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    In pictures: Côte unveils new-look interiors and menu


    Marketing director Jo Fawcett told MCA the changes aimed to “better reflect the cultural movement towards informality, creating a more accessible yet still elevated offering” 

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    New COO at Bill’s


    Bill’s Restaurants has appointed former Côte Brasserie ops director Rebecca Tooth as its new chief operating officer.

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    Côte makes raft of new appointments


    Côte Brasserie has made a number of new appointments, including Amy Sawbridge as chief people officer, and Keith Lloyd as managing director.

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    Côte: ‘We want to make this a beautiful thing’


    Côte executive chair Jane Holbrook is looking to ‘do a Wagamama’ on the French brasserie brand and make it one of the stand-out performers in the market. Joining last year with new owners Partners Group – an acquisition which won Deal of the Year at MCA’s Retailer’s Retailer Awards – she shares her vision for the restaurant group, and why it must become more relevant and contemporary to win over a new generation of customers.

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    Jane Holbrook: ‘Cote had lost its way’


    Cote executive chair Jane Holbrook has told MCA the new management team and owners are looking to “do a Wagamama” on the French brassiere brand.

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    Côte appoints new CMO


    Partners Group-backed Côte Brasserie has appointed Erin Roy as its new chief marketing officer.

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    Côte sold for £56.5m


    Partners Group paid £56.5m for Côte Restaurants in a pre-pack sale, an administrators’ reports reveals.

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    Retailer’s Retailer Awards 2021 winners


    The best of the best in the hospitality industry were recognised at MCA’s 2021 Retailer’s Retailer Awards, which were broadcast live on 11 March.

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    Hero Award: ‘It’s about taking leadership when few others could’


    As part of the new Hero Award category at the Retailers’ Retailer Awards, MCA is profiling five senior managers who have gone above and beyond in steering their business through the crisis. Adelle Taylor of Cote Restaurants was awarded Highly Commended in the category following voting by a panel of judges. 

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    Hospitality heroes recognised at Retailers’ Retailer Awards


    To mark what has been a truly testing 12 months, this year MCA is introducing a new, unique category at the Retailers’ Retailer Awards, which recognises the unsung heroes of the hospitality sector.

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    Scrimgeour leaves Cote, Holbrook steps up


    Cote CEO Alex Scrimgeour is leaving the business following its acquisition by Partners Group, with Jane Holbrook to take over as executive chair.

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    Côte acquired out of administration by Partners Group


    Côte Restaurants has been acquired out of administration by Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager.

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    AlixPartners: Necessity is the mother of invention


    Relief, excitement and anxiety seem to be the overriding emotions emanating from hospitality operators since the government finally confirmed that 4 July is the date pubs and restaurants bring up the shutters after three months of inactivity. According to the latest weekly Hospitality Leaders Poll by MCA/HIM, exactly 50% of respondents are set to grasp that opportunity and reopen this coming weekend. The pent-up demand that exists from the public to eat and drink out has been highlighted by the volume of bookings many operators have already taken.

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    Shelley Sandzer: Leaving lockdown behind – FOGO vs FOMO


    With the pressure on to get pubs and restaurants with large enough outdoor areas or pub gardens open sooner rather than later, the nation must be rejoicing? Or is it? What if fear-of-going-out is more prevalent in society than we initially thought? Are hospitality operators able to provide enough flair, fun and innovation to turn that fear-of-going-out into a fear-of-missing-out?

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    Editor’s Opinion: Hang tight and plan your return


    The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. It’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world and numbers continue to rise. As dreadful as that is, the long term socio-economic impact is more disturbing. The virus has created a level of disruption to health, society, and the economy that’s never happened before, outside of wartime. And while there is plenty of speculation on how life in general may get back to normal post-lockdown, with vaguely optimistic or pessimistic dates floating around, there is no clarity on how or when this might end.

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    Timeline: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded


    Here are just some of the twists and turns over the last few weeks. If you want to read all the MCA coverage of the coronavirus crisis click here.

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    Dominic Walsh on Wetherspoon and Cote


    Tim Martin likes to plough his own unique furrow. From his penchant for attending City results presentations in chinos - or even shorts – to his mullet hairstyle and his love of rubbing the establishment up the wrong way, the JD Wetherspoon founder loves nothing better than to fan the flames of controversy. Among the issues that have particularly got his juices going over the years have been the euro, taxes, corporate governance and, of course, Brexit. On most of these subjects Martin has managed to navigate a course that has burnished his “man of the people” credentials, firmly established during 41 years of serving the cheapest food and drink in town.