New World Can't Wait to be Trading again
April 13th, 2021
It has been a difficult year for hospitality with a trilogy of lockdowns, tier systems, curfews and even the requirement to eat with your drink. But, despite the industry-wide complexities, NWTC is firmly focused on the future.
With the government roadmap allowing outdoor hospitality venues to open, NWTC has re-opened six venues with outside spaces – three of their independent brands (The Oast House, Manchester; The Canal House, Birmingham and The Club House, Liverpool) alongside three Botanists in Cheltenham, MediaCityUK and Trinity-Leeds.
Following the opening of its outdoor venues, by May 17th, government guidelines permitting, NWTC hopes to return to its full capacity of venues - a capacity that has increased during the pandemic, thanks to the opening of The Botanist Lincoln in August 2020.
And, at a time when many operators are pressing pause, The New World Trading Company is continuing to grow, counting itself as one of the few portfolios planning to add – rather than close – sites in its estate, by recently announcing 2 new locations in Plymouth (The Club House) and Sheffield (The Furnace) in the coming months.
Natasha Waterfield, who was appointed COO for NWTC just prior to the start of the pandemic, "It's been a tough year for hospitality, but I'm incredibly proud to be at the helm of such a resilient business that is powered and supported by our amazing teams across the country.
I’m equally proud to be an operator in such a phenomenal industry and I look forward to visiting many of our industry venues to wish them luck and show them our support.
To be able to still open a venue and plan two more is a testament to the talent within our NWTC family. We cannot wait to re-open each of our locations and get our teams back doing what they do - providing unrivalled experiences for our guests."