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Quote of the Week

Yesterday was #NationalPieDay – Angry Times reader on Scottish steak & kidney pie vendors in 1932…

Tweet of the Week

Winner of “Not My Job” contest

EP Team for 2018

Introducing the EP team for the start of 2018…

Chris Sheppardson

Chris is the founder of EP and has worked with all the major players in the Industry for over 25 years. A Patron of The Edge Hotel School and Association of Catering Excellence and a Trustee of two charities. Chris is also a published author with books on Hospitality and Sport.

Lauran Bush

Lauran was a corporate lawyer for 14 years before first developing her own venture in food and then joining EP in 2016.

Sara Stewart

Sara is an experienced Business Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Business Development, Food & Beverage, Business Planning, Social Media and Event Management.

Natalie Sanderson

Natalie is a trained journalist and public relations expert with over two decades of experience across agency and in-house press office environments. She founded Sublime PR early in 2012 with the intention of providing high quality, effective public relations and digital communications services for businesses of all shapes and sizes including EP.

Ben Butler

Ben Butler is a History graduate who has previously worked in hotel marketing. Ben is involved in all EP communications including publications, digital platforms and events.

Heather Gibson

Heather is the founder of Pendulum Partnership in Australia. A trusted business coach, leader, speaker, facilitator and writer, Heather spent 15 years in the UK at the frontline of London’s entrepreneur economy. Experiencing the highs and lows of constant reinvention, Heather is now a business coach to leaders leading change who gets results.

Nick Dawe

Nick has worked with EP for a number of years and has taken many profile shots of leading players plus also an array of pictures of EP’s events. Nick has the ability to capture people when most natural and ensure that their picture does tell a story – at times all by itself.

Article of the Week

The manboy who never grew up?

Is Trump a manboy? Are his traits those of a natural entrepreneur? – Are these often what makes them successful? To be controversial, one does wonder that maybe as awfully immature as Trump can be, he may just change the political institutions and status quo for ever. Will that be a bad thing for the long term? Click here to read

Event summary of the Week

“He is our best Doorman, we employed him at the age of 65

Is it too much to hope that the UK hospitality industry could reach consensus on a definition of great service, and better still, consistently implement this to become the indisputable global leader?

View the summary here of The Great Service Debate – Part One of Six

Book of the Week


New hardback book showcasing over a decade of beautiful photography. This stunning hardback publication includes many of the Hospitality Industry’s unforgettable characters – including Ken McCulloch, Anton Mosimann, Fay Maschler, Terance Conran, Robin Hutson, Sarah Willingham, Harry Murray, Gary Rhodes, Alastair Storey, Albert Roux and Ufi Ibrahim.

Hospitality Illustrated is £30.00 per copy plus P&P.

Buy from Amazon here

eHotelier Hospitality News

Marriott Hotels’ Inspiration Collective puts innovation within reach. As an industry leader, Marriott Hotels is constantly introducing innovations to enhance guest experiences around the globe.

Scandic guests can now donate loyalty points to Save the Children. Through a new agreement between Scandic Hotels and Save the Children, Scandic employees, guests and members of the Scandic Friends loyalty program can help Save the Children in their important initiatives to promote integration and inclusion.

Comfort Hotel brand successfully opens more than one hotel per week in 2017. Strong 2017 was highlighted by robust growth, pipeline and brand evolution.

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