In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we turn to six exceptional females in the industry who share their stories of success, as well as some encouraging words for fellow women in hospitality.  When it comes to the hospitality industry, female professionals are setting the bar high, bringing an abundance of skill, innovation, …

We sit down withWiHTL’s Founder and Chair, Tea Colaianni, who shares the story of her career in hospitality so far. Detailing her key milestones, notably the birth of her very own diversity and inclusion platform, WiHTL, Tea reveals valuable insight into the hospitality sector, offering food for thought for all wet-led venues.   Tea, please …

We sit down with Jiawei Bai, Founder of White Shades, who shares more about Singapore’s unique four-storey cocktail playground, detailing the elements that make the venue stand out from competitors.   Please tell us about White Shades and the story behind the venue. White Shades is a progressive cocktail playground, and presents a first-of-its-kind cocktail …

Allen joins UKHospitality from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s tourism, inward investment and city marketing agency, where he served as Executive Director and, in 2021, Acting Chief Executive.  He brings a wealth of experience from the tourism and leisure sector and expertise across economic development, business strategy, corporate affairs and communications, having also …

 The Licensed Trade Charity, the industry charity supporting drinks and hospitality professionals in need of emotional support, specialist advice and financial assistance, has announced that Chris Welham has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.  Chris has worked in hospitality for over 27 years and has held a variety of senior operations, executive …

Double Dutch, the producers of award-winning premium mixers and tonics, has launched its Female Bartending Scholarship Programme for the fourth consecutive year, as part of its ongoing commitment to foster upcoming female talent in the hospitality industry. As a company led by women, Joyce and Raissa de Haas, the twin co-founders of Double Dutch, hold …

With the tequila category enjoying a boom in popularity in the last few years; premium tequila brand el Jimador is fast emerging as a key player with the latest CGA data revealing 1 in 5 tequila serves use el Jimador across the UK On-Trade. As the number one 100% agave tequila and the third largest …

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a £15m loan to creative cocktail bar and restaurant group, The Alchemist, to support the roll-out of new sites and refinance existing debt.  Founded in Manchester in 2010, the group has successfully scaled to 23 sites across 12 major cities, including six in London, three in Manchester, …

Paragon Brands, one of the UK’s leading premium drinks importer-distributors, proudly announces its new role as the exclusive distributor of Zamora Company spirits and liqueurs in the UK. Established in 1945 and still a 100% family-owned Spanish drinks business, Zamora Company owns an internationally renowned portfolio of premium wines and spirits, including Licor 43 – …

Family-owned Scotch Whisky business, Douglas Laing & Co, proudly commemorates the illustrious journey of its brand with the release of six of its most scarce and precious Single Casks, hand-selected from the family vaults, named “The Diamond Collection.” Having just surpassed the 75th anniversary of exceptional Douglas Laing Whisky, the company wants to pay homage to …