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The series, which is sponsored by Mr Yum, the world’s most powerful ordering and payments platform, sees Mark Stretton, former sector journalist and now head of sector PR firm Fleet Street Communications, and Propel’s group editor Mark Wingett discussing this week’s key issues facing the UK’s hospitality sector, with a leading sector operator or expert.

 

In a one-off special, they talk to Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts and chairman of UKHospitality, about the current challenges the sector is facing, the key issues UKHospitality is talking with the government on, and the launch and importance of the Hospitality Rising campaign. If you would like to join the likes of Parkdean, Pret A Manger, Hawksmoor and Punch Pubs in supporting Hospitality Rising, you can visit the campaign’s website at https://hospitalityrising.org/

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Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with chef Tom Kerridge

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Yishay Malkov, chief executive of Various Eateries

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Chris Jowsey, chief executive of Admiral Taverns

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Rob Pitcher, chief executive of Revolution Bars Group

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Phil Eeles, co-founder of Honest Burgers

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer, Tim Hortons UK and Ireland

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Karim Malak, chief executive of EasyHotel

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with James Watt, co-founder and chief executive of BrewDog

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Sean Donkin, managing director of The Inn Collection Group

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 the management team of Oakman Group chairman Peter Borg Neal, chief executive Dermot King, and chief investment officer Steven Kenee, plus Steve Crosswell of Cynergy Bank

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Emma Woods and Richard Morris, chair and chief executive respectively, of Tortilla

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Pano Christou, chief executive of Pret A Manger

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

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Glenn Edwards, managing director of Leon Restaurants

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Phil Urban, chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Paula MacKenzie, managing director of KFC UK&I

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Nisha Katona, founder of Indian street food concept Mowgli

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Nick Collins, chief executive of Loungers

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Brandon Stephens and Richard Morris, founder and chief executive, respectively, of Tortilla

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Clive Watson and Toby Smith, chairman and chief operating officer, of City Pub Group

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Ralph Findlay, the outgoing chief executive of Marston’s

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

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Steve Locke, interim managing director of The Breakfast Club

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 Ian Payne, executive chairman of Stonegate Group

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Simon Potts, chief executive of The Alchemist

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Martin Wolstencroft, chief executive of Arc Inspirations

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Charlie Gilkes, co-founder of the Inception Group

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Jon Lake, managing director of Chopstix

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Karen Jones, executive chair of Prezzo, chair of Mowgli and Hawksmoor, and non-executive director at Deliveroo

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Stephen Gould, managing director of Everards

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Simon Wilkinson, chief executive of Famously Proper

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Kris Gumbrell, chief executive of Brewhouse & Kitchen

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with David McDowall, president and chief operating officer at BrewDog

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Dan Davies, chairman of the Institute of Licensing and group chief executive officer of Rockpoint Leisure

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch Pubs & Co

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Sarah Willingham, chief executive of Nightcap

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Andy Laurillard, co-founder of Giggling Squid

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs

Mark Stretton and Mark Wingett discuss the week’s key issues with Mark Davies, chief executive of community pub company Hawthorn

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