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Celebrating National Beer Day

Today we celebrated National Beer Day UK and in particular, the ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign. Backed by Britain's Beer Alliance, the campaign applauds the positive role that pubs play...

Adding Value by Improving Energy Efficiency

Making the smallest energy-efficient improvements can bring significant financial savings to schools, enabling them to redirect funds to other important areas. One incremental change which can be made is to...

Make your surroundings more insta-friendly!

According to a recent report, almost half of all social media users (48%) use their online social platforms to search for venues when looking to book a pub or restaurant....

Green Hotel Developments

Recognising that, by 2050 we must operate on a carbon net zero basis, the goal of reducing energy costs and minimising environmental impact during the renovation and refurbishment of hotels,...

Get ready for summer…..

April is set to be warm, with summer predicted to arrive early. For many years we have worked with our customers to create inviting outdoor spaces. Over the last 18...

UK pubs at the heart of community support for Ukraine

Like everyone across the UK, we have been devasted to see the events in Ukraine unfold. It is heartening to hear how our pub chain customers have been supporting efforts...

CIC backs #VATsEnough campaign

We are backing the #VATsEnough campaign, ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement next week, as hospitality leaders are urging the Government to hold VAT at 12.5%. It's good news that...

How should hotels cater for eco-conscious guests?

Hotels are starting to cater for eco-conscious guests post-pandemic. The last two years have shifted the priorities for people. In the strongest grip of the pandemic, many caught a glimpse...

CIC announces two business apprentice appointments

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February) we have announced the appointment of two apprentices, as part of our commitment to investing in young talent and growing our team.  ...

Welcome to The Chestnut Group

The Chestnut Group are our latest client win.  A collection of pubs, inns, and restaurants across East Anglia, the Chestnut Group celebrates the best of the region - from its...