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bespoke advice and a unique blend of expertise. The website also contains a series of video training sessions that will help operators make sure their staff can undergo their cleaning routines thoroughly and efficiently.

Jayne Clark, P&G Professional sales director, said: “Competition is rife in the hospitality industry and yet independent

operators are too time poor and cash strapped to

RUNNING an independent hospitality business is no easy task which is why P&G Professional, the away from home division of Procter & Gamble (P&G), has announced the launch of a new ‘Academy’, accessible through the website The initiative is designed to support operators in their quest to run profitable businesses. The website aims to become a

community for business owners, professionals, industry experts and P&G Professional innovators to share best practice. With three distinct sections for hoteliers or B&B owners; café, take-away or restaurant owners; and pub or bar owners - the Academy offers industry trends,

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obtain the information they need to get ahead. With over three decades’ experience innovating our products to serve the needs of operators everywhere, we’re thrilled to be launching P&G Professional’s first ever Academy. We’re committed to giving business owners the 24/7 online resources they need to deliver superior guest experiences and a recession-proof bottom line.” Operators can visit www. to register for free membership. All members will have instant access to a range of useful articles, opinion pieces, hints and tips and money-off coupons redeemable against some of our most popular brands. n

Angelina Jolie mystery solved

IT was

something of mystery when a leading daily newspaper reported that film star Angelina Jolie

had ordered a curry for herself and husband Brad Pitt to take to LA from a Surrey restaurant. However, Mr Rahman, the restaurant manager, believes he knows the answer: that it was Le Raj in Epsom Downs that was her chosen source. Rahman says he ‘strongly

believes’ that the Oscar-winning actress, who was in the UK to attend the G8 Summit in London, sent her bodyguard to fetch a curry from the restaurant which she could take back with her to the US. A large, blacked-out car pulled up outside the restaurant and a man came into the restaurant and placed a large order totaling more than £1,600. The order was for lamb bhuna, chicken korma, chicken tikka masala and Kingfisher beer, with a special request for the food to be securely wrapped. Rahman says, “We strongly

believe this order was for Angelina Jolie. The quantity of the food ordered and the requirement for the food to be specially packaged is not requested every day. We feel very honoured to serve our natural, honest food to celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.” n

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