Tag Archives: Contract Caterers

What do you want, do you really, really want?


First Published in the FSM Magazine, March 2014. So there I was, having a very pleasant lunch with a Sales Director of a very nice catering business and the topic of conversation had moved to Tendering. It was all going … Continue reading

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Parties, Partnerships and Profit


First published in the FSM Magazine December 2013. I am sure that everyone else has noticed but the world of Contract Catering seems to be an increasingly friendly place to be. People and businesses seem to be more willing than … Continue reading

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Zumbura, Clapham


A review by Adem Lacin, Support Consultant. While flicking through “Caterer and Hotelkeeper” magazine at the “just opened” section, the Indian restaurant “Zumbura” based in Clapham immediately caught my eye. This is the first restaurant from the founders of the … Continue reading

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I Want To Be…………………………… A Consultant!


First published in the FSM Magazine November 2013. This month has been a bit of a milestone for me. A lot of things have been going on in our company, my personal life and in our professional Society, the Foodservice … Continue reading

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National Hospitality Conference 2013 – “Doing Business Better”


Our Managing Director, Jonathan Doughty, flew to Eire to attend the National Hospitality Conference 2013 today. Hosted at The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, Jonathan was a speaker alongside Phillip Smyth (Director of the Shannon College of Hotel Management), Nick Lander … Continue reading

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Built In Obsolescence – The Future Of Staff Restaurants?


This article is probably going to be a bit controversial, so if you think you aren’t going to like what I write, don’t read it. No honestly, don’t read it, because it may upset you. As a consultancy that works … Continue reading

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Food, Fuel And The Future Of Retail Floorspace


As first published in ACROSS Magazine Issue 4 2013. As we move towards the end of 2013 it is clear now that the economic situation is improving in some countries and retail sales are beginning, slowly, to pick up. Activity … Continue reading

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Marketing Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!


First published in the FSM Magazine September 2013.  I thought it would be appropriate this month to spend a little time looking back at the changes that we have seen in Marketing in the Contact Catering industry. First of all, let’s … Continue reading

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Titanic Belfast – A Voyage Through Time And Experience


First published in the FSM Magazine in August 2013 – An article by Ian Hanlon, Director.  31st March 2012. The opening day of Titanic Belfast. Nearly 100 years to the day since the RMS Titanic set sail from Belfast on … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Barriers


First published in the FSM Magazine in August 2013. Like the rest of the foodservice industry, the relationship between Client and Consultant when undertaking Contract Tenders has evolved significantly over the last 10 years. A decade ago, the traditional view … Continue reading

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