The Metaverse: What is it? And what does it mean for hotels and restaurants?

The Metaverse: What is it? And what does it mean for hotels and restaurants?

It may sound like some futuristic world straight out of The Matrix franchise or Ready Player One. In fact that wouldn’t be a million miles from the truth. The Metaverse is the buzz word in tech circles right now, and it’s beginning to permeate conversation in the real world. Mark Zuckerberg calls it the future of the internet, but what …

Reaching For the Stars – Does Gaining a Michelin Star Help Your Business?

In response to Cumbrian restaurant L-Enclume receiving three Michelin Stars, Liz explores the history of the Michelin Star standard, including asking the question: ‘does gaining a Michelin star help your business?’. And, are there are alternatives for those striving to break into the luxury hospitality market? Being at the helm of the leading event planning agency based in the Northwest …

Turn Your Business Idea into a Reality

Turn Your Business Idea into a Reality

How to turn your business idea into a reality that is profitable, getting a business off the ground, plus do we really all have the same 24 hours in a day? A conscious decision that I have made as I’ve progressed further in my career, is to actively engage with the next generation of event planners. Visiting universities to give …

Why Saying No in Business is a Strength

Your New Year’s Business Resolution. Saying No. No. One of the simplest words in the English language. In linguistic terms, such an easy word to pronounce. One little syllable, two tiny letters. So, why is it that so many businesspeople find it so hard to say? Especially as, in my opinion, saying no in business is a strength. Difficulty saying …

How to Avoid ‘Perfection Paralysis’ in Business

So many people have brilliant business ideas. It always amazes me how people continue to come up with new takes on old ideas.  Or completely new profitable products. But not everyone can make those ideas a reality. Sometimes it’s time management. Life gets in the way.  We’ve all heard that old saying that life is something that happens while you’re …

Salt Bae – A Hospitality Marketing Masterclass or A Flash in The (Very Expensive) Pan?

It seems you can’t look at a newspaper or website right now without seeing Salt Bae, the steakhouse lord whose Knightsbridge restaurant is certainly snatching the headlines.  The hype is off the scale. People are outraged and intrigued in equal measures by the price of a gold-coated steak and reports of bills in the tens of thousands that would make …

Does The UK Still Have An Appetite for Dining Al Fresco?

One of the few, and surprising upsides of the pandemic, has been the renaissance of outdoor dining in the UK. Albeit a forced shift, you will be hard pushed to find somebody who hasn’t embraced the al fresco dining revolution happening not just here, but in major cities all across the world. But does the UK still have an appetite …

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, …

The Difference Between Goals and Dreams

As it is for most, December is usually the most hectic month of the year for me. As an event planner of over thirty years, I’m accustomed to spending the festive season in a whirl of organisation, fuelled with coffee, adrenaline (perhaps a glass of wine or two), executing the season’s most exclusive, spectacular parties. This year is different. I’m …

tips to make your Hotel stand out as a Christmas Party venue

Tips to Make Your Hotel Stand Out as a Christmas Party Venue

I have news for you. Christmas is not moving. Not even for Coronavirus!  And I for one am glad. One of the things that I enjoy most about my role as a hospitality consultant is working with established venues to really help them make the most of their commercial assets. After all: if you’ve got it, flaunt it!  And with …