WEBINAR: Emerging from Lockdown PART 1 – the leisure sector post COVID-19


Tuesday 28th July 2020
WEBINAR: Emerging from Lockdown PART 1 – the leisure sector post COVID-19


The Leisure Property Forum

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The Leisure Property Forum


Tuesday 28th July 2020


9:15 am - 10:00 am


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Emerging from Lockdown – pubs & bars post COVID-19 

What are the trends as Leisure emerges from the lockdown?

Join us for our morning webinar looking at early indications of activity as leisure and hospitality emerge into their new ‘business as normal’.

Date: 28th July 2020

Time: 9.15am – access via Zoom invitation

In our first webinar on this topic, the Leisure Property Forum invites its membership to explore with us the early results and trends experienced by those with hospitality businesses in the wet-led sector that have opened up in July. While it will still be early days, our group of panellists from pubs and bars will give their insight in to how their businesses are shaping up, what changes they are experiencing and how they see the industry evolving now that trading has recommenced and they are engaging with customers again.

We will have the most up-to-date research with a sector round-up on the early indications of how our guests and consumers are reacting to the re-opening of the industry from Karl Chessel, CGA’s Business Unit Director for Food and Retail. After his presentation, there will be a chance to ask our panel of operators to share their early learnings.

We are delighted to welcome our chair for this session: Mark Stretton from. Fleet Street Communications who will be directing your questions to:

Simon Potts – CEO of The Alchemist,

Simon has run leading experiential cocktail and restaurant concept ‘The Alchemist’ since 2015. Cutting his teeth in the Living Ventures stable, he led a management buyout of the business, backed by Palatine Private Equity, steering The Alchemist from revenues of £11m in 2015 to £50m in 2020. The Alchemist has won many prestigious sector awards and has sites across key UK cities including London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

Karen Bosher – Managing Director of  Premium,Urban Pubs and Venture Brands at Greene King

Karen joined Greene King in 2012 from JJB Sports where she was retail director on the executive team. Prior to this, Karen enjoyed a long career in the retail sector, latterly at Mothercare plc where she was head of operations for eight years.

Sarah Wall – Owner and Director of independent London pub operator, Livelyhood.

Sarah founded the independent neighbourhood pubs eight years ago in 2011, and they are fast becoming South London’s best-loved locals, currently six strong and still growing. Prior to establishing Livelyhood Pubs, Sarah owned Capricorn London before selling it in 2011.

Karl Chessel from CGA will be presenting the early research and numbers from the first 3 weeks of re-opening.

Karl has supported the eating and drinking out sector throughout his career, leading teams at businesses including Experian and CallCredit. He has worked closely with pub, bar and restaurant companies to understand their goals and provide tailored consumer insight and location planning solutions.

The webinar will be held on Zoom which is free to users. You will be able to join our seminar here – zoom.us/join – once you have registered and received the event details.

We would encourage you to participate both by submitting your questions beforehand, and by joining the event at 9.15am on the 28th July 2020.

Please submit your questions in advance by 18th July 2020 via email – info@leisurepropertyforum.co.uk

The LPF is committed to its mission during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this virtual event is intended to meet our objectives to both inform and facilitate the sharing of vital information on your behalf.

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