Tuesday 26 September

12pm – 3pm

The Black Friar, Blackfriars Rd, Manchester M3 7DB



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All that’s hot in food, drink and fun.

Come along and hear insights, observations from TheBusinessDesk.com’s hospitality and food writer Thom Hetherington, Camilla Topham from Distrkt, a leading consultant to property clients serving restaurant businesses, and Jonathan Heyes the founder of Common & Nell’s.

Thom Hetherington

Camilla Topham

Jonathan Heyes






The restaurant sector in the North West is at an exciting turning point. In the toughest of markets, with a perfect storm of challenges, the hardiest of operators have launched, bringing new food experiences at all parts of the market.

Thom, Camilla and Jonathan know this market inside out and want to give you insights into what’s hot, what’s coming next, and what’s the secret sauce for success.

What to expect?

  • Two-course lunch & welcome drink on arrival
  • Hear from experts in the hospitality industry
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Connect with professionals, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders