Kate Nicholls was appointed CEO of UKHospitality, the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector, in April 2018, having previously worked as CEO and Strategic Affairs Director of the ALMR. After gaining a degree in English and a post-graduate diploma in competition law, Kate worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and European Parliament before joining Whitbread as Government Relations Manager, starting her careers in hospitality in 1993. Kate was Director at one of the largest independent public affairs companies, working with a number of hospitality, retail and leisure accounts before establishing her own strategic communications consultancy in 2000. She is a graduate of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Kings College London.
February 27 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Keynote Theatre 1
Speaking: Kate Nicholls
The casual dining sector has faced a perfect storm of Brexit fuelled inflation, rising regulatory costs and soaring rates and rents. With Brexit looming, this session explores whether we are through the worst and the perils and pitfalls on the political road ahead which may impact on business competitiveness and productivity.