Shocking statistic

Shocking statistic

The National Audit Office’s reports on savings and debt in the UK are not the most thrilling reading one can find on the internet. Nor are they the most obvious guides for business decision making. Indeed, often the numbers are so huge, and the presentation so...
See clearly now

See clearly now

Transparency has become something of a buzzword in facilities management of late. That’s not surprising in a sector characterised by opaque contracts and commercial structures, and lax data capture and management. Customer demand for transparency has been there for...
A sparkling prospect

A sparkling prospect

The Whitbread demerger has been foretold, discussed and talked about (until recently, often in hushed tones) for many years. The merits and risks of splitting the hospitality industry behemoth have been endlessly discussed. And the reaction of the FTSE when it finally...
Food for thought

Food for thought

Word of cost pressures in the hospitality industry will hardly come as a surprise, but news from the International Grains Council and elsewhere, of rising food raw materials should still influence the thinking of leaders in the sector. These pressures are global,...