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FoodServiceEurope submits response to the consultation on VAT in the public sector

FoodServiceEurope submits response to the consultation on VAT in the public sector

On the 24th of April, FoodServiceEurope presented its response to the Commission’s Public Consultation on the VAT legislation on public bodies and tax exemptions in the public interest. In their response, they highlighted that all the shortcomings of the current regime identified by the Commission are relevant to the contract catering sector and outlined how the industry sees the reform of the VAT regime going forward. Acknowledging that the full […]

Publicity is a chain reaction

Publicity is a chain reaction

Happy customers tell happy stories of their experience – which is invaluable to your business, says Access Champ managing director Arnold Fewell, as featured in an article of Caterer and Hotelkeeper. A new marketing strategy emphasizing the importance of engaging with customers struck a chord with him, named SECRET (creator @digitalblonde). It stands for Spark, Entertain, Connect, Reward, Educate and Trust. How often have you been entertained by other people’s […]

The trends that emerge when worlds collide

The trends that emerge when worlds collide

New flavour combinations are emerging in innovative marriages of world cuisines. Trendspotters no longer pontificate over foams, jellies and molecular gastronomy. The talk now is hybridisation, cheese terroir, the rise of chilli and Scandinavian simplicity. Caterer and Hotelkeeper featured an interesting article on rising influences of world cuisine throughout the UK. Take pollachius virens, also known as saithe or coalfish. It is being served at Swedish ambassador Nicola Clase’s pad […]

Social Media boost

Social Media boost

We don’t have to tell you that the use of Social Media is one of the most powerful marketing tools, but we have found some useful tips in a recent issue of Caterer and Hotelkeeper on using Facebook’s new Insights platform. Do your fans really Like you? As Facebook’s new Insights platform rolls out to all businesses, you will have access to more data that shows just how likeable your […]

Caring’s Caprice Holdings acquires prestigious Berkeley Square site

Restaurateur Richard Caring has acquired a site in London’s prestigious Berkeley Square for an as-yet-unnamed restaurant project.

Inventive Leisure changes its name

Inventive Leisure, the firm behind the Revolution bar brand, is to change its name to The New Inventive Bar Company.

Stonegate chief executive departs

Toby Smith, the chief executive of Stonegate pub company, is to leave the business.

BBC awards £50m nationwide catering contract to Servest

Foodservice and facilities management (FM) firm Servest has picked up a nationwide catering and FM contract with the BBC worth up to £47.5m

Compass wins £2.4m contract with Hampshire Garden Centre

Foodservice firm Compass Group has won a £2.4m contract with Garsons Garden Centre in Titchfield, Hampshire.

Greene King pledges 2,000 new recruits to apprenticeship scheme

Hospitality operator and brewer Greene King has pledged to recruit over 2,000 management and kitchen skills apprentices in the next 12 months.

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