The Breakfast Briefing

The Breakfast Briefing

The latest campaigns, activities, events and news.

“If one’s right leg is tied to the seat with a scarf or a piece of rope, it is possible to work in perfect security”

– Alfred G. Buckham, aerial photographer

An apt historic quote following the National Galleries in Scotland tweeting the below photo. Buckham had crashed nine times before he was discharged from the Royal Naval Air Service as a hundred per cent disabled. He continued to indulge his passion for aerial photography and presumably these were the perilous conditions in which he took this picture of Edinburgh.


A powerful story about social good following the passing of former footballer Ray Wilkins.


Culture, Retention and Sport
Strong culture creates trust between colleagues which in turn influences personal development, customer service levels and retention. Employees will go the extra mile in both service and in work if…
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Hospitality Social Good
The industry can play a bigger and more central role in society – whether driving, motivating or bringing a group together, the industry can play the lead role for social action and social change.
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Food Service Think Tank

Thursday 7th June 2018

Following two earlier Food Service Think Tank sessions the main response is there is a strong desire for real representation and to work together to communicate a joined-up message.

There is also a need to create a Food Service Board, which sits separately to industry bodies and is a voice for the sector by the sector, and another Board which represents younger voices in the industry. This ‘Millennial’ group will work to create new answers and represent the sector too.

This is a challenging economy for many and our aim is to ensure that we are debating the key issues and developing strong discussion and solutions for Industry.

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Renowned hotelier Ken McCulloch wins Very Special Achievement.
Ken McCulloch has won ‘Very Special Achievement’ at the Scottish Style Awards in celebration with Moët & Chandon. The renowned hotelier’s legacy of style includes One Devonshire Gardens, the Malmaison chain, Columbus Monte Carlo and the bold Dakota concept.

In an evening where the stars of style descending upon Glasgow for the 13th Scottish Style Awards, Ken won the prestigious award in recognition of his five-decade-long career.

Few have challenged the way hotels operate like Ken McCulloch
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Learning from the sport culture

“Since the beginning of 2018, IndiCater has been proudly sponsoring several events with international sports stars. We have been incredibly lucky to have had sports men and women from a variety of disciplines. We have all learnt lots and believe the sports world can provide fascinating learning for our own industry.” By Jonny Stevens, Business Development Director at IndiCater.
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Reinvention Mayfair Dinner

Around this time last year EP launched a campaign to bring the world of Sport and Hospitality closer together. Today this includes a new discipline within businesses, regular insights into leadership from sporting greats and a deeper understanding of how the traits of trust, care and respect can be adopted and utilised for the better.

eHotelier News

Ascott boosts its pipeline in Asia
Portfolio expansion gathers momentum with more than 5,000 units added within the first quarter of 2018, over 300% increase year-on-year.

Ascott boosts its pipeline in Asia
Portfolio expansion gathers momentum with more than 5,000 units added within the first quarter of 2018, over 300% increase year-on-year.

AccorHotels signs strategic agreement with Mantis Group
Leading hospitality group acquires 50% stake in Mantis Group, the South Africa-based hospitality and travel conglomerate.

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