All MCA Insight articles in January 2015 – Page 14

  • Analysis & Insight

    Risks, uncertainties and opportunities for 2015


    To coincide with this year’s Business Outlook from Christie+ Co, David Smith, Economics Editor of The Sunday Times was the guest speaker at the report’s launch event. For his talk, Smith took up the theme of ‘Risks, Uncertainties and Opportunities for 2015’

  • Meatliquor

    Record month for MeatLiquor


    MEATliquor reported gross turnover of c£1.2m across its six sites in December, which included a record month for its original site

  • Alan Yau

    Yau hints at Babaji Pide rollout


    Alan Yau, the founder of Wagamama, has hinted that expansion is on the cards for his new Turkish pizza concept Babaji Pide

  • News

    Campbell: Valuations are becoming unrealistic


    Leading sector investor Paul Campbell has said that valuations of businesses are becoming unrealistic

  • News

    Essenden FD to step down


    Essenden, the tenpin bowling operator, has announced its financial director Richard Darwin has given notice of his intention to leave the company

  • News

    The Smoke Haus to reach four in 2015


    Fledgling American diner concept The Smoke Haus, is opening its third and fourth sites this year in Bristol and Birmingham, M&C Report has learnt

  • Anthony Pender
    Analysis & Insight

    New BII chairman Pender on industry priorities


    The BII has a new chairman, Anthony Pender MBII, founder and director of the award-winning Yummy Pub Co and vice-chairman of the Perceptions Group – the organisation that offers unemployed young people placements and training in pubs, with the long-term aim of securing jobs and careers in the sector

  • Analysis & Insight

    McDonald’s backs communication skills campaign


    McDonald’s has launched a campaign with a consortium of businesses to help staff develop communication and interpersonal skills following research that shows these skills are worth £88bn to the UK economy

  • Byron MK

    Operators sign up for Bromley extension


    A handful of leading operators have already signed up to open in the Queens Gardens extension to the Intu Bromley scheme

  • Analysis & Insight

    Leisure visitors want better recycling options


    Most people in the UK want to see better recycling facilities at entertainment and leisure attractions and would look more favourably upon them if such facilities were available

  • News

    Marco Pierre White Steakhouse to open at Threadneedles


    Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, one of the restaurant brands created by the high-profile chef, is opening at Threadneedles Hotel under a franchise agreement with Black & White which owns the franchise

  • News

    TRG appoints non-exec director


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has appointed Debbie Hewitt as an independent non-executive director to the board with effect from 1 May 2015

  • News

    Joe’s sets out growth plans


    Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is to launch a second restaurant in London this spring as it forges ahead with plans to open up to four restaurants by 2018

  • News

    L’Entrecote eyes Soho site


    Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, the French brasserie chain, is understood to be close to securing a fourth site in London, in Soho

  • News

    Supermarket price wars threaten suppliers


    A price war between supermarkets could force more than 100 food suppliers to go out of business according to business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor which warned that while most UK supermarkets reported strong festive sales the ongoing price war is forcing small suppliers and high street grocers to the limit

  • Wagamama restaurant
    Analysis & Insight

    Restaurants outperform pubs in Christmas lfls


    Restaurants outperformed pubs over the Christmas period with the combined sector enjoying 2.8% growth in like-for-like sales, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

  • News

    ​Viner takes helm at Feng Sushi


    Paul Viner, the former chief financial officer at Giraffe, has become chief executive of Feng Sushi

  • News

    We Grill eyes expansion


    We Grill has opened its first site in London’s Leadenhall Market, with plans to expand to 10 units over the next five years

  • The Ostrich
    Analysis & Insight

    Fleurets reports more freeholds remaining as pubs


    The number of pub freeholds sold for continued pub use has risen to 56% nationally in 2014 from an average of 50% over the past five years

  • News

    Everyman Cinema in line with expectations


    Everyman Cinema has reported that its 2014 trading was in line with market expectations and outlined plans for new sites to open this year