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HOSPITALITY BUSINESS SUPPORT

You are the experts in your field; the culinary geniuses. We are here to make sure you can make the most of your talents. We are the extended support to your great business.

GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WITH OUR EASY GUIDES

The most commonly asked question is how to get a business online. In addition to answering this question, we have prepared a simple set of guidelines to help you get the most out of your business online and offline. You are free to view and download – make the most of them.

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO RECRUIT IN HOSPITALITY?

Hospitality is a competitive market. We know how important it is to get the right team. Stafford Borough has a wealth of food and drink talent who are dedicated to their passion. In addition, Stafford College has invested heavily in being a culinary centre of excellence meaning we have a continuous stream of fresh talent on our doorstep.

NEED HELP WITH FOOD & DRINK LICENSING?

You may be wondering whether you’ll need an alcohol license. For example, a traditional B&B offering breakfast only will require a license to gift guests with alcohol. Without an alcohol license, you cannot offer complimentary alcohol.

UNSURE OF FOOD HYGIENE REGULATIONS?

Food safety is generally common sense, but also comes with a set of regulations to comply with. These regulations cover all food businesses.

MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND DISABILITY REGULATIONS

Disability regulations state that disabled people have rights to gain access to goods, services and facilities. The financial responsibility for making changes lies with individual businesses.

DO YOU KNOW THE COPYRIGHT LICENSING RULES?

It’s important to know the TV and audio laws. You may not realise that a normal television licence is not sufficient to cover viewing by paying guests.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TAX & INSURANCE?

TAX THRESHOLD – do you need to pay business rates or can you continue just paying council tax? This iscurrently influenced by the size of the business and the primary use of the premises.

INSURANCE – a standard domestic household insurance policy is not suitable cover for a premises with paying guests. Specialist insurance policies are available from many providers.

Insurance policies should cover: public liability; product liability; employers liability; buildings insurance; contents insurance; stock; business interruption; loss of licence.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FOOD & DRINK BUSINESSES WITHIN THE BOROUGH

STAFFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

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We are dedicated to our Borough businesses, on-hand to help and advise whenever the need arises. If you have a specific question regarding your Food & Drink business, we may have the answer you’re looking for. Get in touch.

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