Email Archive

“We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead — and not then until we have been dead years and years.”

Mark Twain would often wittily say the most apt of observations as the above. Even we have lived with the pandemic for 16 months, there are still many who believe that most things will revert back to how they were pre-Covid. It is possible but it is unlikely. Much has changed more than many realise.

One example is that there...

Can technology help the hospitality industry through a recruitment crisis?

There has been no shortage of media coverage in recent weeks talking about the challenges currently facing the UK hospitality industry. In addition to a year of severely disrupted trading and adapting to offer services such as takeaways in order to survive, recruitment is a serious issue for many UK hospitality businesses.

A recent article in The Guardian highlighted the...

Hospitality and leisure have suffered – are banks listening?

By Ian Walters, Managing Director of Distribution at Metro Bank

I’ll start with the obvious – and forgive me – but what a year it’s been for businesses in the UK. Especially for those working in the hospitality and leisure industry.

Staying safe has of course been the number one priority, as we have all adapted and...

Hotel Franchising Webinar Report – is a hotel franchise worth having?

EP, together with our friends from Bird & Bird, HVS, and AlixPartners were delighted to host the 8th webinar in the series where the topic in discussion was on the world of Hotel Franchising and whether a hotel franchise worth having?

Almost 300 attendees logged on to hear Chris Sheppardson, Founder of EP set the scene for the webinar discussion...