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Bruntwood NRB Debate

Bruntwood NRB Debate

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Bruntwood NRB DebateThe Bruntwood NRB Debate takes place on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at Manchester Central alongside NRB19. The familiar two-part format will be hosted by NRB CEO Thom Hetherington and panel chair Lucy Noone Blake.

For the second year, the NRB Debate will be sponsored by Bruntwood, whose properties across Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham, house an array of leading operators.

International Restaurateur Jason Atherton headlines Bruntwood NRB Debate

Jason AthertonSheffield born Jason Atherton is one of the UK’s most successful global restaurateurs and will headline this year’s Bruntwood NRB Debate at Northern Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Jason, who was head chef at Manchester’s legendary Mash & Air in the ‘90s, has built a global restaurant empire that now includes sixteen restaurants, four of which have Michelin stars, across three continents, seven countries and eight cities.

Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001. After launching ‘Maze’ Jason left to launch his own flagship restaurant ‘Pollen Street Social’, which was awarded a coveted Michelin star within just six months of opening. 

Host Thom Hetherington will explore what fired this Northern chef to global success and about his role as principal patron for Hospitality Action.

Panel Debate: Food is truly analogue but how we experience it is increasingly digital

Chaired by Lucy Noone Blake, the panel will discuss how brands and businesses build brand loyalty and ensure their share of the marketplace, how to bridge the gap between their online presence and driving actual footfall and whether social media really is the be all and end all.

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