Hospitality is back with a bang and if you’re looking for a slice of the action, the Hospo101 programme could help launch your food and drink business dream.

What an incredible year it has been for the hospitality industry. While the headlines haven’t always been good, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted an incredible entrepreneurial spirit within the industry as many restaurants, bars, coffees shops and bistros adapt their premises and practises to not only get by, but also thrive.

The lockdown has also seen thousands of business ideas come to the fore, with more time than ever to plan, 2021 is the perfect time to make those self-employed business dreams a reality.

If you dream of owning your own bar and becoming the go-to hotspot, if you’re passionate about cuisine and want to recapture and share dishes from foreign shores, or maybe you love the hustle and bustle of the indie coffee shop scene and want to serve you community, whatever your hospitality goal, there’s never been a better time to check out the Hospo101 programme.

Launching on 5th May, Hospo 101 is an 8-week, interactive course that teaches you everything you need to know about getting started or expanding your empire in the hospitality industry. From exploring your brand identity to marketing, recruitment, training, finance, and operations, you’ll be ready and raring to go, armed with a wealth of insider knowledge and a business plan with added punch.

Whether you’re just starting out or preparing to expand your existing business, Hospo 101 is delivered by hospitality experts who share their knowledge and experience to help you reach your potential. You’re invited to learn from their mistakes and draw inspiration from their success stories.

Run by Louise Kissack, Chris Fletcher and Kieron Bailey, with guest presenters from a cross section of the industry, the Hospo 101 team share a wealth of more than 75 years combined experience and have worked for some of the world’s biggest brands, including McDonald’s, Hard Rock, Wagamama, Costa, Whitbread, ASK, Carluccio’s and Pieminister.

Applications are now open for Hospos101 which begins on 5th May 2021. To find out more and reserve your place, head to