UKHospitality Fair4Hospitality

Government at Westminster, Holyrood and Cardiff must invest in a fair and timely return for hospitality this summer, for the benefit of local communities, peoples’ jobs, national wellbeing and the British economy, says UKHospitality. This is the central message of a new campaign launched by the trade body to highlight that businesses are ready to …

Packaging giant DS Smith has introduced a simplified range of products designed to offer immediate solutions for organisations looking to transition to online, quickly and effectively. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many organisations to review their supply chains and, in many cases, revise traditional business models in favour of e-commerce – delivering their product direct …

During Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) bartenders, artists and chefs are coming together to raise awareness through the ‘Wrestling Demons’ campaign. Helping to feed the conversation on mental health, London bars that deliver cocktails will be collaborating with artists and icons across the hospitality industry to help express their personal hopes, dreams and fears …

CGA has spoken to 2,000 consumers from China’s most developed bar and restaurant markets to understand reactions to the opening of hospitality venues. It paints a picture of polarised consumer attitudes. Findings from the research, undertaken in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Wuhan between 7 and 11 May, show that since reopening, there is an almost …

UKGrandOutdoorCafe campaign

Operators are being called upon to support #UKGrandOutdoorCafé, a campaign to safely restart the UK hospitality industry by transforming public spaces and streets into al fresco dining spaces whilst adhering to physical distancing. Led by Alan Lorrimer, founder of live music venues The Piano Works, the campaign proposes that seating on pavements, squares and open …

Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up by Government to develop plans for how and when closed sectors in the UK can reopen safely. Businesses and shops in indoor environments or with closer contact between people, like pubs, hotels and non-essential retail, will likely have a higher risk of transmission, as is the case …

Healthy Hospo Lockdown Lowdown

Healthy Hospo has collaborated with spirits group Brown-Forman to launch the Lockdown Lowdown, a series of health and wellness webinars aimed at helping bar professionals around the world deal with the current situation and come out of it healthy and happy. The Lockdown Lowdown has been designed in response to the effect the Covid-19 pandemic …

Diageo Learning For Life Virtual Academy

Diageo’s employability programme Learning for Life has launched on a new Virtual Hospitality Academy, to ensure its hospitality training can continue during the Covid-19 pandemic. Created and delivered by The Springboard Charity, the ‘Virtual Academy’ is open to new applicants who are looking to develop key skills in hospitality and improve their future employability, as …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave as a result of coronavirus will be extended by four months, to October. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500, but the Government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost from August. …

Grey Goose

Grey Goose vodka has announced the launch of House Pour, a new global video series featuring out-of-work bartenders from around the globe making cocktails that are close to their hearts. House Pour is designed to lend a voice to bartenders who have been impacted by Covid-19 closures, and help shine a light on the individuals …