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haysmacintyre and Propel benchmarking survey receives most responses to date

5th August 2016

The haysmacintyre UK Hospitality Index Survey in association with Propel, which closed on 03 August, has received the highest amount of responses to date after more than 110 companies took part. Those participating included a host of large pubs and casual dining brands as well as smaller multi-site pub, restaurant and foodservice companies.

Partner Andrew Ball commented saying:

 “I am delighted to see a record number of responses to the survey this year, which will allow for increased analysis and comparability. I look forward to reviewing the information and presenting the results to participants at our report launch on 6 September.”

A first preview of the results shows a hospitality sector either unhappy or unfazed by the outcome of the EU referendum.

47% of respondents saw the implications as negative citing staffing issues, falling consumer confidence and rising costs as their concerns.  Another 47%, with a neutral viewpoint, identified the anticipated rise in tourism as a result of a weak pound as balancing out the negatives.  Only 6% considered the referendum result as likely to have a positive impact on their business.

The full haysmacintyre UK Hospitality Index Report based on the survey responses of over 100 key operators in the hospitality sector will be launched on 6 September.