By M&C Report team2012-09-13T07:19:00+01:00
D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena has called on the government to withdraw relief or introduce a covid-tax on industries that have benefited from the pandemic in 2020, such as supermarkets, online retailers and delivery companies.
Like so many others in the sector, D&D London CEO Des Gunewardena is now well accustomed to receiving bad news. As the operator behind some of central London’s most iconic corporate and fine dining hot-spots, the government’s latest round of restrictions forcing city workers back out of the office and socialites to bed by 10pm have had an inevitable impact on the business. But Gunewardena is “trying to stay positive,” and having accepted that we could be living in a world of continued uncertainty for quite some time, his ‘new normal’ management style when it comes to the group’s 41-strong estate is “to suck it up and get on with it,” he tells MCA.
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Greene King is renaming four of its pubs where the existing names are thought to hold racist connotations.
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