Roadchef CEO Mark Fox: ‘Soul destroying’ to be blamed for rising infection rates

GettyImages-1225844757

The government’s suggestion that hospitality is to blame for the uptick in coronavirus cases is “soul destroying” and unfounded, MCA’s The Conversation has heard. Speaking at the event, Roadchef CEO Mark Fox said that ministers’ “sideways” accusations that hospitality businesses have had a part to play in disease transmission has “been pretty soul destroying”, given the extent to which many operators have gone to ensure their sites are safe. Also on the panel, Anglian Country Inns MD James Nye said the shift in government messaging suggests there is ”a storm on the horizon,” whilst UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls argued that without a clear reason for the implementation of a curfew, it’s unlikely to produce the desired results.

 

THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO TRIALLISTS AND SUBSCRIBERS

Already have an account? SIGN IN HERE

Gated access promo

Apply for a trial now to access exclusive news, insight and analysis of the UK’s dynamic eating and drinking out sector.

Learn more about MCA here

Alternatively subscribe for unrestricted access to all content. Contact us for more information enquiries@mca-insight.com