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The eco-friendly materials that are transforming hotel interiors With eco-friendly materials fast becoming rising stars in the world of interiors, there are multiple benefits of using architectural films and how they can refurbish existing surfaces. Lindsay Appleton, from surface manufacturer Architextural, explains. Gone are the days when wrapping was exclusive to vehicles; architectural films have opened up a wealth of design possibilities. In a world where businesses need to keep up with the latest trends, refurbs are always high on the agenda, but contrary to popular belief, a renovation project doesn’t have to break the bank. Transforming a hotel interior has never been easier. From walls to partitions and even lifts, doors, columns and ceilings, thanks to architectural finishes you can wrap any surface. If you’re looking for an alternative renovation solution, why not consider selfadhesive films for a simple and costeffective resolution for interior design projects? You may not realise it, but you are surrounded by architectural films. Commonly found on intricate structures, self-adhesive films can be used in both domestic and commercial environments, including bars, restaurants, offices and more. Third Wave Coffee Shop Interior Architects and interior designers turn to wrapping films for a number of reasons. They are durable, 3D-conformable, and can be quickly and easily installed with little noise, mess or waste and because they are lightweight, they can be applied in situ. Wrap it, don’t rip it The last decade has highlighted the importance of looking after our environment and architectural finishes can help tick that box too. The traditional rip out and replace refurb methods result in existing interiors and materials being sent to

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landfill. Architectural finishes solve this problem. With a durability of 10 years plus, cost-conscious businesses have the option to renovate on a budget by simply wrapping the existing surfaces and upcycling instead. With sustainability set to be a key trend in 2020 surface finishes can be used to make high-impact, sophisticated designs, in a variety of realistic finishes, ranging from textiles, concrete, marble, wood grain and more. On trend With over a thousand patterns to choose from, the possibilities really are unlimited, making in-vogue design more than achievable with architectural finishes. Mimicking the aesthetics of natural materials, architectural films offer unrivalled choice of on-trend patterns and an alternative method to upcycle existing substrates in an affordable, high-quality finish. Believe it or not, concrete is increasingly becoming the go-to material for bathrooms. Replicating this trend using film can be achieved, without having to build a wall of concrete. Giving a robust, industrial feel, the tough yet stylish look can offer a focal point for wall design. Ever pined for interior design that replicates the outdoors? Then a realistic wood finish should be high on your list. You may be thinking that the look, feel and touch of wood would be impossible to replicate; however, with the new dry wood collection from 3M DI-NOC architectural finishes, it is possible to look and feel like the real deal.

A chair in a lounge with dark surfaces on the walls and a bookshelf Feature walls are also a must-have in numerous commercial spaces. We are starting to see more and more distinctive feature walls or partitions and vinyls can provide businesses with a creative way to stand out from the crowd as a more durable alternative to wallpapers and painted effects. It’s important to maximise feature wall opportunities as it can help to create a strong, dynamic impression within an interior space. The new ultra matt or suede range also ticks this box. Cost benefits The market opportunity for refurbishment projects is huge. Market growth is a key indicator that shows commercial businesses are keen to invest to improve their spaces, to not


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only enhance branding, employee satisfaction and also customers experience. As it typically costs seven times more to rip out and buy new interiors, rather than refurbishing existing surfaces, architectural finishes offer a great way of keeping within a manageable budget. Companies looking to reduce costs and improve their environmental sustainability should perhaps consider upcycling the building’s doors, structures, partitions and furniture with self-adhesive finishes to refresh spaces without the loss of revenue or disruption to the business.

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Kaldewei provides bathroom solutions for Germany’s largest hotel Bathroom brand Kaldewei has been specified to provide high-end bathroom solutions for The Estrel, which is Germany’s largest hotel With no less than 1,125 guestrooms and suites, The Estrel, located in Berlin, is Germany’s largest hotel – and it has just announced a major refurbishment. A bathroom with floral walls and modern shower unit from Kaldewei In addition to the mass of rooms, the hotel also shelters four restaurants, three bars, a summer garden with its own landing pier, a state-of-the-art

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wellness area and gym. Adjoining the four-star plus hotel is the Estrel Congress Center, where more than 75 conference rooms provide the ideal setting for events and conventions. As part of its refurbishment, the hotel specified Kaldewei bathtubs, shower surfaces and washbasins for more than 1,000 of its bathrooms. Thanks to these superior steel enamel bathroom solutions, the bathrooms have been

transformed into exclusive sanctuaries, surrounded by, but far removed from hectic city life. The Estrel offers an intimate ambience and modern design that shapes the character of the spacious rooms and suites. In addition to the numerous standard and de luxe rooms, accessible rooms are also available. Whatever a guest’s room requirements, The Estrel will meet them with its Junior, Deluxe


The guest bathrooms: personalised comfort of the highest standard At the Estrel, guests can experience to shower surfaces, washbasins and bathtubs made of sustainable Kaldewei steel enamel which, thanks to state-ofthe-art add- on accessories, promise unparalleled relaxation. More than 1,000 of the hotel’s bathrooms feature Cayonoplan, Superplan and Superplan Plus shower surfaces so guests can enjoy a wonderfully invigorating experience. A bathroom with floral wallcoverings and modern bath in the middle from Kaldewei In addition, the Pure Duo bathtubs – some fitted with Kaldewei Skin Touch and Sound Wave – guarantee

delightful bathing that stimulates all the senses. While the Skin Touch wellness feature delivers a naturally rejuvenating effect, guests can immerse themselves in the resonant vibrations of their favourite music with the Sound Wave bathtub audio system. In keeping with the elegant and aesthetic bathroom design, the wellness experience is rounded off with over 500 Puro undercounter washbasins. In this way, Kaldewei once again meets the hotel industry’s demanding requirements for aesthetic, long-lasting and sustainable bathroom solutions. Steel enamel: for sustainability in the bathroom Thanks to the resilient surface made of superior steel enamel, Kaldewei bathroom solutions show no signs of wear and tear even after years of intensive use and cleaning. Once their long useful life comes to an end, they are fully recyclable making them ideal for sustainable hotels. “We are delighted that our high-end bathroom solutions are helping to make the Estrel Berlin a very special place for rest and regeneration. Kaldewei and Estrel are two brands that fit perfectly together and meet the highest standards,” says Managing Director Franz Kaldewei.

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and Executive suites or its Presidential Suite, which also features antique furnishings. Located on the 17th floor, the 250 square metre Presidential Suite is one of the hotel’s highlights. As a privately-run property, creating an intimate ambience and ensuring guests are given individual attention are paramount for the Estrel Berlin. This includes special features such as the Estrel summer garden with its own landing pier, from where guests can embark on a cruise on the Spree through Berlin.

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BEER STOCKING: HOW TO CHOOSE Lotte Peplow, the Brewers Association’s American Craft Beer Ambassador for Europe, offers a compelling reason for stocking up on beer “With hundreds of different beers now available choosing a beer portfolio for your restaurant or bar can be challenging.

the final rounds and ultimately selected for a medal have been deemed the most exemplary and outstanding in their class.

One tried and true approach is to seek out beers that win top honours at notable international beer competitions like the World Beer Cup, European Beer Star and Brussels Beer Challenge.

American craft beer regularly wins top honours at beer competitions around the world. The World Beer Cup® in America, International Beer Cup in Japan, European Beer Star in Germany, Brussels Beer Challenge in Belgium, Australian International Beer Awards in Australia, and many more have all seen American craft beer winning medals and gaining accolades from the best judging palates in the business.

Judging beer is a serious business that takes years of practice and refinement of skill. From the appearance of a beer in the glass, to the enticing aroma on the nose and flavour on the palate, beer judging is the pinnacle of a beer lover’s sensory acumen and a true test of knowledge and skill in which all the senses are deployed. Beers submitted to international beer competitions are judged blindly against other entries based on their ability to meet criteria outlined in style guidelines like those produced by the Brewers Association or those they define themselves. Based on historical significance, authenticity, and profile in the current commercial beer market, each style guideline will dictate the appropriate aroma, appearance, taste, and mouthfeel of a beer style. Judges will often also include an element of their overall impression and enjoyment of the beer. In larger competitions, like the World Beer Cup, beers will be judged against potentially hundreds of other entries in a category. Those making it to

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The success of American craft beer is due to a number of reasons – the use of high quality raw materials, technical brewing expertise and an unswerving commitment to quality from production throughout the supply chain to ensure it reaches the beer drinker exactly as the brewer intended. Chefs and restauranteurs are welcome to make use of the free resources available on www. brewersassociation.org including the newly updated and expanded Craftbeer.com Beer & Food Professional Course downloadable free of charge. A wide selection of award-winning American craft beer is available from selected distributors and wholesalers nationwide.”

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As the first manufacturer in the UK to launch an R32 Air Curtain, the new Mr Slim HP DX 2.0 Air Curtain completes the R32 offering across splits indoor units and allows customers to move to one sole refrigerant on site.   R32 has a much lower global warming potential (GWP) than R410A and is now the refrigerant of choice for split systems. By using R32 throughout the system, carbon emissions are reduced and installation, service and maintenance are all simplified. “The new Mr Slim Air Curtain is the first in the UK, to utilise R32 which makes it the perfect choice to help buildings meet their carbon reduction plan”, said Mel Threader, Senior Product Manager. “This technology offers an energy and cost efficient solution that would benefit all locations with public entrances including retail, hotel lobbies, office entrances,

higher education, hospitals, libraries, museums and leisure facilities”. Air curtain technology minimises the amount of cold air entering a building and keeps the warm air inside, ensuring a comfortable environment is provided to the occupants. Flexible and easier installation is achieved with the R32 indoor unit as it is available in a recessed or exposed design offering. In addition, the Mr Slim HP DX 2.0 air curtains can be used as twin systems, using two identical units to serve a wide or double entrance / exit, served by a single common Mr Slim outdoor unit. Developed by Mitsubishi Electric in conjunction with air curtain manufacturer Thermoscreens in the

UK, and currently available in 1m, 1.5m or 2m lengths as a dual refrigerant solution (R32 or R410A), the units are ideal for businesses looking to future proof their buildings by running completely on R32. They offer lower run costs and carbon emissions through the flagship Mr Slim Power Inverter high efficiency outdoor units. “Overall this R32, energy efficient air curtain is the ideal solution for businesses with strong carbon reduction targets who want to be able offer an open door operation whilst ensuring a comfortable environment inside”, added Mel Threader. Further details on the system can be found on the company’s website https://les.mitsubishielectric.co.uk or www.thermoscreens.com

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Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new, R32 Air Curtain which is designed to improve energy efficiency and minimise heat loss from a building while allowing businesses to benefit from an open door policy.

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Mitsubishi Electric launch the UK’s first lower GWP R32 Air Curtain


Why a greener future makes commercial sense post-covid As businesses are beginning to reopen following the recent pandemic, many hospitality businesses have been hit hard. But could the recent pandemic have handed the hospitality industry an opportunity to become more sustainable and see more guests as a result? David Lawrenson, Sales Director of Hospitality at Silentnight Group believes that it could be the push that businesses in the hospitality industry needs to choose sustainable options.

“Sustainability promotes a healthier environment, both inside and outside of a hotel property, and given the recent pandemic, this has never been more relevant.” Combined with the increased awareness of global environmental crises, sustainability has nudged from a niche concern to a mainstream opportunity. There has been a big shift in the way brands in other industries are responding to sustainability, and it could be time for the hospitality industry to follow suit. Becoming carbon neutral could soon be the minimum for hospitality suppliers, and there will be movement towards businesses becoming carbon negative.


Silentnight Group are a perfect example of how sustainability makes commercial sense. Through their eco-friendly product development, progressive work practices and their partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, Silentnight are determined to make the world a greener place, maintaining their position as a trusted mainstream brand at the same time.

As innovative brands begin to find clever ways to incorporate sustainable solutions into their products without sacrificing performance, guests will begin to expect this as standard and hold other brands and industries to account.

“Circular economy thinking makes perfect sense for any business because ultimately it’s about being a resource efficient business. In nature there is no waste as everything is recycled. We’re taking another industry’s waste product and converting it into new comfort fibres, therefore adding value by making new consumer goods which can then be deconstructed and recycled again at the end of their life.” Angela Moran, Product Strategy Director at Silentnight.

What’s next for Sustainability in hospitality? David Lawrenson, Hospitality Sales Director at Silentnight believes that the shift towards sustainability in the hospitality industry is being driven by younger people harnessing their spending power.

encourage younger clientele to take note. By not focusing on sustainability, businesses could be driving away the socially conscious guests of the future. If sustainable practices can encourage guests to consider staycations and visits to hospitality businesses at a time where international travel is fuelled with uncertainty, this will bring a much-needed boost to the UK hospitality industry.

We know that eco-friendly options are a big factor in the purchasing decisions of millennials. For a business in hospitality, this could mean that choosing greener products and harnessing sustainable practices may

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rpa:group to oversee significant investment programme of hampshire’s elvetham hotel The historic and elegant Elvetham was recently acquired by Jastar Capital who saw the potential to further build on and enhance this well-loved hotel, with a full refurbishment of its bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas and the formation of a new restaurant and a marketleading spa. The works will also include additional bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas. With a heritage dating back a mention in the Domesday Book, the Elvetham’s history is full of royalty, nobility and intrigue. It is set within thirty-five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is surrounded by the 4,000-acre Elvetham Heath estate and Hampshire countryside. The original house that hosted the likes of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I was destroyed in a fire, but in 1860, Frederick, 4th Baron Calthorpe commissioned the architect Samuel Sanders Teulon to build a splendid mansion on the same site. Further additions over the years include a carriage porch, built in 1901 and the Library and Oak rooms, built a decade later in 1911. Today, this grand 19th century building is an upmarket hotel comprising 72 bedrooms and

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hosts weddings and conferences within its twenty meeting spaces and ten separate buildings within the estate. The Elvetham was recently acquired by Jastar Capital , a family-owned hotels, real estate and private equity business, who saw the potential to further build on and enhance this well-loved hotel. With the benefit of Jastar Capital’s significant investment programme, the Elvetham Hotel will receive a full refurbishment of its bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas and the formation of a new restaurant and the construction of a market- leading spa. The works will also include additional bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

With over thirty-five years of experience in construction and hospitality, rpa:group has been requested by Jastar Capital to provide services for Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration in connection with the refurbishment of the Stable Building. Acting as lead consultant, the brief is for a ‘turnkey’ solution to the development and scope that covers architectural stages 0-6, and management of all pre-construction and construction stages of the project. Involvement also includes the coordination of pre-appointed Architectural, M&E, Structural and other relevant sub-consultants. The hotel will remain fully operational during the refurbishment works, which are being undertaken in two phases and are expected to reach completion in mid 2021.


The hotel re-opened in September with a purpose-built meeting space, ‘Homespace’, designed to meet the growing demand for alternative workspace that provides a welcome respite from home working. Working with specialist hotel designers, Trevillion, Homespace provides a flexible and practical workspace, using an innovative concept of a less formal, familiar ‘kitchen table’ environment. TopBrewer already provides a premium coffee experience for the Exclusive Collection at the South Lodge and Pennyhill Park hotels, selected for its stylish design and technology features, range of baristaquality hot drinks and innovative user experience using the TopBrewer app. Two TopBrewer Pro machines are now installed in the Homespace environment at the Royal Berkshire to provide a full selection of speciality coffees, hot chocolate and steaming hot water for tea drinkers. With its clean lines and minimal design, the TopBrewer provides a smart, stylish solution for the perfect self-service guest experience. The under-counter brewing unit creates a streamlined and clutter-free counter in the Homespace service area. With intuitive app-control technology, the TopBrewer enables guests to personalise drinks to their own taste and order from their own device. Apple users can also take advantage of ordering their favourite drink through Siri using TopBrewerVoice. Debbie Guy, General Manager at the Royal Berkshire, comments: “The TopBrewers are perfect for our new, flexible corporate workspace that caters for individual clients or collaborative meetings. We now have a welcoming remote-working environment, with premium, barista-quality drinks on tap, creating a memorable and reassuring guest experience.”

Simon Bracken, Co-founder and Managing Director at Scanomat UK & Ireland comments: “Homespace at the Royal Berkshire is a wonderful example of innovation and forward-thinking. As a premium and exclusive hotel experience as a destination, it has adapted to the current need of displaced homeworkers seeking a reassuring alternative workplace environment. We are delighted that TopBrewer is an integral part of this first-class workplace destination.” Hybrid hospitality: How to attract remote workers The world of work is evolving due to the Global Covid-19 pandemic, and remote workers are looking for satellite locations outside of the traditional office and their own homes as a sort of “hybrid workspace” that provides comfort, flexibility and convenience. Real estate firm, Colliers International, predicts that hotels providing flexible office space could increase turnover by up to 20 per cent. Hotels need to be equipped to deliver a practical and appealing workspace that goes beyond the hotel lobby to capitalise on this emerging trend. What should hybrid hospitality look like? Zones – If space allows, creating different zones is a great way to facilitate different ways of working. From formal desks, to lounge areas, to meeting pods – zoning is a great way to cater for different business needs and promote productivity.

space has great internet, whether it’s for an entire company paying for a dedicated office space, or a freelancer with a part-time hot-desking membership. 24/7 Access – As the “traditional” workplace changes, so does the “traditional” worker. It’s not uncommon to be working alongside people from all over the globe, in different countries and time zones, so the standard 9am5pm working day is becoming a thing of the past. By opening your doors outside of normal working hours, or even operating 24 hours a day, you open new possibilities with the increasing number of people working remotely. Where offices traditionally operate Monday to Friday, hotels have an opportunity to offer more flexibility as hotel space can be utilised 7 days a week. Community – One of the best things about flexible workspaces is the chance to work alongside likeminded people. Whether it’s for networking, meeting new business partners, or simply for finding new friends with similar interests, creating a strong sense of community in your space is important. www.topbrewer.co.uk sales@scanomat.co.uk 0800 032 7581

Coffee – Introducing a premium coffee experience will keep guests coming back for more and allow you to stand out from the crowd. Coffee, as well as other refreshments, are just as important in a flexible workspace as they are in a more traditional office. Good quality coffee on tap is expected as standard and should not be overlooked. WiFi – It goes without saying that super-fast WiFi is essential in a flexible workspace. Ensure every part of your

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Set in 15 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, the Royal Berkshire Hotel is an elegant country house hotel, part of the Exclusive Collection.

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Every year, millions of tonnes of food waste in the UK goes straight to landfill Collectively, the hospitality industry is one of the main contributers to this, throwing away around 920,000 tonnes each year, totalling a cost of around £2.5bn to the hospitality and food sector. 14

Costing the sector billions and impacting the environment, measures must be put in place to mitigate this. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to recycle.

Managing director, Grant Keenan explains below why the hospitality sector should be recycling their food waste and how recycling can benefit their business.

Leading UK food waste management company, Keenan Recycling has recently expanded its network across the UK. Originally based in Scotland, the company has spent much of this year opening up new depots in south west England, as well as adding a new fleet of trucks to sites including Newcastle ,Manchester, Leeds, Gloucester and Salisbury.

Wasting money and energy by Grant Keenan, managing director, Keenan Recycling

Investing more than £5million into driving growth in England, the recycling company is passionate about getting companies south of the border thinking about how they can responsibly manage food waste.

Although England is currently working towards a pledge of eliminating food waste to landfill by 2030’, with legislation planned for 2023, it is already behind the likes of Scotland and Northern Ireland who are already effectively stamping out food waste. In fact, in data recently published by the Environment Agency, the amount of waste sent to landfill in England has actually rise by 4% in 2019 to 45,859,000 tonnes. This represents an


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digestors, this biogas can be extracted and used for electricity, gas to grid, heating or even as biomethane for transport. Furthermore, there is absolutely no waste, as the byproduct left behind, called digestate, is removed and spread to agricultural land as an organic fertiliser. By choosing to recycle your food waste in this way, it not only reduces the emissions into the ecosystem, but also lessens the need for further use of fossil fuels and becomes a significant contributor to the circular economy. increase of around 1.8 million tonnes from 2018. As food rots and degrades, it releases methane gases which are 28 times more harmful than carbon dioxide (CO2) in terms of trapping heat in the atmosphere. The environmental impact of preventing this is equivalent to taking one in four cars off the road. Moreover, when food is wasted we also waste all the energy and resources that went into producing, processing, transporting and cooking it while losing the money spent on all these things – meaning that businesses, like yours, are less efficient and less competitive. Turning food into fuel So, what can you do with the mountains of leftover food? Biofuel is the product derived from recycling food waste that can then be transformed into a renewable energy source - biogas. Using anaerobic

With green energy now regarded as the second most important renewable source, ahead of wind and solar; and this year, successfully reducing the greenhouse effect by 21 per cent, recycling your food waste is a hugely important step in helping save the planet. Producers of food waste now have no excuse for not making sure that their waste is collected and recycled into renewable energy. Growing your credentials As well as saving money and helping the environment, recycling your food waste can even help boost the image of your company. We understand that before legislation comes into effect and makes it law to recycle your food waste, it can be a bit of a chore. However, businesses which embed sustainability within their dayto-day operations are better placed to take advantage of the rise in customer expectation for “making money whilst doing something good for the world”.

The world and customer base are increasingly favouring companies that value the environment and sustainability. By showing your compassion for these matters, and implementing food waste recycling services to help, customers are more likely to trust and favour your business over others. What can you do to help? Keenan Recycling’s service includes an integrated approach to collecting food waste and turning it into green energy through its innovative processing facility in Scotland. The new waste plant in Linwood will unpack and process the food waste collected and delivered by its fleet of collection vehicles. As a key supplier to UK anaerobic digestion plants (ADPs), Keenan is already processing more than 100,000 tonnes of organic waste a year, turning it into premium grade compost or generating electricity through waste to energy production plants. The food recycling specialist currently partners with leading waste management companies and brokers, who work on a national scale, recycling food waste for customers including shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. If you’re looking for a recycling partner to manage your food waste get in touch info@keenanrecycling.co.uk or head to our website for more information: www.keenanrecycling.co.uk/.

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Regency Design launches external WeatherGuard to protect customers obliged to queue Regency Design, the British design and manufacturing specialist, has invented a novel way of protecting queuing customers from the elements – a modular tunnel system known as the External Q WeatherGuard System. The need for retailers, hospitality venues and other customer-facing establishments to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, and enforce social distancing, has led to a challenge that many are familiar with: how to protect customers who are obliged to stand outside in a queue from being subjected to the elements such as wind and the rain.

While in the summer months this has not been such an issue, the onset of autumn is causing retailers and customers alike to rethink their strategies. Regency Design believes it has come up with the answer, with a low-cost modular tunnel that can be built as long or short as required and either bolted or weighted to the ground or on casters for ultimate portability. Zak Manhire, Chief Commercial Officer at Regency Design, says that the British-built product has been specifically designed with customer service in mind: “The weather tunnels will help to protect customers who are queuing outside and encourage them to continue shopping, eating or generally going about their business on rainy days,” he says. “Retailers, pubs and restaurants, banks and building societies, post offices and GP surgeries or indeed any environment where a customer is obliged to wait outside can benefit from our system which delivers a new definition of customer care and comes with bespoke branding.” The External Q WeatherGuard System comes with 1.5 mm Zintec construction

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and 5mm PetG interchangeable inserts with predrilled holes or plates that bolt into the floor for safety and stability. The guards are 1.5m long x 1m wide x 2.1m high with gradients for run off. With optional lockable casters and a fully brandable side panel, the WeatherGuards are safe and secure and can be branded and customised to fit any customer-facing establishment. The WeatherGuard system is lightweight yet robust, they can be wheeled in/out of a venue outside of working hours to prevent them from being damaged or vandalised. Additionally, a pitched roof design prevents a build-up of surface water and associated dirt.


Lavazza Professional is delighted to announce the arrival of a range of Lavazza Bean to Cup machines designed to bring the coffee shop experience to workplaces in the UK. The company has joined forces with industry leading machine manufacturer Coffetek to harness the potential of combining premium drinks technology, class-leading design and highperformance engineering with Lavazza coffee. Renowned for quality and innovation since it was founded in Turin in 1895, Lavazza is one of the most recognisable brand names in the world. The new Lavazza Professional Bean to Cup offer is available in both table-top or free-standing machines, ensuring that customers large and small can avail themselves of the opportunity to provide the best-possible coffee experience to visitors, customers and staff members.

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On the menu are up to fifteen drinks options. For popular coffee choices produced to the highest standards, the machines are equipped with integrated grinders, nine atmospheres of pressure and a milk frothing system.

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Lavazza Professional Brings The Ultimate Bean-To-Cup Coffee Service To The UK’s Workplaces

Lovers of tea and hot chocolate are equally well catered for in the Lavazza Professional Bean to Cup offer. Birchall Great Rift Tea is a unique loose-leaf English Breakfast blend, deliciously strong and bursting with full flavour; whilst Cocoa Fantasy is manufactured from carefully selected, high quality, cocoa beans that are roasted and ground by skilled master craftsmen, for an exceptional hot chocolate drink. The machines are intuitive to use and feature innovative Distance Selection Technology, enabling drinks to be selected without the customer having to touch the screen. ‘With hygiene being more important than ever, the touchless operation of the Coffetek range promises to be a popular feature as businesses return to work’, Jamie Brown, UK Sales Director at Lavazza said. ‘The safety of those in the workplace is paramount and we’re pleased to be able to help them return to work with confidence.’ ‘I’m delighted to add Bean to Cup to our range of workplace beverage solutions’, said Lavazza Professional’s UK Market Director, Ashley Weller. ‘Complete dedication to the workplace

is fundamental to the solutions we offer and the unbeatable service we deliver. ‘The addition of our Bean to Cup range gives our customers more choice than ever before, backed up by the reliable service that we’re so proud to offer. ‘The global reputation of Lavazza for coffee quality and prestige has now combined with the expertise garnered by Lavazza Professional from over 40 years at the forefront of vending to ensure every detail has been considered to provide the nation’s workplaces with the ultimate Bean to Cup coffee service’, Ashley said. The new Bean to Cup offer will sit alongside Lavazza Professional’s everpopular KLIX® and FLAVIA® brands.

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JANGRO LAUNCHES DIGITAL CLEANING WALL CHARTS FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR As bars, restaurants, and cafes reopen, independent janitorial and cleaning distributor extends digital wall chart collection to include the hospitality sector. As lockdown restrictions continue to loosen and hospitality outlets emerge from their enforced hibernation, they must be extra vigilant when it comes to cleaning and hygiene. To assist with this enhanced focus on infection control, Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, has extended its award-winning, innovative range of digital wall charts. These cleaning guides now include colour coded plans for the hospitality sector, ensuring a safe and hygienic working environment is maintained. Jangro’s digital wall chart creator has been updated to enable customers in the hospitality industry to create their own bespoke colour coded plans, featuring the products of their choice for each surface and work space within bar and catering areas. Customers

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can also upload their own logo, to personalise it to their specific business. Once the chart has been created, it can be printed or downloaded for reference. The technology has also been enhanced so that the customer now also receives a QR code, enabling it to be downloaded to a mobile device quickly and easily. As well as their bespoke copy, the customer will automatically receive a full health and safety compliance pack. This comprises of the relevant safety data sheets, product user guides, and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessments of the products that feature on their chart. Essentially, this streamlines all of the health and safety documentation, making it easier for bar, café or restaurant businesses to stay compliant.

Joanne Gilliard, CEO at Jangro comments, “We launched our digital wall chart creator with colour coded plans for washrooms and kitchen areas, at The Cleaning Show last year and were thrilled to take home its Management Systems Innovation Award. Customers love the fact that this innovative technology streamlines all the relevant information, so that they can find whatever they need in one place. We are thrilled to extend this valuable service to bars, cafes and restaurants across the UK & Ireland at a time when cleaning and hygiene is of the utmost importance.” Jangro is a dynamic force in the cleaning supply industry and is the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland. For more information go to www.wallchartcreator.jangro.net or call 01204 795 955.


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LES FILLES launches second cafe in Paddington alongside 50% DISCOUNT on selected items throughout the week The LES FILLES sisters are at it again! After the popularity of the Lancaster Gate kitchen & café they have added another location to their mini LES FILLES London empire.

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The Paddington kitchen embraces what the French sisters do best: delicious food and drinks made with love and a brilliant team ready to look after you.   Their ethos has always been ‘eat no evil’ with the menu focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They believe that food should be deliciously healthy, ethically produced and chemical free with the final result being a menu that is homemade and wholesome with a cornucopia of flavour.   LES FILLES dishes are inspired from the sisters’ upbringing in France alongside their Moroccan heritage. One of the newest dishes on the menu is the popular (and very Instagram worthy!) Moroccan eggs created by their mother which is her upgraded version of Shakshuka: a combination of baked eggs on a bed of slow cooked tomatoes and onions, served with sourdough toast.  Both the LES FILLES Norfolk Place and Lancaster Gate kitchens offer eat-in and take-away options, with delivery also conveniently available on Deliveroo. Now you can treat yourself to your favourite juices and shots, freshly made cakes and even a food shop from the daily stocked deli!  And if you fancy some fresh air then a 50% discount on selected items two hours before the café closes should entice you. The 50% discount is available in both Lancaster Gate and Norfolk Place cafes for eat-in and takeaway. So, what are you waiting for? Pop in for a coffee and a smile today!   LES FILLES 6 Norfolk Place  Paddington  W2 1QN LES FILLES  27 Craven Terrace  Lancaster Gate  W2 3EL  Website - lesfilles.co.uk Instagram - @lesfillesldn

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Square introduces free, self-serve ordering for Square Online sellers

Unique QR codes allow customers to place a touch-free mobile order with staff, at no additional charge to the business Today, more than ever, every sale order via the seller’s mobilematters for businesses of all types optimised ordering page. Once and sizes. the customer completes their order, it is received at the seller’s Operating restrictions mean point of sale and relayed to their businesses, those serving food printers just as if the order was and beverages, are looking to inputted directly by a server. implement alternative ways to order and serve customers in a Once the order is ready, staff look touch-free way. for the table identifier on the order ticket and deliver the food. Now, with self-serve ordering, Square Online sellers can limit In addition to giving customers in-person contact, improve order and staff peace of mind by accuracy, and adapt to changing limiting unnecessary interactions consumer preferences - all and shared surfaces, self-serve helping to ensure that they never ordering can also increase miss a sale.  efficiency, and improve a business’ bottom line. Jonathan Platt, owner of The Clubhouse, a games centre and By removing wait times and restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent, improving the process for said that self-serve ordering has handling payments between helped his team speed up service safely: “We have 45 locations for customers to book and self-service ordering on Square Online has now made it easier and more efficient for staff to serve food and beverages. Customers use their phone to order using the unique QR code to place a contact-free order. “This feature is what we need to improve efficiency and to help improve safety for staff and customers.” Buyers simply scan the QR code with their personal device and place the x

staff and customers, self-serve ordering can improve table turn times and reduce labour costs. Order accuracy is also improved when customers are in control of the ordering process since no requests are lost in a game of telephone between the customer and the point of sale. Self-serve ordering is available now for Square Online sellers in the UK, US CA, and AUS. This is just the latest feature we’ve built to help sellers continue serving their customers in this challenging new business environment. Using Square Online, bars, restaurants, and cafes can engage with their customers in whatever way makes sense for their business whether that’s via curbside delivery, curbside pick-up or self-serve ordering.  To hear more from Square about additional resources and updates on Square products, please reference our COVID-19 resource hub. x


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Aston manor unveils vodka-based hard seltzer

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in three unique flavours New Sol Duc is a refined mix of sparkling water, pure vodka and natural fruit flavours. Available in three distinctive flavour fusions - Strawberry & Lime, Raspberry & Rose and Rhubarb & Ginger - Sol Duc delivers a superior, 95 calories drink experience. Leading UK cider maker, Aston Manor, has launched Sol Duc, a trio of lowcalorie, alcoholic hard seltzers that provide a naturally fruity and delicious alternative for consumers. Sol Duc is Aston Manor’s first foray into the hard seltzer market and is part of its ongoing investment into new production capabilities and resources. The range, available in three delectable flavours - Strawberry & Lime, Raspberry & Rose and Rhubarb & Ginger combine sparkling water, a dash of pure vodka and natural fruit flavours. The 330ml (5% ABV) cans contain just 95 calories, no additives or artificial sweeteners, and are suitable for anyone following a gluten-free or vegan diet. Calli O’Brien, marketing controller at Aston Manor said: “Consumers more than ever are seeking balanced options to support their lifestyle, but with this, the expectation for full flavour and no compromise still stands. They want transparency and honesty in their products, with great taste to boot. “Sol Duc is all about purity and transparency; in contrast to the fermented alcohol bases seen in some other hard seltzers. Sol Duc is simply sparkling water, a dash of vodka and natural flavouring. Why make it any more complicated than that? We also wanted to be playful with flavour. Our dual flavours are designed to provide an initial flavour hit, followed by a lingering intensity, to spark interest and

give something to discover and enjoy. This is not another ‘citrus’ flavour. Our consumers are curious, and we wanted to play up to that! “We are well-placed to diversify our product range, especially with a hard seltzer. Through our transatlantic relationship with the Seattle Cider Company, which is based in Washington,

we have gained invaluable insight and understanding of the hard seltzer category following its phenomenal success in the US. With Sol Duc we’re aiming to emulate that success in the UK.” Sol Duc has a recommended retail price of £2 per can. To secure a listing or to find out more, visit www.solduc.co.uk/trade

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Gaggia: Coffee As It’s Meant To Be Gaggia’s Iconic Professional Coffee Machines Are Now Available In The UK The desire to make the perfect espresso - that is the raison d’être of one of Italy’s most iconic coffee companies. It was during the ’30’s, amidst the unmistakable hustle and bustle of Milan, that ‘Italian Coffee’ as we know it was conceived... Achille Gaggia, a barista, has a light-bulb moment: to build a coffee machine that doesn’t use steam, but rather a revolutionary piston mechanism that pushes water through coffee at a high temperature. He worked diligently to realise his vision and ultimately create what Gaggia considered to be the perfect espresso. Little did he know that his success heralded the modern Italian espresso era. Since that fateful day in 1938, across Europe and from the US to Australia, the most state-of-the-art cafés have served an infinite number of cups of espresso made on a Gaggia machine. Gaggia’s process suddenly made coffee ‘cool’. By the end of the ’40’s, Gaggia machines were installed in many an Italian home. By the 1950s and 60s Gaggia machines were a staple in high street coffee bars, capturing the vibrancy and energy of the time. UK coffee aficionados can choose from a range consisting of both traditional and super-automatic machines, each aimed at a specific sector of

the marketplace, as Evoca UK’s Sales Director Craig Jukes explained. ‘The driving force behind our new machines is the desire to offer baristas a choice of innovative machines that not only allow them to craft an espresso that Achille Gaggia himself would be proud of, but also enable them to work with increased efficiency.’

of its LED profiles and in its evocative backlighting. The machine has a touch screen and a push-button panel in connection with each brewing unit to allow complete customization of the brewing parameters and rapid, intuitive selections. It is a machine created to satisfy the needs of the most demanding market.

Among, the new Gaggia machines are La Reale, La Radiosa and La Giusta. The machines are manufactured in Italy in the group’s factories and with such names, there’s no doubting that espresso coffee is still considered an Italian experience the world over.

La Giusta is more classical, reminiscent of the original company style in its use of metallic materials and its attention to detail, which combine to create a product of undisputed robustness. A backlit rear logo and front push-buttons combine elegance with functionality.

Jumping forwards to the 2020s and the Gaggia professional range still bears all the hallmarks of Italian style. La Reale and La Giusta were designed by the Bonetto agency. Most noted for its excellence in automotive design, Bonetto also has a huge experience in the coffee sector. They’ve created machines that have a refined and charming style. They look modern, but at the same time, they pay homage to certain stylistic elements that typify the ‘mythical’ fifties, that arguably were the heydays of Italian chic.

La Radiosa is an innovative superautomatic professional machine, with a high-definition 10” touch screen for beverage selection. Framed by LED profiles that create unlimited combinations of colours according to the user’s wishes, La Radiosa is equipped with a brewing unit that perfectly delivers both quality espresso and those larger beverages particularly appreciated by UK consumers. A brand-new fresh milk delivery system, (EvoMilk), allows the preparation of hot and cold foamed milk-based beverages, always with excellent results.

Top of the range is La Reale. It is unique; entirely designed by light. This can be seen not only in the shimmering reflections of its copper and steel bodywork, but also in the soft light

‘The name of Gaggia carries similar international kudos to that of ‘Ferrari’ or ‘Gucci’’, Craig said. ‘As a premium brand, there can be no compromise on quality. Having said that, each of these machines offers considerable cost-savings over comparable ‘competitive’ products. Our aim was to bring the production of the best possible coffee within the reach of the typical independent coffee shop, of the sort that is constantly appraised by consumers entirely on the quality of drinks delivered. We’ve achieved that. Purchasers have compared the machines’ capabilities with other products and they’ve found that they can make considerable cost savings without any compromises on quality.’ Evoking a bygone era, but with a strong focus on contemporary needs, relaunching the brand brings Italian style and panache to cafés in the UK.


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On The Go: A New Breakfast Solution

For many, the traditional buffet breakfast has been dropped in favour of individual portions and food to go, introducing the hotel sector to a whole new category which was already on the rise pre-COVID. Food on the go was worth an estimated £21.2 billion in 20191 and coronavirus closures only fuelled stronger demand for takeaway purchases, with a 13 per cent rise in take-home hot beverages in the 12 weeks to 12 July2. St Pierre’s new foodservice range of individually wrapped bakery goods supports the trend for food on the move, giving hotels a choice of breakfast options that residents can enjoy in the room, from a COVID-secure buffet and even on their way out of

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COVID-19 has changed the face of hotel breakfasts.

the hotel. Choose from six tempting breakfast bakery treats - Butter Croissant, Chocolate Filled Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, Caramel Waffles, Millionaires Waffle and Brioche Waffle.

coffee shop experience to work or home since the outbreak of COVID-19 and these products are the perfect way for hotels to bring that trend into their breakfast service.

Each of the 45g products (RRP £1 each) are sold through retail and foodservice channels, reinforcing the strength of the St. Pierre consumer brand, which remains the UK’s number one European bakery brand3.

“This range combines the ultimate in convenience with the quality that consumers have come to expect from St. Pierre’s bakery range – all with the hygiene standards that consumers demand in the current climate.”

Scott Oakes, Commercial Manager for St. Pierre said: “By offering these wrapped bakery goods into the foodservice sector for the first time, we’re giving hotels a hygienic choice to help tap into the growing trend for takeaways.

St Pierre offers a range of bread and bakery products for hotels, including brioche burger buns, hot dog rolls, sliced loaf and baguettes, breakfast pastries, waffles and brioche swirls. For more information email: enquiries@stpierregroupe.com or visit www.stpierrebakery.co.uk.

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An instagrammers dream arrives in Dubai this weekend Missippis rooftop bar & hub to open this Friday

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Missippi’s–the city’s brand-new pool bar and social hub–officially opened on Friday, 9th October, offering guests a social and visual escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai, with something for everyone all week long.  Book your brunch, Bae Day or spot by the pool here , at your home from home, Missippi’s–a new-age urban oasis in the heart of Dubai. The wait is almost over; Missippi’s Pool Bar & Social Hub is set to open its doors this Friday, the 9th of October. A joint venture by two industry giants, CANDYPANTS and LIVITHospitality Management– Missippi’s is a fun, accessible, newage urban oasis located in the ideal rooftop setting of Avani Ibn Battuta

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Dubai. Picture the colourful cafes of Bali, throw in a touch of Tulum’s tropics, add the artistry of Miami, and top it off with a wide selection of vibrant bevvies, global bites and unique cocktails; you’ve just discovered Missippi’s: the perfect escape from the concrete jungle, without the hassle of leaving the city. Whether you’re a sun-seeking bruncher, a poolside night owl, a midweek sipper, or a family in search of a fun day out–Missippi’s is the neighbour you’ve always dreamt, with something for everyone, from 6am ‘til late, every day.

BAE DAY - Step into Missippi’s Baliinspired poolside paradise for a day dedicated to the ladies! Dip your  toes in the water, sip on freeflowing Frozé & Rosé,and soak up the sun while enjoying one of Missippi’s home-cooked food platers.Bae Day(from 13th October)Tuesdays,12pm to 5pmAED 99 for unlimited Frozé (slushies),Rosé grape&FoodPlattersFood Platter includes Chicken Wrap or veggie alternative,California Maki or veggie alternative,QuinoaSalad, Caesar Salad,Fries,& a selection ofIceCreamsPOOL BRUNCHIt’s time to drink, dine, or dip! Leave your problemsat the door and let Missippi welcome you


Fridays, 12pm to 5pm AED 299 for unlimited brunch food and sips Food includes a variety of salads, hot and cold mezzeh, seafood, meat & veggie option. Sips include selected house spirits, hops, house grape and bubbles. NIGHT BRUNCH As dusk turns to dark, Missippi turns up her music. Make yourself at home in her lounge,while she whips you up ahandcrafted cocktail, before treating you to her tropics-of-Tulum-inspired evening brunch.   Fridays, 8pm to 11pm AED 299 for unlimited brunch food and sips.

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Food includes a variety of salads, hot and cold mezzeh, seafood, meat, veggie & dessert optionsSips include selected house spirits, hops, house grape and bubbles FAMILY POOL BRUNCHIt’s a family fun day! Missippis’s family welcomes yours for a fun and friendly sun-soaked Saturday. 

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toher little slice of poolside paradise. Dip your toes in the water, while sipping on one of her colourful cocktails or enjoying the flavours of one of her many mouth-watering homecooked favourites.

Step into her hidden urban oasis,where everyone iswelcome,and you’ll find unexpected touches of magic around every corner. Family Pool Brunch Saturdays, 12pm to 5pm AED 299 for food platters &sips Food Platter includes Caesar Salad, Quinoa Salad, Grilled Salmon, Margarita, Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizzas, Fries & Sweet Potato Sips include house spirits, hops & house grape www.missippisdxb.com www.instagram.com/missippisdxb

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The real deal, tamper-evident labels from TamperTech providing food security! With the dramatic growth in on-demand food deliveries in the recent pandemic, the need for security of your food on the move and building customer confidence is vital to your brand, no matter if you are a local restaurant or a global fast-food giant. Tamper Technologies, a UK manufacturer of tamper-evident labels and tapes have been producing food security tamperevident labels throughout the pandemic, ensuring demand can be met and customers are happy. The company supply worldwide and provide over 50 million tamper-evident seals per order.   The competitive nature of this business has led to threats from logistical reliability, product quality through to fraud. Food security is now an issue that must be tackled.   The real deal food labels from Tamper Technologies are designed with an innovative finger lift to enable the restaurant employees to remove the labels quickly from the roll and apply them easily to the packaging without them getting glue on their fingers or stuck to each other. Preventing waste and increasing the speed of customer service.  “These real deal labels are offering a more environmental solution with linerless labels, more security and a greater choice on messages for the brands,” explained Harriet Chiles, General Manager at Tamper Technologies, “As well as an easier product for the restaurant crews to use and a better quality product for the customer to receive. We are seeing a huge growth in this market sector which is very exciting!”  Tamper Technologies have tried and tested food labels seals in various sizes, the real deal label finger-lift design is smart and easy to use. Delivering instant security on the outer packaging for food on the move. To find out more visit www.tampertech.com or contact Harriet@tampertech.net.

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Essentials for re-opening a foodservice business

Takeaways and restaurants across the country are re-opening under new rules designed to protect staff and customers. As the foodservice industry comes out of coronavirus lockdown, the focus has turned towards restoring consumer confidence and getting businesses reopened safely and trading successfully. “During lockdown, with many core supply chains broken, we were pleased that many businesses came to Tri-Star for both products and advice,” said Tri-Star Packaging Sales Director Lee Richards. “We are able to offer a consultative approach on how to safely open and operate the full range of foodservice businesses from sit-in restaurants to takeaways, in the right way with the right products and with the correct advice. “Our Essentials Range now includes everything a business needs to reopen and operate safely. It features a comprehensive range of foodservice packaging that is not only convenient, hygienic and fit for purpose, but also easy to store and use, therefore speeding up service – and that’s of huge benefit to a takeaway operation working with limited

staff. We also stock hygienic singlewrapped disposable cutlery and wrapped four-in-one packs, with knife, fork, spoon and napkin. “Considering the increased importance of health and safety, the Essentials Range features personal protection equipment (PPE) as well as convenient and flexible janitorial solutions from cleaning chemicals to paper hygiene products and cloths and wipes.” Tri-Star Packaging’s PPE products include face masks, powder-free vinyl gloves, aprons and hairnets. Tri-Star also stocks anti-bacterial soap, hand sanitisers, a touchless hand sanitiser dispenser station, and two different designs of floor signage illustrating social distancing guidelines. “We have always offered janitorial and cleaning products alongside our core packaging ranges, but these are now more in focus than ever. For example, our Cleanline® range – already becoming popular in the casual dining sector – provides solutions for routine daily use

on floors, glass and surfaces as well as specialist heavy duty products such as descaler and oven cleaner. The range includes the fast acting Cleanline® Ultra Disinfectant, a high-performance disinfectant with broad spectrum activity against bacteria and yeast, which is virucidal and effective against enveloped viruses including Coronavirus (BCoV). As foodservice businesses reopen, wipes, sanitisers, soaps and gloves will be core day to day essentials alongside our food and delivery packaging ranges.” “We’re not just the packaging guys. We supply everything a foodservice business needs to operate safely and efficiently – and by default, we have developed a larger consolidated offer which gives greater convenience while offering a fantastic price point.” “Re-opening presents many challenges while also providing operators large and small with the opportunity to review their business models. Many of the changes needed right now to enable contact-free delivery and service will be long lasting, such as a social distancing and an increased awareness around hygiene. Our Essentials Range delivers everything an operator needs to re-open safely,” said Lee Richards.

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NEXT GENERATION MIRROR PROVIDES HEALTHY ECO-FRIENDLY OPTION A lead and solvent-free mirror, demonstrating huge health benefits and environmentally friendly credentials to eco-conscious customers has been launched by Saint-Gobain Glass. MIRALITE PURE is made from 30% recycled glass and uses water-based rather than chemical solvents in its manufacture. Saint-Gobain removed lead from its mirrors more than 10 years ago and the next step has been to remove the solvent used in the silver protection paint. This has now been achieved with MIRALITE PURE and the solvent has been replaced by a water-based paint, which is a real technical achievement due to the complexity of the process involved. This advancement helps to improve indoor air quality when in the end application as it avoids the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and formaldehydes into the atmosphere, which can cause eye irritation, respiratory problems, and other health issues. The healthy and environmentally friendly mirror reflects high levels of light and is extremely versatile and durable for a wide range of interior

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design projects. MIRALITE PURE is ideal for use in residential properties such as in bathrooms and hallways, as well as in commercial premises including hotels, restaurants, offices, retail and sports facilities. It can be framed or unframed, or simply used as a decorative feature to line a wall or add to furniture such as tabletops, doors and other surfaces. Its black coated backing also means it is perfect for creating backlighting effects such as use with LED lights. It can be easily cut to many different shapes and sizes and does not flake or chip when drilled, bevelled or cut. For added design flexibility it can be customised with a logo, a sandblasted design or engraved. Jenni Young, Market Manager Premium Residential and Design & Deco said: “MIRALITE PURE is another example of Saint-Gobain going above and beyond the minimum requirements of legislation and industry standards and putting the health of consumers

and environmental protection first. This philosophy results in next-generation products that are future-proofed and anticipate the needs of health and environmentally aware designers and their customers.” MIRALITE PURE is the latest addition to the Saint-Gobain range which also includes MIRALITE VERSAILLES (clear) and three colour choices (grey, bronze and clear) in the MIRALITE ANTIQUE range of vintage decorative interior mirrors, which have been designed to have the appearance of aged mirrors whilst being produced to the latest quality, manufacturing and environmental standards. For more information visit https:// uk.saint-gobain-building-glass.com/ en-gb/hub/products-applications/ mirrors. Follow Saint-Gobain Glass UK and Ireland on LinkedIn or Twitter @SG_GlassExperts.


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Announces London Expansion The Innovative Sandwich Brand Gives Fans a Chance to Experience “Virtual Kitchens” October 2020, London - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, a Texas-based, game-changing sandwich brand has announced it is opening two new virtual restaurant locations in Battersea and Bethnal Green this month. The first Which Wich restaurant in the United Kingdom opened in Central St Giles, near New Oxford Street in February 2018, and has since built a raving fan base for its customisable, freshly made-to-order, hot toasted sandwiches and salads using high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Since the onset of Covid-19, demand in Central West London has shifted to delivery and take out, for remote workers and families who continue to crave Which Wich’s unique flavours. As a result, Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches adjusted its short-term expansion plans, postponing the launch of two city workforce locations to the opening of two new virtual kitchens for delivery-only demand instead. With these three restaurant locations, Which Wich® will now be able to service

home and office delivery demand across London, from Fulham in the West, through central London and up to Shoreditch in the East. Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches will be open from early til late, starting the day with their unique hot breakfast muffin range. The daytime menu of hot toasted ‘Wiches’ also has a strong appeal to the health conscious, as any of the “Build Your Own” Wiches can come wrapped in lettuce, a spinach tortilla, or as a salad. UK Master Franchisee, Rami Awada, adds “In a challenging time for the London hospitality market, we are delighted to have the proven track record to launch new openings, bringing renewed menu choice to London customers and new jobs for talented team members.” To learn more about Which Wich, visit www.whichwich.co.uk. You can follow Which Wich on Twitter and Instagram at @WhichWichUK or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whichwichuk.

ABOUT WHICH WICH Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches was founded in Dallas in late 2003 by restaurant entrepreneur, Jeff Sinelli. The national sandwich franchise chain is best known for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system, and personalized sandwich bag. In 2019, Entrepreneur Magazine named Which Wich one of its Fastest Growing Franchises and in 2018, Which Wich was ranked as the #9 sandwich brand on the magazine's Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises. In 2017, Which Wich ranked as #9 on Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers and landed at #20 on the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list. In 2016, Restaurant Business named Which Wich the first winner of its Future 50 Pacesetter award. Which Wich is the recipient of a Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters “Healthful Innovations” award and has been named by Forbes as one of their “30 Best Franchises To Buy.” Which Wich currently has 500 locations open or in development in 40 states and 12 countries. For more information, visit www.whichwich.com.

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Key Facts: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches are customisable, freshly made to order, baked in our oven and served hot. We use the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. We serve a breakfast range of muffins and pots, featuring our specialty poached eggs, ‘wiches and artisan coffee. Which Wich® has a strong menu offering for the health conscious. Any of our “Build Your Own” wiches can come wrapped in lettuce, a spinach tortilla, as a salad, or we can “skinny” your bread. We also have many Vegetarian/Vegan options. In addition to customised wiches, guests can enjoy hand-dipped shakes, signature house fries including sweet potato fries, house dipping sauces and just-out-of-the-oven cookies. We cater to local businesses and delivery is available from South West London, through Central and up to Shoreditch in East London. Sandwichfaction Guaranteed™ if you’re not 100% satisfied with your Wich at the time you receive it, we will replace it, refund your money, or both.


In light of Hard Seltzer now being one of the fastest growing drinks categories in the UK, the latest Hard Seltzer has hit our shores www.hellofountain.co.uk Having first launched in NYC it has taken the Big Apple by storm and is now available here in the UK nationwide via their website, and will also be sold on Amazon at the end of this month. Aside from online sales, Fountain has its sights set on several major supermarkets and are also breaking into the restaurant and bar space.

Craft Hard Seltzer which is very pleasing to drink and free from any nasties. In fact Fountain has just three ingredients – sparkling water (from the Adirondacks Mountains ), a gluten free fermented alcohol base and a premium natural flavouring.  A flexible drinker it can be enjoyed anywhere, anyhow and is available in three refreshing flavours; blueberry, passionfruit and lime. At only 100 calories per can any ‘lockdown pounds’ can remain at bay!

Currently fuelling people through their Bottomless Branch at all by CHLOE restaurants, there are conversations happening with several other high street names. FOUNTAIN has just added three new flavours to their collection, Unlike most Hard Seltzers, these include Pineapple, Fountain is brewed in the mango, watermelon and tart traditional way meaning it’s a cherry.

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GermXit® Single Black Electric Fan Ideal: Perfect for larger offices, bedrooms, hotel suites, small apartments Coverage: Up to 100 square meters / 1,000 square feet. GermXit Gel: Lemon or regular scent. Gel Size: Uses a 500 gram or 1kg pack How Long Does GermXit Gel Last: On Average 30 – 45 days Black Fan & 500 gram GermXit Gel Cost £157.18

GermXit® Twin White Electric Fan Ideal: Excellent for small homes up to 3 or 4 bedrooms or small office suites. Coverage: Up to 200 square meters / 2,000 square feet. GermXit Gel: Lemon or regular scent. Gel Size: Uses a 1kg or 1.8 kg pack How Long Does GermXit Gel Last: On Average 30 – 45 days White Fan & 1 kg GermXit Gel Cost £227.21

GermXit® AHU Dispenser (4kg) Ideal: Our commercial AHU dispenser box for placement inside large air handling units in ducted ventilation systems. May be used in multiples to cover the largest areas. Suitable For: Commercial / Industrial / Hospitals / Hotels / Ships / Factories etc GermXit Gel: Lemon or regular scent. Gel Size: Uses 4 kg Gel How Long Does GermXit Gel Last: On Average 30 – 45 days Blue AHU Dispenser & 4 kg GermXit Gel Cost £228.46

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