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Getting to know Lesley

By Petra Clayton

It’s the people and talent that make Custard a success.  We spend time getting to know our clients but now we want you to know more about each of our team members.

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Independent Hotel Show Power Breakfast

By Natalie Blachford

On Wednesday 18 October, the Independent Hotel Show hosted an invite-only Power Breakfast for hoteliers to see one of Britain’s top travel journalists, Simon Calder, interviewed by editor of The Good Hotel Guide, Adam Raphael.

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Meaningful Milestones

By Petra Clayton

Many years ago, when I was director of marketing at the Institute of Hospitality, I remember being very aware of the importance of milestones, particularly for small businesses. When I left the IOH to launch Custard in 2007 I remember being advised that if I could make it to three years I would be okay.  […]

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Find us at #IHS17

By Georgia Ward

We have been a proud supporter of Independent Hotel Show since it started six years ago, and this year the Custard team will be sharing their expertise, advice and top tips on stage throughout the must-attend two-day event.

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Independent Hotel Show Awards 2017 Shortlist

By Georgia Ward

Congratulations to all of the hoteliers and hotels shortlisted for this year’s Independent Hotel Show Awards, Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel, in association with Sky.

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An interview with Miranda Martin

By Mika Bishop

In the lead up to this year’s Independent Hotel Show, we have caught up with Miranda Martin, Independent Hotel Show’s event director to find out what it’s like producing a show of such a high standard.

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Meet our clients at #IHS17

By Georgia Ward

As the Custard team are again the dedicated PR agency for the show, we never tire of shouting about its value to suppliers, hoteliers and event professionals alike.

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Q&A with Nathan Chart, General Manager at Chilworth Manor

By Petra Clayton

Managing a large hotel, extensive grounds and a state-of-the-art spa is no easy task, so we spoke with Best Western Chilworth Manor’s general manager Nathan Chart to find out more about his role, what’s on the horizon for his hotel and the British hotel industry.

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