7 posts categorised "Hospitality and leisure"

19 October 2018

Esports: What happens when the regulator comes in?

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead The esports ecosystem has often, and at times unfairly, been described as like ‘the wild west’. This is a tongue in cheek swipe at its lack of structure and governance, and the easy entry into the market by various speculators from the serious to the...

13 September 2018

The growing presence of the UK in esports

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead Irrespective of the political or social landscape of a particular time, the UK has always done exceptionally well at putting on big sporting events. Well organised and well supported, the British people have a great record in getting behind these big occasions, using sport as...

12 July 2018

Coming together to boost inclusion: How the diversity in hospitality, travel and leisure charter is providing a rallying point for industry-wide action

By David Trunkfield, UK Hospitality & Leisure Leader Diverse businesses are stronger businesses. I see this every day across my work with clients and colleagues. The reasons are plain to see. Diversity brings fresh perspectives into decision making. Business leaders better reflect the customers they serve. And great talent wants...

19 June 2017

Visitor attractions - challenges and opportunities

Julie D Clark Visitor attractions and theme parks are experiencing increasing pressures from a number of sources. First, customers are tightening the purse strings with uncertainty in the air. Our own consumer sentiment survey showed that 26% of people expect to be worse off this year. So with household budgets...

19 May 2017

The time has come to transfer local authority museums to trust status

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that from April 2018, it intends operating the city’s Royal Pavilion & Museums via a cultural trust [1]. They believe this will help grow the success of its iconic Royal palace and nationally significant museum collections, while also...

16 May 2017

Funding challenges see local authorities adopt more entrepreneurial approaches to boost museum revenues and drive cost-efficiencies

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith In the first blog in this three-part series on local authority-managed museums, we examined the context in which today’s museums are operating, the growing need for local authorities to take a hard look at the benefits their museums deliver and at the options for sustaining...

11 May 2017

What’s the future for Local Authority museums? As financial pressures grow, it’s time to think outside the box

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith There are around 700 local authority museums in England[1] with the majority managed directly by local councils and largely funded by state subsidy. With continued pressure on funding, local authority spending on non-statutory services such as museums, is inevitably coming under the microscope as it...