Female Role Models

Recently, I had the great pleasure of hosting the bi-annual Elliotts lunch for leading women in the sector. It sounds a bit corny to say it was a real privilege but it was – with nearly 60 brilliant, inspirational women in the room. Every woman there has played, and is still playing, a key role [...]

By | 2017-06-29T11:27:56+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on Female Role Models

Breakfast Is For Everyone

There was a brilliant article in The Times recently about the growth in the eating-out breakfast segment, in which it claimed 2016 has been the ‘year of the breakfast’. The article went on to state: “While traditional breakfast has been rapidly dying, there has been a phenomenal growth in ‘event’ breakfasts – statement meals shared [...]

By | 2017-06-29T11:31:01+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on Breakfast Is For Everyone

Taking Business Advice From Donald Trump

Think Big: Make it Happen in Business and Life I found the Donald Trump book ‘Think Big: Make it Happen in Business and Life’ in the Elliotts library and I thought it was worth another look at some of the advice he offers. There were a few gems in there: “Learn how to manage your [...]

By | 2017-06-29T11:36:23+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on Taking Business Advice From Donald Trump

The perfect destination local, by Ann Elliott

Friday Opinion – Propel Newsletter – 19th July 2016 Sometimes you walk into a place and immediately feel at home and comfortable, as though you could just sit down, kick off your shoes, curl up in a chair and simply relax because it all feels so warm, welcoming and friendly. That’s how I felt when [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:30:27+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on The perfect destination local, by Ann Elliott

Developing female entrepreneurs by Ann Elliott

Friday Opinion - Propel Newsletter - 8th July 2016 Earlier this week, Elliotts held a lunch for 60 leading women in the leisure and hospitality sector inspired by an article Luke Johnson wrote for the Sunday Times in February. In the article he says: “I believe role models matter most if people are to take a [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:43:27+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on Developing female entrepreneurs by Ann Elliott

A week in West Yorkshire

Friday Opinion – Propel Newsletter – 5th August 2016 It was great to spend a week in West Yorkshire last week – going back to where you grew up is always an interesting lesson in contrasts. What was once a gastronomic desert is now teeming with places to satisfy even the most demanding of palates. Take [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:27:58+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on A week in West Yorkshire

The great and the not so good

Friday Opinion – Propel Newsletter – 2nd September 2016 I love August when city and town pubs and restaurants are a bit quieter and you have time to look around and see what’s going on. Here are some great things and some not so great things from the past two weeks. The great: The Barbary in [...]

By | 2017-06-29T11:41:26+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on The great and the not so good

Getting the best out of your business by Ann Elliott

Ten thoughts on getting the best out of your business by Ann Elliott Recently, I was sat having a beer with a friend outside her cafe, when she said to me: “If you had this place, what would you do with it?” Friendships are very important to me, so I thought I would think about [...]

By | 2017-06-29T11:39:48+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Insight, Propel|Comments Off on Getting the best out of your business by Ann Elliott

The perfect destination local, by Ann Elliott

Friday Opinion – Propel Newsletter – 19th July 2016   Sometimes you walk into a place and immediately feel at home and comfortable, as though you could just sit down, kick off your shoes, curl up in a chair and simply relax because it all feels so warm, welcoming and friendly. That’s how I felt [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:49:29+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Propel|Comments Off on The perfect destination local, by Ann Elliott

Questions I have been asked lately, by Ann Elliott

Friday Opinion - Propel Newsletter - 11th March 2016   I often get asked: “What are the latest trends I need to know about and what’s really going on out there?” These are some of the questions from the last week or so. Are millennials really drinking less?  There was some interesting research published this [...]

By | 2017-06-29T15:08:19+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Propel|Comments Off on Questions I have been asked lately, by Ann Elliott