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  • PizzaExpress
    Opinion

    Peter Martin: Creating the playbook

    2020-11-13T08:30:00Z

    When David Campbell took on the top job at Wagamama one of the first things he did was start to read. The book was The Way of the Noodle, part written and inspired by Wagamama’s enigmatic creator Alan Yau.

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    Interviews

    Kate Nicholls: Lockdown beyond 2 December 'inevitable'

    2020-11-03T08:41:00Z

    The extension of hospitality restrictions is “inevitable” regardless of whether England’s national lockdown is lifted as planned on 2 December, UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has said.

  • boxpark east end
    News

    Boxpark to waive rent and service charges through lockdown

    2020-11-03T08:39:00Z

    Boxpark has said it will waive all rent and service fees for its tenants through the second lockdown as it prepares to cease all operations once again.

  • St Austell
    News

    St Austell to cut 100 jobs

    2020-10-26T08:20:00Z

    St Austell Brewery has announced it is to cut up to 100 jobs from its workforce.

  • Bounce
    News

    SEV refreshes Bounce, appoints marketing director

    2020-10-23T15:24:00Z

    Social Entertainment Ventures (SEV) is investing in a refresh of its Bounce table tennis brand and launching new technology to support Wonderball, its digitally enhanced gaming platform.

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    News

    Deliveroo appoints UK business chief from Amazon

    2020-10-23T08:33:00Z

    Deliveroo has appointed Carlo Mocci, formerly of Amazon, as chief business officer for the UK and Ireland.

  • Bababoom
    News

    Bababoom appoints interim MD

    2020-10-22T07:23:00Z

    Graham Ford, formerly of Carluccio’s and Bill’s, has joined Bababoom as interim MD, MCA understands. 

  • News

    Hundreds join HospoDemo

    2020-10-20T07:49:00Z

    Leading figures from the hospitality industry were among hundreds who converged on Parliament Square yesterday to protest latest Government restrictions on the industry.

  • restaurant waitress
    News

    Over 750,000 sector job losses expected without additional government support

    2020-10-19T07:36:00Z

    Over 750,000 jobs will be lost in hospitality by February 2021 without further government support, according to CGA.

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    News

    Farquhar departs Wagamama

    2020-10-16T06:30:00Z

    Wagamama chief marketing officer Ross Farquhar has left the TRG-owned restaurant group.

  • Harvester
    News

    M&B launches redundancy process

    2020-10-13T06:53:00Z

    Mitchells & Butlers has begun a redundancy consultation with a number of staff as it deals with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    News

    New job scheme not enough

    2020-10-12T07:37:00Z

    The government is facing a backlash over the new job support scheme, which pays two-thirds of workers’ wages affected by coronavirus closures.

  • Cote
    News

    Scrimgeour leaves Cote, Holbrook steps up

    2020-10-07T08:01:00Z

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

  • Hugh Osmond
    News

    Osmond: Loan schemes ‘dig further trouble’

    2020-10-05T07:46:00Z

    Emergency government loans designed to help companies through the pandemic could turn “once-viable businesses into zombie basket cases”, Various Eateries CEO Hugh Osmond has said.

  • Cineworld
    News

    Cineworld to close 127 UK theatres

    2020-10-05T07:45:00Z

    Cineworld has confirmed it is temporarily suspending operations at all of its 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theatres in the UK from Thursday (8 October).

  • Fullers' Parcel Yard at King's Cross
    News

    Fuller’s to lay off 10% of staff

    2020-10-01T08:42:00Z

    Fuller’s has said government advice to work from home means the pub company will have to lay off “at least” 10% of its staff, around 500 people.

  • Clive Watson
    Interviews

    City Pub Group CEO Clive Watson: ‘250 jobs at risk without better support scheme’

    2020-10-01T07:20:00Z

    Up to 250 jobs could be at risk at City Pub Group without an improvement in the chancellor’s Job Support Scheme, CEO Clive Watson has told MCA. Given the continued closure of certain premises – the group has reopened 37 of its 48-strong estate – Watson said that Sunak’s proposed 33% wage subsidy plan will not be sufficient to support pubs that are still closed, or those where operating hours have been significantly reduced.

  • Laura Grant
    News

    Pret appoints global procurement director

    2020-09-30T07:47:00Z

    Pret A Manger has appointed a new global procurement director. Laura Grant joins from Virgin Atlantic, where she was most recently vice president of strategic projects / chief of staff, and before that VP of procurement. The appointment follows the announcement of a major restructure at Pret, which ...

  • Deliveroo rider
    News

    Deliveroo to hire 15k new riders

    2020-09-29T07:40:00Z

    Deliveroo has announced it will employ an additional 15,000 riders by the end of the year, in contrast to the hospitality industry it supplies, which is continuing to haemorrhage jobs.

  • LEON
    News

    Leon appoints Ayerst MD

    2020-09-24T07:22:00Z

    Leon has appointed Nick Ayerst, former MD of TRG Concessions, as managing director.