About Headline Leisure Management!

At any given time during any given day Headline Leisure Management (HLM) is feeding more than 2000 people across the country at various conferences, events and restaurants.

As a dominant player in the Food & Beverage outsourcing industry for over a decade, HLM has focused on providing the food and beverage management at casinos, hotels and theatres, allowing its clients to focus on their core businesses of gaming, beds and production.

Our extensive experience in the food and beverage industry gained during this period has provided the opportunity and ability to branch out into other hospitality areas like hotel management and corporate catering management, resulting in the launch of Headline Hotels in 2010 and Sunburst Corporate Feeding Solutions in 2011.

We cater for all the diverse needs of the food and beverage industry. From basic fast food and staff canteens to high volume bar and club venues, through executive-style dining rooms, private director’s luncheons, conference and event facilities, upwards to the premium dining experience fit for celebrities and nation leaders.

Our responsibilities extend far beyond the expected provision and preparation of food and beverage. We attend to warehousing facilities, stock replenishment, recruitment, training and even vending.

Organisational Background

HLM is a joint venture with equal share holding, between Fournews Developments (Pty) Ltd and The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.
This partnership has led to a uniquely entrepreneurial company with flair and depth. We believe that we have developed the optimum service proposal, which will provide our guests and visitors with world class services and facilities.

The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation was established in 1993 as a Trust and a registered non-profit organisation. The P.E.A.C.E. model was developed from the experience gained during the implementation of community projects in the far north of Kwazulu-Natal and the Limpopo Provinces and has been evaluated

by Ashoka as an original, sustainable and replicable model for the alleviation of rural poverty. P.E.A.C.E. Centres foster economic self-sufficiency that empowers local rural communities, improves government service delivery and supports cooperative initiatives.

Fournews Developments (Pty) Ltd is the parent company of the successful South African brand, News Café (over 40 outlets) and the newly established Café Fino (5 branches). Fournews Developments also owns and operates the highly successful manufacturing and central kitchen, Fusion Foods. The dynamic fusion of these organisations provides HLM with a constant flow of creative and innovative ideas.

During the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, HLM was awarded the Master Concessionaire Rights and was solely responsible for the food and beverage needs of the general public, excluding hospitality offerings, for all stadiums. We employed and trained 7500 local community members and these newly appointed hospitality staff was expertly educated to extend a wholly South African welcome and warm experience to all stadium visitors.

The Business

We a have a dedicated team at national level whose key focus is the securing and delivery of excellent service within the conferencing and event industry.

Aside from relieving the challenges so often associated with the management of vital services, we are also able to enhance the profitability of this side of the entertainment business. Our experience and operational systems have been perfected to ensure that we operate with unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness.

HLM capitalises on global trends which favour outsourcing, establishing a unique concept in the food and beverage industry. Quite simply, the approach works through hiring the correct attitude from local communities and then training the skills needed to deliver a focused and irresistibly complete management solution.

We believe that our ultimate strength is in our investment in people, a belief carried through to all our operations. This ethos is evident in our insistence that each unit has its own training officer on site and that all senior management participate in outside educational programs.