People

William Grant & Sons announce new Chief People Officer

Thu 14th February 2019

William Grant & Sons has appointed Kerry Christie as its Chief People Officer effective June 2019. Kerry will be based in Scotland and will join the Company’s

Andy McCue to step down as The Restaurant Group boss

Thu 14th February 2019

The Restaurant Group, whose brands include Frankie & Benny’s, Wagamama and Chiquito, has announced that chief executive Andy McCue has informed the board o

Buzzworks Holdings reports another year of growth

Tue 12th February 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has reported an increase in turn over, up 9 per cent from £14.8m to £16.2m, for 2018.

Quiet Man Taverns appoint first executive head chef

Wed 16th January 2019

An Edinburgh-based pub group has appointed the award-winning William Thomson as its first group executive head chef.

Edinburgh Whisky Academy launches Introduction to Whisky Certificate

Tue 15th January 2019

The Edinburgh Whisky Academy, which is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), has launched their first tier of education. The Academy was

Tue 15th January 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has appointed Nick Mackenzie as its new chief executive. Mackenzie will join the company on 1 May, succeeding Rooney Anand, who announced

Oran Mor unveils Tam O’Shanter paintings

Tue 15th January 2019

Glasgow’s Oran Mor has unveiled 10 new paintings by Scottish artist Nichol Wheatley depicting the most memorable scenes from Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burn

Bridge of Don bar’s customers raise £650 for local neighbourhood park

Mon 14th January 2019

Customers at The Brig Inn on Aberdeen’s Balgownie Road have raised £650 for their local neighbourhood park (Friends of Seaton Park). The Scottish-themed eve

Two hospitality-related MBEs for Scots in 2019 New Year Honours

Tue 8th January 2019

More than 100 Scots have been included on the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019, including two MBEs for hospitality-related services. Judith Irene Fish, the o

Licensee interview: Marco Arcari and Mario Arcari

Tue 8th January 2019

Even sitting down for a coffee with father and son team Marco Arcari, 51, and Mario Arcari, 28, screams quality. It’s beautifully presented on a silver platter, co

AB InBev makes changes to UK and Ireland senior management team

Mon 7th January 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has reshuffled its UK and Ireland senior management team as part of organisational changes designed to capture future growth for the

Gold Medal Student Lands job at Cail Bruich

Tue 18th December 2018

A Gold medal winning City of Glasgow College student is celebrating after landing a job as a pastry chef at the city's Cali Bruich restaurant.  Ance Kristone, 21, o

WORLD’S BIGGEST BARTENDING COMPETITION REVEALS GLASGOW AS LOCATION FOR 2019 GLOBAL FINALS

Tue 11th December 2018

The very brightest and best of the drinks community will next September descend on Glasgow to see the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year crowned. 

EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY

Wed 5th December 2018

Quiet Man Taverns, aka brothers Daniel and Finbarr McNally, has taken over The Dogs restaurant in Edinburgh and renamed it The Perch.

Flat sales in managed pubs and restaurants

Mon 19th November 2018

Britain's managed pub and restaurant groups saw their collective like-for-like sales grow just 0.2 per cent in October with pubs and bars doing better than casual