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How to Celebrate An Eco-Conscious Wedding  

Weddings are one of the most important days of our lives. Whether you have a fairy tale ceremony planned or not, it’s an exciting time to celebrate the start of married life with your nearest and dearest. So if you can keep waste to a minimum, that’s a welcome bonus!

Here are some of the sustainable wedding trends you can incorporate into your special day, so you can cut back on waste without sacrificing style.

The Sustainability of Plastic: What You Didn’t Know

Since it came to prominence in the 1950s, plastic has become one of the most common and useful packaging materials thanks to its many benefits. The lightweight, durable, hygienic, and shatterproof properties of plastic make it ideal for use across a multitude of industries.  

Over the years, plastic has had a bad rap, and other packaging options, such as glass, cardboard, and metal, are often seen as much more environmentally friendly. However, when you consider the full lifecycles of these materials and products, it’s not always that simple.

LGH Hotels to Offer Stays to Hidden Heroes After Joining ‘Room to Reward’ Scheme

LGH Hotels Management Limited have officially joined the Room to Reward scheme, with their entire portfolio of hotels located across the country, to offer stays to those most deserving in their communities.

Corona turns the heat up with the rollout of Corona Tropical 

 – Available in the On and Off-Trade, Corona Tropical taps into the growing alcoholic sparkling water market. 

– Corona Tropical is a refreshing alcoholic sparkling water made with real fruit juice*. Offering the refreshment and quality that consumers expect from Corona, now, for the first time, beyond beer. 

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Stay Like a Loved-up Celeb in Sardinia with Delphina’s New Romance Package

The extended 2022 season is perfect for a last-minute romantic couples’ getaway

Sustainable pairings with Naturewall

Opposite interior combinations can create the ideal design update. With 2022 focusing more and more on bringing natural materials and colourways into commercial spaces and the home, Naturewall’s statement wall coverings add in an organic element, creating a comfortable environment for all.  


  • Waterford Whisky has bottled the first Irish-peated whiskies in generations: Peated: Fenniscourt and Peated: Ballybanon
  • The products are two new bottlings in Waterford Distillery’s “Arcadian Farm Origins”, which explore the old ways of farming and whisky in search of real rarity and intense flavours
  • Both peated whiskies combine 100% Irish peat and Irish-grown barley – celebrating a return to traditional ways and flavours of Irish whisky production from over a century ago

Favouritetable wins UK Enterprise Award

UK restaurant software business Favouritetable Services Ltd has won ‘Best Restaurant Listing & Reservation Systems Provider 2022’ at the UK Enterprise Awards.

Hosted by SME News for the sixth year, the UK Enterprise Awards serve to recognise a multitude of businesses and industries of all sizes from across the UK.

The Top Ten Campsites for a Lakeside Camping Getaway

Booking a holiday escape always comes with a difficult question: “where do we want to go?” Airports throughout the UK are facing disruptions with long waiting times and cancelled flights, so you might want to stay domestic for your getaway.

The Top Ten Campsites for a Lakeside Camping Getaway

Booking a holiday escape always comes with a difficult question: “where do we want to go?” Airports throughout the UK are facing disruptions with long waiting times and cancelled flights, so you might want to stay domestic for your getaway.

There’s been an uptick in interest in wild swimming and outdoor exploring. Google search data shows that over the past three months, there has been a 50% increase in searches for both open water and wild swimming and a 46% increase for outdoor swimming. There was also a similar increase in interest in searches for lakes to visit by 50%. This could answer the holiday destination question.

How hospitality businesses can apply learnings from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to boost confidence of customers and staff

By Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH

Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement, Hygiene at Reckitt

Cleanliness and hygiene are always high on the agenda for hospitality businesses and the pandemic has only served to heighten awareness of the importance of hygiene. Whilst all venues adjust to the new normal, large-scale events such as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – kicked off in July – present even more complex challenges for operators in this space.  Effective hygiene programmes are part of the new normal, but the question remains: in these financially challenging times, how can hospitality businesses give confidence to their guests by adopting hygiene best practice without an increased cost burden? The answer could lie in the adoption of a Targeted Hygiene programme such as the one by Dettol Pro Solutions, which is a science-backed approach, and was being used at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Crown Inn, Upton in the Test Valley, Hampshire celebrates its 3rd birthday despite the odds

Dave Watts, Chef and owner of this charming cottage-style pub in the heart of the Test Valley, Hampshire, like all pubs and restaurants in the last few years, has not had an easy time of it.  But Dave has made sure he stays ahead of the game, offering his own unique brand of hospitality.  By serving high quality food with an unusual twist, using local and artisan produce, not being afraid to be different and providing the best possible experience at an affordable price, The Crown Inn has been able to keep attracting customers again and again.  So now he’s planning a 3rd birthday like no other to celebrate the Crown Inn’s achievements, including a clutch of awards.

How To Create the Perfect Al Fresco Dining Experience

As summer begins to bloom across the country, there’s no better time to make the most of the sunshine. One of the nicest ways to do this is by leaving the house and dining outside with family and friends.

This year is particularly special, as the UK celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in early June. So whether you’re planning a celebratory lunch, afternoon tea, or a cosy evening dinner, we’ve put together five steps for creating the perfect al fresco dining experience in your home.

Why are staff uniforms important in hospitality?

Hospitality businesses are all about the customer experience. Hotels, bars and restaurants welcome paying customers in return for a seamless and memorable experience. There are many elements to this, from the food and drink to the atmosphere and facilities. One factor that can make or break a hospitality customer experience is the staff. They are the first and most significant point of contact for customers, so ensuring they are providing a good service is essential. How they look can also play a big role in customer satisfaction – below we explore why.

Morgan Philips Executive Search partners with Sommet Education to deliver new Executive Programs

Morgan Philips Executive Search has partnered with Sommet Education to support a new portfolio of executive programs offered at hospitality institutions Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and Glion Institute of Higher Education.

Participants on the Executive MBA in Global Hospitality Management by Les Roches Crans-Montana and Executive Master’s in Luxury Management & Guest Experience by Glion will benefit from personalised coaching from the leading executive search consultancy.

Celebrate Whisky Sour Day | 25th August | Sagamore Sour

There are many ways to make a whisky sour because the result depends on the type of whisky: Scotch, Bourbon, Rye – Give rye a try with the following recipe…

New community café at Norfolk pub helps connect locals, tackle food poverty and rural isolation

The Blue Bell in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, has opened a community café to provide a place for locals to meet up, socialise and help combat loneliness.

The pub, which reopened in June, after being purchased by over 400 members of the community in June 2021, has opened the café to provide an accessible, safe space for people living in the local area to get together to tackle loneliness and isolation.

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.