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Contract caterers caught up in G20 protests

01 April 2009 by
Contract caterers caught up in G20 protests

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London. > Both an RBS branch in the City and the Bank of England, which is run by Compass Group, are reported to have come under attack by anti capitalist protesters. Lexington, which counts investment bank Schroders in the City as a client and has offices in central London, said many clients were in lockdown. Mike Sunley, chief executive of Lexington, told *Caterersearch*: "At the end of our road the police are bashing protesters who are throwing bottles. It is far from calm. "We are on
Cannon Street
about 5 minutes from the Bank of England but have a view from the roof up to The Guildhall. The helicopters are buzzing all around us and sirens going off. Apparently over on Bishopsgate however hippies are dancing in the street." Meanwhile Jamie Oliver, who will be cooking a dinner at Downing Street for the heads of state attending the G20, including Barrack Obama, is updating his fans on his preparations ](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/guide-girl/)on Twitter and his [blog](http://www.jamieoliver.com/moblog). If you've been affected by the protests please e-mail caterernews@rbi.co.uk to share your experiences and images. [On the spot: G20 battle between police and protesters outside RBS in City of London >>](http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/G20/article6015252.ece) [Hospitality industry braces itself ahead of London G20 summit >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2009/04/01/326982/hospitality-industry-braces-itself-ahead-of-london-g20-summit.html) [Compass staff caught up in RBS job losses >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2009/03/05/326548/compass-staff-caught-up-in-rbs-job-losses.html) [Lexington wins multimillion-pound deal with Schroders >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2008/03/05/319392/lexington-wins-multimillion-pound-deal-with-schroders.html) [Compass arm in multimillion-pound deal at Bank of England >>](http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2007/12/13/317854/compass-arm-in-multimillion-pound-deal-at-bank-of-england.html) By *Chris Druce* Caterersearch.com jobs Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with [Caterersearch.com jobs](www.caterersearch.com/jobs)
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