January 3, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close it’s a good time to reflect on the last 12 months. We’ve seen some momentous events in politics and scores of talented musicians and actors have been taken far too young. It’s been a bumper year for restaurant openings and the London restaurant scene has never been so vibrant – and long may that continue! We’ve seen a rise in vegetarian options, landlords asking silly money in rents and the living wage. For us at Captivate it’s been another great year. We helped lots of hospitality entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. We’ve help launch some great restaurants around the country – Red Dog Saloon in Nottingham, JRC Southampton, Cowcha in Woking, Nines in Swansea, Shikumen in Finchley and of course Firebrand Pizza in Marylebone (our Director’s own restaurant!) to name a few. We’ve acted as an outsourced restaurant marketing department and continue to do so for over 30 restaurants, built loads of websites and designed numerous promotional materials. 2017 looks set to be another big year for restaurant openings – we’re looking for a new site for Firebrand Pizza maybe even 2! At Captivate Hospitality we look forward to helping even more restauranteurs, creating beautiful brands and websites as well as implementing profit driven restaurant marketing campaigns for our clients.