The latest in our series of quick-fire client interviews, Jeffreys Henry speaks to Dan Anton, co-founder of Lahpet. Lahpet started life as a pop-up in the railway arches of London Fields by co-founders Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh, before opening their first permanent site in Shoreditch in 2018. Lahpet remains one of London's only restaurants to specialise in Burmese cuisine. Dan talks about the success of DIY kits during lockdown, how they prepared for indoor re-opening as restrictions eased, and opening their second and largest site in the midst of the pandemic.
The Business Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021 as a replacement of the previous coronavirus loan schemes (BBLS, CBILS and CLBILS). It has been designed to support businesses of all sizes across the UK recover from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government-backed scheme is available via a range of lenders.
Over 83,000 restaurants have now signed up for the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, designed to protect jobs and boost sales in the hard-hit hospitality sector. In the first week alone, over 10.5 million meals were discounted, however, just how much is this helping the industry?