The Alchemist opens up its newly-expanded space


LIVING Ventures’ The Alchemist in Spinningfields, Manchester, has officially opened its expanded space which effectively doubles the venue’s capacity. Seating has doubled More...

Gerrard’s The Warehouse in Southport ‘on verge of being sold’

The Warehouse

THE Warehouse restaurant in Southport co-owned by Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard which is due to close on May 9 is on the verge of being sold according to It More...

ASK Italian answers the call to open in Manchester

Ask Italian

CASUAL dining restaurant chain ASK Italian has opened its first venue in Manchester. Situated in the site of the former Kro Piccadilly it seats up to 192 guests and offers signature More...


Roomzzz revealed as operator of aparthotel at Manchester’s Corn Exchange

THE hotel operator based in Manchester’s Corn Exchange has been revealed as Roomzzz Aparthotel by the Manchester Evening News. When it opens next year, it will have 114 apartments, More...

Major makeover underway at the Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse

THE Holiday Inn Express Chester Racecourse is undergoing a major refurbishment with work on a third of the hotel’s 97 bedrooms having been completed. The current, second More...

Steven Smith on the importance of good attitude

Steven Smith

IN the latest in our Q&A series of interviews with North West hospitality luminaries, spoke to More...

The model restaurateur: Joycelyn Neve on success

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National online restaurant guide Sugarvine talks to Joycelyn Neve, the brains behind Lancashire’s fastest-growing More...

velvet coaster Wetherspoons opens its £3.86 Velvet Coaster in Blackpool

JD Wetherspoon’s latest pub in Blackpool, the Velvet Coaster, has opened on the resort’s South Promenade....

JW Lees Lees beefs-up its managed house division with appointments

MANCHESTER brewer and pub operator JW Lees has made three key appointments as part of a...

Cedar Partners Former nightclub Le Bateau to open as gin bar and restaurant

THE former home of legendary Liverpool nightspot Le Bateau is to be given a new lease...

Record year for specialist leisure contractor Medlock

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REVENUES for Oldham-based construction and fit-out firm Medlock FRB have surged to a record level after a string More...

£13m management buyout to power The Alchemist’s growth

MANCHESTER based The Alchemist bar and restaurant chain – one of Living Ventures’ most successful brands – is looking to expand..

Stanneylands and Nunsmere Hall go into administration

TWO four-star  hotels in the North West – Stanneylands near Wilmslow and Nunsmere Hall near Northwich – are among five being..

Liverpool City Region honours its tourism champions

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THE best and brightest of Liverpool’s tourism industry have been celebrated at the annual City Region Tourism More...

Record number of finalists in Cumbria Tourism Awards

FINALISTS have been announced in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015 with an unprecedented number of businesses being shortlisted. The exceptional levels..

Business is booming down at the Albert Dock Liverpool

ALBERT Dock Liverpool has reported record-breaking visitor figures for the first quarter of 2015 with a like-for-like increase of 21% (from..

C&C is sent to The Clink – for a kitchen installation project!

WHEN bosses at Sterling Foodservice Design were commissioned by Styal women’s prison to create a kitchen at its fine-dining The Clink..
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50 Shades of catering equipment products from Stephensons

IT’S been a few months since 50 Shades Of Grey was released in the cinema, but Managing Director Henry Stephenson has..
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Online click-and-collect boosts cafe’s takeaway business

FOOD on Third in the Village at Trafford Park, Manchester, has seen a doubling of its pre-order takeaway business after becoming one..

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