Category Archives: EP Online Articles

The debate over collaboration – good or bad for business?

It has been a well-documented fact; that the pandemic has seen greater levels of collaboration between businesses. Many have stated a hope that this marks a new era when there is far more openness with greater strategic alliances being formed. More and more competing businesses are working together in a spirit of collaboration to get through this most difficult of times.

“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...