Alastair Storey

WSH Chairman Appointed to Government’s Hospitality Council

Our chairman Alastair Storey has been appointed to the government’s new hospitality council, to aid the recovery of our sector following the pandemic.

The council will support the delivery of the government’s hospitality strategy, identifying and overseeing actions related to its 22 commitments. Initiatives include bringing businesses together with universities to boost innovation, using Plan for Jobs programmes such as Kickstart to help with recruitment and reducing the industry’s waste and plastic consumption.

Co-chaired by business minister Paul Scully and Prezzo chair Karen Jones, the first meeting of the council takes place today.

The council has 22 members and includes:

  • Paul Scully, business minister (co-chair)
  • Karen Jones, chair of Prezzo (co-chair)
  • Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality chief executive
  • Alastair Storey, Westbury Street Holdings chairman and chief executive
  • Emma McClarkin, British Beer & Pub Association chief executive
  • Steve Alton, British Institute of Innkeeping chief executive
  • Nick Summers, the Nationwide Caterers Association managing director
  • James Calder, Small Independent Brewers Association chief executive
  • Andy Hornby, the Restaurant Group chief executive
  • Colin Hill, Nando’s UK & Northern Ireland chief executive
  • Robin Hutson, chief executive and chairman of Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels
  • Simon Emeny, Fuller’s chief executive
  • Nick MacKenzie, Greene King chief executive
  • Rob Pitcher, Revolution Bars Group chief executive
  • Jane O’Riordan, Turtle Bay, Caravan and Flight Club Chair
  • Rich McGinnis, nightclub and events entrepreneur
  • Nisha Katona, Mowgli Street Food founder and chief executive
  • Will Beckett, Hawksmoor co-founder and chief executive
  • Alex Rayner, Starbucks UK, Austria and Switzerland vice president and general manager
  • Emma Simmonds, Deliveroo vice president, consumer
  • Tim Doubleday, Burger King UK chief financial officer
  • Paula Lindenberg, Budweiser Brewing Group UK, Ireland, Spain and the Canary Islands president

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