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Tim Martin – “5% pay increase was the right thing to do”

6th November, 2014

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has described a 5% pay increase for his hourly staff implemented in October as the ‘right thing to do’. He said: “That 5% is above the industry average and well above the national average increase. ...more

Property costs 'biggest challenge facing sector' says ALMR chairman Steve Richards

6th November, 2014

The biggest problem facing the casual dining sector is the price of property, Steve Richards, chairman of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), said this week.

Richards, who is also chief executive of Tragus Group, owner of the Cafe ...more

Karen Forrester – employee pressure pushed TGI Friday's into being more green

6th November, 2014

Karen Forrester, chief executive of TGI Friday's, revealed this week that it was pressure from younger employees that pushed the company into reducing the amount of waste it sent to landfill to zero.

Speaking at a conference organised by the ...more