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Managing the margin - the challenge for all catering operators

The recent sudden surge in food & beverage prices is having an impact on everyone, however recent figures show that…

7 Jun 2017

New course for local authority managers

Arena4finance is proud to introduce our new course, developed in partnership with the Association of Public Service Excellence (ASPE) -…

13 Apr 2017

A great day at Passion4Hospitality 2017

Now in its seventh year, Passion4Hospitality 2017, which took place on Monday 13 March at Novotel London West, provided networking…

20 Mar 2017

arena4finance takes part in HOSPA Apprenticeship Levy debate

With the Apprenticeship Levy coming into force on 6 April, hospitality employers, staff in the workplace and potential employees urgently…

28 Feb 2017

Congratulations to the HOSPA Award winners!

The 2016 highest achieving prize winners in HOSPA’s hospitality focused Professional Development Programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management have…

2 Jan 2017

Key Performance Indicators for Managing Revenue

Debra Adams from arena4finance was delighted to take part this week in a webinar for Fáilte Ireland. Fáilte Ireland is…

17 Nov 2016

Great news for the HOSPA Professional Development Programmes!

HOSPA – the Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT Professionals Association – is delighted to announce that its hospitality…

26 Sep 2016

Newly revised revenue management course for HOSPA

Earlier this year, our client HOSPA successfully applied for funding from the Savoy Educational Trust to invest in the development…

19 Jul 2016

arena4finance is proud to partner with the Association of Public Service Excellence to offer this NEW one day skills development event

How to make a profit from restaurants, cafeterias and events in the Public Sector. arena4finance is delighted to partner with…

31 May 2016

Tips for keeping control of cash

There is an old adage in business – turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is reality. Many business…

24 Apr 2016

Fundraising for Children of the Mountain

In 2014 I took part in a Charity Trek in Nepal to raise funds for the UK based Springboard Charity.…

16 Apr 2016

Passion4Hospitality Business Game Winners Announced

On the 14th March six university teams of hospitality students took up the HOTS challenge as part of the annual…

28 Mar 2016

Great news for our client HOSPA!

HOSPA – the Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT Professionals Association – is delighted to announce that it…

21 Mar 2016

Using games for multi-disciplinary learning in hospitality management

With only a few days to go until the final of the Institute of Hospitality Business Game, Debra Adams, Head…

13 Mar 2016

arena4finance Launches New Asset Management course for Hotel Finance Professionals

New for 2016, arena4finance has launched ‘Asset Management, Hotel Valuations and Capital Budgeting’ course for those involved in…

18 Jan 2016

HOSPA Award Winners Announced!

Debra Adams, Head of Professional Development at arena4finance and HOSPA attended the HOSPA Annual Awards Lunch on 17th December in…

21 Dec 2015

​Arena4finance is delighted to support the highest achieving HOSPA 2015 prize-winners

The 2015 Hospitality Financial Management and Revenue Management Education and Training Programme (ETP) highest achieving prize winners have been announced…

14 Dec 2015

Proud to be sponsoring the Passion4Hospitality Business Game!

Once again arena4finance is delighted to sponsor the Passion 4 Hospitality Business Game to be held in London on 14th…

19 Oct 2015

New course dates available

Following the success of our short courses held over the summer period we have released some new dates for early…

29 Sep 2015

USALI update for hotel finance teams

In June we were delighted to co-host with the HOSPA Professional Development Committee a one day seminar exploring the implications…

9 Sep 2015

Debra Adams from arena4finance is a finalist at the Dorset Venus Women’s Awards 2015!

We are delighted and very proud to have made it through to the finals of the Venus Awards Dorset 2015…

31 Jul 2015

​arena4finance launches new website

The wait is over; our brand new website has now gone live!The website, designed in partnership with Salad…

12 May 2015

Howard Field to join speaker list for ‘Hospitality Reporting and the USALI’ one-day course

We are delighted to confirm that international hotel specialist advisor,…

11 May 2015

​What to expect from the 11th edition of USALI

Following the release of the 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) in…

24 Apr 2015

arena4finance supports Passion for Hospitality Business Game

Passion 4 Hospitality, the largest student and industry experts networking event created by the Institute of Hospitality…

17 Apr 2015

Free interactive Revenue Management eBook from HOSPA

With the rapid rise of Revenue Management as one of the most important tools in hospitality management, arena4finance in partnership…

16 Apr 2015

Using the 11th Edition of the USALI

The USALI sets out recommended formats, account headings and cost classifications for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for…

10 Apr 2015

Bournemouth University Win the Passion 4 Hospitality Business Management Game 2015

Bournemouth University have won the Passion 4 Hospitality Business Game for the second year in a row. Team member Ellen…

25 Mar 2015

Enrolling now for the HOSPA Education Programmes

Arena4finance, representing HOSPA Professional Development, is now enrolling for the next course intake in September 2015 for examinations in January…

9 Mar 2015

Passion4Hospitality 2015 Business Game Finalists Announced

After weeks of strategic planning and the management of a large virtual hotel, the online stage of the

3 Mar 2015

arena4finance granted approved partner status with APSE

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), who work with over 300 local authorities throughout the UK promoting…

19 Jan 2015

arena4finance’s Debra Adams to speak at APSE Facilities Management Seminar 2015

The APSE seminar 2015 brings together speakers from facilities management, catering and cleaning and the organisations that impact on them…

8 Jan 2015

arena4finance to launch new website

We are delighted to announce that in early 2015 we will be launching a new arena4finance website, designed in partnership…

4 Dec 2014

Passion4Hospitality Deadline for Entries Extended to 16th January 2015

Teams of hospitality students and professionals are invited to enter the second annual UK business game competition from the due…

3 Dec 2014

Passion 4 Hospitality 2015 - Call for Entries

Teams of hospitality students and professionals are invited to enter the second annual UK business game competition due to take…

27 Oct 2014

​Entries now open for Passion 4 Hospitality 2015

Entries are now open for Passion 4 Hospitality 2015, the annual student networking event and competition created and organised by…

20 Aug 2014

Total Simulator Company Wins ICHRIE 2014 Industry Recognition Award

At the 2014 ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant &…

11 Aug 2014

The shiny new blue USALI is now available in the UK

Debra Adams, Head of Professional Development at arena4finance, reflects on the latest edition of the Uniform System of Accounts…

6 Jun 2014

Bridging the gap: the importance of professional development for the hospitality industry

On the face of it, the UK hospitality industry looks to be in a strong position; employing 7% of the…

5 Jun 2014

Food: Waste Not Want Not

Food waste is the current phrase on everyone’s lips with several compelling articles being released in the media recently backed…

30 May 2014

Callable bookings: the future of revenue management?

In recent years, the implementation of revenue management practices to sell fixed capacity, perishable products has become widespread across many…

28 May 2014

11th Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts available now!

The First Edition of the USALI, which sets out recommended formats, account headings, and classifications for the preparation and presentation…

23 May 2014

Big Data: Insights for Sore Eyes

We have all heard people talking about it, news items regarding it, and businesses trying to make the most of…

1 May 2014

HOTS Business Simulation: an effective learning tool for students and professionals

The launch of the Institute of Hospitality Business Game Competition 2014 proved to be a great success, with…

22 Apr 2014

arena4finance talks with HOSPA graduates

arena4finance has been the proud provider of the Hospitality Professionals Association’s (HOSPA) Education and Training Programmes for…

15 Apr 2014

920,000 tonnes of food waste thrown out by the UK hospitality industry each year

Government figures have recently estimated that 920,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown out by the UK hospitality industry each…

10 Apr 2014

Bournemouth University wins first international ‘Passion 4 Hospitality Business Management Game’

Hospitality management students from Bournemouth University’s School of Tourism have won the very first international ‘Passion 4 Hospitality…

25 Mar 2014

Food inflation: a rising concern?

As reported by the hospitality industry supply chain consultants, Prestige Purchasing, food prices are continuing to rise in…

18 Mar 2014

Revenue Management should be on the same strategic level as Sales and Marketing

In a recent interview, Daniela Hupfeld, the Group Director of Revenue & Capacity Management at Europcar International, described…

13 Mar 2014

Solving the Productivity Puzzle

There has been much hype surrounding the recent news that during 2013 the UK economy experienced the fastest growth rate…

20 Feb 2014

Performance of the UK Hospitality Industry under pressure as financial distress rises

According to the latest Red Flag Alert, there has been an increase in the number of UK hospitality businesses that…

29 Jan 2014

Revenue Management: do revenue managers recognise its impact on wider financial performance?

Established by the airline industry during the 1980s, revenue management has since become a strategic tool for the hospitality sector.…

16 Jan 2014

Bournemouth-based National Coastal Tourism Academy wins prestigious prize

The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) has been honoured with the Association for Tourism in Higher…

14 Jan 2014

The talent pool is shrinking

Despite England being home to 5 of the top 20 universities in the World, its talent pool has become far…

7 Jan 2014

Food costs to rise by as much as 6% during 2014

In the recent Food Inflation Report from Prestige Purchasing, the supply chain consultants for the food service and hospitality industries,…

2 Jan 2014

Revenue Management has become a key strategic tool in the hospitality industry

In a recent interview with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ Vice President Revenue Management, Paul Murray, EyeforTravel.com…

23 Dec 2013

Debra’s Mountainous Challenge!

To raise money for the Springboard Charity and its excellent work in the UK helping young and disadvantaged people find…

20 Dec 2013

Revenue Management eBook a hit at HOSPACE 2013

Attending HOSPACE 2013, the annual conference and exhibition hosted by the Hospitality Professionals Association, HOSPA, on Thursday 21st…

5 Dec 2013

Continued Success of the HOTS Business Simulation

HOTS stands for Hotel Operations, Tactics and Strategy and is a web-based business management simulation in which participants are challenged…

14 Nov 2013

Springboard Charity launches plan for fund-raising Nepal trek

The Springboard industry charity, which helps young, unemployed and disadvantaged people find work in hospitality, leisure and tourism,…

29 Aug 2013

HOSPA New Year Honour for arena4finance

The recipient of the first ever special ‘HOSPA Paragon Award’– for outstanding and exemplary work in the field of Hospitality…

24 Jan 2013