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BOUTIQUE MODERN DELIVERS THE HIGHLIFE AT SWANBOROUGH LAKES

Highlife Bathrooms specified for South Downs luxury holiday lodges

When given the job of building and fitting out seven luxury holiday lodges for a holiday park in the South Downs National Park, modular building company, Boutique Modern opted for bathroom products from Highlife Bathrooms.

Known as Alliance Sanitary Products until a rebrand in February, Highlife Bathrooms’ products were specified for use at Swanborough Lakes, Lewes, through local building supplies merchant, Chandlers.

HUSKEECUP… AS SOPHISTICATED AS IT IS SUSTAINABLE

According to the Independent, in 2018 Brits are drinking 95 million cups of coffee per day, up from 70 million in 2008. Unfortunately, as consumption increases, so does the amount of waste produced as a result of coffee production.

FSG Tableware recently launched HuskeeCup in the UK, a range of reusable hot cups made from the coffee husk waste that is generated from coffee bean production. By using coffee husks to produce HuskeeCup, hundreds of tonnes of waste material from the production of coffee is being recycled, helping to turn the waste into a valuable commodity for farmers.

CUERVO TRADICIONAL MARGARITA RUMBLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Nine Lives in London and El Taquero in Manchester have been awarded best margarita in town

A celebration of two major city’s best bars showcasing their most creative and contemporary Margarita serves returned for another successful year over the Bank Holiday weekend. As part of the Live Tradicional campaign, which celebrates drinkers creating their own traditions, ‘Cuervo Tradicional Margarita Rumble’ was hosted at London Fields Brewery and Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Weekly admin tasks restricting business building customer activity in hospitality sector

A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of hospitality operations spend nearly one day a week on administration, stopping them from spending more time on customer facing activity.

The average time that respondents said they or their team spent on admin was 5.49hrs a week, but 14.42% said it was between 7-8 hrs a week and a further 14.88% said that it was more than one day.  If this could be reduced by two hours a week, they would choose to devote more resource to focusing on guest experience (56%), training staff (44%), engaging front of house staff (28%) and driving customer loyalty (23%).

Room2 Southampton

Room2 is a unique home-style and relaxed place to stay which really feels like a home away from home, I was given the chance to pop down to Southampton, to really see what it was like.

I was lucky enough to be given the master loft, which was an amazing space, the mezzanine floor just made it feel so much bigger and like an apartment as opposed to a rudimentary hotel room. The master loft came with the most perfect view of the park, offering enviable green landscapes.

London Wine Fair & The Wine Gang to identify wine trade’s “top nose” ~ Extreme Tasting Challenge ~

The London Wine Fair has joined forces with The Wine Gang – the group of wine writers, critics and tastings hosts – to create a new competition designed to test the wine industry’s best and brightest palates and discover who has the trade’s top nose.  There is a £1,000 cash award for the overall winner – who will be announced at The Fair by The Wine Gang themselves – with a number of additional prizes up for grabs including; a pair of tickets to The Wine Gang’s Summer event; a Jeroboam of Rogers and Rufus; a magnum of the rare Artemis Karamolegos’s Pyritis (only eight exist in the U.K.). The winner will also be featured in a dedicated article and interview for the Gang’s website.

Travelodge launches new dual workplace student recruitment programme with 3,000 jobs to fill

This programme is the first of its kind in the budget hotel sector to offer flexible working hours designed around the student’s study programme in their university and home locations  

On average students are forking out £20,000 annually for the privilege of studying and working to make ends meet has become a necessity            

Today, Travelodge, the UK’s first branded budget hotel chain, which operates over 560 UK hotels, launches a new dual workplace programme offering 3,000 jobs (2,200 permanent positions and 800 summer season jobs across the UK) to Britain’s 2 million students who are struggling to make ends meet.

Where to propose in Europe this spring

As the weather begins to get warmer, many people head of on a short break before the peak season begins. So, if you find yourselves in one of the following places over Spring, where would be the perfect backdrop for a proposal? Angelic Diamonds, retailer of diamond rings, has told us its favourite spots…

Five accounting habits every business should adopt

Running your own business is challenging enough without having to worry about the finances. Every business, whether fledging or multi-national, needs to adopt effective accounting and bookkeeping habits to keep records accurate and complete, and to stay abreast of cash flow, profitability and growth. Declan McCusker from Perrys Chartered Accountants in London offers his top five practices to ensure your business stays healthy.

London Hilton on Park Lane’s Podium Restaurant and Bar awarded second AA Rosette

London Hilton on Park Lane is pleased to announce its restaurant and bar, Podium, has been awarded a second AA Rosette for culinary excellence.

Two Rosettes are only awarded to the best local restaurants aiming and achieving high standards, consistency in delivery, precision and attention given to the selection of ingredients. The second Rosette further cements Podium’s place on London’s culinary scene and reflects the restaurants and wider hotels culinary innovation and talent.