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James Stagg

James Stagg

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James is the editor of The Caterer and leads the brand in print, online and through its prestigious portfolio of events, which include the Cateys, Acorn Awards, Caterer Summits, Product Excellence Awards and UK Sommelier of the Year.

Food & Drink

Happy hour: Summer drinks to celebrate the end of lockdown

15 May 2020 by

When you reopen the doors to your bar, what’s the first drink your customers will order to toast their freedom? Something a bit more celebratory than what they’ve been drinking for weeks at home, the suppliers are betting.

News

Two-thirds of diners plan to return to restaurants once restrictions are lifted

14 May 2020 by

Almost two-thirds of diners plan to return to restaurants once restrictions are lifted, though four in five would be reassured by widely spaced tables and visible hygiene practices.

Wave of pub insolvencies expected once moratorium on petitions is lifted News

Wave of pub insolvencies expected once moratorium on petitions is lifted

27 April 2020 by

Winding up petitions against pubs and bars are up 73% on 2019, with a wave of[...]

Hospitality leaders to mentor apprentices through lockdown News

Hospitality leaders to mentor apprentices through lockdown

27 April 2020 by

A group of hospitality leaders are to mentor apprentices through a series of virtual talks aimed[...]

Signature Living’s Shankly hotel in Liverpool falls into administration News

Signature Living’s Shankly hotel in Liverpool falls into administration

20 April 2020 by

Signature Shankly, the property subsidiary of Signature Living’s Shankly hotel in Liverpool, has gone into administration,[...]

Lockdown diaries: how operators are coping with the coronavirus crisis Business

Lockdown diaries: how operators are coping with the coronavirus crisis

17 April 2020 by

Once the finances are dealt with, lockdown is a time for maintenance, marketing and maintaining relationships.[...]

Like-for-like restaurant and pub sales fell 58% in March News

Like-for-like restaurant and pub sales fell 58% in March

17 April 2020

Like-for-like sales in pubs, restaurants and bars fell 58% last month as trading slowed dramatically even before the official lockdown on 20 March.

Coronavirus: at least three more weeks of lockdown announced News

Coronavirus: at least three more weeks of lockdown announced

16 April 2020

The UK is to remain in lockdown for at least a further three weeks after foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced an extension to the existing limits on daily life.

Burger King begins phased reopening of restaurants News

Burger King begins phased reopening of restaurants

16 April 2020 by

Burger King is to begin a phased reopening of its restaurants, starting with four sites that[...]

Wasabi rejects suggestions it is fighting for survival News

Wasabi rejects suggestions it is fighting for survival

16 April 2020 by

Wasabi has rejected claims it is fighting for survival after a national newspaper suggested that reported[...]

Employees who changed roles last month and seasonal workers now covered by furlough scheme News

Employees who changed roles last month and seasonal workers now covered by furlough scheme

15 April 2020 by

Employees who changed jobs last month are now covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)[...]

London hotel transactions hold up as investors seek safety News

London hotel transactions hold up as investors seek safety

15 April 2020 by

The sale of the Ritz hotel in London drove transactions to £1.15b in the capital in[...]

Menuwatch: Sussex, London Chef

Menuwatch: Sussex, London

08 April 2020

The Gladwin brothers’ mission is clear in their fourth restaurant, with its southern England influence coming through in more than just name

Stonegate manager uses time furloughed to 3D print PPE for the NHS News

Stonegate manager uses time furloughed to 3D print PPE for the NHS

08 April 2020

A Stonegate general manager has used his time furloughed to help make personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers using 3D printing.

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.

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