Michael Bergson: Shaking up Glasgow

Thu 2nd March 2017

By Susan Young Michael Bergson is close on to a legend in Glasgow city centre being one of the few Managers that has worked for Mario Gizzi, James Mortimer and Stefa

Licensee Interview: Giving Back

Mon 12th December 2016

Christmas is a time of year when our thoughts turn to family and friends and also to those less fortunate than ourselves and how we can do more to help them and show

Whisky geek by nature

Tue 11th October 2016

Self-professed whisky geek Andy Bell turned his teenage obsession with whisky into a career with Isle of Arran Distillery, when he joined in 2014 aged just 26. He ta

Passionate about Wedgwood

Fri 2nd September 2016

By Annabelle Love ONE of the keys to success in any business – and perhaps none more so than the licensed trade – is to make yourself the customer, to think abou

From boarding school runaway to hotel superstar! The amazing success story of Ken McCulloch

Thu 4th August 2016

Ken McCulloch is one of the few remaining ‘bon viveurs’ in the hospitality industry. Susan Young caught up with him at his latest hotel Dakota Lux in Glasgow You

Harry bridges the gap!

Thu 30th June 2016

Harry Ramsden’s is now open at South Queensferry’s Three Bridges, but more to the point it is the first pub that the company has opened in Scotland. Susan Young


Tue 28th June 2016

IT is fair to say that the decision by John Macleod and his partner Lynne Jones to take a leap of faith – in their fifties – and open a seafood restaurant in a d

Hospitality in the blood

Wed 1st June 2016

When Chris Rickard was made Managing Director of Strathmore Hotels four years ago, there was much at stake. Not only was he reeling from the sudden death of his fath

Average service? Don’t believe everything you read

Tue 3rd May 2016

There can’t be many people who would launch a new pub and restaurant business by making a virtue of ‘average service’ and even telling customers to expect it o

The West Port dynamos

Tue 5th April 2016

When Andrew McMahon and Jakub Zakrzewski teamed up five years ago to run the function suite at Perth Airport, anyone familiar with the ambitious pair would have know

A ‘golden’ era for the Chung family

Mon 29th February 2016

Last month saw the first ever Chinese New Year celebrations held in Glasgow’s George Square – a colourful spectacular featuring dragon and lion dancing, fire

Kris Clark carries on the family tradition at the George hotel, in business since 1776

Thu 28th January 2016

When your family has owned and run a business in a picturesque Scots town for five generations and you are next in line for the job it is easy to see how the prospec

How Milan and Cara Nikolic turned up the heat in Helensburgh

Mon 11th January 2016

WHEN husband and wife team Milan (39) and Cara (44) Nikolic  opened their first bar and restaurant, Riverbank, in Helensburgh, Argyll, in March 2010, few could have

Making New Memories at the Fox & Hounds

Mon 30th November 2015

ANNABELLE LOVE MEETS Graeme and Karen Finnie the new owners of the Fox & Hounds in Houston. When Graeme Finnie and his wife, Karen, put in a sealed bid for the r

Reaching for the Top

Fri 30th October 2015

Apex Hotels opened its latest hotel, the Apex Glasgow, earlier this month (see the design feature), it’s the 9th hotel for the group. Susan Young caught up with Ch