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Growth sparks 17 more jobs for 70-strong Fracino team

The latest raft of appointments for Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino brings the multi-award winning team to 70-strong. The seventeen new positions, which include engineering roles, service engineers, boiler manufacturers and assembly line operatives, are based in Fracino’s 45,000 sq ft factory – one of the world’s most advanced and efficient espresso equipment manufacturing facilities. 

Sweet taste of success for multi-award winning Fracino

As 2018 gets underway, espresso machine manufacturer Fracino continues its trailblazing success. Consistently delivering world-class manufacturing techniques, around 80 per cent of components are fabricated in-house. The result is a hugely popular range of competitively priced premium espresso and cappuccino machines. A champion of British manufacturing craftsmanship and a member of Made in Britain, Fracino boasts a strong network of UK distributors and clients include Subway®, Patisserie Valerie and Living Ventures Restaurant Group.

Banquette Seating Contractors

Woodhouse Contract Furnishers are a family-run company established since 1972. Banquette booths and bar seating are just some of the products designed, manufactured and installed by Woodhouse Contract Furnishers.


Soon to celebrate its centenary, leading UK and international seasonings supplier Unbar Rothon is planning a major campaign to expand its overseas business whilst consolidating its position as the leading UK supplier of high quality ingredients. The Essex company has been pre-eminent in the UK market since it was named as a supplier of ready mixed seasonings for sauces by Arthur Lock in his seminal work on the subject which was first published in 1949.

Warning: Drains may damage your (business) health

You may need the paying public, but you don’t need the stuff they persist in putting down your drains, loos and sinks. Contrary to popular belief, far from being a convenient place to get rid of everything bar the kitchen sink, our wastewater network only functions if it’s not blocked with the detritus of modern day living. Drain blockages cause sewage spills, emergency repair costs, pollution incidents, health concerns and business disruption. Ultimately that impacts on your reputation — and your bottom line.

Introducing the Wanderer – a unique pop-up bar available for hire

Previously an iconic Citroen HY van, The Wanderer brought to you by The Botanist has been transformed into a vintage mobile pop-up bar, ready for hire. Delivering guests an award-winning experience for all occasions and celebrations, The Wanderer can journey across the UK to you and arrives complete with bars experts, curious cocktails, spirits and mixers and world ales. Live music can also be arranged.


A number of product recalls in both America and Canada have been linked to adulterated ground cumin which contains the potentially life-threatening allergens ground peanut and almond powders. In the UK a warning has been issued that the adulterant ingredient would present a serious health risk to people sensitive or allergic to the nuts.

New insurance product to help bars deal with cyber-attacks

A new insurance product has been launched to help bars and other hospitality businesses deal with the threat of cyber-attacks. The new policy has been created by hospitality insurance specialist Sector Associates, underwritten by a leading Lloyd’s underwriter, because of the increasing risks to businesses and the attack on the NHS.

Revolutionary Pub App Gr8niteout Launches

An innovative app for pubs/bars that benefits both the business and customer is now available on free download, allowing anyone, wherever they may be, to spend money at local pubs at the tap of a few buttons safely and securely.


A new loyalty scheme is helping to boost guests and revenue at a Windsor country house hotel that counts the Queen as a visitor. Loyalty Pro, one of the UK’s leading Loyalty & Reward schemes providers, is working with The Oakley Court in Windsor. The award-winning 118-bedroom hotel wanted a flexible and interactive loyalty system that allowed their guests to have instant and direct access to their reward points both online and within the hotel.