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​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
​Understanding Rent Reviews in UK Commercial Leases

​Understanding Rent Reviews in UK Commercial Leases

Posted by Emma on 16th Jan 2024

As a business owner, managing financial commitments is vital for sustainability. Rent for your business premises is a key expense, typically consistent in amount and frequency as outlined in your c … read more
​Enhancing Customer Experience in Fast-Food: The Rise of Self-Service Kiosks

​Enhancing Customer Experience in Fast-Food: The Rise of Self-Service Kiosks

Posted by Emma on 5th Jan 2024

In the fast-paced world of fish and chips, quick service and fast-casual dining, the significance of customer experience cannot be overstated. While the quality of food and service remains paramoun … read more
Barclays Consumer Report: Understanding the UK's Shift to Experience-Based Spending

Barclays Consumer Report: Understanding the UK's Shift to Experience-Based Spending

Posted by Emily on 30th Dec 2023

In the face of escalating living expenses, Britons are recalibrating their spending patterns, emphasising value and experiences over material purchases. Platdujour, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Com … read more
​Meatless Mandates: How UK Councils Are Steering Away from Animal Products and Consumer Rights.

​Meatless Mandates: How UK Councils Are Steering Away from Animal Products and Consumer Rights.

Posted by Emily on 14th Dec 2023

Councils in the UK are at a pivotal point, deciding between exclusive plant-based menus and a more inclusive approach that embraces all food sources. This debate goes beyond personal dietary choice … read more
​Global Wheat Market in 2024: Challenges and Dynamics

​Global Wheat Market in 2024: Challenges and Dynamics

Posted by Emily on 14th Dec 2023

Ukraine's Wheat Production Decline In 2024, Ukraine is set to see its lowest wheat production in 12 years, as reported by Argus Media. The 20.2 million metric tons projection is a significant dro … read more
​Fowl Play? Examining the UK's Reluctance to Adopt the Better Chicken Commitment

​Fowl Play? Examining the UK's Reluctance to Adopt the Better Chicken Commitment

Posted by Emma on 1st Dec 2023

A significant shift in welfare standards has been brewing in the UK's chicken industry. Yet, despite pressing concerns and concerted efforts by activists, the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC) has no … read more
​McDonald's Strategic Investment in Dark Kitchens Drives Revenue Growth

​McDonald's Strategic Investment in Dark Kitchens Drives Revenue Growth

Posted by Stelios on 27th Nov 2023

In the ever-evolving world of fast food, adaptability is critical to staying competitive. McDonald's, the global fast-food giant, has recognised the importance of catering to the changing needs of … read more
​Frozen at sea prices down - but is price the whole story?

​Frozen at sea prices down - but is price the whole story?

Posted by Emily on 13th Nov 2023

Some fish & chip shop owners have told us the price of frozen sea fish has halved since the beginning of the year, but is that the case for all? We look at the broader picture. While price … read more
​May your Christmas - and New Year - be merry and bright!

​May your Christmas - and New Year - be merry and bright!

Posted by Emily on 31st Oct 2023

Christmas is just around the corner and although it can be tempting to leave your festive marketing until the last knockings, getting your skates on early will always pay off, especially this year … read more
​Understanding Gross Profit and Gross Margin

​Understanding Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Posted by Emma on 29th Oct 2023

Gross profit and gross margin are critical indicators businesses use to assess their financial health, particularly concerning revenue and production costs. These metrics offer insights into a comp … read more
​Easy Guide to TUPE

​Easy Guide to TUPE

Posted by Emma on 29th Oct 2023

What's TUPE All About? TUPE is like a safety net for workers when another business takes over the company they work for. It makes sure that employees don't just lose their jobs or rights because … read more
​Digital Transformation Takes Centre Stage as McDonald's Innovates to Stay Ahead

​Digital Transformation Takes Centre Stage as McDonald's Innovates to Stay Ahead

Posted by Emily on 21st Oct 2023

Despite the prevalent inflation fears that coloured 2022, one American fast-food giant, McDonald's, seems to have found a solution. In October, McDonald's reported robust financial results for … read more
​My Review: 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

​My Review: 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Posted by Stelios on 13th Oct 2023

When I read 'Extreme Ownership' by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, I didn't expect such powerful insights from battle-hardened Navy SEAL officers. Their experiences in the urban warfare of Ramadi, Ir … read more
​Understanding 'Wishcycling' and How to Recycle Properly

​Understanding 'Wishcycling' and How to Recycle Properly

Posted by Emily on 12th Oct 2023

Recycling can be somewhat perplexing, especially with the differing rules on what can and cannot be put in our recycling bins. This guide aims to shed some light on the issue, focusing on the conce … read more
​Recyclable, Compostable, Biodegradable: What's the Difference?

​Recyclable, Compostable, Biodegradable: What's the Difference?

Posted by Emily on 12th Oct 2023

A regular takeaway coffee cup can linger for 30 years before breaking down, and some single-use cutlery might last 1,000 years! There's been a growing urgency to find alternatives to non-recyclable … read more
​Dealing with Mental Health at Work

​Dealing with Mental Health at Work

Posted by Emily on 9th Oct 2023

Mental health isn't the easiest topic to deal with, but it's becoming increasingly important to be mindful of your staff's well-being at work as part of your duty of care. But it’s not always obvio … read more
​The Business Case for Above-Average Salaries

​The Business Case for Above-Average Salaries

Posted by Emily on 7th Oct 2023

While money isn't the sole motivator for job performance, it undeniably plays a pivotal role. Making decisions about employee pay is a nuanced task for business leaders and HR professionals. Fact … read more
​A Review: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

​A Review: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Posted by Stelios on 28th Sep 2023

Dan Ariely's "Predictably Irrational" offers an insightful journey into the quirks of human decision-making and delves into psychology and economics, making it a valuable read for business professi … read more
​Umami-Rich Ingredients for a Next-Level Pantry

​Umami-Rich Ingredients for a Next-Level Pantry

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Sep 2023

Umami is the hard-to-describe flavour that elevates our cooking, earning its title as one of the five fundamental tastes. Coined by Japanese biochemist Kikunae Ikeda over a century ago, it epi … read more
​The Truth About Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

​The Truth About Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Sep 2023

Have you ever wondered about MSG? Is it truly a headache-inducing culprit? Should you incorporate it in your recipes? Well, let me take you on a journey, backed by science, to discover the truth. … read more
​The History of Fish and Chips

​The History of Fish and Chips

Posted by Emily on 18th Sep 2023

Ah, fish and chips - a delicious love story wrapped in newspaper and seasoned with a sprinkle of British culture. This quintessential dish, with its hot, flaky fish and crispy chips smothered in sa … read more
​Sizzle, Not Fizzle: Unlock the Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

​Sizzle, Not Fizzle: Unlock the Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

Posted by Emily on 6th Sep 2023

Why Should You Prioritise a Boil Out? We've all been there, haven't we? When you acquire something new, you vow to maintain it impeccably, only for your good intentions to slip away over time. … read more
​Are Your Food Deliveries Properly Insured? A Must-Read Guide

​Are Your Food Deliveries Properly Insured? A Must-Read Guide

Posted by Emily on 6th Sep 2023

In the bustling world of food delivery, there's a growing concern that many businesses might not have adequate insurance coverage. If an accident happens, not only could your business be on the hoo … read more
​A Comprehensive Guide to Pepper: The World's Most Popular Spice

​A Comprehensive Guide to Pepper: The World's Most Popular Spice

Posted by Emily on 4th Sep 2023

The crinkled peppercorn, though small, has held a significant role throughout culinary history. Recognised as the globe's most essential spice, its widespread appeal and impact on worldwide trade a … read more
​Rising Food Prices in India Have Global Implications

​Rising Food Prices in India Have Global Implications

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Sep 2023

India is grappling with a steep rise in food prices due to adverse climate conditions like the driest August in over 100 years. The inflation rate for food items has soared above 11%, causing domes … read more
​Managing Foam in Frying: Strategies for Oil Management

​Managing Foam in Frying: Strategies for Oil Management

Posted by Emily on 27th Aug 2023

Have you ever wondered about the causes of foaming and how it can be prevented? We'll explain several reasons why your frying oil might be prone to foaming and offer some frying tips to ensure your … read more
​Franchise, Fries, and Fortitude: A Look at 'The Founder'

​Franchise, Fries, and Fortitude: A Look at 'The Founder'

Posted by Stelios on 27th Aug 2023

Ah, McDonald's is a ubiquitous symbol of fast food globally, yet have you ever wondered how it all began? 'The Founder,' available for streaming on Netflix, tells the tale of Ray Kroc, a struggling … read more
​The Dark Side of the Gig Economy: A UK Perspective

​The Dark Side of the Gig Economy: A UK Perspective

Posted by Emily on 26th Aug 2023

In today's world of instant gratification, we're spoilt for choice. Fancy a late-night kebab or an impromptu taxi ride? There's an app for that. No more waiting, no more hassle. But have you ever p … read more
​Books All Hospitality Professionals Should Read

​Books All Hospitality Professionals Should Read

Posted by Stelios on 26th Aug 2023

Navigating the often intricate world of the hospitality industry requires an intrinsic sense of service and robust knowledge and skill sets in customer relations and employee management. And what b … read more
​Kroc’s Empire: A Deep Dive into 'Grinding it Out

​Kroc’s Empire: A Deep Dive into 'Grinding it Out

Posted by Stelios on 25th Aug 2023

I've had this book for a while now, and I've read it several times over the years. After reading "Grinding it Out: The Making of McDonald's," the journey of Ray Kroc, you can't help but be inspired … read more
​A Feast of Wisdom: A Review of Setting the Table by Danny Meyer

​A Feast of Wisdom: A Review of Setting the Table by Danny Meyer

Posted by Stelios on 25th Aug 2023

Danny Meyer is the founder and co-owner of an array of critically acclaimed restaurants, cafés, and other food-centric enterprises throughout New York City. He has co-authored several cookbooks, an … read more
​Study Questions Eco-Friendliness of Paper Straws Due to Presence of 'Forever Chemicals'

​Study Questions Eco-Friendliness of Paper Straws Due to Presence of 'Forever Chemicals'

Posted by Emily on 25th Aug 2023

Belgian researchers have warned that paper drinking straws, often touted as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, might not be as environmentally benign as believed. The study found that 18 out o … read more
​Subway: Closing the Book on Family Ownership

​Subway: Closing the Book on Family Ownership

Posted by Stelios on 24th Aug 2023

Subway, a leading sandwich chain, has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Roark Capital, a major private equity firm. This marks a significant shift for Subway, moving it away from nea … read more
Not as Old as You Think: The True Stories Behind Classic Dishes

Not as Old as You Think: The True Stories Behind Classic Dishes

Posted by Stelios on 24th Aug 2023

You might be surprised that some of the world's most iconic dishes are younger than your grandparents, parents, and even you. While we often think these classics have stood the test of centuries, y … read more
​More than Meets the Ear: How Sound Serves Up Success

​More than Meets the Ear: How Sound Serves Up Success

Posted by Stelios on 14th Aug 2023

Ever walked into an empty house, workplace or eatery and felt something was missing? Beyond the absence of furniture, the sound has an unmistakable emptiness - a stark, echoing tone. Yet, introduce so … read more
​Beyond the Green: Marrowfat Peas VS Garden Peas

​Beyond the Green: Marrowfat Peas VS Garden Peas

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

Every so often, I stumble upon mushy peas on the internet, but they seem more like crafty doppelgängers. They're overly green, excessively sleek, and just too polished. To set the record straight, … read more
​The Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths Revolution: Making Waves in the Kitchen!

​The Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths Revolution: Making Waves in the Kitchen!

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

When you think of promoting the consistency of your fish and chips, secret batter recipes or premium fish cuts might come to mind. But the unsung hero? Ceres Super Absorbent Cloths. … read more
​Considering a Loyalty Scheme? Here's What You Need to Know.

​Considering a Loyalty Scheme? Here's What You Need to Know.

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

Have you ever considered setting up a loyalty scheme to show appreciation to your dedicated customers? Loyalty programmes not only incentivise repeat business, but they're also a powerful marketing … read more
​Guard Your Fish & Chip Shop Against Fires: Essential Tips

​Guard Your Fish & Chip Shop Against Fires: Essential Tips

Posted by Emily on 10th Aug 2023

For every fish and chip shop owner, the fear of seeing their business, their pride and joy, up in flames is ever-present. Beyond the economic implications, a fire threatens the well-being of staff, … read more
​Beyond Price: Getting Comprehensive Business Insurance

​Beyond Price: Getting Comprehensive Business Insurance

Posted by Stelios on 8th Aug 2023

When renewal season approaches, the question is often: "Where's the cheapest? Insurance" While it's natural to want a fair price, the cheapest doesn't always mean the best. Remember, every business … read more
​Understanding Essential Accounting Terms For Your Business

​Understanding Essential Accounting Terms For Your Business

Posted by Stelios on 8th Aug 2023

As a business owner, you shouldn't rely solely on your accountant for financial insights. Even though diving into accounting terms might seem low on your priorities, understanding the basics can be … read more
​Thinking of Letting Someone Go? Key Considerations Beforehand

​Thinking of Letting Someone Go? Key Considerations Beforehand

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Making the decision to dismiss an employee is seldom straightforward. Even seasoned managers might find it difficult to part ways with a longstanding team member. Nonetheless, reshaping your team c … read more
​Credit Cards for Business: Pros, Pitfalls, and Perks

​Credit Cards for Business: Pros, Pitfalls, and Perks

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Hey there! I bet loads of you whip out a credit card for your personal shopping. But ever thought of having one just for your business? If you're savvy, using a business credit card ca … read more
​Bright Future Ahead: A Guide to Youth Employment in UK Restaurants

​Bright Future Ahead: A Guide to Youth Employment in UK Restaurants

Posted by Emily on 8th Aug 2023

Many seek clarity regarding the permissible age for employing young individuals in a fish and chip shop and the tasks they're allowed to undertake. The confusion arises due to strict bylaws, which … read more
​The Value of Generosity: Enhancing Employee Loyalty

​The Value of Generosity: Enhancing Employee Loyalty

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

What is your most invaluable asset? Mull it over, and you’ll realise it’s your employees. Imagine your business without them, and you’ll soon find it untenable. While the rising costs … read more
​Crisp Decisions: A Guide to Buying a Fish & Chip Shop

​Crisp Decisions: A Guide to Buying a Fish & Chip Shop

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

With an influx of aspiring entrepreneurs eager to dip their toes into the fish and chip industry, it's no surprise that we're frequently sought for advice. The thrill of acquisition can quickly bec … read more
​The Profitable Equation: Your Business + the Right Accountant

​The Profitable Equation: Your Business + the Right Accountant

Posted by Emily on 7th Aug 2023

A frequently asked question is whether hiring an accountant is a worthwhile venture. In simple terms, the answer is yes, it is worth it. Now, let's delve into the process of selecting the … read more
​Considering Selling Your Fish & Chip Shop?

​Considering Selling Your Fish & Chip Shop?

Posted by Emily on 6th Aug 2023

It could be that you're contemplating selling your cherished Fish & Chip shop. Perhaps you're yearning for a grander venture, planning for a serene retirement or maybe even aiming to downscale. Reg … read more
​Finger-Licking Profits: The Business Behind the Chicken Tenders Boom

​Finger-Licking Profits: The Business Behind the Chicken Tenders Boom

Posted by Emily on 3rd Aug 2023

The Humble Beginning Chicken's reign in fast food menus is no secret. It's been celebrated in the form of nuggets and sandwiches for decades. But there's a new champion in town: the ubiquitou … read more
​Finding the Perfect Fit: Insurance Tailored for Your Business

​Finding the Perfect Fit: Insurance Tailored for Your Business

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

It's that time again – renewal season! And like clockwork, the big question emerges: "Who's the best for insurance?" Often, this boils down to "Who's the cheapest?" But hold on; it's m … read more
​A Simple Guide to Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the UK

​A Simple Guide to Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the UK

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

Introduction to VAT: What Is It? Value Added Tax, or VAT is a type of sales tax paid by consumers, not businesses. It represents the extra value added to a product between a supplier and t … read more
​The VAT Conundrum: Greggs, Fish & Chips, and the Battle for Tax Fairness

​The VAT Conundrum: Greggs, Fish & Chips, and the Battle for Tax Fairness

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Aug 2023

The complexity of the VAT system, particularly concerning hot food, often perplexes even seasoned business people. This issue frequently surfaces, especially in discussions around Greggs PLC and ot … read more
​Mastering the Rota: A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Scheduling

​Mastering the Rota: A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Scheduling

Posted by Emily on 2nd Aug 2023

Managing an employee rota can feel like a juggling act. Employees may have other commitments like schooling, family, or additional jobs. As a business owner, you understand the complexity of schedu … read more
​Tap Into Hidden Talent: Hire Ex-Offenders

​Tap Into Hidden Talent: Hire Ex-Offenders

Posted by Emily on 1st Aug 2023

Are you looking to fill a position with a skilled, enthusiastic employee? Your search might have taken you to online advertisements, in-house referrals, or the Jobcentre. But there's an untapped re … read more
The Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

The Power of Regular Fryer Boil Outs

Posted by Stelios on 27th Jul 2023

We all love the tantalising aroma and satisfying crunch of freshly fried fish & chips. Whether it's crispy chicken tenders, calamari, or mouthwatering tempura prawns, there's something undeniably d … read more
​How to Sort Out a Kitchen Oil Spill without Losing Your Cool

​How to Sort Out a Kitchen Oil Spill without Losing Your Cool

Posted by Stelios on 26th Jul 2023

You might be looking at this article and thinking, "Why on earth would I need to know what to do with an oil spill in a kitchen?" Well, being ready for such a mess could save your bacon! If you hav … read more
​Getting Blanched Chips Right: A Step-By-Step Guide

​Getting Blanched Chips Right: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Stelios on 23rd Jul 2023

The humble potato chip, known as French Fries in the United States, varies significantly in shape and size depending on where you find yourself. The British chips are thick, hearty slices of potato … read more
Mastering Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business

Mastering Cash Flow: The Lifeblood of Your Business

Posted by Stelios on 22nd Jul 2023

Cash flow is often referred to as the lifeblood of a business, and rightly so. It encompasses all forms of payment received at the point of purchase, be it coins, notes, or card payments. It's the … read more
Maximising Profits: The Art of Upselling and Cross-Selling

Maximising Profits: The Art of Upselling and Cross-Selling

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

In the dynamic world of sales, the art of upselling and cross-selling unlocks the gateway to unparalleled profit potential. These powerful techniques, though diverse in execution, share a common pr … read more
​Understanding Acrylamide: What You Need to Know

​Understanding Acrylamide: What You Need to Know

Posted by Stelios on 21st Jul 2023

Acrylamide is a natural chemical that forms when we cook starchy foods like bread and potatoes at high temperatures for a long time. When we fry, bake, roast, toast, or grill these foods above 120° … read more
Ceres Natural Degreaser: The Powerhouse Cleaner You've Been Waiting For!

Ceres Natural Degreaser: The Powerhouse Cleaner You've Been Waiting For!

Posted by Stelios on 20th Jul 2023

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn grease and grime? Look no further! Ceres Natural Degreaser is the ultimate solution for turbocharged cleaning, delivering powerful results while being 10 … read more
​Ήρθε η Επανάσταση στη Συντήρηση της Φριτέζας σας με το Καθαριστικό Φριτέζας Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Ήρθε η Επανάσταση στη Συντήρηση της Φριτέζας σας με το Καθαριστικό Φριτέζας Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Yannis on 16th Jul 2023

Ο τακτικός καθαρισμός με βραστό νερό είναι απολύτως απαραίτητος όταν πρόκειται για τη φροντίδα και τη συντήρηση των φριτέζων σας. Όλοι γνωρίζουμε την καθημερινή φθορά που πρέπει να αντέχουν οι φριτ … read more
¡Revoluciona el Mantenimiento de tu Freidora con el Limpiador de Freidoras Ceres!

¡Revoluciona el Mantenimiento de tu Freidora con el Limpiador de Freidoras Ceres!

Posted by Carlos on 16th Jul 2023

Los “boil-outs” (hervidos) periódicos son imprescindibles para el cuidado y mantenimiento de las freidoras. Todos conocemos el desgaste diario de las freidoras: temperaturas extremas, acumulación d … read more
​Rivoluziona la cura della tua friggitrice con Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Rivoluziona la cura della tua friggitrice con Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Allegra on 16th Jul 2023

La manutenzione e la cura delle vostre friggitrici sono assolutamente necessarie quando si effettuano regolari boil-out. Sappiamo tutti quanto siano difficili da gestire le vostre friggitrici: temp … read more
​Révolutionnez l'Entretien de votre Friteuse avec le Nettoyant pour Friteuses Ceres !

​Révolutionnez l'Entretien de votre Friteuse avec le Nettoyant pour Friteuses Ceres !

Posted by Colette on 16th Jul 2023

Les nettoyages par ébullition réguliers sont absolument essentiels pour le soin et l'entretien de vos friteuses. Nous sommes tous conscients des épreuves quotidiennes que vos friteuses subissent - … read more
Revolutionise Your Fryer Maintenance with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Revolutionise Your Fryer Maintenance with Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Stelios on 16th Jul 2023

When it comes to the care and upkeep of your fryers, regular boil-outs are an absolute must. We all know the daily beating that your fryers endure—extreme temperatures, carbon build-up, polymerisation … read more
​Revolutionieren Sie die Wartung Ihrer Fritteuse mit Ceres Fritteusenreiniger!

​Revolutionieren Sie die Wartung Ihrer Fritteuse mit Ceres Fritteusenreiniger!

Posted by Anke on 16th Jul 2023

Regelmäßiges Auskochen ist ein absolutes Muss, wenn es um die Pflege und Instandhaltung Ihrer Fritteusen geht. Wir alle kennen die täglichen Strapazen, denen Ihre Fritteusen ausgesetzt sind: extrem … read more
​Revolutioneer Je Friteuseonderhoud met Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

​Revolutioneer Je Friteuseonderhoud met Ceres Deep Fryer Cleaner!

Posted by Floris on 16th Jul 2023

Regelmatige schoonmaak zijn absoluut noodzakelijk als het gaat om de zorg en het onderhoud van je friteuses. We weten allemaal hoe je friteuses dagelijks worden belast - extreme temperaturen, kools … read more
The Secret to Perfectly Crispy Fish & Chips: Knowing the  Enemies of Frying Oil

The Secret to Perfectly Crispy Fish & Chips: Knowing the Enemies of Frying Oil

Posted by Stelios on 15th Jul 2023

Imagine a world without the irresistible crunch of fish and chips. Unthinkable. Behind every mouthwatering bite lies a crucial ingredient: frying oil in impeccable condition. The quality of our favour … read more
Discover the Versatility of Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda

Discover the Versatility of Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda

Posted by Emily on 14th Jul 2023

Your pantry is home to a multitude of products, but among them lies a proper all-purpose solution for various catering predicaments. Ceres Natural Bicarbonate of Soda, with its affordability, environm … read more
Breaking down barriers for disabled workers

Breaking down barriers for disabled workers

Posted by Emily on 18th Mar 2023

The government made it clear in its Spring Budget earlier this month that it is serious about getting people back into work, announcing a range of measures totalling £3.5 billion over five years to … read more
Spring Budget 2023

Spring Budget 2023

Posted by Emily on 18th Mar 2023

As we predicted, there were no major reforms in Jeremy Hunt’s first-ever Spring Budget as Chancellor that would directly help the hospitality industry, either in terms of a VAT cut or even a hint of a … read more
Exploring Monosodium Glutamate

Exploring Monosodium Glutamate

Posted by Stelios on 4th Mar 2023

WHAT IS MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE? Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a popular seasoning and flavour enhancer. It is the purest form of umami, the fifth taste sensation. Monosodium glutamate is widely used … read more
Ramp up your recruitment drive

Ramp up your recruitment drive

Posted by Emily on 7th Jul 2022

While all business sectors are currently undergoing a staffing crisis, the hospitality industry is bearing the brunt with staff shortages reaching critical levels. According to recent ONS figures … read more
Tips for tough times

Tips for tough times

Posted by Stelios on 19th May 2022

It might feel at the moment that everything is stacked against you. Price increases on core ingredients are coming thick and fast, while problems with product availability are an increasing worry f … read more
10 Tips for a stress-free national fish & chip day

10 Tips for a stress-free national fish & chip day

Posted by Emily on 4th Apr 2022

Mmm fish and chips at the seaside, photo courtesy of the Magpie Cafe in Whitby. Friday 27th May 2022 marks the seventh National Fish & Chip Day and it’s a day that you should be shout … read more
Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking

Posted by Stelios on 1st Feb 2022

I don’t know if I’m alone in thinking this – and I hope I’m not – but I feel quite optimistic about 2022. The scrapping of most Covid measures across the UK recently has felt like a massive step fo … read more
Christmas cracker or a festive flop?

Christmas cracker or a festive flop?

Posted by Emily on 10th Dec 2021

2021 looks set to end the same way it started, with much uncertainty about what is to come. Growing fears around the Omicron variant are already showing signs of dampening consumer confidence while … read more
Starting the Year Vegan-friendly

Starting the Year Vegan-friendly

Posted by Nick on 30th Nov 2021

Move over basted turkey, pigs in blankets and honey-glazed ham, because just seven days after sitting down to a traditional Christmas feast, attention quickly turns to Veganuary. A whole month dedi … read more
Lifting Lunchtime Trade

Lifting Lunchtime Trade

Posted by Stelios on 21st Nov 2021

Lunchtime trade has taken a kicking over the last 18 months as Covid had people working from home and turning to homemade lunches or treating the family in the evening instead. The grey pound, whic … read more
Head to Head: Kate Nicholls, U.K Hospitality

Head to Head: Kate Nicholls, U.K Hospitality

Posted by Stelios on 14th Oct 2021

This week, UKHospitality stepped up pressure on the Government to retain the current 12.5% VAT rate for hospitality long-term by launching its #VATsEnough campaign. We caught up with CEO Kate Nicho … read more
Head to Head: Andrew Crook, National Federation of Fish Friers

Head to Head: Andrew Crook, National Federation of Fish Friers

Posted by Stelios on 28th Sep 2021

With The NFFF helping to lead a campaign to bring about VAT reform, we quizzed President Andrew Crook on the key requests, what he hopes to achieve and what he thinks is the most likely outcome. We … read more
​Navigating the Mind: Keeping the U.K.’s Hospitality Industry Happy and Healthy

​Navigating the Mind: Keeping the U.K.’s Hospitality Industry Happy and Healthy

Posted by Emily on 1st May 2021

A Fresh Start As cafés, restaurants, and hotels across the U.K. opened their doors again, the excitement of returning to work was tinged with anxiety. Many employees returned after nearly … read more
Delivery Aggregators Unwrapped – 2021 Update

Delivery Aggregators Unwrapped – 2021 Update

Posted by Stelios on 2nd Mar 2021

The world is significantly transforming how people buy and consume food. Modern consumers are more likely to order fast food while sitting at home watching Bridgerton on Netflix than they are to co … read more