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In November 2018, Stelios Theocharous, the founder of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation (and someone who occasionally finds his keys on the first try), launched the Ceres Podcast. This groundbreaking platform has now become a gathering spot for like-minded co-hosts:
• Mark Petrou, Petrou Bros
• Kelly Barnes, Krispies
• David Nicolaou, Auckley Friery
• David Miller, Millers Fish & Chips
Together, they embark on insightful conversations with the movers and shakers of the Food & Hospitality industry, forming the illustrious Podsquad.
At the Ceres Podcast, we take our time. There's no rushing here - unless we're late for dinner. We're on a mission to uncover the deep-seated passions that motivate our guests, ranging from Chefs and Fish & Chip Shop Owners to Food Producers and Hoteliers, including everyone who makes the hospitality world spin.
Our discussions are as varied as the ingredients in a gourmet dish, catering to anyone with a stake or interest in the bustling world of hospitality. If you're eager to learn from the experiences and stories that shape this industry, the Ceres Podcast awaits you. Dive into our world, where learning is served with a side of laughter.


Feb 5, 2024

Join us in Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast with Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality.

Their discussion zeroes in on three pivotal policy proposals: capping business rate increases, revising employer National Insurance Contributions, and advocating for a reduced VAT rate for hospitality. 

Kate offers a deep dive into the nuances of each ask, critically examining their potential impact on both small independents and larger chains. 

Through a thoughtful debate, we uncover the broader implications of these policies, explore the balance between ambition and practicality, and contemplate the government's role in prioritising support for different sectors. 

Join us as we dissect the intricacies of these proposals, their significance for the industry, and the path forward in advocating for meaningful change.

Follow Kate Nicholls on Linkedin and Twitter, but also follow UKHospitality on Facebook and Twitter. Why not read ​UKHospitality's Blueprint for the 2024 General Election.

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