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Emma Lake

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News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

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Hospitality Action urges those struggling with mental health to call its helpline as industry faces renewed pressures

22 September 2020 by

With the industry facing tough months ahead under further restrictions, Hospitality Action has urged those struggling with their mental health to reach out via its confidential helpline, which is available around the clock.

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Curfew reaction: operators fear toll of 'devastating' and 'illogical' restriction

22 September 2020 by

The blanket 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants across England has been described as a “devastating” and “illogical” ruling, which will have a significant impact on an industry that has spent more than six months struggling to save jobs and[...]

How to... restore cost control and profitability Advice

How to... restore cost control and profitability

17 September 2020 by

The pandemic has changed the landscape when it comes to running a successful business, so try[...]

NHS urges operators to prepare for test and trace app launch News

NHS urges operators to prepare for test and trace app launch

17 September 2020 by

Hospitality venues have been asked to create their own QR code in preparation for the launch[...]

Rental moratorium extended, protecting businesses from eviction until 2021 News

Rental moratorium extended, protecting businesses from eviction until 2021

16 September 2020 by

Businesses will be protected from eviction from commercial units until the end of 2020 after the[...]

Loungers looks to restart roll-out, saying Covid-19 has ‘strengthened our belief’ in scalability News

Loungers looks to restart roll-out, saying Covid-19 has ‘strengthened our belief’ in scalability

16 September 2020 by

Like-for-like sales increases of 30% in the last 10 weeks have seen Loungers look to reignite[...]

D&D London to open Bristol restaurant Klosterhaus next month News

D&D London to open Bristol restaurant Klosterhaus next month

14 September 2020

D&D London will open new restaurant Klosterhaus in Bristol’s Cabot Circus on 2 October, with the concept paying tribute to the “dining scene of grand mittel-European cafés”.

Mike Tye named as chairman of Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas owner the Big Table News

Mike Tye named as chairman of Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas owner the Big Table

14 September 2020

Mike Tye has been appointed non-executive chairman of the Big Table, the restaurant company created through the purchase of Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas owner Casual Dining Group last month.

Wetherspoon boss insists pubs are safe as group sees 66 positive tests from 41,000 staff in 10 weeks News

Wetherspoon boss insists pubs are safe as group sees 66 positive tests from 41,000 staff in 10 weeks

14 September 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has seen 66 positive Covid-19 test results among its 41,564 employees across 861 pubs[...]

New 'rule of six' restrictions come into force, limiting social gatherings News

New 'rule of six' restrictions come into force, limiting social gatherings

14 September 2020 by

New ‘rule of six’ restrictions come into force today, forbidding the gathering of seven or more[...]

Gusto looks to CVA to secure its future News

Gusto looks to CVA to secure its future

14 September 2020 by

Italian restaurant group Gusto has launched a CVA proposal to “secure the future of the business”[...]

Government must act over rent crisis to prevent ‘hospitality bloodbath’ News

Government must act over rent crisis to prevent ‘hospitality bloodbath’

14 September 2020 by

A “bloodbath” of hospitality business failures will follow the end of the moratorium on lease forfeiture[...]

Franck Arnold revealed as the Savoy's new managing director News

Franck Arnold revealed as the Savoy's new managing director

10 September 2020

Franck Arnold has been revealed as managing director and regional vice-president of London’s Savoy hotel, ahead of its reopening.

Ruling in business interruption test cases expected on Tuesday News

Ruling in business interruption test cases expected on Tuesday

10 September 2020

Rulings in the High Court test cases held to determine if insurers should pay out business interruption claims related to Covid-19 will be announced on Tuesday (15 September) at 10.30am.

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