By M&C Report team2012-09-17T11:14:00+01:00
High-end restaurant group D&D London is considering expanding its suburban presence in light of the changes to people’s social behaviour caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Wetherspoon has announced plans for an equity placing to raise proceeds of up to £93.7m.
Less than half of pubs eligible for one-off November lockdown grants had received payment by the beginning of January, according to findings from the Forum of British Pubs.
Greene King is launching its second coronavirus support fund later this month in partnership with the Licensed Trade Charity.
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