Costa Coffee helps Whitbread weather hotels slowdown

Whitbread chief executive Andy Harrison said the hotel market was showing a divergence in performance between a robust London and the regions Whitbread, which has the most hotel rooms in Britain, said its size and flexible pricing had helped it win market share as sales growth at its Premier Inn business and the broader sector […]


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New Year honours include an award for tycoon jailed over stock market scandal

Business gongs include CBE for Gerald Ronson, one of the ‘Guinness four’, for charity work since serving jail term in 1990 Gerald Ronson, the veteran tycoon jailed for his part in one of Britain’s best-known stock market scandals as one of the “Guinness Four”, is among those recognised in the New Year honours list. Ronson, […]


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