Deliveroo to launch Eat In to Help Out to ‘help small restaurants’: Deliveroo is offer customers a discount in September to encourage them to “eat in to help out”. The delivery company will offer £5 off orders of £20 or more every Monday to Wednesday until the end of the month. Deliveroo will be offering money off the first 100,000 orders at small restaurants each week until the end of the month. National chains will not be part of the deal, unless they pick up the tab themselves. “Deliveroo is passionate about supporting local restaurants, who are central to our business and to so many high streets across the UK,” Deliveroo boss Will Shu said. “Our restaurant partners play a vital role in our economy, just as they do people’s everyday lives, bringing people the food they love. We know they have been hit hard recently, and we hope our Eat In to Help Out scheme can play a part in helping their businesses through this difficult period.” Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the hospitality sector, both during the lockdown and emerging from it. Thousands of restaurants and cafes forced to close during lockdown were thankfully able to continue trading in some way using delivery services such as Deliveroo.” Around 16,000 local restaurants will be involved in the scheme, Deliveroo said. Customers will be given a code to use to apply the discount.
Sam Jones is promoted to Junkyard Golf managing director: Crazy golf brand Junkyard Golf Club has promoted Sam Jones to managing director. Jones joined Junkyard Golf Club in October 2018 as commercial director managing teams in operations, finance, marketing, PR and brand. During his time, the business has grown from three to five venues including opening a new flagship site in London. Prior to joining Junkyard Golf Club Jones was with Revolution Bars Group for 18 years and held a number of positions across operations, brand and marketing, leaving as marketing director in 2018. Jones said: “It has been a difficult six months for the entire industry. However Junkyard Golf Club remains well set to come out of this period stronger than ever and early indications are very promising. Seeing the teams pull together and embrace change as we adapt to these new trading conditions has been incredible. We have a fantastic team across the sites and head office and I’m excited about leading them into this next phase of the business and looking forward to getting back into growth next year, starting with Newcastle before expanding into further cities across the UK and potentially overseas.” Co-Founder of Junkyard Golf Club Mat Lake added: “We’re delighted to appoint Sam as our new MD. Since joining us two years ago he has proven to be an incredibly strong and inspiring leader. His deep understanding of our business, combined with wide experience, knowledge and insight of the hospitality sector means he is the perfect fit for Junkyard. He is uniquely qualified to continue our success story, developing Junkyard Golf Club in new and exciting ways. We’re looking forward to supporting Sam, as he steers the business through our next chapter.”