It's been a crazy few weeks. We have been badly affected like all in the hospitality industry because of COVID-19, with one of the largest remaining manufacturing facilities in the UK, we haven't been producing our normal amount of work due to lack of demand. However we have made sure to keep our highly skilled workforce busy and are proud to say we've been able to help the NHS in recent weeks by producing medical scrubs for our wonderful health workers. With some Personal Protection Equipment in short supply due to this unprecedented crisis, we have been delighted to do our bit for our Health Service assist and are on hand to help in any way we can. Continue reading
We're over two weeks into 'lockdown life' here in the UK, and it's still unclear whether daily life will be back to normal in weeks or even months. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on businesses and individuals around the world, and yet we Brits can't even pop to the pub or head out for a meal to take our minds off the stress and worry of the daily news. Here are five top tips for enjoying a posh dinner out (at home) without breaking quarantine. Warning: you will have to cook it yourself.
1. Make it three courses - or more
One course is finished in ten minutes and before you know it you're back on the sofa watching TV. If you really want to make an occasion of it, Continue reading
Eating out is on the rise. According to recent statistics from Kantar Worldpanel, the UK spent around £49 billion on food and non-alcoholic drink that was purchased and consumed outside of the home in 2017, and that figure has only been expanding.
As we head towards the end of the decade, restaurateurs find themselves in a fantastic position to make the most of a general public keen to get out and enjoy new dining experiences. However, it also means coming up with new and exciting ways to engage customers and keep them returning for more. So what are proving to be the big restaurant trends for 2019?
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.
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
As 2017 heads towards its conclusion, we are nearly ready for another year in hospitality. Anyone who keeps an eye on the industry, or who dines out on a regular basis, will know that every year new trends and fads emerge, and in this article we take a look at what we could see more of in 2018, judging by this year's restaurant developments.
If you can do something well once, why not do it just as well again? Successful British restaurants are eyeing the success of brands which are headed up by big-name chefs. They know the importance of a good reputation, and how it can be a wise business move to expand as soon as possible, Continue reading
The food and beverage industry is as susceptible to the whims of fashion and change as any other. Here's a look at five rising trends sweeping the UK and European F&B sectors.
Brexit is having a major impact on business models across numerous industries, and the food and beverage sectors are no exceptions. The imminent changes are likely to see a switch to the more American 'diner' models that embrace counter couture and downplay full table service. This is an effective model from an economic perspective, and it generally requires fewer members of staff to serve more customers. Continue reading
At Richard Haworth, we do far more for our clients than just sell them tablecloths and linens. Established in 1876, we have long been committed to helping our business associates grow and expand, and a recent study has confirmed that we do exactly that, by saving them up to £31,000 per year.
This independent research showed that by taking advantage of our exceptional prices, a typical 500-room hotel could save more than £31,000 annually, just by using our table linens.How? Because of the quality and cleverness of our designs. Not only competitively costed, but also able to be washed at below average temperatures, those who use them can benefit from lower energy bills as well as reduced energy usage. Continue reading
Whether you're running a boutique restaurant or string of successful eateries, relevant and effective marketing is vital for keeping your existing customers engaged, attracting new customers, and growing your business. There are many elements involved in successful marketing, here are six essential marketing tips that every restaurant needs to guarantee success...
1. Customer awareness
Get to know your customers and the type of people you want to attract to your restaurant. Build a bespoke database of clientele and people interested in your food. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce the launch of our stylish Bistro napkins to complement their already market leading table linen offering. Perfect for casual dining, the napkins are available in three attractive colour stripe options.
Established in 1876, the company has long been providing bath, bed and table linens, along with soft furnishings, to the hospitality industry. Indeed its introduction of a cotton-soft polyester table linen range 20 years ago revolutionized the restaurant sector and quickly become the industry standard.
Its latest creation bridges the gap between the fine dining aesthetic of pristine tablecloths and the casual setting of paper napkins, Continue reading