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  • Hospitality sector shines light in dark start to 2018

    According to the latest figures, overall consumer spending has continued to drop in the first months of this year, but the hospitality sector has continued to buck the trend.

    Visa’s February 2018 UK Consumer Spending Index is based on Visa card spending and put together by economists from financial information and analysis firm IHS Markit.

    A strong performance by hospitality sector

     

    The falls in overall spending seen throughout 2017 continued into this year, with nine out of the last ten months recording negative figures. But after the usual quiet January for restaurants, hotels and bars, with growth falling to 3.7% from December 2017's 4.9%, the sector was the strongest in February. Hospitality saw a strong increase of 4.4%, comparing February 2018 with the same month last year.

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  • Our industry leading Signature Plus Tablecloths reach an incredible milestone

    Our industry leading sustainable table linen Signature Plus has reached an incredible milestone, the REPREVE fibres used in the making of the fabric have been involved in recycling 10 billion bottles during manufacturing process.  To commemorate this milestone, Unifi, Inc. has announced the recipients of the inaugural REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability awards. These annual awards celebrate Unifi’s brand and textile partners around the world that share in its commitment to sustainability and vision for a better tomorrow.

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  • Richard Haworth awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

    January 2018 - Manchester-based linen manufacturer and supplier - Richard Haworth - has recently been awarded the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification, the internationally recognized benchmark for quality within an organisation.

     

    By achieving the ISO 9001 certification, Richard Haworth are able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

     

    To gain the ISO 9001 certification, the company demonstrated the dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of customers, operating efficient management processes and delivering consistent, good quality products and services. Continue reading

  • Struggling to remove creases and wrinkles from your bedding?

    High thread count fine yarn fabrics can be a challenge to efficiently launder and achieve an acceptable level of finish so creases and wrinkles do not put off guests. The following instructions will help you achieve the best results possible.

     

    Temperature

     

    A minimum wash temperature of 60C should be used in the initial wash for new stock but higher temperatures ( upto 70C ) would be advantageous. This should ensure a good level of removal of any unwanted sizes and ensure a good level of cleanliness providing the process is working efficiently. Continue reading

  • The outlook for hotel owners 2016-17

    There has been endless speculation on how Brexit will affect the UK economy as a whole – so much so, that despite the fact that the UK has not yet left the EU, high uncertainty has left the pound weak and businesses unwilling to invest. Yet for every type of business suffering, another type of business is reaping the rewards associated with a weakened pound. It isn’t quite clear as to whether the hotel and tourism industry will flounder or flourish, but the early signs are not positive.

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  • Signature Plus is now sustainable with Repreve!

    We are proud to announce our Signature Plus, the leading table linen in the UK hospitality industry is now a sustainable product utilising REPREVE fibres made from plastic bottles and fibre waste! Learn how this has been achieved and how we've made the best ever better!

     

    What's changed to Signature Plus

     

    How does Signature Plus with Repreve differ from the previous Signature Plus, well not at all! Signature Plus with Repreve has the exact same market leading benefits, but now with the added benefit of being better for the planet; Continue reading

  • What is Airbnb and What Can it Do for You?

    In a nutshell, Airbnb is a new kind of accommodation available to travellers, and a great way to make money if you have spare space in your home. The website itself is home to an online community that connects hosts with users seeking short-term accommodation; whether it’s an apartment, room, or even just a spare bed. Airbnb manages the transactions and takes a small cut on both sides. Continue reading

  • Eat Well, Sleep Well

    There are so many health benefits to getting a good night’s sleep, but a lot of people don’t get enough shut-eye each night. There are lots of tips and tricks out there to help you get to sleep, but did you know you can eat your way to a better night’s sleep with a few tweaks and changes to your diet? Food relates directly to serotonin, a key hormone that — along with Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid — helps promote healthy sleep. Here are a few sleep superfoods to help you get that much needed shut-eye: Continue reading

  • Could we be Paying Too Much Attention to Travel Review Sites?

    Online reviews are everywhere in today’s world; Facebook, Google, Bing, Expedia, for example, and ask any hotel executive about social media and the name Tripadviser will inevitably come up. Today, consumer review sites are rapidly evolving into totally interactive, social marketing platforms and hotel and travel companies are seeking to protect their brands and reputations as well as building a more intimate relationship with existing and new clientele. Many hoteliers actually admit to being ‘addicted’ to these customer review websites and most hotels have a reputation management plan in place, or a review specific strategy, but are hoteliers paying these websites too much attention? Continue reading

  • How to Make the Most of your Outdoor Space this Summer

    There’s nothing the British like more than a little al fresco drinking and dining in the summer months, so a well-designed outdoor area has never been so important for restaurants and hotels. So how do you make the most of the space you have?

     

    Firstly, prepare for all weathers and seasons. Make sure you create a space that can be enjoyed in all weathers as this will encourage Continue reading

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