Hospitality Sector

Articles and latest deals news about companies operating in the UK hospitality sector including sector including: Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants & Catering, Night Clubs & Bars.


Entrepreneur interview: Florent Malbranche, CEO & Founder, Brigad

Florent Malbranche, CEO and founder of Brigad explains the challenges of keeping the right balance when growing a tech business.

Human Resources

How simple staff mistakes can harm your business

In this article we outline a few of the most common waiter mistakes and how they can be avoided.

Venture Capital Funding

5 top tips for hospitality operators looking for investment

Here's how you can take your hospitality business to the next level, from securing investment to gaining industry expertise, the right network, and strategic advice.

Growth Planning

How to beat the UK hospitality sector’s biggest growth killers

Innovative operators are constantly finding ways to beat "growth killers" and keep the momentum up. Here are five top tips for hospitality operators looking to turn operational burdens into growth opportunities. Livingbridge's Steve Cordiner writes.


Hostmaker closes $2m seed funding round 

First VC-backed hospitality management service for Airbnb hosts in Europe raises funds in round led by DN Capital.

Mergers & Acquisitions

British hospitality platform Velocity expands to US market with acquisition of Cover

UK start-up continues stellar 2015 following Series A funding round that now has total raise of $16m.


Two curry houses closing every week amid skills shortages

Research by Cobra Beers shows worrying trend despite UK's appetite for Indian food remaining as strong as ever.

Growth Planning

Going for growth – Lessons from the restaurant industry

Graham Corfield, UK managing director of JUST EAT, shares his insights on what independent restaurant owners are doing to maximise sales and growth.


Entrepreneurial heavyweights invest in Jamie Barber’s Cabana and Hush Brasseries

Zoopla and LOVEFiLM founder Alex Chesterman, Saracens Rugby Club owner Nigel Wray and French Connection founder Stephen Marks are coming together to invest in two consumer brands.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mitchells & Butlers grows pub offering through Orchid Group purchase

Pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers has acquired Orchid Group to build out its estate of UK sites.


Livebookings: The VC-backed business shaking up the restaurant industry

With a pool of experienced investors including Balderton Capital and Wellington Partners, GrowthBusiness meets new Livebookings CEO Joe Steele to find out how the business is revolutionising the way we book a table.


Restaurant booking app Ruffl gets its teeth into £1 million seed found

Toptable founder Karen Hanton and former OpenTable CEO for Europe David Pritchard are contributing to a £1 million seed round for Ruffl.