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Stemming Success and Equality: How Disability Can Help STEM Progress

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries have faced criticism recently over workplace equity and discrimination, including gender, race, and disability inequality. STEM employers have historically been behind the curve in terms of welcoming diversity — in 2017, it was reported that STEM industries have 75 per cent fewer people with disabilities than in the general population, which certainly isn’t representative. Engineering seal supplier, FPE Seals, take a look at how STEM industries can benefit from increasing its workforce diversity.

9 Steps to Encourage Restaurants to Remain Covid-secure as They Reopen in July

Since the Covid-19 pandemic brought about the temporary lockdown across the UK since 20 March, we’ve seen closure of our restaurants for several months. With the UK government’s phased approach of easing lockdown restrictions slowly unfolding, the announcement came that hospitality businesses could see themselves trading again from 4 July in England at the earliest, dependent on the R number and the rate of infections. As reopening dates vary slightly in other parts of the UK, venues in Scotland are looking at 15 July and Northern Ireland, an earlier date of 3 July. The Welsh government is still yet to propose a date.

The importance of cycle to work schemes and employee mental health benefits

During the hiring process, business owners are generally looking for someone who has the right combination of skills and work ethic. But employees must also have their own list of expectations – over half of all workers in the UK have expressed that they need employers to focus more on mental health as part of their employee benefits. Here, we take a look at how employers can offer more for their staff in terms of looking after their physical and emotional well-being.

8 Ways to Help Ensure Bars, Pubs & Restaurants Reopen Safely Post Lockdown

Since the Covid-19 pandemic brought about the temporary lockdown, we’ve seen closure of our pubs, bars and restaurants for several months. During the phased approach of easing lockdown restrictions, the announcement came that hospitality businesses could see themselves trading again from 4 July in England at the earliest, dependent on the R number and the rate of infections. As reopening dates vary slightly in other parts of the UK, venues in Scotland are looking at 15 July and Northern Ireland, an earlier date of 3 July. The Welsh government is still yet to propose a date.

Guess who’s back? Hallou, it’s mi! @BurgerKingUK

Burger King brings back fan-favourite Halloumi King and launches brand-new Halloumi Bacon King Burger

Halloumi lovers across the UK rejoice as Burger King announces the expansion of its currently reduced menu to bring back fan-favourite, The Halloumi King Burger, and a brand-new Halloumi Bacon King Burger to re-opened restaurants across the UK, just in time for summer. The new items will be on the menu from today.

Hogs Back Brewery launches East Coast IPA -New beer spearheads summer craft range @HogsBackBrewery

Hog Back Brewery is expanding its craft beer range with the launch of East Coast IPA, available in keg and 330ml cans. The new beer will spearhead Hogs Back’s offer for reopening pubs this summer, which also includes its popular Hog IPA, now in cans, and Hogstar lager.

East Coast IPA is a balanced, naturally hazy and unfiltered 5.8% beer. While its intense mouthfeel and hop aroma give it an authentic US craft beer character, like all Hogs Back beers it also stands out from the herd.

Essential Vitamins for a Vegan Diet?

Veganism is becoming ever more popular in the UK, as a whole host of ‘high profile’ people espouse its benefits, while businesses catch on and cash in on this popular lifestyle choice.

In the UK, there were 600,000 vegans recorded in 2019, which quadrupled from 150,000 in 2014. 42 per cent of the UK’s vegans made the dietary shift in 2018 and are forecasted to make up a quarter of the British population by 2025. Although this is a positive change, there are concerns that vegan diets don’t give the body all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to function healthily and in optimum performance. With veganism garnering more attention and a demand for education, Google Trends data reports that the term ‘vegan supplements’ is often searched for in the UK, with a particular spike in early January 2020, likely after the indulgence of the Christmas period.

EcoTensil launches plastic-free paperboard utensils across Europe @EcoTensil

Sustainable replacements for plastic cutlery for packaging in advance of EU Ban  

EcoTensil, the global pioneer in sustainable paperboard utensils, announces the European launch of its plastic-free single-use cutlery for food packaging.  The popular range of folding multi-functional paper utensils was developed to replace small plastic spoons and sporks found in pot lids, trays, and other grab-and-go packaging, with a more environmentally friendly option. The range is available to order now across Europe through EcoTensil.eu.

BACARDÍ RUM PARTNERS WITH BERBER AND Q TO LAUNCH LIMITED-EDITION MAKE-AT-HOME BBQ AND COCKTAILS PACK @BacardiUK

  • Rum fans can purchase the exclusive BBQ and cocktails pack via the Berber and Q website for £59 or win a free pack through BACARDÍ and Berber and Q’s Instagram pages for a limited time only!
  • Join an Instagram Live masterclass to help you perfect your outdoor cooking this summer

As the nation wheels out its barbeque grills and sun loungers, BACARDÍ has partnered with London restaurant Berber and Q to launch exclusive make-at-home BACARDÍ BBQ packs, using BACARDÍ Spiced rum as a key ingredient for meat marinades and cocktails, putting the spice back into your summer!

HEINEKEN LAUNCHES ‘KEG TALKS’ WEBINARS FEATURING INDEPENDENT EXPERT ADVICE @heinekenUK_News

HEINEKEN has expanded its on-trade support resource with a new series of webinars, offering expert advice to operators on navigating lockdown. Called ‘Keg Talks’, the interviews see independent speakers and operators share their advice on areas ranging from government grants and advice on furlough, to ideas on how to adapt your business for delivery or takeaway. Each of the bite-size, 20-minute webinars are accessible in video and audio formats.

The episodes are hosted on the newly launched The Pub Collective site, open to the entire on-trade as an online resource for advice, government guidance and inspirational stories to support them throughout lockdown.

HOTEL INDIGO MANCHESTER – VICTORIA STATION LAUNCH PRIVATE WORKSPACE PACKAGES FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS WORKERS @hotelindigo

Hotel Indigo have been supporting key workers since the onset of the pandemic by accommodating our amazing NHS staff and other essential workers. They will now extend their services to essential business workers who require an office space, with bespoke all-inclusive day packages designed for guests to get the best out their day.

Day use options on a variety of bedrooms are now available to book – with packages starting at £40.  Each package is tailored to suit different working environment preferences, whether views of the city in a top floor suite will inspire you or simply the peace and quiet of a cosy tea room, Hotel Indigo has got you covered. With home away from home décor, workstations, Wi-Fi and multiple charging points and an option to include breakfast, lunch and aperitif, it has all the components needed for the perfect work environment.

BURGER KING DROPS HUNDREDS OF FREE WHOPPERS TO NEIGHBOURHOODS ACROSS THE UK @BurgerKingUK

As Brits have spent nearly 12 long, tough weeks in lockdown, neighbours have gone from being people who live across the street to firm friends – relationships we will cherish and be thankful for long after lockdown ends. To celebrate and pay thanks to these new-found friendships, Burger King has surprised streets across the UK with deliveries of hundreds of free Whoppers, for Brits to tuck into with their neighbours.

VegfestUK Launch First Vegan Summerfest Online for August 2020 @VegfestUK

As one of Europe’s biggest food and lifestyle experiences, the iconic VegfestUK will be bringing their revolutionary festival into your home for August 2020.

With festival season cancelled for summer, a virtual vegan extravaganza will be online August 15th/16th featuring cutting edge comedy, live music, Fitness experts and live cookery demos showcasing the most sumptuous of ethical cuisine from around the world.