On Thursday 4th February, Onward held a roundtable discussion with Diageo plc to discuss the the future of the hospitality industry after the pandemic.
The roundtable discussion considered a variety of different topics, but primarily focused on the economic effect of the pandemic on the 127,000 hospitality businesses in the UK. This led to calls for greater support packages but also clarity when lockdown restrictions may begin to ease. Additional discussion points were the important role hospitality plays in the society, both economically by providing millions of jobs and socially, by fostering a sense of belonging. All this led to a strong consensus that Ministers must work with the sector to allow it to survive the current crisis and thrive going forward.
The event was held under Chatham House Rule
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