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H&C Conference, 16-19th July - A Resounding Success of an Inaugural Event!

By Tracey Fairclough

6 Aug 2018

Last month I attended the inaugural H&C Conference on 16-19th July which, in my view, was a resounding success for so many reasons. The illustrious Celtic Manor Resort played host to the two-day conference and exhibition which brought industry professionals and suppliers together from all over the UK. The show was a new and exciting combination of features, master classes, product demonstrations and roundtable discussions built around an innovative hosted buyer programme.

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TUCO conference

By Charles Manners

31 Jul 2018

Last week I attended the TUCO conference, who represent the in-house university caterers, an effective organisation who put on an excellent conference. This year’s venue was the University of Hull

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What’s Eating The Restaurant Trade? Synopsis of BBC Radio 4 Programme

By Tracey Fairclough

5 Jul 2018

Tracey Fairclough shared an article on LinkedIn yesterday and someone in her network suggested she listen to the programme which she found so illuminating she wrote up some notes and provided a synopsis to share with her own network. See what you think. The programme: BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme - What's Eating The Restaurant Trade? @bbcradio4

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Turpin Smale Relaunches Website

By Tracey Fairclough

4 Jul 2018

Turpin Smale gives their website a new look and feel #cateringconsultantsUK #TurpinSmaleCateringConsultants #foodie #Chefmode #workplacecatering #independenteducation #ukhospitality

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#Provenance is the buzz word this month!

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

#Provenance is today’s buzz word; after all, there's a Provenance Week to celebrate later this month. Tracey Fairclough presents her top 3 Food Heroes from yesterday’s local Surrey County Show visit: 1. BioPac (100% compostible | 100% Biodegradable) cups | 2. Drover Coffee | 3. Pinkster Gin. All 3 local companies, geared towards provenance. You don’t have to look far these days anywhere in the UK, following the horsemeat scandal of 2013, to see how well we are communicating where our food/beverages comes. If you’re not sure about your own caterers’ approach to CSR then call us for an audit. We can help deliver that extra peace of mind. #tastytraveltour #foodiegram #foodstagram CLICK on the below to take a closer look at what I saw!

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Childhood obesity: a plan for action - Chapter 2

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

Restaurants, cafes and takeaway outlets will be forced to display calorie counts under new Government plans which aim to halve levels of childhood obesity within 12 years!

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High Street Optimism

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

With the news from the high street being dominated by stores and restaurants closing there are winners out there!

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10 Top Tips for successful facilities refurbishments to ensure your project is a success

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

Catherine Anderson, in collaboration with Turpin Smale, highlights 10 Top Tips for successful facilities refurbishments in the Independent Education Sector to ensure your project is a success; it’s not just big construction projects that can run into trouble, small projects can be equally problematic. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to read more on page 58 of the digital version of Independent Education Today Today June which is now live: http://flickread.com/edition/html/index.php?pdf=5afbf64742809#1

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Turpin Smale presents Gender Pay Gap Report Overview at University of Greenwich Gender Seminar

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

For the first time, Turpin Smale was asked to sit on a Women In Hospitality research panel at the University of Greenwich. Tracey Fairclough (far left in photo) presented a "Today's Reality" overview of Women in Hospitality and the Gender Pay Gap, following the publishing of contract caterer, hotel, restaurant and pub reports for discussion with tourism and hospitality researchers, as well as a live studio audience. The event was also streamed live. Click on the below link to read Tracey's Report Overview.

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The £4.99 lunch direct to your desk!!!

By Triad LTD

4 Jul 2018

We have seen several smaller caterers using central kitchens to deliver hospitality & Grab & Go products to offices; but now one of the major Disruptors - Deliveroo has now announced plans to offer the £4.99 lunch direct to your desk! The offer & price is clearly aimed at the grab & go market which for workplace caterers has been growing for some time, despite the intense high street competition.

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#FoodTrends2018; Turpin Smale Presents…

By Triad LTD

3 Jul 2018

READ our 2018 market report which presents our predicted changes to foodservices this year which could provide opportunities to grow your business, make it easier to plan for positive change and guard against negative change.

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#Hotelympia; Mecca for UK Foodservices Industry Presents…

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

#Hotelympia is the Mecca for the Foodservices Industry this week. Here are Tracey Fairclough's Top 10 Food Heroes: 1. Lauden Chocolates | 2. Uranka Juice and Smoothie Bar | 3. Rhodes Bakery | 4. Rebellion Corners Bean Crisps | 5. Apprenticeship Chef Academy | 6. It’s A Wrap; Custom Print Food Wraps | 7. Sprouted Off Amaranth Crackers | 8. Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar | 9. Blue Stone Brewing | 10. Pack n Wood Sustainable Ranges. Additional inspiration coming from: A) Staff Canteen Live featuring John Williams | B) Le Cordon Bleu SKILLS THEATRE | C) Live Theatre. Most outstanding... the home-grown pastry talent on show, so good that I created a separate picture post. Fine pastry art & magical wizardry in the #ApprenticeshipChefAcademy. #foodstagram #foodiegram #tastytraveltour

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​Foodservice Focus, February 2018 - F is for Fine Food February

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

​Foodservice Focus, February 2018 - F is for Fine Food February!

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Casual Dining Street Food Benchmark | February 2018

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

An array of innovation at the Casual Dining Show 2018: Jack fruit "pulled pork" (yes indeed), fake scallops, Joconde decorative almond-flavored sponge layers (aka Opéra gâteau), Bathtub Gin (yum) & a masterclass in coffee tastings ... from Nescafe (the way coffee tastings should really be)! Click below to see a snapshot of what most impressed me.

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#Hotelympia; Mecca for UK Foodservices Industry Presents…

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

#Hotelympia is the Mecca for the Foodservices Industry this week. Here are Tracey Fairclough's Top 10 Food Heroes: 1. Lauden Chocolates | 2. Uranka Juice and Smoothie Bar | 3. Rhodes Bakery | 4. Rebellion Corners Bean Crisps | 5. Apprenticeship Chef Academy | 6. It’s A Wrap; Custom Print Food Wraps | 7. Sprouted Off Amaranth Crackers | 8. Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar | 9. Blue Stone Brewing | 10. Pack n Wood Sustainable Ranges. Additional inspiration coming from: A) Staff Canteen Live featuring John Williams | B) Le Cordon Bleu SKILLS THEATRE | C) Live Theatre. Most outstanding... the home-grown pastry talent on show, so good that I created a separate picture post. Fine pastry art & magical wizardry in the #ApprenticeshipChefAcademy. #foodstagram #foodiegram #tastytraveltour

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​Foodservice Focus, February 2018 - F is for Fine Food February

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

​Foodservice Focus, February 2018 - F is for Fine Food February!

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Casual Dining Street Food Benchmark | February 2018

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

An array of innovation at the Casual Dining Show 2018: Jack fruit "pulled pork" (yes indeed), fake scallops, Joconde decorative almond-flavored sponge layers (aka Opéra gâteau), Bathtub Gin (yum) & a masterclass in coffee tastings ... from Nescafe (the way coffee tastings should really be)! Click below to see a snapshot of what most impressed me.

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GCA launches new Rising Star programme for catering staff

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

GCA launches new Rising Star programme for catering staff. Following the on-going success of the Garden Centre Association’s Rising Stars initiative a new programme aimed at garden centre catering staff has been launched, and the programme will be facilitated by Chris Brown. http://tgcmc.newsweaver.co.uk/gtnxtra/sr9xjk4ghtu?a=2&p=52950069&t=28392885

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Cafes and Restaurants bring creativity and diversity to the Bloomberg Arcade

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

What was once a fairly ordinary food scene, in an area of the City not known for its vibrant food offers, has been transformed with the opening of the Bloomberg Arcade

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Middle East benchmark of Dubai’s Vibrant Street Food Scene | January 2018

By Triad LTD

29 Jun 2018

Middle East benchmark of Dubai’s Vibrant Street Food Scene | January 2018

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Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018

By Charles Manners

21 Dec 2017

Wishing all our clients and suppliers a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2018

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Turpin Smale 2017 Newsletter

By Charles Manners

11 Dec 2017

Please click on the link to view our 2017 newsletter which gives a sample of our activities this year

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Coffee Benchmark of Manchester’s Vibrant Hipster Coffee Scene | November 2017

By Tracey Fairclough

23 Nov 2017

I took to the streets of Manchester on foot with a client on a cold wet Monday with a clear vision and purpose: to seek the latest coffee innovations, north of the border, and what a delight to behold. An unexpected melting pot of coffee connoisseurs, blade grinders, tampa teasing, barista art and the delivery of a whole lot of crema (with cherries) on top - a truly wonderful inspiration to the most discerning of beard-twirling barista!

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November Foodservice Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

23 Nov 2017

AUTUMN BUDGET 2017: Everything you wanted to know about the budget but are too afraid to ask …The Chancellor yesterday presented his Budget to Parliament – here's a summary of what was announced with 12 key caterer considerations (worth thinking about) so you/your catering team are better prepared for forecasting for the year ahead.

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EP Conference

By Charles Manners

15 Nov 2017

Ian and I attended the EP Hospitality Insights Conference yesterday in London. Over 200 people attended the full day event held at Nomura International in London.

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AlixPartners Foodservice Growth Report Launch – 7th November

By Charles Manners

7 Nov 2017

The 2017 Alix Partners Foodservice Report was launched today, which focuses on the smaller contract caterers with turnover of over £8m per year

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October Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

30 Oct 2017

With UK inflation hitting a 5-year high of 3%, according to the Office for National Statistics, the squeeze on foodservices intensifies. Whilst this may sound rather alarming, it’s not the end of the world. These 10 cost saving initiatives could help your chefs spend your money wiser, alternatively contact us NOW if you want us to spend a day with your chef on a bespoke cost saving plan?

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Facilities Managers Always Need Options: Pros/Cons - Small vs Large Caterer

By Tracey Fairclough

25 Sep 2017

Tracey Fairclough at Turpin Smale Catering Consultants summarises the differences of small caterer versus large caterer in September's (Catering) Insights & Action Magazine by EP

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LUNCH Exhibition

By Charles Manners

22 Sep 2017

A morning well spent at the LUNCH exhibition at Excel, which I visited yesterday, where products for cafes and grab & go operations are exhibited

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Tracey Fairclough Inducted as a ‘Member’ of the Institute of Hospitality

By Tracey Fairclough

21 Sep 2017

Tracey Fairclough was delighted to officially be inducted as a new Member of the Institute of Hospitality last night.

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Turpin Smale’s Women In Hospitality Survey September 2017

By Tracey Fairclough

20 Sep 2017

Turpin Smale completes 1st Women In Hospitality Survey in conjunction with sell-out Institute of Hospitality Panel Discussion.

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Speciality Food Fair

By Charles Manners

8 Sep 2017

Both Tracey Fairclough and I visited the Speciality Food Fair at Olympia this week; as ever there were a range of products, with European producers well represented.

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August Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

30 Aug 2017

August’s hot topic is "sales-mix" and, having worked with a client recently and discussed its significance, it occurred to me that it would be in the interests of all Facilities Managers to share my best practice approach. With your chefs and managers involved, they’ll be better prepared to combat today's sharp increases in food & beverage costs.

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July Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

24 Jul 2017

July’s hot topic is food waste and one simple, under-rated, effective way a facilities manager can improve sustainability and make cost savings is to get wise about their catering-generated food waste. But FIRST check out what’s highly likely to be happening in your kitchen by watching this video https://youtu.be/jkgThn4qjQw and THEN get your caterer to create a KPI checklist from my newsletter.

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Association of Independent Museums Bulletin (AIM)

By Charles Manners

21 Jul 2017

In his third and final article Turpin Smale Catering Consultants’Charles Manners looks at outsourcing and the use of Volunteers

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London Cafe Hotel & Conference Centre Tour

By Charles Manners

10 Jul 2017

Spent a fascinating day with a client last week looking at the best in class catering in conference spaces, co-working environments and cafes. We used our knowledge of Shoreditch and the City to good use!

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CUBO Summer Conference

By Charles Manners

3 Jul 2017

We attended the CUBO Summer Conference last week at the University of Kent. A very well organised conference, and we sponsored the bar on the first evening, which proved to be popular! We partnered with Catherine Anderson from Anderson Power Consulting with whom we have worked with on a number of projects, and her skills are in the FM area are very complimentary to ours!

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AGM and Dinner of The Institute of Hospitality

By Ian Doughty

28 Jun 2017

Ian is a trustee of the Institute of Hospitality and went along to the AGM and Dinner last week held at the Montcalm Hotel.

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June Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

21 Jun 2017

Trying to understand your client’s point of view is not easy because people aren’t always easy to figure out. This month, I’m sharing the common themes of the Facilities Managers I’ve worked with and 5 consistently reported challenges.

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Catering Design

By Charles Manners

15 Jun 2017

An interesting debate about the value of using independent kitchen designers at the commercial Kitchen Show; we work with Roz Burgess from Intelligent Catering http://www.fcsi.org/foodservice-consultant/eame/commercial-kitchen-show-hosts-consultants-debate/

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Association of Independent Museums Bulletin (AIM)

By Charles Manners

31 May 2017

In this second article for the AIM Bulletin Turpin Smale Catering Consultants’Charles Manners looks at what has changed on food and menus over the past few years and what Museums should be focussing on:

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Museum Appointment

By Chris Brown

15 May 2017

Chris Brown appointed a non-executive director of The Roald Dahl Centre (Trading) Limited

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April Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

30 Apr 2017

April often means the start of a financial year so here are 3 ways (if you’re in Facilities) to check your Catering KPIs are not undermining your most important catering objectives…

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March Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

31 Mar 2017

This March, in an unusual turn of events, staff sustainability became a hot topic when a Facilities Manager asked me about the impact of stress, workload and diet on mental wellbeing, sickness & reduced productivity…

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Association of Independent Museums

By Charles Manners

31 Mar 2017

Nearly seven years ago Chris Brown of TurpinSmale Catering Consultants contributed articles in the AIM Bulletin for museum café operators. The world of catering has changed, and the company’s Charles Manners is taking a look at what museums should be aware of today

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Is Nil Cost Catering the Ultimate Goal?

By Tracey Fairclough

22 Mar 2017

Tracey Fairclough at Turpin Smale Catering Consultants considers the impacts of a move towards nil cost catering in this March's Foodservice Action Magazine by EP

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MIA Conference

By Charles Manners

21 Mar 2017

I attended the MIA Conference www.mia-uk.org in London on Monday; Don't Stop ...Rethink, and I moderated a session on food procurement in the afternoon, which was well attended.

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February Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

14 Feb 2017

This February, we make 5 recommendations to Facilities Managers to make better value of their catering budget, without sacrificing style or experience.

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Directors on Tour

By Ian Doughty

30 Jan 2017

Tracey, Chris, Charles and Ian recently checked on some new London cafes, to find out what the latest trends are.

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January Food Service Focus

By Tracey Fairclough

16 Jan 2017

This January, we ask those in facilities to challenge their catering teams, in 2 ways, about how they feed the people who work for them every day.

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2017 Food Trends

By Charles Manners

4 Jan 2017

2016 has seen the food map evolve, with ‘superfoods’ firmly cemented in the consumer’s repertoire. Forecasting what will happen in 2017 is always interesting, and these are our thoughts as we go into the new year.

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Happy Christmas and Happy New Year

By Charles Manners

22 Dec 2016

With best wishes to all our clients and suppliers and here's to a successful 2017!

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2016 Newsletter

By Charles Manners

6 Dec 2016

For a snapshot of our activities during 2016....

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Foodservice Growth Report

By Charles Manners

1 Dec 2016

Organic growth continues in the UK foodservice sector with M&A accelerating strategic plans for several operators

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Hipchips - comes to Soho

By Ian Doughty

23 Nov 2016

After the Melt Room last year with thier swanky toasted cheese sandwiches, we now have Hipchips

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ASAO Conference 2016

By Charles Manners

13 Nov 2016

I recently attended the 2016 ASAO (county shows; as we have a number of clients in the sector) conference which was held at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay. The Countess of Wessex who is patron of the ASAO was there for the day and was actively involved, she is a great supporter.

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Tracey Fairclough Joins Turpin Smale

By Charles Manners

31 Oct 2016

We are delighted that Tracey Fairclough has joined us as a Director, to compliment and add to the core team' specialist knowledge. Tracey is a Business & Industry (B&I) contract catering specialist, well versed in café, restaurant, deli, fine dining, hospitality & CPU contracts, management and benchmarking.

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Independent Hotel Show yesterday in Olympia

By Charles Manners

20 Oct 2016

I attended the Independent Hotel Show yesterday in Olympia, http://www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/ which was interesting and well worthwhile.

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Food Service Cateys on Friday night 14th October at the Plaza Hotel in London

By Charles Manners

16 Oct 2016

I attended the Food Service Cateys on Friday night 14th October at the Plaza Hotel in London, it was an excellent evening seeing many friends and catching up on all the industry news and to see the results of our judging!

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Hotels – Visit to the Pig!

By Charles Manners

12 Oct 2016

This Autumn I find myself with two projects focussing once again on small hotels with restaurants, with two sites; firstly near Christchurch in Dorset and secondly the Clive Arms @ Bromfield near Ludlow, part of the Ludlow Food Centre.

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Pidy’s ‘Ride 4 Hope’ 2016 raises thousands for Northampton Hope Centre

By Charles Manners

17 Sep 2016

This month, 28 amateur cyclists took part in an epic cycling adventure across the UK and Europe, raising thousands of pounds for the Northampton Hope Centre (a homeless charity) in the process. Organised by Pidy UK, the 2016 event is the third consecutive year in which cyclists have taken on the challenge in aid of fundraising for the homeless charity which I support as a board member. I followed in a support vehicle on the European leg, enjoying the cafes and scenery and supporting my wife who was cycling!

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Essex is most definitely on the foodie map!

By Ian Doughty

29 Aug 2016

As an Essex boy, I am delighted that the county is becoming known for its food, rather than the dubious reputation it once had! Whilst we have always had great producers and produce, think Mersea Oysters and Tiptree Jam, Essex can now claim two great dining locations. Last year saw the opening of The Flitch of Bacon, near Gt Dunmow, with Daniel Clifford at the helm and in the autumn Chris and Jeff Galvin are opening a pub restaurant in Howe Street near Chelmsford.

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Latest Trends

By Charles Manners

8 Aug 2016

The EP events are always thought provoking, and an opportunity to hear other view from with in the industry, the key themes coming out from the morning are below, and we see these coming up in conversations with many clients:

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High Street Food Retail – Is Artisan the New Norm?

By Charles Manners

31 May 2016

Over the past few years we have seen continuous changes on the high street, which directly influence university catering offers setting students and staff expectations. The key trend we see as catering consultants driving this change is the consumer’s interest in self health and a willingness to experiment, and pay higher prices for premium, authentic and artisan products. Though this trend is not new, what is now firmly established is how the consumer needs are being addressed by the high street operators. This is an article that has appeared in June's University Business

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Catering consultancy can certainly be varied and interesting! And yesterday was no exception!

By Charles Manners

12 May 2016

A visit to Caffe Culture held at Olympia yesterday was the opportunity to see both new and existing suppliers. As ever the exhibition was well attended and speaking to the exhibitors they were all pleased with the response from visitors.

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Holiday in Burma

By Charles Manners

6 May 2016

Working with a catering consultancy means that even on holiday I find myself talking to the hotel staff, management and restaurant teams

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Whitbread Purchase a 49% stake in Pure

By Charles Manners

4 May 2016

Whitbread’s a purchase of a 49% stake in Pure (London-based Healthy Retail Ltd, trading as ‘Pure’, for £6.8m, with the option to buy the remaining 51% within the next five years)

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Leisure Centre Food Services

By Ian Doughty

14 Apr 2016

We have been working with a number of leisure centres in recent months, helping them improve their cafes and food service offers.

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Growth in Speciality Coffee Shops

By Charles Manners

17 Feb 2016

The coffee shop market continues to grow at a rapid pace, and whist the casual dining market is coming under the spotlight for potential over-capacity the coffee shop market according to Allegra’s World Coffee Portal latest data shows that there are estimated to be 20,728 outlets in the UK, with sales growing at 10% on last year

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Nottingham Trent University have just opened The Pavilion Building

By Charles Manners

3 Feb 2016

Nottingham Trent University have opened The Pavilion Building and a fantastic new Teaching and Learning building on Clifton Campus for the 6000+ students and staff.

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2016 The Year Ahead

By Charles Manners

25 Jan 2016

As we move into 2016 it is a chance to reflect on where were are as a sector

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Daniel Clifford at The Flitch of Bacon

By Ian Doughty

7 Jan 2016

Daniel Clifford of Michelin starred Midsummer House, has opened a pub restaurant, The Flitch of Bacon in Little Dunmow, Essex.

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Happy Christmas

By Charles Manners

23 Dec 2015

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2016 from Ian, Chris & Charles

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Turpin Smale 2015 Newsletter - Variety is the spice of life!

By Charles Manners

2 Dec 2015

Horseracing, sailing, gardening, cycling and more – read how our catering consultancy advice spans many sectors

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Turpin Smale Join HHA

By Charles Manners

30 Nov 2015

We are delighted to join the Historic Houses Association as corporate members

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Great Food Mag

By Ian Doughty

24 Nov 2015

Ian Doughty, Catering Consultant is now contributing articles to the Great Food Mag, the on line magazine of the Great Food Club

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ASAO Conference

By Charles Manners

15 Nov 2015

Attended the 2015 annual ASAO conference in Norwich which is the county show organisation that represents day county shows. This year there was limited focus on catering, however we sponsored as a Catering Consultancy a tea break and remain committed to the sector.

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All Change

By Ian Doughty

9 Nov 2015

Foodservice operators and their high-street counterparts are continuing to trade territories, with the former seeking exposure and the latter wanting more predictable revenues. Catering Consultant Ian Doughty highlights this trend, in the latest edition of The Vision, from EP Business in Hospitality

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Grand Central Birmingham

By Charles Manners

2 Nov 2015

Grand Central in Birmingham opened at the end of September and if you have not been through New Street Station for a while you will be amazed, or at least I was! Admittedly £750m helps, but what a transformation, and will really help the UK's second city create a proper 21st century sense of arrival for the daily 170000 visitors. For a catering consultant and watcher of food trends and concepts this is a dream, all under one roof!

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University Busness Article

By Charles Manners

25 Oct 2015

Convenience food! From greater choice to home delivery, and the implications for University Catering? by Catering Consultant Charles Manners

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Goodwood

By Charles Manners

18 Oct 2015

Turpin Smale Catering Consultants advise Goodwood Estate on their catering contract

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Local Shop Summit

By Chris Brown

14 Oct 2015

The local convenience store sector is checking out the margins and business potential of cafes and catering consultant Chris Brown presented at their conference.

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North Cornwall! A Foodie’s Holiday!

By Charles Manners

30 Sep 2015

A 'catering consultants' week in North Cornwall on a family holiday staying near Polzeath, struck me this time, partly because I was there for a week and not just a passing weekend was the quality and range of the food and hospitality now on offer.

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The Importance of Ambiance

By Chris Brown

23 Jul 2015

The importance of ambiance in cafes is much underestimated especially in the garden centre market. Catering Consultant Chris Brown writes in the 2016 Garden & Hardware Yearbook of how you can improve this important area.

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Improving Catering Income

By Chris Brown

15 Jun 2015

Catering Consultant Chris Brown presents a session on Improving Catering Income at the Association of Independent Museums' Conference in Bristol

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Social Space - Symposium

By Charles Manners

13 Jun 2015

Sodexo Symposium held in London last week on social space within the Higher Education sector

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Garden Centre Catering Conference

By Chris Brown

11 Jun 2015

Keeping Ahead of the Game was Catering Consultant Chris' presentation at the HTA's Garden Centre Catering Conference 2015

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Ian joins the Executive Council of the Institute of Hospitality

By Ian Doughty

9 Jun 2015

Ian was elected onto the executive council of the Institute of Hospitality at the AGM and Annual Lunch held at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

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Great Food Club

By Ian Doughty

8 May 2015

Celebrating great food and drink

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Street Food – why university caterers are adapting their offers

By Charles Manners

25 Apr 2015

Street Food – why university caterers are adapting their offers - Article in April's University Business

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Barista Skills

By Chris Brown

7 Apr 2015

Great Cafes author and catering consultant Chris Brown went back to school for a Speciality Coffee Association of Europe Barista Skills course at the excellent Prufrock Barista Academy in London.

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Madrid News

By Chris Brown

24 Mar 2015

Catering Consultant Chris is attending the catering consultants FCSI European Conference in Madrid this week

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Future is in Safe Hands

By Ian Doughty

20 Mar 2015

Passion4Hospitality - The Institute of Hospitality Flagship Student Event

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All Rise

By Chris Brown

20 Mar 2015

Turpin Smale Catering Consultants led the review of the catering services offered by the UK Supreme Court in London which have been hailed a great success.

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Association of Cultural Enterprises Conference - Pop Up Catering

By Chris Brown

12 Mar 2015

Catering Consultant Chris Brown presented a session entitled 'Pop-up, Profit & Pitfalls - Catering for that Special Event' at the Association of Cultural Enterprises' annual conference in Bournemouth. Whether creating a memorable part of a temporary exhibition or taking advantage of high footfall, Chris uses examples from street food, festivals and popular pop-up catering.

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Industry Insight

By Ian Doughty

17 Feb 2015

Recent industry insight and research from both Mintel and Allegra highlights some of the challenges we'll face in 2015.

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Turpin Smale team goes from strength to strength; Elisabeth Barton joins team

By Charles Manners

12 Feb 2015

Elisabeth Barton - New income generation specialist joins Turpin Smale

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University Business Article

By Charles Manners

6 Jan 2015

Recent article published in University Business in December 2014

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Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

By Charles Manners

22 Dec 2014

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

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ASAO Conference www.asao.co.uk

By Charles Manners

16 Nov 2014

This weekend I attended and spoke at the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations annual conference at Marriott Dalmahoy near Edinburgh.

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