The Propel Friday Wrap

 

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The new series, which is sponsored by innovative staffing solution provider Stint, sees Mark Stretton, former sector journalist and now head of sector PR firm Fleet Street Communications, and Propel’s insights editor Mark Wingett discussing this week’s key issues facing the UK’s hospitality sector, with a leading sector operator or expert.

 

This week they are joined by Mark Davies, chief executive of community pub company Hawthorn, to discuss the group’s plans for an IPO, how reopening has gone for the business, what more the sector can do to get the ear of the government and what the next 12 months looks like for pubs.

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Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Peter Marks, chief executive of Rekom UK

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with David Campbell, chief executive of PizzaExpress

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Nick Mackenzie, chief executive of Greene King

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Robin Rowland OBE, operating partner at investment firm TriSpan

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett by leading sector finance directors Frank Bandura of Gusto Restaurants and Victoria Stewart of The Alchemist

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Luke Johnson, who backs All Star Lanes and Gail’s Bakery, and recently acquired Curious Drinks

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Charlie McVeigh, Draft House founder and The Breakfast Club chairman

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with James Horler, chief executive of Ego Restaurants

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Young’s chief executive Patrick Dardis

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA)

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Brandon Stephens, co-founder of Tortilla

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with serial sector investor Hugh Osmond

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Brasserie Bar Co chairman Mark Derry

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Alex Reilley, chairman of AIM-listed café bar operator Loungers