Entries by Simon Curtis

Staff Shortages

The shortage of workers that is currently effecting supply chains across the country could go on for a number of years warns the CBI. It said that the Government should adopt a more flexible policy on immigration to tackle the problem. McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Ikea and Iceland have reported that they are falling short of some […]

Gordon Ramsay seeks food and drink entrepreneurs for new show

Chef Gordon Ramsay has called for food and drink entrepreneurs to sign up to his new Apprentice-style BBC One show to compete for his investment. The new eight-part competition series, called Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars, will put 12 competitors through their paces as they pitch to take their product, food truck, app or business […]

Smart Table innovation can revolutionise hospitality industry

New technology developed by Edinburgh-based start-up ePOS Hybrid is set to transform the hospitality industry by allowing diners to play games, call a waiter and design their own pizza from the comfort of their seats. By transforming tables into touchscreen infotainment hubs, the Smart Table technology gives consumers full control of their experience. It will […]

Factory Friday – The big get away!

  For many the 20th December otherwise known as factory Friday was a traffic nightmare, especially around the Gatwick area. The M23 and the train line between Gatwick and Brighton were both closed today due to flooding. Hundreds of people were late for their flights at Gatwick Airport on what is traditionally one of the […]

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 […]