Register now for Arena’s ‘Hospitality - The Road to Recovery’

By Berenice, Wednesday 13 January 2021

On the morning of Thursday 28 January 2021 we will host our first Ask Arena virtual event of 2021, 'Hospitality - The Road to Recovery'. Headlining the event, we are delighted to welcome back Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UKHospitality, who will present the latest government updates, the financial support available and what the next chapter holds for our industry as we move forward into 2021. Kate will also be joined by a fantastic panel of hospitality industry operators.

As we start the new year, the government’s promise of a substantial rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine provides much needed optimism going forward and a feeling that we can return to some sort of normality in the not-too-distant future. It has never been more important for both hospitality operators and suppliers to put their plans in place for when our much-loved industry re-opens.  

Hospitality - The Road to Recovery, sponsored by Access Hospitality – one of the UK’s leading suppliers of software to the hospitality market - will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the current situation and explore what hospitality professionals need to focus on when planning their re-opening in a whole new world.

Our Speakers

Headlining the event we are excited to welcome back Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UKHospitality, who recently received her much-deserved OBE in the New Years Honours list for services to the hospitality industry, particularly during the pandemic. Kate will present the latest government updates, the financial support available and what the next chapter holds for our industry as we move forward into 2021.  

Kate will then be joined by an esteemed panel of hospitality industry operators who between them have nearly 100 years of hospitality experience. Hamish Stoddart, Managing Director, Peach Pub Company, Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director, Red Carnation Hotels, Frank Bandura, Chief Financial Officer, Gusto Restaurants Ltd and David Whyte, Hospitality Solutions Consultant from Access Hospitality will share their knowledge, experience and practical advice on what operators should be planning for when they re-open their doors to their customers and beyond.

Click here to find out more about this must-attend virtual event and to register for your free place.

Building A Sustainable Future in partnership with Food Service Circle

By Berenice, Tuesday 5 January 2021

In the last of our 2020 webinars, we were delighted to welcome Wendy Bartlett, Founder, Bartlett Mitchell; Mark Davies, Managing Director, ISS UK Foodservice and David Mulcahy, Culinary Ambassador, Sodexo UK & Ireland to the floor, hosted by Jane Renton, Executive Editor, H20 Publishing. In what has been a year none of us could have ever imagined, it’s fantastic to see our industry working together and supporting each other to build a more sustainable future for all.

The session began with an introduction from Wendy Bartlett to Food Service Circle, the new platform that has been created to help those out of work with opportunities, tools, interview techniques and that all important ability to “think outside the box”.   The content is fuelled by a unique collaboration of the vast majority of contract caterers across the sector and is designed to not only help people find work, but also to give them the tools and knowledge to make them employable to a wider range of employees. 

And, importantly, it has created, for the first time, a showcase for the foodservice industry. 

The webinar continued into a panel discussion hosted by Jane Renton, which focused on flexi-catering, mental health and the road to recovery. Click here to find out more about the important discussion.