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Meet GIG: the app making hospitality shift work, work….

The working world is changing, with flexibility and urgency more important than ever to workers. And for the hospitality industry – facing a massive shortfall in staff in a post-Brexit Britain – offering what workers want is going to be key if they’re to plug the skills gap. Enter our newest client: GIG – the […]

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Noetic sets out to help hotels see the whole picture

May we introduce our newest client, Noetic – the business performance specialist that uses powerful technology to radically improve hotels’ profitability. By helping hotels make sense of their own data in ways they never thought possible, Noetic helps hotels see the whole picture – so they can make the most of every room, every guest, […]

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A delicious day at Délifrance UK

Recently some of the William Murray team travelled to new client Délifrance’s offices in Southall for a delicious on-boarding session and a first-hand look at inspired bakery. The day started, as every day should, with coffee and impeccable viennoiserie. From perfectly crafted croissants to beautiful butter pains au chocolat, there was plenty to go around. […]

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A gold star for good service

 We’ve all heard the lament that you ‘just can’t get good service anymore’, but as this year’s Gold Service Scholarship demonstrated, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Now in its fourth year, the scholarship was created to highlight the very best in service and hospitality. An annual competition, the scholarship is open to 22-28 […]

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The social side of food

All it takes is a scroll through your feeds to see how social media has revolutionised our relationship with food. Whether it’s a “check in” at the Hawksmoor, a 160 character restaurant review, or a #nofilter snap of an artfully placed acai berry. But for those of us working in the food industry, how social […]

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William Murray joint CEO wins Inspirational Woman award

William Murray received some exciting news last week – Anita Murray, our joint CEO, won an Inspirational Woman award. The Inspiration Awards for Women celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those around them, either through the media or through their everyday achievements. Along with promoting a positive image of women and acknowledging dynamic […]

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The Great Living Wage Debate

Here at William Murray, we always make sure we’re bang up to date with all of the news and views in the hospitality sector. This includes the goings-on in government and how they affect the people working in our industry. George Osbourne’s announcement in the summer Budget on the introduction of a National Living Wage […]

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Trend spotting at The Hospitality Show

Attracting around 16,000 visitors from across the UK with its selection of innovative new products and trend-setting show stoppers, The Hospitality Show is one of the biggest dates in the William Murray networking and events calendar. 2015’s bi-annual event proved that we have a lot to celebrate in terms of British food and hospitality. With […]

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Are You Ready For Political “Ping Pong”?

With the election so close, there is the inevitable “ping pong” happening in Parliament over policies and legislative changes. Current polls show a 40-50% chance of another coalition Government, making it even more difficult to predict the impact of a change in Government on the hospitality industry. The horse-trading in the days following the election […]

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Top travel trends for 2015 revealed

Forget five course meals in fancy restaurants, travellers are now opting for meals in private homes to gain the ultimate ‘local’ experience. That’s according to the new World Travel Market and Euromonitor International report. An article in The Daily Mail tells that ‘stylish and cost-conscious’ British travellers are also set to embrace ‘poshtels’ – affordably-priced […]

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