Press Releases

Hounslow barista wows judges with drink innovation to win top speciality drink title at Costa international final

Oct 23, 2014 11:43 BST COSTA COFFEE Hounslow barista, Kungku Gurung has wowed a panel of judges including Costa’s Master of Coffee Gennaro Pelliccia, TV chef Phil Vickery, and food writer Rose Prince with his brand new drink innovation to win the Speciality Drink title at Costa's Barista of the Year final.

UAE barista named best Costa barista in the world at international final in London

Oct 23, 2014 11:29 BST COSTA COFFEE A UAE barista was named the best Costa barista in the world on Tuesday (21st October) at the international final event in London.

Oct 17, 2014 12:52 BST, in partnership with The Honeypot Children’s Charity, are offering a donation system where consumers calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation which pays for a vulnerable child's Christmas present instead.

Scandic Anglais opens the Nordic region’s first Jamie’s Italian

Oct 13, 2014 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels On Thursday 16 October, Scandic and acclaimed chef Jamie Oliver will be opening the Nordic region’s first Jamie’s Italian at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm. With its 195 seats and large bar, the restaurant will be serving up great value, simple, rustic Italian food using local and organic produce combined with fresh pasta made on the premises daily.

Oct 12, 2014 08:46 BST Spider Communication Limited In this short book, the author sets out the truth about our over-valued ideas of 'tolerance'. At best, tolerance is a useless concept. At worst, it's a vice. Tolerance of bad religion has resulted in death and alienation. Lazy thinking about tolerance has led to confusion about racism, genetics, and gay marriage. Political 'tolerance' is another word for 'cowardice'.

Judges Announced for 2014 Costa Book Awards

Oct 08, 2014 14:51 BST COSTA COFFEE 640 entries submitted – the highest number ever received in the history of the Awards

Oct 07, 2014 16:32 BST Standeazy Ltd The Standeazy phonestand is the easy choice for a quirky gift. With Autumn in full swing, Christmas is actually just around the corner. With it comes not just sparkly shop windows and the smell of mulled wine on the markets, it also means we need to go on the annual hunt for stocking fillers and smaller gifts that don't end up in the charity shop come January. But how do you pick a good one?

The Scandic team is training hard ahead of the launch of Jamie’s Italian

Oct 07, 2014 07:40 BST Scandic Hotels Next week the first Jamie’s Italian in the Nordic countries will open at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm. Back in January intense training began for the concept manager at Jamie’s Italian, closely followed by key staff in the Swedish kitchen and restaurant team, all of whom underwent a thorough programme of training at Jamie Oliver’s own restaurants in the UK.

SkiStar AB: Out(doors) is the new in!

Sep 29, 2014 15:05 BST SkiStar AB SkiStar is gearing up for a ‘news-heavy’ winter and presenting comprehensive investments in the skiing areas, backed by major focus on e-commerce in the form of the fully integrated website and the new business area entitled SkiStar Business. In addition, it has been confirmed that Åre will be organising the Alpine World Championships in 2019.

Scandic invests massively in Western Norway - Scandic signs its 7th hotel in Stavanger

Sep 10, 2014 13:00 BST Scandic Hotels The largest hotel company in the Nordics signs a major new hotel in the centre of Stavanger, Norway. With 350 rooms and vast conference facilities, Scandic is positioning itself for the competition in the oil city.