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“Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape, Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

It was a painstaking process that was the result of a clash between legal requirements to preserve White House records and President Donald Trump’s odd and enduring habit of ripping up papers when he’s done with them — what some people described as his unofficial “filing system.”

Extract from Politico article on Trump’s unshredder in chief


Sikh Guardsman on Trooping the Colour


A campaign to reach C-Suite
To illustrate the importance of food service in supporting culture, productivity, employee welfare and retention in the modern business environment. Our argument is that food service plays a critical role and needs to be invested in. Read here

The Power of Art
Recently we have observed an increasingly love affair with food, but there has also been a renaissance with art. It is becoming increasingly important and when curated correctly it can be is an essential part of the customer experience.  Read here


Thursday 5th July 2018 – The Goring, London
The Great Service Debate

The fourth session in the series of six taking place this year where senior players in hospitality discuss and debate two core questions: What is great service? How do we achieve this across our industry?

So far this year EP and Penshee have brought together a fine array of professionals with unique and essential insights into service in our world. Case studies, stories, reports and anecdotes have all been shared and the Service Debate continues to produce new thinking and fascinating knowledge on an essential part of the sector.

If you would like to know more or to join us, please contact


Campaign to reach C-Suite

Chief Executives are concerned over productivity and culture and this is where food and service can play such an important role. Now is the time to act and make a difference. The below video is the introduction to the campaign and to provoke discussion.

Last week EP held a Think Tank session where the main body of conversation focused on the unique opportunity that the food service sector has its making a strong case to Board Level. Hosted by Compass Group UK & Ireland at Wellcome Trust in London, the room discussed in detail how the industry can work together to tell its story on how it can really engage people.

eHotelier News

AccorHotels acquires Mantra Group. AccorHotels has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mantra Group for $1.2 billion.

Benchmark invests in UK’s etc.venues. Investment expands Benchmark’s reach to over 80 locations across three continents.

Marriott International to transform Sheraton. Company estimates USD$500 million dollars (approximately AUD$654 million) of owner investment already committed in the U.S.

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