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Blythswood basks in profit growth

The boss of Glasgow’s five-star Blythswood Square has spoken of his satisfaction at the steady progress made by the hotel – but warned that trading conditions remain tough. The hotel, part of Peter Taylor’s Town House Collection, is performing well as it nears the end of its second full-year of trading, after reporting profits of just under £1 million for the year to October 31, 2011.
• The BID aims to make a range of improvements to Sauchiehall Street.

Operators back BID initiative

Bar and nightclub operators on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street have backed a new initiative.

Free movement is vital to hospitality

Industry must have access to EU people and goods post-Brexit By Dave Hunter THE free movement of people and goods is the most important issue for...

Pub growth is in firm’s sights

New appointment signals next step in expansion plans GLASGOW-based wholesaler JW Filshill is aiming to grow its presence in the independent free-trade following the appointment...

Disappointment at lack of rates reform

THE trade has expressed disappointment at the lack of reform suggested by the Barclay review of the business rates system.

Licensed trade backs The Ben

THE licensed trade rallied behind The Ben this month raising more than £100,000
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EU citizen plan is “reassuring”

Trade welcomes settlement scheme but staffing concerns remain

Calorie consultation launches

Consultation on a raft of new food regulations goes live
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Pubs to pay deposit under DRS

Pubs and bars will have to pay their wholesaler a 20p deposit per metal, glass or plastic drinks container they purchase under the Scottish Government’s upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) .
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An ICE move from city bar

Black Rose champions social responsibility

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