Be clear about company ownership

By |2017-10-18T13:33:42+01:00March 15th, 2016|

As part of the Government's commitment to increase transparency in company ownership, from 6 April all UK companies will be required to identify and record the people who own or control their company.

Modern Slavery – a new duty to audit and report

By |2017-10-18T13:33:43+01:00November 9th, 2015|

It may come as a shock to realise that slavery can affect the hospitality sector – often further down the supply chain, so it is essential to be aware of the potential for this to occur and take steps to prevent being party to it. Action is essential now as the Modern Slavery Act comes into force.

Naming your business becomes easier

By |2016-08-02T11:52:42+01:00February 25th, 2015|

Choosing an appropriate name for your hospitality business can make a big difference when it comes to attracting trade. If you are planning a new restaurant, bar or catering business, imagine the frustration if the perfect name you have settled upon cannot be used because a similar one has already been registered.

Keeping on the right side of alcohol advertising guidelines

By |2018-09-14T14:32:02+01:00September 8th, 2014|

The approach taken in a recent advertisement for Estrella Beer this summer was vindicated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in August, when a complaint by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council was not upheld. The claim was that the commercial, which featured people enjoying leisure activity, preparing and eating a meal, encouraged irresponsible drinking amongst [...]