EUROPEAN COFFEE, TEA & SOFT DRINKS EXPO ANNOUNCES MAJOR NEW INITIATIVES

European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo, the only professional trade show 100% devoted to the profitable service and sales of coffee, tea and soft beverages – and nothing else, is set to double in size when it returns to Olympia, London on May 21st and 22nd 2019. The Show will provide visitors with even more compelling reasons to attend thanks to the launch of dazzling new features.

HOW BSD MET GRADE II* LISTED CHALLENGES TO CREATE £1.8M BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A SUITE overlooking cathedral gardens, original fireplaces and character windows are just some of the features included in a new £1.8m boutique hotel in a historic location in Leicester.

Two empty office buildings in Peacock Lane and New Street – adjacent to the site of the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered – have been converted into the 28-bedroomed St Martins Lodge, which opened in October.

Building Services Design (BSD) provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the Grade II* listed Georgian buildings, with many of the original features being retained –including the hallway, with its chandelier and staircase.

New Report Shows Tea Industry Has Been Reignited

For a while now it has been suggested that the nation was turning it’s back on tea in favour of coffee, which has undoubtedly soared in popularity in recent years, but this new report delves into the industry and concludes that the market is indeed changing but the future is definitely bright for tea.

The report, commissioned by National Tea Day, combines research for the first time from over 50 tea brands, venues and consumers alike to give new insight into the sector.   

RAMSIDE SPA WINS BIG FOR WELLNESS

A LEADING North East spa has risen to the top at one of the industry’s top awards evenings.

The Spa at Ramside, at County Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa has been awarded first place in the Best for Wellness category at the prestigious Good Spa Guide Awards.

The spa, which has a five bubble rating from the guide, beat competition including the Bath’s Thermae Bath Spa and Bulgari Spa at London’s Knightsbridge to secure the top award in its category.

Royal Lancaster London has appointed Daniel Mcgarey as Executive Head Chef

As part of its recent £85 million renovations, Royal Lancaster London on Hyde Park has appointed Daniel Mcgarey as the new Executive Head Chef.

Chef Mcgarey brings over 16 years of expertise to Royal Lancaster London where he will oversee all of the hotel’s culinary areas including Nipa Thai, Island Grill, Park Restaurant and world-renowned banqueting. Leading a team of 70 staff, Mcgarey will also oversee the hotel’s 24-hour in-room dining service.

Amarula launches Amarula Vanilla Spice, a new premium cream liqueur with warm vanilla and complex spices, making for the perfect Christmas gift for anyone that enjoys an indulgent treat

Introducing Amarula Vanilla Spice, a new premium cream liqueur from Amarula. Amarula Vanilla Spice is made from ethically sourced, uniquely African ingredients – distilled Marula spirit, vanilla extract from Madagascar, and a Nigerian Ginger root, all expertly blended with the finest quality cream for an indulgent taste sensation that will be a big hit at the Christmas dinner table or party. The hints of spice combine perfectly with the subtle notes of vanilla and the exotic, natural Marula fruit for a rich and smooth taste.

The packing guide for your winter holiday

We had a great summer of sunshine in Britain in 2018. However, it’s now time to welcome back the dark nights and grey skies into our lives that come along with winter. Because of this you may be pining for the sun once again. Or, maybe you want some proper cold weather around Christmas time.

Whichever sums you up best, you might decide to sort out a winter holiday to get you out of Blighty. Check out our guide below for the best destinations for walking through the cities, lounging on the beach, or dashing through the snow!

Nine more Sky Bet Championship fixtures added in December and January

Sky Sports has announced its latest selection of live Sky Bet EFL fixtures, with promotion hopefuls and local rivals going head to head over Christmas and the New Year making it a real Christmas cracker of a festive period.

Nine further Sky Bet Championship fixtures have been added to the schedule for December and the start of January as part of a bumper festive offering following Sky Sports’ latest Premier League picks.

Hille Ltd has supplied 222 SE Curve chairs to the Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall

Three soft complimenting colours – Flame, Sea Mist and Olive – were selected from a range of ten by Eden’s team, who welcome around 50,000 school visitors a year.  They were looking for furniture that would be easy to clean, vibrant and lightweight, given that the chairs are shared between four classrooms, and are being moved around on a daily basis.  The interior of the core building, Eden’s education centre, is a perfect backdrop to the modern sleek Hille SE Curve chairs. 

Edinburgh Gin toasts a galaxy of stars as Official Spirit of the British Academy Scotland Awards

Capturing the spirit of Scotland’s screen success, Edinburgh Gin celebrated its debut as the Official Spirit of the 2018 British Academy Scotland Awards.

The star-studded event – considered the most prestigious date in the film and television calendar – is a celebration of Scottish talent and outstanding creative contribution.

The red carpet was host to a show-stopping guest list of Hollywood talent, including Alan Cumming, Karen Gillan and Rupert Everett, as well as big names from the small screen such as Dawn O’Porter, Edith Bowman and Iain Stirling.