Hospitality industry

Archive of articles, news and guides about the hospitality business in the UK.


Tips on running a B&B

What should I know about running a B&B?


What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Funding Options outlines some finance methods to help hospitality businesses recover following Covid-19 restrictions

Government Grants

Extra cash for ‘wet’ pubs hit by Tier 2 and 3 lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledges one-off £1,000 payment for pubs that do not serve food forced to close in Tier restrictions - just enough to buy a single keg of beer

Finding and selling to customers

How to shift your pub or restaurant from eat-in to takeaway and delivery

In this guide, we explain what you need know about shifting your pub or restaurant business to takeaway and delivery model.

Business management

How to reopen your restaurant, pub or hotel post-lockdown

Government has allowed pubs, hotels and restaurants to reopen on July 4 after publishing guidance on how to reopen your hospitality business. Here's what we know

Employing & managing staff

Fixing staff retention issues in the hospitality industry

Staff retention in hospitality is among the poorest of any sector. Here, we reveal what hospitality businesses can do to address the issue.

Buying and selling a company

Buying and selling a hospitality business

Here, we turn the spotlight on the hospitality industry; from entering, running and expanding, to selling your business in this exciting sector.

Employing & managing staff

Working in the hospitality industry

Here, we take a look at some of the main advantages and disadvantages of working in the hospitality field.

Business management

Running a small boutique hotel – What are the costs?

Running a luxury boutique hotel can be a dream, but it can be an expensive venture. Go in with eyes wide open and use these tricks to keep spending down.


UK hospitality and leisure industry set for bumper year

Destination UK is on the up with 63 per cent of international tourists more interested in UK holidays compared to last year.

Business Technology

How hotels and bed and breakfasts can grow their visibility online

As exciting as operating your own hotel or bed and breakfast establishment can be, the success of such a business depends hugely on making it as visible as possible to the broadest span of people possible, across what may be not only the UK but also the world.


Small hospitality businesses say yes to Brexit

Around half of B&B and small hotel owners are 'strongly in favour' of the UK leaving the EU.

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

Partner content

Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze