Investment

QHotels' Oxford Belfry has benefitted from the bandwidth upgrade

QHotels invests £1.7m in internet upgrade

By Becky Paskin

The 21-strong QHotels has invested £1.7m in upgrading its IT facilities, and now claims to be the only hotel group in the UK to offer a 90mbps internet bandwidth for conferences.

Ajith Jaya-Wickrema joins the six-strong Tampopo chain

Las Iguanas founder joins Tampopo

By Mark Stretton

One of the founders of Las Iguanas has joined the board of Tampopo, the East Asian noodle house concept, as an investing director.

Campbell founded Clapham House Group, which owns Gourmet Burger Kitchen, in 1993

Clapham House CEO resigns after Nando’s takeover

By Becky Paskin

Paul Campbell has resigned from his position as chief executive of Clapham House, following its recent sale to casual dining restaurant group Nando’s and de-listing from AIM.

Luke Johnson is also chairman of Patisserie Valerie and Giraffe Restaurants

Luke Johnson buys majority stake in Ego Restaurants

By Mark Stretton

Luke Johnson, the serial restaurant investor, has acquired a majority stake in Ego Restaurants, the 10-strong Mediterranean casual dining concept run by James Horler, for an undisclosed sum

Paramount restructures

Paramount restructures

By Stefan Chomka

The Chez Gerard owner announces a financial restructuring of the business following private equity owner Silverfleet Capital's sale of its entire interest in the company to its existing lenders