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Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

By Restaurant

The Ledbury's triumph at the National Restaurant Awards, another new project for Jason Atherton, and the £1bn sale of The Ivy are among this week's most read stories.

Sexy Fish confirms Manchester opening which will hold the largest Champagne collection in the country

Sexy Fish confirms Manchester opening

By James McAllister

Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings is taking its Sexy Fish brand to Manchester for its second UK outpost, which it claims will hold the ‘largest Champagne collection in the country’.

Bill's shutters a further 12 sites amid 'difficult market conditions' following the removal of Covid-19 restrictions

Bill's shutters a further 12 sites

By James McAllister

All-day restaurant group Bill's has confirmed it shuttered a further 12 sites amid 'difficult market conditions' following the removal of Covid-19 restrictions.

Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

Friday five: the week's top hospitality stories

By Restaurant

The crowning of the World's Best Bar, the second launch from Mexican Japanese restaurant brand Los Mochis, and fresh details of Richard Caring's brash Greek restaurant Bacchanalia are among this week's most read stories in hospitality.

Bill’s restaurant group confirms closures as losses widen

Bill’s confirms closures as losses widen

By Georgi Gyton

Bill’s has confirmed it has closed 14 loss-making restaurants during the last financial year as cost pressures forced it to revaluate its performance.

Photo credit: Ewan Munro (via Flickr)

Le Caprice reopens as training academy

By James McAllister

Iconic London restaurant Le Caprice has reopened as a training academy in response to the worsening staff shortage hitting the hospitality sector.

Bill's restaurant founder Bill Collison on why he chose to stick around

Bill's founder Bill Collison on why he chose to stick around

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Bill’s is now playing a much bigger role in the business following a string of senior management departures, with the all-day restaurant group tackling a recent sales slump with a heavy investment into its 80-strong estate.

Richard Caring admits Bill's restaurant group needed helps

Richard Caring: "Bill's needed help"

By Mark Wingett

Richard Caring says he received approaches for Bill’s last year, but that he didn’t think the all-day dining restaurant group was “dressed well enough to be sold” and that “it needed help”.

The Ivy Collection names first CEO

The Ivy Collection names first CEO

By Mark Wingett and Finn Scott-Delany

David Campbell, formerly of Wagamama, has joined The Ivy Collection restaurant group as its first chief executive.

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