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restaurant news Warm weather gives restaurants and pubs a business boost Restaurant and pub groups saw a boost in business in September, thanks partly to the unexpectedly warm weather. Monthly like-for-like sales were up 2.2% on the same month last year, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker data. The figures also showed it was the sector’s 18th consecutive month of positive growth. “Pubs in London and restaurants outside the M25 were the strongest performers – with likefor-likes up 4% and 4.8% respectively. September’s warmer weather was a welcome bonus after a colder than average August had seen like-for-likes up a more modest 1.3% across the market,” said Peter Martin, vice-president of CGA Peach, the business insight consultancy that produces the Tracker, in partnership with Coffer Group, Baker Tilly and UBS. Total sales, which reflect the effects of new site openings, were up 5.2% on September 2014. Although the better than expected late summer weather helped the market, the figures revealed steady, consistent growth in eating and drinking out, stretching back 18 months. "Looking at the underlying trend, the 28 companies in the tracker sample together recorded year-on-year sales for the 12 months to the end of September 2.7% up on 2013,” said Martin. Brits are also continuing to eat out more, with the Peach BrandTrack consumer survey showing that 42%


of adults eat out at least weekly. This is even higher, at 58%, in the 25-34 yearold bracket.

Thief banned from every pub, restaurant and hotel in London

The data shows that the weakest part of the market remains drink-led bars and pubs outside of London, with like-for-like sales flat in September. However, branded casual dining chains emerge as a significant driver of growth outside of London.

A persistent thief has been banned from every pub, bar, restaurant and hotel in London for 25 years.

“Total sales for the restaurant groups in the sample grew 11.6% outside the M25, buoyed by continuing brand roll-outs,” said Martin. “Like-for-like performance is also improving as chains revamp existing sites and are more willing to shed poorer sites.”

He was also jailed for four years.

The figures are a further demonstration of strength in the eating and drinking out sector and reflect both the improving economy and the gradual habitual change to drink and dine out more often. Paul Newman, head of leisure and hospitality at Baker Tilly, predicted: “The continuation of such positive like-for-like sales growth will do nothing to quell the current private equity feeding frenzy in the restaurant and bar sector and provides further impetus for those brands that are expected to consider exit options over the coming months." The Coffer Peach Tracker industry sales monitor for the UK pub and restaurant sector collects and analyses monthly performance data from 28 operating groups, and is recognised as the established industry benchmark.

The ban bars Rodney Williams, 34, from some 35,000 businesses that serve alcohol across the capital. It is thought to be the first time a court has banned a criminal from entering all of Greater London's licensed premises. Williams received the ASBO after he admitted 12 counts of theft and one count of theft by finding at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Williams was arrested in April on suspicion of stealing a handbag from a licensed premises in Hoxton in east London. He was then charged with a string of copycat offences, all carried out across the area, according to the Daily Mirror.

Paleo and gluten-free restaurant to open in London The UK’s first gluten-free and paleo restaurant Pure Taste will open in West London after securing the site of the former El Pirata Deptapas on Westbourne Grove. Nutritional therapist and chef Holly Redman launched the Pure Taste concept as a monthly pop-up in Sussex, and has been searching for a permanent site since hitting her £30,000 Kickstarter target last December. After narrowly missing out on a Portman Estate property near Marble Arch earlier this year, Redman managed to secure the site at 115 Westbourne Grove in a deal negotiated by restaurant property specialists Davis Coffer Lyons. “I did the pop-up in Haywards Heath because it was local,” she told BigHospitality. “But I wanted to open the permanent site in London because what I am doing is very niche, and I wanted it to be as accessible to as many people as possible.”

Mobile Bar Hire were supporting the NBA 2K15 launch party for the second year running and their services allowed people to have drinks on arrival plus refreshments throughout the evening.

So called ‘frat cups’ form part of a new £500,000 on-trade campaign for US cinnamon spirit Fireball, aimed at university students. The cups are a branded 50ml version of the plastic red beakers that have become synonymous with raucous US college parties. They will be given out as part of Fireball Freebie Fridays, in which Fireball merchandise will be distributed in university and town centre bars around the UK during this freshers’ season. A competition will also offer the chance for one lucky fresher to win the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico.

“With a half-a-million-pound marketing budget Mobile Bar Hire’s management said “This launch party for the new game specifically to support Fireball in the UK onis always a great success. Although it’s a party with music, games and trade this year, the Fireball frat cups and our live basketball, people are always surprised and amazed at the amount other exclusive PoS will increase visibility and of activity which goes on within the event. build sales in bars,” said Dan Bolton, managing director of UK distributor Hi-Spirits. Globally, sales of Fireball were up 130% in 2013, according to industry analyst, Impact Databank. Ad breaches Last year, the company fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which found ads for the brand in breach of its code on three separate occasions. In May, the brand’s Facebook page was found to show “alcohol being handled irresponsibly,” and to glorify the consumption of large amount of alcohol, according to the watchdog.

We regard our role as being vital within this launch event; it shows our commitment to various brands covering a vast range of industries. It’s always a pleasure to be involved in launch events”.

The following September, it also got rapped for a brochure featuring a photo of someone holding a sign that said, “The hotter you are, the faster I come,” which was in breach of the ASA code.

Thatchers Gold cider goes big Down Under

"Thatchers was chosen by the judging panel as it showed complex spiced apple characters and aromas — a lovely example of a medium cider in the traditional style."

Thatchers Gold has swept the board at the Australian Cider Awards.


The Somerset brand was not only awarded Best Cider and Best International Cider, but went on to receive the top accolade, Best in Show.

Martin Thatcher, managing director of Thatchers Cider, said: "We’re still only in our first year of partnership with Coopers Brewery, who do an amazing job of distributing Thatchers Gold across Australia and introducing the brand to new consumers.

The Australian Cider Awards are organised by Cider Australia, the national association of cider and perry growers and producers, and attracted 150 entries over 17 categories. Chair of the judging panel, Gary Baldwin said of Thatchers Gold:

"We are honoured that the Australian Cider Awards have named us not just Best International Cider, but Best In Show. We would like to thank them and all our new customers in Australia for their continuing support of our cider."



Local company Mobile Bar Hire Ltd played a key part at last nights UK launch party for the much awaited NBA 2K15 video game. The launch party, held at Nike’s ‘The Regal’ basketball court in Lambeth, was attended by basketball fans, gamers and celebrities along with many sporting and gaming reporters. Attended by approximately 200 people, the event allowed guests to play the latest basketball game available on Sony’s Play Station 4. The NBA 2K15 evening comprised of a live basketball competition, prizes, demo’s and great give aways. The launch was done in true NBA style, with a basketball demo, cheerleaders and beatboxer – there was lots to keep people interested in this great new game.

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hotel news

Technology could help attract youth into industry, says Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi Giving the opening keynote speech at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014, Alex Polizzi, who presents the TV show Hotel Inspector, explained that though technology has a role to play in today’s hotel sector, nothing can replace human interaction in customer service. Admitting she personally preferred traditional ways of providing hospitality, Polizzi pointed out that technological advances could potentially help attract young people into the industry, after calling recruitment, training and retention ‘the greatest challenge’. “In the best case scenario, some of this new technology will make the hospitality industry more attractive to new recruits, who still dread the long hours, low wages and often antisocial shifts that bedevil our reputation. “But as I see it, that very human need of conversation, face to face or at least voice to voice, shows that whatever the advances we make in terms of innovation, our real challenge is to go on in investing in our staff and training them properly, as technology hasn’t made us and our traditional skills obsolete quite yet,” she said. She explained that no one can ignore the way technology is changing the industry, and that all businesses need to change to remain relevant, but that replacing front desks with check-in machines for example made the customer experience more impersonal. “I am glad that checking in and checking out are simplified, but I have never found a good substitute for a smile.” Remembering staying at three of London’s ‘swankiest’ hotels and not being able to work out the lighting system at any of them, she also admitted to ‘loathing’ the prospect of iris recognition, and called access to bedrooms through mobiles apps ‘a threat’.

Soho House development planned for Brighton seafront Plans have been submitted for a Soho House development on Brighton seafront, incorporating Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop and Pizza East restaurants and a private members club. The 1296 sq m development is proposed for 6-8 The Terraces on Madeira Drive, a site which sits opposite Brighton’s The application, submitted by Michaelis Boyd Associates, outlines plans to repair and redecorate the 1920s pavilion and create three different restaurants at terrace level, with an outdoor dining area. The private Soho House members club will be located

on the roof, with a newly created sun deck, one metre deep plunge pool, seating area, outdoor bar and as yet unnamed fish restaurant. The application is currently being considered by Brighton & Hove Council, with a decision expected by 26 November 2014.

Village Urban resorts to open first Scottish hotel Village Urban Resorts will open its first Scottish hotel in Aberdeen this December following a £21m investment. The 148 bedroom hotel, located 6 miles from Aberdeen airport, is one of three Village properties to open in Scotland over the next two years. The next will open in Edinburgh in January 2015, followed by Glasgow in summer 2015. The Village Urban Hotels will feature the distinctive ‘Black Box’ design, and provide free Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and modern furnishings in all rooms. The Aberdeen hotel will feature 46 luxury UpperDeck rooms with Sealy Sweet Dreams beds, Bose speaker docks, Starbucks products and Sky Movies & Sports package. The onsite the Velocity Health and Fitness Club will include a state-of-the-art gym,a 20m swimming pool and a Viva Urban Spa offering ESPA beauty and relaxation treatments.


Kai Design

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Michaela Reysenn founded KAI Interior Design & Consultancy in 2007, and over the past few years she has gone from strength to strength with some fantastic projects behind her. Following the launch of The Betsy Smith, Kilburn in 2010, KAI were shortlisted for Best Independent Bar Design from the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, and another shortlisting from The Publican Design Awards.

This success led to many of London’s popular venues approaching KAI for their interior services. KAI have worked on projects for Harvey Nichols Terrace with Chase Vodka, Hoxley & Porter in Islington, Salvation in Noodles, Dalston and Opium in Chinatown, amongst many others. This year they are working on some top secret restaurants, hotels and retail projects as well as spreading their wings to Morocco for a boutique hotel in Chefchaouen. Last year KAI were awarded with Best standalone bar or club design for Birmingham based Lost & Found project which led on to even more success with this years Hoxley and Porter also being Shortlisted for Best London Restaurant from the Casual Dining Awards and Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. KAI are a young, enthusiastic and determined team of creatives who continuously strive to produce interesting and innovative interiors, the company is expanding and looks forward to the next exciting project to get their teeth into!



From the everyday bustle of the N1 street the train conductor will usher you to your seat at Angels ‘Hoxley & Por ter.’ The journey; a cocktail and dining adventure on a mythical steam express train from Cape to Cairo.


From this opulent carriage-lounge, a cocoon of warm turquoise and gold, secret codes concealed within artworks, shadowy foliage - Hoxley and Porter forks into two distinct experiences where dark and light vie for attention.


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Paul Latham, Sales & Product Development Director for James Latham said: “Luminoso really does have the ‘Wow factor’ and is unlike anything else available in the market. It’s the ultimate in creating a luxury interior space and I can see all kinds of applications for it, hotels, bars, restaurants, high-end shop fitting, yachts, private jets, exhibition stands, directional signage, the list is endless.” Using species such as Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry and Sapele, Luminoso is a patented material that is made by embedding fibre optics between layers of wood with high strength adhesives. No holes are created to achieve the effect.

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To arrange a product presentation, contact Paul Latham on 01442 849119 or email

Luminoso is available in panel sizes of 3000mm x 500mm, 3000mm x 1000mm and 3000mm x 1250mm and in thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm.


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The Hospitality Show Returns to Celebrate the Very Best of British Hospitality Ask any successful business person about defining moments in their career and you can bet that at some point in their rise to prominence there will have been someone mentoring them. There may be one or many, but the importance of a figurehead, there to help drive you on, or offer that bellwether piece of advice that you never forget and take with you throughout your career, cannot be understated. Mentoring is crucial to growth and development which is why in 2015 The Hospitality Show (19th-21st January, Birmingham NEC) is reprising its highly popular Business Mentor scheme to help visitors with business challenges. Sited alongside the Business Briefing Stage, which offers laser guided insight, debate and discussion on the most relevant topics and trends making the headlines. Now in its third successive year, the programme sees some of the most respected names in the hospitality industry on hand to pass on targeted business advice, offering visitors FREE bookable one-to-one sessions. Previous mentors include: celebrated restaurateur David Moore, Michelin-starred chef Andreas Antona, former National Chef of the Year, Hayden Groves, General Manger of the Midland Hotel, Michael Magraine, highly respected chef Paul Askew, founder of Grand Union Pubs and Bars, Adam Marshall and many more.

At present our 2015 lineup is still under wraps but visitors can be assured it will contain a heady mix of mercurial chef patrons, multi-site operators, hoteliers, menu development specialists, drinks experts and high-level delegates from high street names. Watch this space. Visitors looking to benefit from 15 minutes with a Business Mentor will soon be able to book online at www. Late appointments can also be taken at the show but advanced booking is advised as the sessions prove extremely popular. Registration is now live at, with a core focus around the best of British – a launch pad for everything new and great in British hospitality. New products, new exhibitors, new ideas and a new business focus will all be ushered in on a wave of New Year optimism as the NEC Birmingham opens its doors for three days of insight and inspiration. The show consistently attracts high quality exhibitors and special guests sourced from across the hospitality spectrum. Focus areas include: hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafÊs, delis and the cost sector, with the show providing a glittering showcase for cutting edge products and services from the core fields of food & drink, technology, catering equipment, design and careers. Key attractions such as the prestigious culinary competition Salon Culinaire and HOSPACE Hub for the very latest technology trends return in 2015. We’re tremendously excited to welcome the hospitality world to our doors yet again to help kick start the business year into life. I urge anyone looking for that spark of inspiration, whether it be from a mentor, exhibitor, speaker or otherwise, to take time out, and experience the most relevant, businessfocused trade show in the hospitality calendar. For further information please see and follow us on Twitter for everything Hospitality









Celebrate the best of British hospitality at the UK’s largest foodservice & hospitality show in 2015. The Hospitality Show is the premiere showcase of innovation and hospitality with unmissable networking opportunities. It is the must-attend event for finding the latest cutting-edge products across food & drink, catering equipment, interiors, exteriors & tableware, careers and technology.











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For 60 years, Cosi Tabellini Italian luxury handcrafted pewter, ceramic and glassware has been sought after by luxury hotels, restaurants, exclusive bistros and interior designers around the world. Now this iconic brand brings its elegant range to the UK. With an extensive range of over a 1,000 high-quality and distinctive products for the restaurant, bar and housekeeping, the uniqueness of Cosi Tabellini products allows our clients to completely differentiate themselves and their brands which is why so many prestigious establishments select Cosi Tabellini for those all-so-vital finishing touches. Cosi Tabellini’s range of lead-free pewter, crystal and ceramic products possess a delicate sophistication and simple beauty that assures quality and good taste which lends an air of understated class to an establishment. By evolving design and employing intricate processes, along with a dash of inimitable Italian style, Cosi Tabellini craftsmen have combined age-old pewter with other luxury materials in a modern fusion, to create contemporary versions of timeless designs, which can bought as comprehensive sets or one-off pieces, suiting both traditional and contemporary settings depending on your design agenda.


Cosi Tabellini craftsmen merge pewter and ceramic to create a range of tableware, combine pewter and crystal in their range of glassware, fuse pewter and stainless steel for their cutlery and craft pure pewter into exquisite candelabras, serving-ware, frames and desk and bedroom accessories. The artisanal influence of the Italian pewtersmiths is evident in each of the handcrafted objects they produce, accentuating the uniqueness of each piece, whilst being reassuringly and consistently well-made and extremely durable. Cosi Tabellini can also provide an impeccable personalised engraving service, incorporating corporate logos, drawings or text specific to your venue. Come and say ‘hello’ to us, Cosi Tabellini UK, at our UK launch at The Hospitality Show, NEC Birmingham, 19th-21st January, 2015 - we will be at Stand 920.

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LUXURY ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP Established in Italy in 1954, Cosi Tabellini handcrafts pewter, crystal and ceramic into striking table and glassware in both classic and contemporary styles – perfect additions to luxury hotels, bars, restaurants and interior design projects.

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A mixture of iconic Italian design, highly-skilled craftsmanship and luxury materials creates a range of unique and timeless pieces, from pewter platters and crystal and pewter Martini glasses to pewter and ceramic chargers and espresso cups – stand-out pieces for the dining table or bar.

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Whether it’s front of house or back of house, table service or tools; T&G have a variety of products that are durable and easy to use. All T&G products have been designed by T&G in Britain and manufactured with style, quality and functizon in mind. The T&G catering range has been designed with the trend for relaxed dining in mind. There is more variety, style and mix of materials to enable customers to create their own individual looks and identity, both in serving food and front of house. The trend for healthy eating, freshly produced and cooked food coupled with that home from home feel have been the most important influences, it’s all about being different, unique and creating an exciting eating experience. Choose from Table top, presentation and preparation boards to a huge choice of salt and pepper mills including the award winning CrushGrind® mills. 16

T&G can also produce bespoke and branded products to order, subject to minimum order quantities and lead-times. T&G will be exhibiting at The Hospitality Show, NEC, Birmingham, 19th-21st January 2015, Hall 7, Stand 249. For further information please contact the T&G sales office on 01275 841841 or take a look at

Wall-to-wall sport. All week long. Big players. Big games. Big crowds. With huge weekends coming up on Sky Sports, you can make sure your venue is the place to watch the sports that matter. Meaning you could keep your venue packed and your takings high all weekend long.

The big crowds don’t have to stop at the weekend You could increase mid-week crowds and mid-week takings with massive live sport showing every day of the week.

The sports that matter this October and November include… • Ulster v Toulon Saturday 25 October • Man Utd v Chelsea Sunday 26 October • 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Sunday 2 November • Arsenal v Anderlecht Tuesday 4 November • Manchester City v CSKA Moscow Wednesday 5 November

• England v New Zealand (QBE Int’l) Saturday 8 November • Singha Grand Slam of Darts Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 November • Euro 2016 Qualifiers Friday 14 – Sunday 16 November • England v South Africa (QBE Int’l) Saturday 15 November • DP World Tour Championship, Dubai Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 November

Call 08442 414 650 to speak to one of our team about a Sky Sports package for your business. The content featured is just a representation of the content which may be available and scheduling is subject to change. Calls cost 5.1p per minute (plus 15p connection fee) for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Fixtures correct at time of print 15.10.14. The F1 Logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.

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Parsley in Time Parsley In Time have been serving the hospitality industry for more than 30 years with stunning solutions for table top, bar and kitchen. We supply restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs throughout the UK with essential catering equipment with the best possible service. By working closely with manufacturers and importers we are able to offer a friendly, cost effective and efficient package backed up with many years of experience from our sales team. We feel happiest building strong working relationships with our customers and are always on hand to offer advice.

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Access to finance just got easier for hospitality sector After some challenging years for the sector, it’s heartening to see a positive upturn and one which has conveniently coincided with easier access to business funding so hospitality operators can make the most of the opportunity. Although the banks haven’t loosened their purse strings for operators, the alternative funding sector has grown 250% in the last 12 months. The upshot is that a wide choice of non-bank lenders have emerged as credible and increasingly recognised routes for business funding, moving from the fringes to sit centre stage with traditional lenders.

operators fast and easy access to growth and working capital on terms more pertinent to their business. These new funding options include peer-to-peer lending, angel investment and business cash advance. Paul Mildenstein, CEO of business cash advance company, Liberis, explains why this revenue based funding is proving so popular within the hospitality market.

“Business cash advance enables operators to receive a cash injection for whatever they need of between £2,500 and £300,000, based on future credit and debit card sales. It’s paid back only as the business earns through an agreed They offer flexible lending models amount of credit and debit card that are an attractive alternative to transactions. It’s unsecured so bank lending, enabling hospitality company and personal assets are

safe too. “Hoteliers and restaurateurs tell us they like it because it’s simple and flexible – an easy application process, one set cost, funding within as little as 24 hours and no time limit on repayment so it fits perfectly with seasonal highs and lows. They don’t even notice the payback because it comes off when a debit or credit card transaction is made.” Charlotte Holland, a Director of Northop Hall Country House Hotel in Flintshire agrees, “We’ve been a Liberis customer for a while now and think it’s the most ideal way to get funding for a seasonal business . Because payback is based on day to day trading, it has a much lower impact on our cash flow. “


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Reward and Loyalty specialists Loyalty Pro supply the tablet based reward systems as seen on the counters of retail and entertainment premises around the UK. The systems run in real time on 3g, 4g or wifi – allowing volumes of data to be presented on the tablet screen instantly whenever a customer presents their card or key fob at the counter. This data can be used to personalise the transaction, alert the card holder to instant rewards, aid with up-selling or pass messages specific to the customer. With the LoyaltyPro servers downloading the data to the tablet at the counter very fast speeds there is no longer a need for chip cards, which means the company can use much cheaper magnetic swipe, or bar-coded cards or fobs. The company has recently secured contracts with a number of pubs and restaurant groups. Rob Meakin, the technical director commented “our system is proving popular with the leisure sector, because loyalty card-holders like the instant buzz of receiving an unexpected reward voucher at the counter whilst making a purchase, whilst our clients like the instant access to their data via the portal we supply which allows them to market direct to their clientele via text and email”. “We have developed a feature whereby card holders can register on the tablet, and a photo can be taken there and then, which can be used to ensure cards can be made non-transferable, because it downloads each time the card is subsequently presented.” Approaching the market from an IT perspective means Loyalty Pro can offer a managed system, with a manned helpdesk and support engineers to assist their customers in the field. The company supplies other apps which can be combined with rewards as desired. The tablet to also be used for interactive surveys, advertising, and web browsing alongside loyalty, and is marketed under the name Slatepoint. For more information contact Loyalty Pro on 0844 414 1304. 22

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Collingwood Lighting Helps Enhance Luxury Features At Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa Illuminating areas both inside and out at the Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa in St. Ives, Cornwall, Collingwood Lighting has supplied a series of its advanced LED solutions, to help enhance features and fittings around the hotel. Chosen due to the ease with which they could be fitted coupled with the ability to achieve a seamless look and feel once in place, Collingwood supplied a range of energy efficient, low glare LEDs to be used in various locations.

Outside, Collingwood’s LEDLINE RGB, a fixed linear waterproof colour changing bar was also used around a water feature to create an interesting colour changing effect, complementing the external features.

Installed throughout the upper section of the Spa, Collingwood delivered its Halers H5 500 Symmetric model which features a beam angle of 40° with a recessed low glare down light, specifically pointing the source of light downwards, delivering greater illumination at floor level.

Mark Hatton from Hatton Electrical Contractors installed Collingwood’s products at Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, he commented: “Considering the scale of the job, it was important to ensure that an easy to fit solution was sought. All of Collingwood’s products were quick and simple to install and we were particularly impressed with the flexibility offered by the symmetric and asymmetric versions of the H5 500 model.”

Due to the nature of the space, it was important to ensure that a combination of appropriate task lighting solutions, required by the spa therapists, could be installed alongside more ambient lighting that was required to help achieve a calming look and feel. Using Collingwood’s LED lighting products made it easy to strike just the right balance between these key needs. In the bar and reception areas, the Halers H5 500 Trimless option was selected. Offering a 38° beam angle coupled with an IP65 rating, meaning it is also suitable for use in rooms where moisture is present, such as bathrooms, the H5 500 Trimless is ideal when looking to illuminate a large space. Due to its trimless qualities, the LEDs blend in seamlessly with the ceiling offering an uninterrupted lighting effect. To help bring added interest to areas with stairs, Collingwood’s GL019 spotlight was fitted alongside stair runs, not only helping to make the stairs themselves more visible – something of significant importance in areas used by the public, but to also enhance the look of the space too. Manufactured using marine grade stainless steel, the GL019 is incredibly hard wearing too, meaning it will continue to look great, even when used in locations where it may be susceptible to accidental knocks and scrapes, such as stairs.


He continued: “As some of the products were installed outside, there was also a requirement, from a functional and aesthetic perspective, to ensure that any products used would be able to stand up to the damaging effects of sea spray, faced as a result of the hotel’s coastal location. Since Collingwood’s products are manufactured using marine grade stainless steel, they were ideal for use in this way as they will be able to stand the test of time.” “Equally high on the list of priorities was the need to ensure a low energy solution was selected – with energy efficiency core to Collingwood’s LED product range, this was easily achievable.” Overlooking 25 acres of golden sand and offering spectacular sea views, the privately owned Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa boasts 47 individually decorated bedrooms alongside fine dining and spa facilities. For more information on Collingwood Lighting visit www.

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The TempTest® 2 food thermometer features an automatic 360° display, which rotates in 90° increments enabling the user to read the temperature in any position i.e. left hand, right hand, vertical or horizontal. This feature can be ‘locked’ by the user, if required. Additionally, the TempTest® 2 features an intelligent backlit LCD display, illuminating the display when ambient light levels are low, making food temperatures easier to read whatever the time of day. The new TempTest® 2 incorporates a large, easy to read digital display, with a precise read-out over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C with a 0.1 °C/°F resolution and an accuracy of ±0.4 °C (-49.9 to 200 °C). The unit will autopower off after ten minutes, maximising battery life. The TempTest® 2 case is waterproof IP67 and

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The Problem • Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal illness caused by the legionella bacterium, which may be present in tepid water and is spread by inhalation of fine water droplets or spray. • Risk of outbreaks are higher for hotels than many other buildings, due to the number of showers and baths that see low/infrequent use. • The HSE’s code of practise L8 requires all businesses to implement a full legionella risk assessment, and to maintain an effective water temperature testing regime in order to prevent outbreaks of the disease. The Solution UK manufacturer, TM Electronics, leads the field in developing temperature measurement equipment for legionella prevention. Their newest low-cost innovation is the TC Wall Port: a new low-cost wall accessory working with discrete sensors to monitor water outlets with difficult or impaired access from up to 20 meters away, avoiding having to work at height or dismantle boxing. How does it work? Discrete fine-wire sensors are attached to a temperature test point (such as boxed-in TMV’s, concealed pipes and high-level water tanks), and left in-situ. The wires are run neatly to the TC Wall Port (52x52mm), which is screwed to the wall. Temperatures are taken by ‘plugging’ in a standard thermocouple thermometer. A complete system The TC Wall Port can be used in conjunction with TME’s bestselling MM2000 waterproof thermometer and a variety of fine wire, surface/immersion and pipe probes to deliver a complete, low-cost Temperature Measurement System for legionella water monitoring. Paperless recording For a paperless recording system, the TC Wall Port can be used in conjunction with TME’s MM7000 Barcode scanning thermometer. This combination allows 1,000s of locations and temperatures to be logged, stored and downloaded to PC/ PDA, using free open-source software.


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The latest research by the National Cancer Institute reports that coffee is good for your liver. The study used data from a survey of 27,000 coffee drinkers, who recorded their caffeine intake over a 24-hour period. Their blood was then tested for levels of enzymes including aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), which are markers of liver function. Participants who said they drank three cups of coffee or more a day had lower levels of the enzymes in their blood, indicating healthier livers.

Lead researcher Dr. Xiao concluded: ‘Our findings link total and decaffeinated coffee intake to lower liver enzyme levels. These data suggest that ingredients in coffee, other than caffeine, may promote liver health. Further studies are needed to identify these components.’ Coming on the back of studies which found that moderate coffee consumption can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as delaying the onset of degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, it sounds like pretty good news for the nation’s coffee drinkers, who knock back 70 million cups of the brown stuff every day.

New Study Blames Genes For Coffee Addiction Genetics may be what separates people who can’t function without coffee and those who never touch the stuff, according to a new large-scale study. Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume, but the new study has pinpointed six new genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking. Four of the new variants implicate genes that are involved with caffeine, either in how the body breaks it down or in its stimulating effects, the researchers said in the paper. The two other newly implicated genes were the most surprising, as they are not clearly linked to coffee or caffeine, but rather involved with cholesterol levels and blood sugar. Researchers believe these findings could help to explain why a given amount of coffee or caffeine has different effects on different people, and provides a genetic basis for future research exploring the links between coffee and health. To make their findings published in the journal ‘Molecular Psychiatry’, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital analysed 20,000 regular coffee drinks of European and African American ancestry.

Researchers also analysed the results of around two dozen previous studies with a combined total of more than 120,000 people. Each participant described how much coffee they consumed a day and also allowed scientists to scan their DNA. The new work looked for minute differences in the DNA of participants that were associated with drinking more or less coffee. The resultant study suggests that people naturally curb their coffee intake to achieve the best effect caffeine can give them, and that the strongest genetic factors linked to increased coffee intake likely work by directly increasing caffeine metabolism. Marilyn Cornelis, research associate in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of the study, said: “Coffee and caffeine have been linked to beneficial and adverse health effects. Our findings may allow us to identify subgroups of people most likely to benefit from increasing or decreasing coffee consumption for optimal health.” Daniel Chasman, associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the study’s senior author, said: “Like previous genetic analyses of smoking and alcohol consumption, this research serves as an example of how genetics can influence some types of habitual behaviour.”



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British Coffee Association Educational Seminars 2015

Insomnia Investigates Possible Move to Britain

After another successful Seminar in 2014, the BCA will be looking to hold its next Educational Seminar ‘From Tree to Cup’ in London during 2015, dates to be confirmed.

You may think that there is already too much competition on the high street, but customers in the United Kingdom could be further spoilt for choice as the Dublin-based coffee chain Insomnia could be entering the British market.

This will be the 28th Seminar, following on from those previously held by the Coffee Trade Federation Ltd. This unique course is run over 3 days, the general theme of the Seminar continues to be ‘From Tree to Cup’. It aims to provide attendees with an interesting and informative insight into the numerous aspects of the coffee world. For a copy of the draft programme run in 2014 Click Here. For further information or to register your interest for the Seminar in 2015 please contact the BCA Secretariat

Coffee Facts • Worldwide coffee consumption is estimated at around two billion cups consumed every day. • UK coffee consumption is estimated at 70 million cups of coffee per day. • In 2011, consumers spent £941 million on coffee • In 2012 the estimated turnover for coffee shops was £5.8 billion • 75% of all UK adults drink instant coffee, compared to around half who drink fresh coffee. • Coffee is generally grown within 1,000 miles of the equator, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. • Coffee grows in more than 50 countries and financially, is the second largest export in the world after oil. • The main suppliers of coffee in the world are Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam, with Brazil contributing around 30% of the total. • Hawaii is the only US state in which coffee is grown commercially. • There are two main commercial types of coffee bean – Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee grows best at lower altitudes whereas Arabica is better suited to higher altitudes. • It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso. 54

The owner, the businessman Bobby Kerr, told the Independent that they are “looking at a few sites” already. This move across the Irish Sea is just one part of the company’s expansion plans; it is expected that a further thirteen outlets will open up in Irish locations such as in the cities of Galway, Cork and Dublin with $1.2m (€1m) being set aside for this investment. No figures have been released regarding the cost of the move to the United Kingdom as of yet. Insomnia has already been testing the water on British shores, so this move is not exactly a bolt out of the blue. In recent months around ten branded self-service machines have been installed in Spar grocery shops and the initial feedback has been quite positive. Mr Kerr – who was a former member of RTE’s syndicated version of Dragons’ Den and a one-time Newstalk host – alluded that the expansion will be funded by cash flow and additional borrowings. It is hoped that the business will be debt free within three years. This is a major move for the Irish chain, but the UK is not the only area in which Insomnia’s management has been scouting. Mr Kerr has also let slip that the chain has looked at the potential of opening coffee shops in the Middle East, specifically Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but no decision has been made as of yet. He described those plans as “tentative”. Alongside announcing their plans to move into the British market it was announced that the company’s earnings before tax, depreciation, interest and amortisation is likely to be 20% higher than last year. It would value Insomnia in the region of $31m (€25m).

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