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Spotlight on Hospitality 2018 

Our complimentary market report available to all members, ensuring you are the best-informed individuals in the industry. Examining the UK hospitality sector within its global context, our report provides a concise and yet thorough summary of annual facts and figures for the eating-out market, hotels, tourism and salaries. The data is accompanied by expert commentary with an eye on what we can expect in 2018.

Institute of Hospitality Digest (IHD)

The Institute of Hospitality acts as a vital bridge between academia and industry.

The inaugural 2017 Institute of Hospitality Digest (IHD) was an e-journal publication that showcased student research projects from our partner Education Membership Scheme colleges and universities. Instead of gathering dust in university archives, our aim is to bring relevant academic research to the wider attention of the Institute’s community of operators and managers, so that new ideas and insights may benefit our industry at large.

The aim of the Institute of Hospitality Digest is to collect the very best academic research and share it with the Institute’s wider community of operators and managers.

 Calling all hospitality management students.

Have your coursework published in the Institute of Hospitality Digest and share it with industry leaders.

2018 submissions are now open with an extended deadline of 30 November 2018. Full information can be found in the Institute of Hospitality Digest Submission Guidelines.

If you have any queries please email

Colleges and universities that are part of our Education Membership Scheme are eligible to take part. If you would like your college or university to get involved but are not yet members of the Institute, contact the Membership Department on 020 8661 4900 or

Brexit Survival Guide

Following the release of the Brexit survey results published in June 2018, Planday has released its ‘Brexit Survival Guide’, which is packed full of advice for all hospitality businesses.  It has comments and thoughts from some of the most influential people in the hospitality industry including our Chief Executive, Peter Ducker.  Available to both members and non-members, download your free copy today.

UK food distribution on the increase

The Government’s Food Waste Reduction Fund is awarded as new research from WRAP shows a significant increase in the amount of surplus food redistributed by UK charitable and commercial organisations.   Read their published report.

Understanding plastic packaging and the language we use to describe it

Published by WRAP, this document sets out to clarify the differences between the materials used to make plastic packaging, the way plastics can behave and, the terminology used to describe plastics.

EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit

The Home Office has launched a toolkit to help employers communicate the EU Settlement Scheme to their staff. The toolkit has been designed to help provide clear and consistent messaging to a wide range of audiences including: EU employees and their families, senior leaders, HR colleagues and line managers of EU staff.

Included is:-

  • Briefing pack – can be used for presentations at face-to-face events or webinars with EU citizen employees
  • Leaflets – eligibility requirements, how to apply
  • Posters – key information on timelines, why apply
  • Videos / animations – a ‘how-to’ animation, ‘people like me’ video.

The Gig Economy & Hospitality. A future to prepare for.

The employment landscape is evolving, with candidates from all generations demanding flexibility in their working patterns and seeking routes to achieve that goal. Roles at all levels in the hospitality industry are tailor-made for gig working, and the rise of this trend seems unstoppable, with new platforms available to access gig roles.

Is your business ready and able to accommodate a gig workforce? Have you started the process but need to understand how to develop further? Or are you unconvinced on how gig working will impact your business? With insight from:

Antony Woodcock, Founder and CEO of GIG
Arran McDowell, HR Director, Elior
Chris Barber, Consultant, CB Food Solutions
Marco Galer-Reick, People Director, LEON
P.J Kenny, General Manager, Hoxton

Become an Enterprise Adviser and promote hospitality careers to young people in your area.

The Enterprise Adviser Network pairs business volunteers with schools/colleges to build employer engagement plans. The Network creates powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools & colleges in their area. The Network is delivered locally in partnership with the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. These networked schools are able to motivate young people, support them in making informed choices about their future and help them achieve their full potential, both in and out of school.

The EAN looks for and matches senior leaders in business (including the self-employed) who volunteer as Enterprise Advisers. As an Enterprise Adviser, you will work with a  local secondary school and its careers team and governors to help the school develop and enhance their careers plan.

Use the guide to find out more.

Adviser Role Guide