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Would you tick off your concierge for calling a hotel guest ‘mate’? Or pull up an employee for writing text-speak in a report? Too right you would, so why is it ok for your business contacts to be spoken to in slang on Twitter and Facebook? Your social media persona should reflect the image of […]

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Social media: should you be doing it?

Yes is the simple answer. And after listening to William Murray MD Anita Murray and Digital Director Daren Bach take to the stage at the Catering and Hospitality Forum to demonstrate just how impactful social media can be, 100% of our audience agreed. Over a hundred delegates from all areas of the hospitality industry  – […]

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William Murray serves up groundbreaking BBC series and social media campaign

34,000 hits to the website in four weeks – 81% from new visitors – generated the Academy’s busiest period in eight years. We went to the Academy of Food and Wine Service with a concept for an Apprentice style TV series in which unemployed young people were trained for a career in front-of-house. From this […]

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Yummy Mummy calls William Murray

There was lots of excitement in the William Murray office this week when celebrity mum Denise Van Outen called in. Her little one Betsy loved the samples of tasty Babylicious frozen food we sent and Denise couldn’t sing its praises enough. Saying that Betsy had found the home-made meals “delicious”, Denise said Babylicious is a […]

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Water – why worry?

We were given a timely reminder last week that our water supply is under threat. The escalation to drought status in East Anglia makes us step back and see the impact that a lack of water has on us. At the Footprint Forum on water, hosted by Unilever Food Solutions, the industry explored ways to […]

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Catering in the UK Healthcare Sector

At William Murray we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and love keeping up to speed with what’s going on. That’s why we invite experts from our impressive network of contacts to come in and share their latest insight with us during Lunchtime Learning sessions. On Tuesday, with a sandwich in one hand and a […]

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William Murray celebrate young talent at the Acorn Awards

William Murray CEO Karen and account director Clare, spent two-days rubbing shoulders with the top 30 under 30’s in the industry celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Acorn Awards. The awards, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions, were held at the luxury Coworth Park Hotel where guests spent an afternoon duck herding, clay pigeon shooting and […]

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Electrolux in pole position after the launch of their high speed cooking range

Precision, efficiency, ergonomics, and speed are not normally the words you’d associate with cooking equipment. Well not anymore…all that has changed thanks to the anticipated launch of the Electrolux XP range. To mark the unveiling, William Murray Communications invited over 100 media and Electrolux national accounts to the launch event at the home of Formula […]

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London’s Cavendish hotel dubbed an ‘extraordinary employer’ in The Sunday Times’ Best Companies list

Hotel employees gave their London employer a major boost last night after The Cavendish London was awarded 35th place in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ list. The prestigious prize – the only UK hotel on the list – came a week after the workplace specialist ‘Best Companies’ awarded The Cavendish […]

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Brits compete in Bocuse d’Or international cuisine awards

Former national ‘Chef of the Year’ Simon Hulstone led a British team to finish 13th place in ‘The Olympics of food’ in Lyons last week. The gold medal in the Bocuse d’Or world cuisine contest was won by a Danish contingent headed by Rasmus Koefoed. Hulstone’s Team UK put in months of painstaking dedication in […]

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