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Emma Lake

Emma Lake

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News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

Compass launches £2b equity raise to weather coronavirus crisis
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Compass launches £2b equity raise to weather coronavirus crisis

19 May 2020 by

Compass has launched a £2b equity raise to allow it to “weather” the profound impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Las Iguanas and Bella Italia owner appoints advisers
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Las Iguanas and Bella Italia owner appoints advisers

18 May 2020 by

The owner of the Las Iguanas, Café Rouge and Bella Italia brands has appointed financial advisers with all restructuring options understood to be on the table.

Menuwatch: Kolamba
Without insurance payments Covid-19’s impact will be ‘absolutely devastating’, says Hide CEO
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Without insurance payments Covid-19’s impact will be ‘absolutely devastating’, says Hide CEO

13 May 2020

Without business interruption insurance payments Covid-19’s impact on the capital’s hospitality scene will be “absolutely devastating”, the founder and chief executive of Hide restaurant has said.

Crowdfunding campaign to challenge insurers hits initial fundraising goal
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Crowdfunding campaign to challenge insurers hits initial fundraising goal

13 May 2020

A hospitality crowdfunding campaign looking to challenge insurance campaigns refusing to honour business interruption policies has surpassed its initial £20,000 target.

Hospitality businesses could open from July as coronavirus lockdown measures relaxed
Minute on the clock: Tom Barton, Honest Burgers
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Minute on the clock: Tom Barton, Honest Burgers

08 May 2020

The co-founder of Honest Burgers speaks to Emma Lake about the business’s lockdown charity fundraiser, which saw burger-making kits sent across London, and reopening the group’s sites.

Sadiq Khan calls for greater grant support for London's businesses
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Sadiq Khan calls for greater grant support for London's businesses

07 May 2020

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the government to increase support to the capital’s businesses and widen access to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.