Directors at Gourmet Holdings, the restaurant and pub operator, have bought shares in the company. On Monday Andrew Guy, managing director, bought 12,500 shares at 27p each. The following day he acquired a further 12,500 at 29.5p each. His total outlay for the two transactions was just over £7,000. Then yesterday Richard Scott, the company’s recently-appointed chairman, acquired 20,000 shares at 28.5p, an investment of £5,700. Guy and Scott now hold 411,535 and 45,000 shares respectively. Last week the company announced that it was selling its six pub-restaurants, four of which trade under the Bel & the Dragon brand, to focus on Richoux, its all-day brasserie.