November 2018

Graphite Capital’s restaurant businesses continue their award-winning streak

New World Trading Company and Hawksmoor scoop awards at Peach 2020 Graphite’s portfolio company, New World Trading Company, a fast-growing restaurant and bar business with 24 sites, has won the award for Best Destination Opening at the Peach 2020 awards for its Florist site in Liverpool. The company has also continued to win accolades at The Publican Awards, winning  Best Drinks Offer, Best Pub Employer, Best Pub Operations Team and Business Leader of the Year, following its six awards in 2017. Also at Peach 2020, Hawksmoor, the operator of premium steak restaurants, has won the award for Best Entrepreneurial Company. Following the success of Hawksmoor in Manchester, the company opened a 161-cover restaurant in central Edinburgh in July 2018, taking the total number of Hawksmoor restaurants to eight. Hawksmoor has also secured a site for its first restaurant outside of the UK, on Park Avenue in New York, where it plans to open a 225-cover restaurant in 2019.

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