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Hospitality charity launches NI employee support scheme
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Hospitality charity launches NI employee support scheme

February 5th, 2018 | by LCN Editor
UK drinks industry, The Benevolent, has launched a support programme for employees of the drinks industry in Northern Ireland. The scheme – launched in Belfast on Friday – will offer practical, financial and emotional support...
Young cooks have high hopes for Chef Challenge
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Young cooks have high hopes for Chef Challenge

January 30th, 2018 | by LCN Editor
Three aspiring young chefs from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) have reached the semi-finals of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018. Team members from the level 2 professional cookery course – Eoin...
Titanic Quarter welcomes a new restaurant
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Titanic Quarter welcomes a new restaurant

January 24th, 2018 | by LCN Editor
A new restaurant has opened its doors in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, creating 10 new jobs. Rain Check, which is in Arc Retail, is owned by Andrew Davison and Graham Johnston, who already have a presence in the complex through...
Boardroom bans issued over Events Company collapse
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Boardroom bans issued over Events Company collapse

January 17th, 2018 | by LCN Editor
Gerry Lennon, the chief executive of Visit Belfast, is among 11 directors who have agreed to accept boardroom bans. The disqualifications are in respect of their conduct as directors of the NI Events Company, a quango which...
Hotel veteran Sir William Hastings dies at 89
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Hotel veteran Sir William Hastings dies at 89

December 15th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Sir William Hastings, founder and chairman of the Hastings Hotels group, has passed away at home surrounded by his family, following a brief period of illness. In a statement this afternoon, the Hastings family appealed for...
Local suppliers help serve up a charity feast
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Local suppliers help serve up a charity feast

December 14th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Belfast-based Ewing’s Fishmongers, a family business based on the Shankill Road, and O’Doherty’s Butchers from Enniskillen recently helped served up a meal fit for a duchess at the star-studded House of Lords v...
Registration now open for IFEX 2018
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Registration now open for IFEX 2018

December 8th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
IT’S just been announced that IFEX – Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice trade expo – is expected to host an additional 500 international delegates from across 12 countries as the event welcomes the World...
Trade set for a record Christmas?
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Trade set for a record Christmas?

November 29th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The traditional Christmas rush has yet to begin in earnest, but early soundings from the trade around the province seem to indicate that hospitality could be in for a bumper year. As you might expect, reports from the centre of...
Chancellor warned as pubs face fresh tax hike
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Chancellor warned as pubs face fresh tax hike

November 13th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Pub landlords are being warned that they stand to lose an extra £29m in 2018 is the chancellor presses ahead with his punitive five-year plan to raise alcohol duty. Duty collected from pubs in the UK is set to soar to £2.1bn if...
Rare single cask Redbreast released
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Rare single cask Redbreast released

November 10th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
A Belfast whiskey shop will take a very special delivery next week which is sure to be a hit with local whiskey enthusiasts. The Friend at Hand on Hill Street in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter will become one of a handful of...
International travel forum bound for Belfast
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International travel forum bound for Belfast

November 9th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Belfast is set to host a major international travel forum next June. Held last year in New Orleans, the Hosts Global Forum will bring more than 100 of the world’s leading destination management companies and 100 global meeting...
New rapid transit Glider for Belfast unveiled
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New rapid transit Glider for Belfast unveiled

November 1st, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The public has had its first glimpse of a new high-tech bus that will soon be gliding around the streets of Belfast. The new Belfast Rapid Transit Glider vehicle was unveiled recently at the Busworld Europe exhibition in Belgium....
Industry warned as staffing crisis looms
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Industry warned as staffing crisis looms

November 1st, 2017 | by LCN Editor
The NI Hotels Federation warned this month that there is now “real concern” around the availability of skilled labour as the hotels sector here continues to expand at unprecedented rates. The Federation delivered the most...
Musgrave’s Duncrue unveils new design
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Musgrave’s Duncrue unveils new design

October 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Hundreds of special guests from retail and SME businesses were in attendance at Musgrave’s Duncrue store this month, as the site unveiled its £1.1m makeover. The redesign of the 52,000 sq ft store has created three new jobs at...
Tonic water on top of NI’s gin fever
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Tonic water on top of NI’s gin fever

October 27th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
Fever-Tree aromatic tonic water is NI’s favorite drinks mixer. As anyone working in the restaurant or drinks industry will tell you, Northern Ireland’s love-affair with gin is still going strong. The drink underwent an...
Brunel’s looks to a new chapter
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Brunel’s looks to a new chapter

October 11th, 2017 | by LCN Editor
This Saturday, October 14, will see Newcastle restaurant, Brunel’s, open the doors for the first time on new 70-seater premises at Downs Road in the town, leading to the creation of 15 new jobs. The move from its old spot on...