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Four pub operators are launch members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). Eat, Sleep & Drink’s Felin Fach Griffin and Gurnard’s Head, owned by the Inkin brothers, Geetie Singh’s Duke of Cambridge in Islington and the Thomas Cubbitt in London’s Belgravia, are among the 85 members of the not-for-profit SRA.

Graduates struggling to find a job in traditional professions such as accountancy, banking and the media are being encouraged to run a pub by Punch Taverns. For the first time the company will make 236 properties available to graduates and other entrants to the business under an innovative new tenancy agreement called the Capital Builder. M&C Report

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, has been chosen as the number one company to work for in the Sunday Times list of the 25 Best Big Companies (over 5,000 employees)

West Yorkshire brewery Saltaire scooped three awards at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Beer Competition 2010, including the title of Supreme Champion Beer 2010 for its Triple Chocoholic, a 4.8% abv chocolate stout.

With just weeks left to contest old business rates, the Forum of Small Business (FSB) is urging firms to consider appealing. Owners of licensed premises have until the end of March to lodge an appeal against the amount they have paid in business rates over the last five years. For more information, contact the Fleurets rating expert, Michael Yass, on 020 7 280 4700 or email

Satellite television broadcaster, Sky, is said to be considering changing how it charges pubs for its subscription fees according to a report in The Mail on Sunday

Property developers Chelsfield Partners, have secured planning permission for two new luxury hotels in London, providing a further 350 bedrooms for the capital by 2012. It includes the redevelopment of the Park Lane Mews hotel in Stanhope Row, behind the Hilton on Park Lane.

and finally…the SNP have been accused of sending “mixed messages” after announcing a “year of food and drink”. The campaign is designed to boost tourism by attracting more overseas visitors to Scottish pubs and restaurants as well as encouraging Scots to holiday at home, that’s according to a report in the Daily Record

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Serving much more in an environment that alot of bars would aspire to, it is well worth a visit.

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Following a career with Scottish & Newcastle, Slug & Lettuce and the Spirit group Paul formed Magnify marketing in 2005. Its aim to be a leading customer communications agency for the leisure and hospitality industry. Magnify Marketing has grown supporting large national organisations as well as leading edge independents. Proud of our team and work we always look to add value at every turn and be fun to work with..... as life is too short to be miserable!

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