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BII chief quits for new role

THE chief executive of trade body BII has left the organisation after three years at the helm. Neil Robertson has taken the role of director...

Glasgow restaurant group makes first capital move

CHRISTMAS has come at a good time for the Kama Sutra Restaurant Group. The Glasgow-based Indian food operator, which was formed in September last year,...

Howie shows he’s a cut above

SIMON Howie, the chairman of Perthshire-based butcher Simon Howie Foods, has been awarded the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Business Award. Howie started his career in...

Trade luminaries in university honours

TWO leading lights of the Scottish hospitality scene have been recognised by universities for the contribution they have made to the sectors they’ve forged...

Plan your way to a successful 2012

STAFF rotas, holidays, deliveries, local events, board meetings – there’s no shortage of important dates operators need to keep track of. That’s why SLTN has...

Macdonald Inchyra toasts major investment

A CELEBRATORY dinner was held late last month to mark the refurbishment of the Macdonald Inchyra at Falkirk. Some £4 million is said to have...

Glasgow to host HIT event

HOSPITALITY industry charity HIT Scotland has confirmed its next Emerging Talent Conference will take place in Glasgow. The event, which will see around 80...

South west business battles for survival

The owners of three licensed venues in Wigtown are facing financial meltdown – after being stripped of vital weekend trading hours back in March. Sinead Farrell and Derek Hart told SLTN they have endured a severe downturn at the Crown Hotel in Newton Stewart since the licensing board cut its trading hours from 2am to 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Carluccio’s hits Scottish market

Italian restaurant and deli group Carluccio’s has just launched its first venue in Scotland – and its boss promised it won’t be the last. The group, established by celebrated chef Antonio Carluccio but now in private hands, chose Glasgow for its first ‘tartan’ venture last month.

Tenants’ dismay at pubco response

The UK Government last week disappointed pub tenants campaigning for sweeping reform of the pubco model. In its response to the latest report by the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee, which has been carrying out a long-running enquiry into pubcos, the government ruled out removing the beer tie.