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Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these being to treat everybody equally and …

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Clink graduates: your solution to the skills gap

Chris Moore, Chief Executive, The Clink Charity For those of you that have visited one of The Clink Restaurants, all four of which are 3-star Food Made Good rated, you will be aware of our unique fine-dining experience that challenges perceptions whilst representing a genuine opportunity to break the cycle of crime, reduce re-offending and …

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Make volunteering work for you – The Breakfast Club way

Do well by doing good. That’s the motto of The Breakfast Club (TBC) and while they are almost certainly too modest to say so themselves, the ten site all-day eatery appears to be doing just that. We might even be so bold as to say they’re making food good, very good – in a special, …

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Don’t wait to get involved in National Waiters Day

By Margaret Raichura, Careers Manager, The Springboard Charity On 20th October, National Waiters Day returns to the UK – celebrating front of house careers with a difference. National Waiters Day is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix, the star maître d’ of Channel 4’s First Dates and General Manager at Galvin at Windows. It’s part of …

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Investing in young people key to keeping hospitality booming

By Irene Allan, Director, Opus Restaurants Listen, learn and invest: that’s what we business owners should be doing with young people. Workers just embarking on their careers are crucial to any industry – their enthusiasm, fresh perspectives and knowledge on upcoming trends are invaluable – and yet how many businesses, especially in the hospitality sector, …

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Picture what wheelchair accessible really means

By Fiona Jarvis, Founder of Blue Badge Style Blue Badge Style is redefining disability with style through its website and app. Too often people with disabilities don’t go out because they don’t know what to expect when they get there. We want to change that with our Galleries and Awards so that everyone can have …

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Sustainable seafood: a must, not an option

By Derek Marshall, owner of Gamba To be recognised as the inaugural Seafish UK Seafood Restaurant of The Year was a wonderful achievement and one that we are exceptionally proud to promote throughout the UK. Scotland has the most incredible seafood and shellfish, and we get to showcase this fantastic larder to our guests each day. As …

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The Gate restaurant – ambitious about autism

By Michael Daniel, Founder/Owner of The Gate Charity, as the old adage goes, begins at home and doing good is something I’ve grown up believing in. You’d have to have some reason to set up a vegetarian restaurant business in London nearly 30 years ago with absolutely zero experienc and less money! Anyway, fast forward to a couple …

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