From rags to riches, why the restaurant industry needs to wipe away the stigma around cleaning

Customers should never have to settle when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness. Recent cases of restaurant closures and fines due to poor hygiene standards have become all too common and a large part of this has to do with the UK culture around cleaning.

Knauf AMF add shine and colour to create a stylish resort

Amarin is a stylish hotel in the popular coastal resort of Rovinj in Croatia. Part of leading hospitality company, Maistra AG, this contemporary new resort combines style and luxury throughout its recreation and relaxation spaces. Acoustic ceiling systems from Knauf AMF were chosen to provide the necessary sound absorption required to ensure the hotel’s active and quieter zones work in harmony.

Restoring hard floors back to a lustre finish

Heavily trafficked and worn floors that have become scratched, stained and contaminated, can easily be transformed by deep restorative cleaning with the right equipment. Stone, concrete, marble, terrazzo, vinyl, linoleum and epoxy resin floors can all be tackled.

LOFA’s LOFAssured initiative ensures all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

LOFA (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) is focusing on raising awareness of fire safety standards/regulations for garden furniture cushions in a new campaign – LOFAssured.

The 2018 hospitality survival kit – how to tackle the year’s 5 biggest challenges

One major restaurant owner recently warned that challenges are aligning against the UK industry in 2018 in a way they never have before.

For him – and many others – that includes higher rates, food costs, and wages.

Skopos Fabrics – FR Fabrics and Furnishings for Statement Contract Interiors

With over 45 years’ specialist experience, Skopos provide high quality flame retardant fabrics and soft furnishings to the contract market. Defining the signature styles of many flagship hotels and cruise-liners, Skopos are dedicated to innovation and best performance. Our full service or fabric only option provides choice for our customers, with expertise in design, make-up of curtains, blinds and bedding, fitting and installation. Skopos creates contemporary forward-thinking collections each year, durable and hard-wearing, for a variety of contract situations. Skopos also offer a Bespoke design and colour matching service for clients who have a particular brief, helping to create unique solutions in a short time-frame, to a given budget.


At its Kings Norton factory, Rigg manufactures a wide range of other products including coffee tables, desks and other items.

Sabbini & Co

Sabbini & Co. specialise in the design, supply and installation of luxury tiles, stone, wooden flooring and bespoke furniture for the hospitality and leisure industry and for over 25 years we have been creating stunning spaces throughout the UK and Ireland.

The Wireless Digital Signage solution of choice for Hospitality

With Airgoo Wireless Signage promote your services with ease across your premises on standard TV Screens or on bespoke counter displays, all connected and remotely updated with the Airgoo Cloud solution.

Hotels, Restaurants, Corporate meeting rooms, Health Clubs and Spas, Schools and Unis Remotely manage your digital signage campaigns

Make interiors smell as good as they look

Have you ever entered a space and instantly felt at home, or quite the opposite, uncomfortable or anxious? The reason why is not always an evidence, be it the colours, the lighting, the furniture or God forbid.. the SMELL!  A badly aligned interior may have you longing for more or running for the door.


Bushboard, now part of the Wilsonart Group, and the UK’s leading producer of laminate worksurfaces and bathroom panelling has unveiled 17 new decors for its waterproof bathroom panelling range Bushboard Nuance.  The range, which has enjoyed an exceptional growth year on year has been showcased at exhibitions throughout 2017 and is due to appear once again at KBB (G95) in March.

The importance of preparing against underinsurance

According to the Building Cost Information Service, more than three quarters of commercial properties are currently underinsured.   Underinsurance is a major problem in the business world and the scale of the issue means that many businesses have unintentionally left themselves financially exposed and potentially unable to survive a loss.

TV wine expert to open Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

Wine expert Joe Wadsack – best known as Tom Kerridge’s co-presenter on the BBC’s flagship Food and Drink Show – will be headlining next month’s Lakes Hospitality Trade Show. Meanwhile, a leading hotelier who has previously worked at The Dorchester and The Savoy is also lined up to host two workshops at the event.

The Tower Hotel launches ‘meetings by the hour’ to cater for businesses on-the-gohe Iconic

The Tower Hotel launches ‘meetings by the hour’ to cater for businesses on-the-gohe Iconic

Tower Hotel at Tower Bridge, London, has launched a new service for fast paced businesses looking for meeting spaces by the hour.