Coping with Cancellations: Tips for Hotels to Stay Positive and Profitable

Hotels, hospitality, and event venues have held their breath for many months, awaiting a time when they could operate at full capacity. Now, for some, reopening has been a bigger challenge than expected. Staff shortages (a result of the pingdemic and Brexit), last minute Covid-related cancellations and changing rules for international tourists have all hampered the road to recovery. So, …

What Can We Learn From Famous Leaders?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams If there’s one thing that the past year has brought into focus it is leadership. The bad, the good and the exceptional. When we examine our leaders, and not just the obvious ones. Johnson, Biden, Trump, Angela …

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Creative Catering Development: Feast with Your Eyes

THE MISSION An exciting, innovative young chef, Ed Shaerf had ambitions to emerge from the UK’s lockdown in 2021 with a renewed focus, energy, creativity, and market presence.  Having known Liz Taylor through both working in the luxury event sector, he recognised that her business acumen, experience, and eye for creative catering development and detail would be an immense asset …

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What’s The Solution to Hospitality’s Staffing Crisis?

This month I’ve watched on and welcomed the partial return of the hospitality business. Despite the negativity about different variants in the media, seeing pubs, restaurants and venues open-up their doors again has filled me, along with the majority of the nation, with renewed hope that life will return normal again.  On a personal level, I’ve loved meeting with friends. …

Spiritual Practices That Increase Business Potential

I’ve always been a spiritual person. One who believes not only in the transformative power of the mind and positive thinking, but that there is a greater good working in our favour.  My whole career as you may know, was launched on a chance meeting that I don’t believe to be a coincidence. And I have forged a successful business …

Boutique Brand Building: Broadway Insurance Brokers

THE MISSION A brand new, dynamic Cheshire based insurance company – specialist corporate and private brokers.  LTC is working with Broadway Insurance Brokers to develop and grow awareness, connections, and its exclusive client base. THE BUSINESS The brainchild of successful insurance broker, Daniel Lloyd-John, Broadway Insurance Brokers has brought a real point of difference to the sector. Of course, Daniel …

Putting a Price on Creativity

Over the last thirty years I have been lucky enough to forge an event management career that not only allows me to channel my creativity into something that I love but has also allowed me to commoditise that creativity.  Through my consultancy business, I have taken that idea a step further. I am brought in to analyse other people’s businesses …

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Everyday Ageism – Why We All Need To Take A Good Look In The Mirror

In my search for lockdown entertainment and as a piece of research to inform my own podcast, I’ve recently broadened my listening horizons. And in doing so, I happened to stumble across a truly inspirational series called Last of the Bohemians where Independent journalist Kate Hutchinson delves into the radical lives of older women who, quite frankly, do not give a …

Hotels That Know the Power of a Unique Guest Experience

Wouldn’t we all adore to jet off to a five-star hotel right now? To hop on a plane and head off to a luxury retreat to relax in comfort and forget our troubles. This is usually a time of year when many of us plan a vacation as a daydream for distraction. A light in the distance to guide us …

Why Chemistry is Important in Business

Why Chemistry is Important in Business

I’ve always trusted my gut instinct. I believe when you meet someone there is either a connection or not. It’s the chemistry between you that is the foundation of trust; the building block for a relationship. We’re not talking sexual chemistry here – more that feeling you get that screams – I can work with this person. They get me.  …