Karen Turton

Turton swaps Nando’s for Turtle Bay

28 Mar 2017

Turtle Bay has appointed Karen Turton, formerly of Nando’s and Spirit Pub Company, as its new UK operations director

Finlay swaps Marcus for Galvins

30 Mar 2017

The Galvin Brothers have appointed Morven Finlay, formerly with Marcus Wareing and Pret, as head of HR, MCA has learnt.

Cameron’s makes senior appointments ahead of next growth chapter

30 Mar 2017

Hartlepool brewer and pub operator, Cameron’s, has strengthened its senior team ahead of its next stage of growth.

Tovee steps down from Patisserie Holdings

29 Mar 2017

Martin Tovee has stepped down as a regional director of Patisserie Holdings after just six months with the company

Beavertown head brewer/ops director steps down

28 Mar 2017

Beavertown Brewery’s director of operations and head brewer has left the group, MCA understands.

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Why ‘real’ leaders have never been more important

16 Mar 2017

Yves Van Durme, human capital partner at Deloitte Consulting, looks at the demand for ‘real’ leaders in business. Not just captains of industry but chief executives who are able to personify their brands and can create narratives which fit into the context of wider business and social-economic challenges


Inside track: Byng bows out from Byron

08 Dec 2016 | By Mark Wingett

Tom Byng will step down from Byron, the brand he founded in 2007, early next year to “pursue various exciting ventures”. He leaves a concept he created as a now £80m-turnover business, with backer Hutton Collins turning to a new chief executive and chairman, both of which are experienced in operating established brands, that they hope will now cement Byron’s credentials as a national brand and one that eventually has an international presence.


Come together

28 Nov 2016

The UK’s eating and drinking out sector is facing an uncertain 12 months. The phrase ‘perfect storm’ is now frequently peppering conversations across the sector, as operators face an array of tax hikes, economic headwinds and the destabilisation presented by Brexit. Now - more than ever - is the time for the sector to come together with one clear message to Government. Mark Wingett shares his view that ultimately that argument should focus on one key issue - people.

Iqbal Wahhab

Charity sucks

17 Nov 2016

Restaurateur and charity patron Iqbal Wahhab writes for MCA about the relationship between businesses and charity.

Bar & Beyond, Deltic

A design for nightlife

11 Nov 2016

Successful design is the result of pointing a mirror at your target market and reflecting back what they want to see, according to restaurants, bars and clubs designer Aidan Keane. But how do you reach that magic point? Confidence and cojones are key to such success

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Supply and innovation summit 2017

Supply & Innovation Summit

9th  – 10th May 2017: The Supply and Innovation Summit is the leading event for the restaurant, pub, bar, hotel group and contract catering sectors.

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