Luke Johnson

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A growing clamour of voices treats the pandemic as if it's just health and safety gone mad | Catherine Bennett
Far too many are making a ‘commonsense’ case for relaxing restrictions

Catherine Bennett

25, Apr, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Luke Johnson in line for £12m from £100m sale of Elegant Hotels to Marriott
Biggest shareholder and former Pizza Express and Patisserie Valerie boss cashes in

Sarah Butler

18, Oct, 2019 @11:36 AM

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Patisserie Valerie ex-chair says he was tricked by false picture of company's health
Luke Johnson says collapse of chain shattered his self-belief

Zoe Wood

09, Jun, 2019 @2:32 PM

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More means less when it comes to a great cafe | David Mitchell
Patisserie Valerie lost its atmosphere when it became just another chain restaurant with a vague ‘Belgian patisserie’ theme

David Mitchell

27, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Luke Johnson: from Pizza Express to Patisserie Valerie
One-time rave organiser turned restaurateur and serial investor is no stranger to success or failure

Sarah Butler

22, Jan, 2019 @7:19 PM

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Patisserie Valerie falls into administration as bank talks fail
More than 3,000 jobs at risk at chain plunged into crisis after £40m black hole in accounts

Sarah Butler and Zoe Wood

22, Jan, 2019 @4:57 PM

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Brighton Pier owner issues profit warning
Group says profits will be fifth lower than expected, in fresh blow to chair Luke Johnson

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

10, Jan, 2019 @1:32 PM

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Patisserie Valerie's finance director resigns amid fraud allegations
Chris Marsh, who was arrested on suspicion of fraud earlier in October, leaves company

Sarah Butler

26, Oct, 2018 @12:42 PM

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Labour's shares plan for workers has glaring flaws | Nils Pratley
John McDonnell’s policy could be popular – but the Treasury getting billions might not

Nils Pratley

16, Oct, 2018 @6:48 AM

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Patisserie Valerie boss says £20m black hole in accounts is 'nightmare'
Luke Johnson has agreed to lend the struggling cake chain £20m of his own money

Rob Davies

14, Oct, 2018 @11:32 AM

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What price the wisdom of Luke Johnson, when his own company tanks? | Catherine Bennett
The Patisserie Valerie chief should look to himself before lecturing others again

Catherine Bennett

14, Oct, 2018 @4:59 AM

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It survived a Nazi air raid, but now Patisserie Valerie is in a deep hole
Brexiter Luke Johnson is forced to bail out the Soho cafe he turned into a national chain after it suffers financial catastrophe

Zoe Wood

13, Oct, 2018 @1:00 PM

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