News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.
Government-backed loan scheme for large businesses expanded
The government-backed business interruption loan scheme has been expanded to cover all companies with a turnover of more than £45m. "
Chip shop promises to open 'as soon as it's safe' after man delivers rooftop ode
An award-winning fish & chip shop has promised it will start serving the seaside favourite as soon as it is safe to do so after a man climbed on to a restaurant roof and shouted his praise for the dish[...]
Urgent government inquiry to examine how sector can be supported to reopen
An urgent government inquiry will examine the best ways to support hospitality and tourism businesses to reopen and recover when government health advice allows.
Insurers turn down coronavirus claims and leave others in limbo to rely on government aid
Insurers are turning down the claims of many hospitality businesses while others wait in limbo, left to rely on government-backed relief. "
Funding secured for 275-bedroom ‘Jenga-style’ Leonardo hotel in Manchester
Funding has been secured to develop a 275-bedroom ‘Jenga-style’ Leonardo hotel in Manchester.
Dorset-based Beales Gourmet falls into administration
Dorset-based events caterer Beales Gourmet has fallen into administration as a “direct result” of the coronavirus outbreak.