CEO, Mark Davies talks about the reopening of pubs on BBC 5 Wake Up To Money

Over the weekend, the team visited over 190 of our community pubs as they re-opened. Hawthorn CEO, Mark Davies went on BBC 5 Wake Up To Money this morning to talk about how it all went, confirming a steady, solid start across our community pubs as they re-opened in England. With cautious optimism as the pub gardens in Scotland follow today and Wales later in the month. 

 

Our focus has always been protecting our pub Partners and customers in a socially responsible way as the nation begins to re-build confidence. We're pleased to have achieved this with 90% of our pubs re-opening and reporting positive feedback as our community pubs safely welcomed back local faces.

 

Discussing a variety of themes, including a call for VAT reduction as part of a Government stimulus package, Mark thanked the Hawthorn team and pub Partners for their excellent re-opening management, and applauded the hospitality sector for the way it has pulled together to navigate this uncertain time . 

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