Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tag: Luke Johnson

Pier boss uses Question Time appearance to challenge government’s lockdown strategy

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In between the woke and the waverers, it takes a brave person to challenge the roadmap to re-opening. Throwing down the gauntlet with some uncomfortable questions was Brighton Pier Group owner Luke Johnson who took to the Question Time platform to push the debate forward.

Brighton Pier boss warns of recession “like the Great Depression”

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The owner of Brighton Pier has claimed the UK could enter a second “Great Depression” if the government does not increase national testing in order to lessen lockdown limits on those unaffected.

Pier boss boosts backing for Brighton landmark

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Brighton Pier Group chairman Luke Johnson has announced he will increase his holding in the investment company, which has managed the Grade II listed Brighton Palace pier since 2016, from 23.7 percent to 27 percent. The highly regarded businessman, who recently bolstered his attraction portfolio with the acquisition of Paradise Island Adventure Golf, will increase his stake by exercising almost...

Palace Pier entrepreneur wants to takeover i360

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The boss of Brighton’s Palace Pier has approached the council in a bid to takeover operations of the town’s i360. Entrepreneur Luke Johnson approached the council after news that operators of the struggling tourist attraction had requested a significant delay to £6 million in loan repayments, due to be repaid over the next six years. In a letter to the council,...

Brighton Pier owner on the power of nostalgia

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British entrepreneur and Brighton Palace Pier owner, Luke Johnson, has spoken of the benefits nostalgia can bring when revitalising products.   The businessman, who bought the pier in 2016, said: “Making a faded brand work in the 21st century means respecting the past, but making the offer relevant to a modern clientele.” Johnson acknowledged the importance of heritage in relation to the...

Brighton rocketing: pier sees increasing revenues, profits and investment

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In the first full year since its takeover by hospitality entrepreneur Luke Johnson, the Brighton Pier Group has recorded impressive results with a 278 percent rise in profits and a near 40 percent increase in revenues.   The Brighton Pier Group has announced a pre-tax profit of £3.5m for the year ending 25 June 2017, a 278 per-cent rise on...

Brighton Palace Pier boss expects best ever year for tourism

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Brighton Palace Pier is ready for a summer tourism season of great hope and optimism. And why not - it’s made significant improvements in preparation.   The owner of Brighton Palace Pier has said he expects both it and the south coast resort to have their best year to date for tourism due to the post- Brexit devaluation of the pound. Speaking...

Brighton leisure leaders slam Southern bosses and unions

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As the chaos surrounding Southern Rail deepens, leading Brighton and Hove business people and politicians have renewed calls for action. But while some blame the government, others are directing their rage at the trade unions who called for strike action. Brighton’s leisure bosses, including the new owner of Brighton Pier, have hit out at Southern Rail. Travel disruption between London...