Entries by Simon Curtis

Compass CEO Richard Cousins dies in plane crash

Compass group chief executive Richard Cousins has died in a seaplane accident near Sydney, Australia. The catering giant confirmed that 58 year old Cousins had died alongside four members of his family in the tragic accident. He was with his two sons, fiance and her daughter returning from a restaurant in Jerusalem Bay on New […]

UK diners could spend an estimated £54.7bn on eating out by 2017, a new study has claimed.

UK diners could spend an estimated £54.7bn on eating out by 2017, a new study has claimed. The UK’s restaurant sector is booming, with Britons spending a total of £52.2bn eating out in 2015. But NPD Group predicts this figure will climb to £53.3bn in 2016 with diners making 11.4bn visits to foodservice companies. NPD […]

Shocking amounts of sugar in hot drinks

There are “shocking” amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafes, a campaign group has warned. Action on Sugar analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained at least as much sugar as a can of Pepsi or Coca-Cola, which contains nine teaspoons. The charity said in some of the […]

Unemployment falls

Unemployment in the UK fell by 60,000 between October and December to 1.69 million, according to the Office for National Statistics. The rate of unemployment was unchanged from a month ago at 5.1%, maintaining a decade-low rate. More than 31.4 million people are in work, the highest figure since records began in 1971. But ONS […]

The Top Nine Tricky Interview Questions

Here’s an overview of all our guidance on how to tackle specific tricky interview questions that you might come up against in your graduate job interviews. Forewarned is forearmed, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the key tricky interview questions that recruiters love to use and candidates sometimes stumble over. Here it is […]

Latest Words To Avoid On Your CV

It’s a new year, but the dictionary hasn’t been updated much. Sure, there are a few emojis to clutch onto, but at heart you’re at the mercy of the English language yet again. This can prove especially difficult when you have a résumé to write. Each time someone writes their résumé, they think they’re being […]

Sugar tax not ‘off the table’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show that the Prime Minister has not taken a sugar tax off the table, ahead of this month’s child obesity strategy. Hunt said: “David Cameron has said that if it isn’t a sugar tax then it needs to be something equally robust, but he has not […]