Category Archives: Emerging Leaders

The greatest competitive advantage in a hotel is its people

I don’t hide my belief that greatest competitive advantage in a hotel is its people. Great people make great hotels. Go to any five star hotel in London – how can you not be impressed by what is on offer? Cumulatively, the various constructions, titivations and re-developments in London’s five star market over the last few years bound into the nine figure bracket. The physical impact of this sort of capital investment is inevitably significant, whatever your taste. However accustomed to the finer things in life that you might be, I’d challenge you to eliminate the word ‘wow’ from your vocabulary on a show around of The Ned (for example). The bench is extraordinarily high, and is increasingly tight for space, so what really makes you stand out?

Vision Report Launch – October 2015

In partnership with industry leaders and businesses in the sector, EP has designed an indepth report covering all aspects of contract catering in the UK. The report was presented in front of a group of key industry players. Comprised of interviews with renowned business leaders, opinion from some of the preeminent consultants and features on technology, innovations and sustainability initiatives the book...

Tasting Session with Sporting Wine Club

Following the think-tank session, Simon Halliday hosted an exciting wine tasting event supported by the Wine Sporting Club. With a range of wines from across the whole of their sporting portfolio, this was a unique opportunity to swap some inspiring sporting stories with friends, sporting guests and winemakers. ng people sharing the same passion for sport and great quality wine. Some of the great names that came...

Emerging Leaders Session with Simon Halliday – 10.08.16

Hosted in the beautiful Member’s Room at One Moorgate Place, this was a great opportunity for some frank and insightful debate on how leadership roles impact our life and work culture. By recalling some special moments from his career, Simon helped the group to draw the line between sport and leadership. What is the value of failure for a leader? How leadership has changed over time?...

The AlixPartners Food Service Growth Report Launch

On 7th November at the AlixPartners London office, close to 100 senior industry players came together to listen to the launch of their latest annual report for the FoodService Sector. Since the launch of the report in 2013, the event has become one of the recognised dates in the calendar and has genuine importance as it does serve to the highlight the strength...