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Café Rouge’s Alper Zan is 2014 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Café Rouge’s Alper Zan is 2014 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Alper Zan of Café Rouge, Cheshire Oaks, was last night announced as the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014 at a glittering gala dinner held at London’s Roof Gardens. Amie Duncan of The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow, was runner-up, with Ian Sturrock of The Arts Club, […]

Beacon strengthens senior management team

Beacon strengthens senior management team

Beacon, which helps businesses in the hospitality, leisure and healthcare sectors grow their profitability, has announced the appointment of two new members of staff to the senior management team of its parent company, Interchange and Consort Hotels. Joining the team as Chief Commercial Officer, Rob Payne (above right) brings with him a myriad of experience […]

Tributes to Franca Knowles, MBE

Tributes to Franca Knowles, MBE

Keith Knowles and his family have expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of tributes to Franca Knowles, who sadly passed away on Friday 7 November, 2014. Franca passed surrounded by her family, after fighting a brain tumour for many years. Born in the Dutch town of Beesd, Franca had a simple and humble upbringing […]