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Emma Lake

Emma Lake

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News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.

The fish king: Whatley Manor's Niall Keating on winning the fish course on Great British Menu
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The fish king: Whatley Manor's Niall Keating on winning the fish course on Great British Menu

22 May 2020 by

After a gruelling eight weeks, the final dishes have been selected for this year’s Great British Menu banquet. Emma Lake speaks to Niall Keating, executive chef of two-Michelin-starred Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds, who was the second chef to make[...]

Industry had contracted before the Covid-19 lockdown
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Industry had contracted before the Covid-19 lockdown

21 May 2020 by

Restaurant numbers had already fallen by 2.4% year-on-year at the end of March, the CGA AlixPartners Market Recovery Monitor has shown.

CH&Co undergoes refinancing and fundraise to support business as it exits lockdown
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

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

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.

Winding-up petitions increase by 165% in 2020, with further surge expected when ban ends
Patricia Yates on how VisitBritain plans to bring tourism back
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Patricia Yates on how VisitBritain plans to bring tourism back

15 May 2020

UK tourism looks set to lose a staggering £22b in tourist spending, putting thousands of jobs and businesses at risk. Patricia Yates, acting chief executive of VisitBritain, explains to Emma Lake that offering reassurance and an agile response to demand[...]

Alain Roux follows in his father's footsteps to become Hospitality Action patron
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Alain Roux follows in his father's footsteps to become Hospitality Action patron

14 May 2020

Industry charity Hospitality Action has welcomed Alain Roux as a patron as he takes on the mantle from his father Michel.

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.