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The Coniston Serves Up New Food and Beverage Manager, Katherine Renhard

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa is delighted to welcome Katherine Renhard as its new Food & Beverage Manager.

Having relocated from Norwich four years ago, Katherine brings with her 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry. With a degree in wines and a passion for fine dining, Katherine prides herself on exemplary service and really creating a dining experience to remember.

7 Amazing Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Weddings happen all over the world, but each culture has its unique twist on what should happen on the day. From warding off evil to money dances, guests play a vital role.

Whether you are attending a destination wedding or one for a friend from a different cultural background, these are the things you need to know to keep the couple and their families happy on their special day.

How to become a better hospitality manager

Hospitality is a unique industry in many ways. The customer experience unfolds before your eyes and this brings added expectation and pressure to provide the best service possible. As the manager, you are ultimately responsible for managing day-to-day operations, as well as the big picture strategy and vision. This is a difficult role to find balance and success in, so improving your skills and mindset is key to managing a more successful and sustainable business. Below we explore some of the ways that you can look to become a better hospitality manager, whether you run a hotel, pub, bar or restaurant.

Marketing to the £15.5 billion UK staycation trend

Unprecedented travel chaos has left distraught holidaymakers facing queues snaking through carparks and cancelled flights. Now more Brits than ever are opting to staycation, offering huge opportunities for savvy restauranteurs, says Jaipal Yadav, managing director of restaurant software business, Favouritetable.


Same delicious taste – new premium, sleek can design and upgraded visuals

A permissible treat – thanks to its selection of Italian ingredients and real fruit juice – the Sanpellegrino Tastefully Light & Classic Taste sparkling fruit ranges, have long been a favourite with consumers looking for a truly thirst quenching and delicious citrus drink.

Get your Business ready for a UK Staycation Boom

With UK Staycations set to rise further in 2022 and 2023, Marketa Rypacek, Managing Director at Industville Ltd, gives her expert advice on how to get your business guest-ready. 

Whether you’re running a hotel, B&B or a holiday rental, the interior design is vital in shaping the guest’s opinion of their stay, as Marketa explains “Interior design in the hospitality industry is of vital importance when it comes to creating a positive experience for your guests, your staff, and anyone else who steps foot into your establishment.” 

Open Innovation: The Future of the Hotel Industry

Innovation technology has been one of the most popular topics discussed in business circles in recent years. While most corporations want to innovate in one way or another, the results of such innovations and their overall impact on the bottom line could become overshadowed if in-depth research is not conducted.

Drinking without Drinking: The Sober Bars You Need To Visit

A recent report found that a third of pub visits are now alcohol free. With more brands bringing out non-alcoholic alternatives of their most popular beverages, and bars adding more mocktails to their menus, customers now have more non-alcoholic choices than ever when they don’t want to drink as much.

Almost half of hospitality businesses are still leaving equipment on overnight despite 65% not knowing how much energy the equipment uses

New report reveals the ways in which operators can reduce their energy consumption
by targeting sources of invisible waste

  • Over the next five years, two-thirds (66%) of businesses will actively be trying to reduce energy usage
  • Perceived challenges to improving environmental impact for businesses include cost (66%), time (42%) and team resource (29%)
  • Nearly 40% are looking to train their teams in sustainable practices in the workplace


THE UK’s largest potato supplier, Branston, has today announced that recent changes to Food Standard Agency (FSA) legislation could dramatically cut down one of the largest food waste victims in Britain’s households – potatoes.

Tortilla Mexican Grill plc launches inaugural loyalty club membership scheme

More than 15,000 card downloads made in first two weeks since launch of Tortilla Club Illustrates brand’s popularity and strength of customer engagement

Tortilla, the UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand, is delighted to announce the launch of its loyalty club membership scheme, Tortilla Club.

Whisky curators launch new single cask range

Wemyss Malts brings 19 one-of-a-kind single cask whiskies to market

ONE of Scotland’s top whisky bottlers is launching an exclusive single cask range, unveiling the brands fresh new packaging design.


Award-winning Australian distillery Starward is resurrecting a retro classic in London this summer with its Starward Slushies. The perfect way to enjoy delicious, fun and refreshing cocktails during the warmer months, Starward will be offering frozen slushie cocktails across a number of bars and restaurants in the city from now until September 2022. 

Feed your brain with Nu:tropic® – a delicious new range of nootropic snack bars

From the creators of world-renowned nootropic brand Mind Lab Pro® comes Nu:tropic®. A great-tasting range of nootropic snack bars designed to boost daily brainpower and long-range cognitive function!

Beer Distributor Uses Closed-Loop Keg Recycling to Raise Sustainability Awareness

Jolly Good Beer’s Environmental Focus Promotes a Circular Economy in Hospitality Through Empty KeyKeg Collection

Jolly Good Beer uses honest, transparent communication to increase recycling and improve the flow of waste material in the industry. Besides distributing to independent pubs and bars across the Midlands, East and South East England, it educates customers about the bigger environmental picture and the importance of handling sustainable plastics correctly.

UK’s leading vegan charity launches petition to prioritise carbon footprints on menus over calories

  • Vegan charity, Viva!, is calling for menus to prioritise carbon footprint labelling as a matter of urgency as the climate crisis grows
  • Encouraging signatures through a first-of-its kind petition, Viva! hopes to prevent mass extinction and global deforestation by raising awareness of the UK’s diet that is currently ‘Eating the Earth’
  • With meat, dairy, fish and eggs considerably more carbon intensive than vegan alternatives, Viva! is calling for awareness of the connection between food choices and planet impact 
  • Recent research proves that menus displaying carbon footprints encouraged more vegan choices – resulting in less carbon emissions
  • Viva! contend that carbon footprint labelling is much more urgent than displaying calories on menus
  • Restaurants that serve meat refused to take part in this trial – highlighting that government intervention is crucial to ensure carbon counts are present
  • Carbon labelling is now accessible for restaurants through affordable providers such as My Emissions

Searcys St Pancras’ Champagne Bar Design Transformation on Track  

DesignLSM, the award-winning hospitality design agency, are working with Searcys to  redesign and evolve its iconic Champagne Bar at  St Pancras International, reimagining this iconic hospitality destination, spotlighting the brand’s heritage in Champagne and gastronomy, with a touch of indulgence. 

Food Fraud – What Is It and What Effects Is It Having on German Organic Farming?

When it comes to organic food in Europe, no one does it better than Germany. Over the past few years, the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) found that the value of the organic market has continued to grow, with it shooting to €14.99 billion in 2020. This is thanks to Germans buying 22% more organic food and beverages, which resulted in the sale of organic product increasing at almost double the rate of the rest of the food market.


Introducing Juno Bamboo Water, the first botanical water made with infused bamboo leaf, and rich in antioxidants.

Bamboo extract has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to detoxify the body, stimulate collagen production, and boost immunity. Juno’ Bamboo Water is lightly sparkling and has an aromatic taste like a Japanese iced tea, with a citrusy hint of yuzu.

Travel with the Seasons Around the Globe: The Dream Life of a Timeless Ski Instructor

Being a ski instructor is a glamorous lifestyle that many desire to have. Jetting off to a winter wonderland ski resort is a dream come true for many, and it’s likely that we all know a would-be ski instructor. A social media page brimming with photos and videos of snow-covered slopes, stunning mountain views, world-class tricks, and exuberant apres-ski life are all a part of the package.

Bristol restaurant first to prioritise carbon footprints over calories on menus

The Canteen partners with UK’s largest vegan charity, Viva!, and food carbon labelling provider, My Emissions, to prioritise meals’ carbon footprints over calories on menus.

This week, Bristol restaurant, The Canteen, has introduced menus that prioritise meals’ carbon footprints over calories. As part of a first-of-its-kind trial in Bristol, the menus encourage diners to consider the impact that their food choices have on the planet.


Today, Larkfire, wild water for whisky, announces the launch of the official Whisky Highball Day, the world’s first celebration day dedicated to the whisky highball cocktail.

Celebrated on July 22nd, Whisky Highball Day has been created to bring together whisky lovers to celebrate the versatility and shared appreciation of whisky in a long drink.

HORL 1993 Launches Innovative Knife Sharpening System to UK Market

Following huge success in Germany HORL 1993 have announced the launch of their collection of three HORL® sharpeners and accessories.

The system makes it possible to sharpen knives easily and precisely for professionallevel results in everyday use.