Neil Gerrard

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Restaurant

Everything’s coming up Rosa’s: Gavin Adair on expanding Rosa's Thai Cafe despite the pandemic

13 April 2021 by

After a difficult year for the casual dining sector, Rosa’s Thai Cafe chief executive Gavin Adair is setting his sights on growth, a refreshed set of values and a new vegetarian delivery service to propel the business forward.

Hotel

Forward buying hotel rooms: an investor’s dream or risky business?

06 November 2020 by

Forward buying, or investing in hotel rooms with a view to reaping the revenue, sounds enticing, but the high-profile collapse of companies including Northern Powerhouse Developments reveals that it is fraught with complex issues.

Profiles

Queen beef: Miller & Carter's Sue Walsh on setting up the steak brand

20 March 2020 by

Mitchells & Butlers’ fast-growing steak restaurant chain Miller & Carter has proven to be a hit[...]

Chef

Steve Groves, winner of both National Chef of the Year and MasterChef: the Professionals, reveals his motivations

29 January 2020 by

Steve Groves won the National Chef of the Year title on his first try, 10 years[...]

Former Llangoed Hall chef joins Felin Fach Griffin News

Former Llangoed Hall chef joins Felin Fach Griffin

14 November 2019 by

Nick Brodie, formerly head chef of Llangoed Hall, has been appointed the new head chef of[...]

Mark Sargeant buys three Kent pubs News

Mark Sargeant buys three Kent pubs

13 November 2019 by

Pickled Egg Pub Company, the firm run by chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant and his business[...]

Harvey Ayliffe takes reins as Bluebird executive chef News

Harvey Ayliffe takes reins as Bluebird executive chef

13 November 2019

D&D London has appointed former Caprice Holdings chef Harvey Ayliffe as the new executive chef of Bluebird Chelsea and Bluebird Café White City in London.

Cheltenham Chase Hotel rebrands to Delta Hotel by Marriott News

Cheltenham Chase Hotel rebrands to Delta Hotel by Marriott

07 November 2019

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel has rebranded to a Delta Hotel by Marriott after a £2.5m refurbishment funded by investment firm Aprirose.

Chinese investor throws PizzaExpress £80m lifeline News

Chinese investor throws PizzaExpress £80m lifeline

06 November 2019 by

Hony Capital, the Chinese investment firm that owns PizzaExpres s, has injected £80m into the business[...]

Petition against Aviemore Chick-fil-A passes 1,000 signatures News

Petition against Aviemore Chick-fil-A passes 1,000 signatures

06 November 2019 by

A petition launched in protest against the opening of an outpost of controversial US chicken chain[...]

Meat-free food leaps up agenda for foodservice firms News

Meat-free food leaps up agenda for foodservice firms

06 November 2019 by

Meat-free/plant-based food has leapt up the agenda to become one of the key eating trends identified[...]

600 restaurants support 2019 StreetSmart campaign News

600 restaurants support 2019 StreetSmart campaign

05 November 2019 by

More than 600 restaurants, including the River Café, Core by Clare Smyth and Barrafina, are to[...]

Food and paper costs weigh on Shake Shack profit News

Food and paper costs weigh on Shake Shack profit

05 November 2019

Rising food and paper costs bit into the profit of rapidly expanding New York-based burger brand Shake Shack, its latest trading update has revealed.

Gold Service Scholarship 2020 semi-finalists named News

Gold Service Scholarship 2020 semi-finalists named

05 November 2019

The Gold Service Scholarship 2020 has announced a total of 47 semi-finalists who will now compete for just eight places in the final.

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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