024!

Posted by Emily on 14th Feb 2024

We’ve done it again! For a second year in a row, we’ve made the final of the Supplier of the Year Award at the 2024 National Fish and Chip Awards. We are super proud as this prestigious accola … read more
​Investor Confidence Skyrockets in Scottish Hotels

​Investor Confidence Skyrockets in Scottish Hotels

Posted by Emily on 13th Feb 2024

The allure of Scottish hotels continues to captivate investors, with sales volumes almost doubling in the past year, showcasing the sector's resilience amid economic challenges. A notable highlight … read more
Heathrow Airport Advocates for the Repeal of UK's VAT on Tourists

Heathrow Airport Advocates for the Repeal of UK's VAT on Tourists

Posted by Emily on 13th Feb 2024

Heathrow Airport executives are championing the movement to reinstate VAT-free shopping for international visitors before the upcoming Spring Budget. Dale Reeson, Heathrow's Director of Operations, … read more
​The Valentine's Strike by Deliveroo and Uber Eats Riders

​The Valentine's Strike by Deliveroo and Uber Eats Riders

Posted by Emily on 12th Feb 2024

On Valentine's Day, a significant number of food delivery drivers, estimated at 3,000, plan to strike from 5 PM to 10 PM GMT. This protest will impact services across four major food delivery platf … read more
​The Oakman Group Announces Strategic Divestiture of Seafood Pub Company

​The Oakman Group Announces Strategic Divestiture of Seafood Pub Company

Posted by Emily on 12th Feb 2024

The Oakman Group has decided to step back from the Seafood Pub Company management role, a business it effectively rescued in 2021 by preventing its collapse. This significant move transfers control … read more
​Azzurri Group Announces Remarkable Financial Growth

​Azzurri Group Announces Remarkable Financial Growth

Posted by Emily on 12th Feb 2024

Azzurri Group, a leading name in the UK's dining scene, has proudly announced a significant uplift in its financial performance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The group, behind the popul … read more
​Ukraine Targets Consistent Crop Area for 2024

​Ukraine Targets Consistent Crop Area for 2024

Posted by Emily on 11th Feb 2024

Ukraine is gearing up to maintain its spring sowing area for 2024 at the same level as 2023, according to Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky in a recent interview with Reuters. Ukraine's agricultur … read more
​UK Farmers Escalate Actions Against Cheaper Imports

​UK Farmers Escalate Actions Against Cheaper Imports

Posted by Emma on 11th Feb 2024

UK farmers are gearing up for intensified protests akin to those seen in France, expressing opposition to the influx of low-cost food imports facilitated by recent trade agreements. The initial demons … read more
​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 5

​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 5

Posted by Emily on 11th Feb 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage. This article is crafted to inform you about the latest news, trends, and developments in th … read more
M&B's Bold Move into BBQ Territory

M&B's Bold Move into BBQ Territory

Posted by Emma on 9th Feb 2024

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is set to unveil its latest venture, the Orleans Smokehouse, marking its first major brand introduction since the success of Miller and Carter. This move pits M&B directly … read more
​Gaucho and M's Parent Company, Rare Restaurants, Targets Growth after Record Sales

​Gaucho and M's Parent Company, Rare Restaurants, Targets Growth after Record Sales

Posted by Emma on 9th Feb 2024

Rare Restaurants, the parent company of Gaucho and M, is on the brink of significant expansion, planning to launch 30 new sites after achieving a record-breaking revenue of £75.3 million. Under … read more
​JD Wetherspoon Implements 3% Price Hike Amid Cost Pressures

​JD Wetherspoon Implements 3% Price Hike Amid Cost Pressures

Posted by Emma on 9th Feb 2024

JD Wetherspoon has implemented a strategic price adjustment across its bars and restaurants, responding to significant cost increases. The company, which operates 814 locations, has announced an av … read more
​Cocoa Prices Reach New Peak Amid El Niño Concerns

​Cocoa Prices Reach New Peak Amid El Niño Concerns

Posted by Emma on 9th Feb 2024

Cocoa prices have surged to an unprecedented high due to adverse weather conditions in West Africa, significantly affecting the chocolate industry. On the New York commodities market, cocoa hit a r … read more
​Finalists Revealed: Supplier of the Year Award 2024

​Finalists Revealed: Supplier of the Year Award 2024

Posted by Emily on 9th Feb 2024

The National Fish and Chip Awards have unveiled the top three contenders for the prestigious Supplier of the Year award, with the winner set to be revealed in the upcoming weeks. This award highlig … read more
The Village Fish Bar: Perry Frangeskou Creates a Unique Takeaway Experience in Collingham

The Village Fish Bar: Perry Frangeskou Creates a Unique Takeaway Experience in Collingham

Posted by Emily on 9th Feb 2024

Located in a conservation area where the council rarely grants takeaway licences, The Village Fish Bar in Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, is in a very enviable position. As well as being the o … read more
​Neat Burger Embarks on Health-Conscious Rebranding with Expanded Menu

​Neat Burger Embarks on Health-Conscious Rebranding with Expanded Menu

Posted by Emma on 8th Feb 2024

Neat Burger, the plant-based fast-food chain co-founded by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, is set to undergo a significant transformation. Initially launched in London in 2019 as a plant-based alte … read more
​Pret A Manger Bids Farewell to Veggie-Only Stores in Strategic Overhaul

​Pret A Manger Bids Farewell to Veggie-Only Stores in Strategic Overhaul

Posted by Emma on 8th Feb 2024

Pret A Manger, the renowned sandwich chain, has announced it will transform its remaining vegetarian-exclusive outlets into standard branches, signalling an end to its Veggie Pret experiment. Launc … read more
​CAMRA's Plea for More Council Authority

​CAMRA's Plea for More Council Authority

Posted by Emily on 6th Feb 2024

CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is advocating for the government to provide additional safeguards for pubs to prevent them from being unlawfully converted or demolished. The organisation emphasises t … read more
​Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast: A Crucial Conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE on the Future of UK Hospitality

​Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast: A Crucial Conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE on the Future of UK Hospitality

Posted by Emily on 5th Feb 2024

In the latest episode of the Ceres Podcast, host Stelios engages in a deep conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE, the influential chief executive of UKHospitality. Episode 142 marks a significant mom … read more
​Global Wheat Production Faces a 13% Decline Due to Wheat Blast

​Global Wheat Production Faces a 13% Decline Due to Wheat Blast

Posted by Emma on 5th Feb 2024

A recent study warns of a potential 13% reduction in global wheat production by 2050 attributed to the fungal disease wheat blast. This marks the first time an international team of scientists has … read more
​Jeremy Hunt is rethinking the tourist tax in the U.K.

​Jeremy Hunt is rethinking the tourist tax in the U.K.

Posted by Emily on 5th Feb 2024

Jeremy Hunt is considering eliminating the tourist tax, responding to concerns that it prevents international visitors from receiving VAT refunds on their purchases. This move comes after calls for … read more
​Wagamama to Fuel Growth with 10 New Openings Across the UK

​Wagamama to Fuel Growth with 10 New Openings Across the UK

Posted by Emma on 5th Feb 2024

Wagamama is set to enhance its UK presence by launching ten new restaurants in 2024, marking an increase from the six openings in the previous year. The expansion will introduce Wagamama's pan-Asia … read more
​Hawksmoor Sizzles with Record Turnover and Profits in 2023

​Hawksmoor Sizzles with Record Turnover and Profits in 2023

Posted by Emily on 3rd Feb 2024

Hawksmoor has announced a landmark year in 2023, achieving record turnover and profit levels. The company's turnover surged by over 20% to reach £90 million, signalling a year of robust growth and … read more
​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 4

​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 4

Posted by Emily on 2nd Feb 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage. This article is crafted to inform you about the latest news, trends, and developments in th … read more
​Full Expensing: Transforming Capital Investment in the UK

​Full Expensing: Transforming Capital Investment in the UK

Posted by Emily on 1st Feb 2024

Starting from 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2026, UK corporations can benefit from a significant tax advantage. Full expensing allows a complete first-year tax deduction on qualifying plant or machin … read more
​Labour's Promise to Cap Corporation Tax at 25%

​Labour's Promise to Cap Corporation Tax at 25%

Posted by Emily on 1st Feb 2024

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has pledged that a future Labour government would fix the corporation tax rate at 25%. Addressing over 400 senior business leaders at Labour's day-long summit with b … read more
​Rising Stars: Meet the Finalists of the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

​Rising Stars: Meet the Finalists of the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

Posted by Emma on 1st Feb 2024

The National Fish and Chip Awards has announced its top four finalists for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award, showcasing exceptional young talent in the industry. Initially planned for … read more
​Parliamentary Debate Amplifies Call for VAT Reduction in UK Hospitality Sector

​Parliamentary Debate Amplifies Call for VAT Reduction in UK Hospitality Sector

Posted by Emily on 1st Feb 2024

MPs from various parties supported the call for enhanced governmental aid to the hospitality industry, notably advocating a VAT reduction. This critical debate, initiated by Alyn Smith, SNP MP for … read more
​Allen Simpson: New Deputy Chief Executive at UKHospitality

​Allen Simpson: New Deputy Chief Executive at UKHospitality

Posted by Emily on 1st Feb 2024

UKHospitality has announced the appointment of Allen Simpson as its Deputy Chief Executive. Simpson, an experienced tourism, investment, and city marketing professional, transitions to this role fr … read more
​The Alchemist's Growth Plan: £15M Investment Fuels Expansion

​The Alchemist's Growth Plan: £15M Investment Fuels Expansion

Posted by Emily on 1st Feb 2024

The Alchemist, a prominent bar and restaurant group, has recently announced a significant expansion plan. With a £15 million investment from OakNorth Bank, the group is set to open ten new location … read more
​Various Eateries' Ambitious Roll-Out Despite Economic Hurdles

​Various Eateries' Ambitious Roll-Out Despite Economic Hurdles

Posted by Emma on 1st Feb 2024

Various Eateries, the company behind popular restaurant chains Noci and Coppa Club, has reported a pre-tax loss of £6.7 million. Despite this, the firm is optimistic about its future, foc … read more
​Kaptain Karaage: The Container King

​Kaptain Karaage: The Container King

Posted by Emily on 31st Jan 2024

While its setting may be low-key on a side street off the bustling Tollcross junction in the southwestern part of Edinburgh's city centre, Kaptain Karaage is anything but. Its industrial shipping c … read more
Caffè Nero Unveils First Drive-Thru Site at Stansted Airport This Spring

Caffè Nero Unveils First Drive-Thru Site at Stansted Airport This Spring

Posted by Emily on 31st Jan 2024

Caffè Nero is set to open its inaugural drive-thru store at Stansted Airport this spring, which is a significant development for the UK's drive-thru sector. Positioned just 500 yards from the main … read more
​Comptoir Group: A Year of Strategic Growth and Solid Performance

​Comptoir Group: A Year of Strategic Growth and Solid Performance

Posted by Emily on 30th Jan 2024

In a year marked by strategic expansion and adherence to its growth plans, Comptoir Group, a renowned operator of Lebanese-Middle Eastern and North African-inspired restaurants, has reported a prom … read more
​Discover the Art of Coffee with Austen Morley on Ceres Podcast Episode 141

​Discover the Art of Coffee with Austen Morley on Ceres Podcast Episode 141

Posted by Emma on 30th Jan 2024

Are you a coffee business owner or someone who enjoys a good cup of joe? The latest Ceres Podcast episode featuring Austen Morley from Morley's Coffee is a must-listen. With his unique approach to … read more
​Wingstop UK Sets Sights on Ambitious Growth in 2024

​Wingstop UK Sets Sights on Ambitious Growth in 2024

Posted by Emily on 30th Jan 2024

Since its UK debut in 2018, Wingstop UK has been on a steady trajectory of growth. In a significant development, Lemon Pepper Holdings, the master franchisee for Wingstop in the UK, has unveiled pl … read more
​Tortilla's Expansion: New UK Transport Hubs with SSP

​Tortilla's Expansion: New UK Transport Hubs with SSP

Posted by Emma on 30th Jan 2024

In collaboration with SSP, a leading global food travel business, Tortilla is set to open four new locations in UK transport hubs this year. As the UK's largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand … read more
​UK Skilled Worker Visa Salary Threshold to Increase Significantly on April 4

​UK Skilled Worker Visa Salary Threshold to Increase Significantly on April 4

Posted by Emma on 30th Jan 2024

Effective April 4, the UK government will elevate the minimum salary requirement for skilled worker visas from £26,200 to £38,700, marking a 48% increase. This substantial rise, first announced by … read more
​Loungers Celebrate Milestone with Launch of 250th Venue

​Loungers Celebrate Milestone with Launch of 250th Venue

Posted by Emily on 29th Jan 2024

Loungers, a prominent national café, bar, and restaurant operator, marks a significant milestone with the opening of its 250th venue, underscoring its aggressive expansion strategy across the UK.Im … read more
Macclesfield's Vegan Eatery Introduces Meat Options Amid Business Challenges

Macclesfield's Vegan Eatery Introduces Meat Options Amid Business Challenges

Posted by Emma on 29th Jan 2024

In an industry as dynamic as hospitality, adaptability is often key to survival. This truth has recently been underscored by Nomas Gastrobar, a formerly vegan restaurant in Macclesfield. Facing sub … read more
​French Farmers Escalate Protests, Demand Government Action Amidst Agricultural Crisis

​French Farmers Escalate Protests, Demand Government Action Amidst Agricultural Crisis

Posted by Emma on 29th Jan 2024

In recent days, France's agricultural landscape has been marked by an upsurge in protests, reflecting deep-seated frustrations among the farming community. Europe's largest agriculture producer is … read more
​The Ivy Goes to Market: Richard Caring Lists The Ivy Group for Sale

​The Ivy Goes to Market: Richard Caring Lists The Ivy Group for Sale

Posted by Emily on 28th Jan 2024

"Richard Caring, known as the 'king of Mayfair' and a renowned billionaire, has initiated the sale of his interest in the famed The Ivy restaurant and its related establishments, valuing the busine … read more
​The Stalemate in UK-Canada Trade Talks: Hormone-Treated Beef and Cheese Tariffs Fuel Dispute

​The Stalemate in UK-Canada Trade Talks: Hormone-Treated Beef and Cheese Tariffs Fuel Dispute

Posted by Emma on 27th Jan 2024

In a significant development that has stirred the trading waters, the United Kingdom has paused its trade negotiations with Canada. Central to this deadlock is the contentious issue of hormone-trea … read more
​PPHE Hotel Group: On Track for a Robust 2024

​PPHE Hotel Group: On Track for a Robust 2024

Posted by Emma on 26th Jan 2024

PPHE Hotel Group is gearing up for what they anticipate to be another prosperous year in 2024. Having already surpassed their expectations for the full-year financial results of 2023, they've successf … read more
​Aldi's New Website Section Highlights British Goods Following MP Campaign

​Aldi's New Website Section Highlights British Goods Following MP Campaign

Posted by Emily on 26th Jan 2024

In a strategic move to promote local businesses, Aldi has introduced a 'Buy British' section on its website. This initiative positions Aldi as a front-runner in supporting British suppliers, fol … read more
​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the U.K. Hospitality Industry - Week 4

​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the U.K. Hospitality Industry - Week 4

Posted by Emily on 26th Jan 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage. This article is crafted to inform you about the latest news, trends, and developments in th … read more
​Paddy & Scott's Coffee: A New Chapter Under Management's Wing

​Paddy & Scott's Coffee: A New Chapter Under Management's Wing

Posted by Emily on 26th Jan 2024

In a significant move for the coffee industry, Paddy & Scott's Coffee, a renowned coffee wholesaler and café operator, has been acquired by its management team. The acquisition, led by CEO Jona … read more
​Cardiff Spearheads Government-Endorsed Hospitality Jobs Program

​Cardiff Spearheads Government-Endorsed Hospitality Jobs Program

Posted by Emily on 26th Jan 2024

Cardiff has become the latest city to embrace an innovative government-backed scheme to train individuals for hospitality careers. This initiative, a collaboration between UKHospitality and Cambria … read more
​JD Wetherspoon's Remarkable 10% Rise in Sales

​JD Wetherspoon's Remarkable 10% Rise in Sales

Posted by Emma on 26th Jan 2024

In the latest financial review, JD Wetherspoon has demonstrated a notable performance, reporting a 10.1% increase in like-for-like sales over a 25-week period ending on January 21, 2024. This gr … read more
​Fish & Chips the Wright way

​Fish & Chips the Wright way

Posted by Emily on 24th Jan 2024

“I would never have thought of doing this in the UK because there are so many fish and chip shops, but I came to the States and there was a niche. I grabbed it, ran with it and we’ve been really su … read more
​Announcing the 2024 Overseas Fish and Chip Shop Award Finalists

​Announcing the 2024 Overseas Fish and Chip Shop Award Finalists

Posted by Emily on 24th Jan 2024

In an exciting development for 2024, the National Fish and Chip Awards have introduced a new category: the Overseas Fish and Chip Shop. This category aims to honour international businesses that ar … read more
​Why Management Accounts are Crucial for Your Business

​Why Management Accounts are Crucial for Your Business

Posted by Emily on 24th Jan 2024

Just as you wouldn't drive a car without consulting its dashboard, navigating a business without management accounts is equally risky. How else would you know the speed and direction of your busine … read more
Understanding EBITDA: Understanding Its Role in Business

Understanding EBITDA: Understanding Its Role in Business

Posted by Emily on 24th Jan 2024

EBITDA, or 'Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation,' is a key profitability metric. It limits a company's core performance by excluding non-core financial elements. However, … read more
​Rockfish's Bold Move: £3m Fundraiser Following Tough Year

​Rockfish's Bold Move: £3m Fundraiser Following Tough Year

Posted by Emily on 23rd Jan 2024

Rockfish, led by Mitch Tonks, is embarking on a £3m fundraising initiative to fuel its expansion despite experiencing a challenging year. This move aligns with the seafood group's ambitions to … read more
​Popeyes Launches First Travel Hub in London's Waterloo as UK Expansion Accelerates

​Popeyes Launches First Travel Hub in London's Waterloo as UK Expansion Accelerates

Posted by Emily on 22nd Jan 2024

Popeyes is set to debut its first travel hub restaurant at London's Waterloo Station, marking a significant milestone in its aggressive UK expansion strategy. This initiative is part of a broader p … read more
​Patty & Bun's Strategic Expansion Amid Financial Challenges

​Patty & Bun's Strategic Expansion Amid Financial Challenges

Posted by Emma on 22nd Jan 2024

Patty & Bun, a prominent name in the casual dining sector, remains committed to expanding its restaurant footprint despite experiencing a financial downturn. In its recent financial statements, … read more
​Dine Brands Eyes UK Expansion with Innovative IHOP-Applebee's Duo

​Dine Brands Eyes UK Expansion with Innovative IHOP-Applebee's Duo

Posted by Emma on 22nd Jan 2024

Dine Brands Global, a prominent US casual dining operator, is strategically moving into the UK market with a unique dual-branded restaurant concept featuring its renowned IHOP and Applebee's chains … read more
​Crisp Competition: Meet the Finalists of the Field to Frier Award

​Crisp Competition: Meet the Finalists of the Field to Frier Award

Posted by Emma on 22nd Jan 2024

The National Fish and Chip Awards have announced a highly anticipated shortlist for their Field to Frier category, shining a spotlight on three exceptional chip shops from County Durham and Wales. The … read more
​UK Pub Industry Faces Significant Decline with Over 500 Closures in 2023

​UK Pub Industry Faces Significant Decline with Over 500 Closures in 2023

Posted by Emma on 22nd Jan 2024

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has reported a concerning trend in the UK's pub sector, with over 500 establishments closing their doors in 2023. This decline signifies a loss of cultur … read more
​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 3

​This Week in Hospitality: Key Media Stories on the UK Hospitality Industry - Week 3

Posted by Emma on 20th Jan 2024

Welcome to our weekly round-up, where we delve into the mainstream media's hospitality industry coverage. This article is crafted to inform you about the latest news, trends, and developments in th … read more
​Unfounded Fears: The Truth Behind Russia's Fishing Ban and the UK's Fish & Chips

​Unfounded Fears: The Truth Behind Russia's Fishing Ban and the UK's Fish & Chips

Posted by Emma on 20th Jan 2024

The recent announcement by Russia to revoke a longstanding fishing agreement with the UK, dating back to 1956, has stirred media attention and public concern, particularly regarding the potential i … read more
​Walkers' Sensations Poppadoms: A Crisp Debate in VAT Classification

​Walkers' Sensations Poppadoms: A Crisp Debate in VAT Classification

Posted by Emily on 20th Jan 2024

In a recent high-profile VAT case, Walkers, a prominent crisp manufacturer owned by PepsiCo, found itself at the centre of a tax classification debate over its product, Sensations Poppadoms. The co … read more
​Geoff Whitehead on the Ceres Podcast Episode 140 From Dreams to Reality

​Geoff Whitehead on the Ceres Podcast Episode 140 From Dreams to Reality

Posted by Emma on 20th Jan 2024

Stelios welcomes Geoff Whitehead, the current National Federation of Fish Friers Fish & Chip Shop of the Year winner, in an engaging episode 140 of the Ceres Podcast that promises insights, in … read more
​Fazenda Soars with Festive Success: Eyes on London and Europe

​Fazenda Soars with Festive Success: Eyes on London and Europe

Posted by Emily on 18th Jan 2024

South American restaurant chain Fazenda is exploring expansion opportunities following a record-breaking Christmas season. The group, which currently operates six restaurants, reported an impressiv … read more
​Summary of Christie & Co's Business Outlook 2024: Navigating the Evolving UK Hospitality Sector

​Summary of Christie & Co's Business Outlook 2024: Navigating the Evolving UK Hospitality Sector

Posted by Emily on 18th Jan 2024

This article provides a summarised overview of the "Business Outlook 2024" report by Christie & Co, focusing on the evolving dynamics within the UK hospitality sector. The report sheds light on … read more
​Rising Concerns Over Imported Poultry: NFU and FSA Address Salmonella Risks

​Rising Concerns Over Imported Poultry: NFU and FSA Address Salmonella Risks

Posted by Emily on 18th Jan 2024

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has voiced significant concerns regarding the safety of poultry products imported into the UK, particularly in light of recent reports of increasing Salmonella ent … read more
​Robust Festive Growth in UK Hospitality Sector Amid Economic Challenges

​Robust Festive Growth in UK Hospitality Sector Amid Economic Challenges

Posted by Emma on 18th Jan 2024

In December 2023, the UK hospitality sector, comprising pubs, bars, and restaurants, witnessed a substantial year-on-year sales growth of 8.8%. This finding, from the latest CGA RSM Hospitality Bus … read more