The UK tourism market is set for a scorching year ahead, as locals and overseas visitors plan to make the most of British hospitality and leisure.
Hobbies are fun and it is very possible to turn passion of pastime into a business – if you have the right skills in place to make the transition.
Airhop, the Bristol-based trampoline park operator, is ready to bounce towards growth with a £6m loan from Santander, which will help the company open 18 new venues across the UK and Europe.
Adam Rowse, head of business banking at Barclays, discusses the challenges faced by seasonal businesses and how to overcome the downs by seizing the rich prospects available to small firms.
Despite a wet summer, budget airline Ryanair experienced hot sales over the season and the firm has now revised its full-year profit guidance with an increase of 25 per cent, which it puts down to its customer service programme.
The power of the internet was demonstrated in August, according to Visa Europe, as online retailers experienced the fastest year-on-year consumer spending growth ahead of the high street – while the recreation & culture industry also made solid gains.
Summer is over for another year and the season resulted in very different business scenarios for leisure firms Ryanair and Halfords with a successful takeoff and unfortunate puncture on the respective journeys.
Spending among British shoppers has risen and the amount spent on hotels, restaurants and bars was the greatest at an increase of 8.6 per cent, according to Visa Europe's UK expenditure index.
Since being established in 1980 by John Hays, Hays Travel has gone on to open 100 branches nationwide. Its late 2013 acquisition of Bath Travel – the south’s largest independent travel agent – reinforced the company’s position as the leading independent travel agent in the UK.
With venues in Mayfair and Soho, London art gallery Sadie Coles specialises in presentation of art from emerging international artists.
Founded back in 1895, Angus Montgomery is the home to 15 event companies spanning art, food and more, serving EMEA and Asia with family at the core of the operation.
British hospitality and leisure firms missed out on billions of pounds of extra revenues last year by failing to cater for big spending pensioners.