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UpStart Wales Video Podcast with Tommy Heaney


As we emerge from the third lockdown, we recognise some of the adverse changes the hospitality industry has had to implement into its daily practices in order to survive.

With the recent reopening of outdoor dining, and with inside dining soon to follow suit, it’s safe to say that such developments will aid the hospitality industry back to health and towards a long-awaited recovery.

In this video podcast for UpStart Wales, Will Roberts (Managing Director at WebBox) talks with Tommy Heaney (Head chef and owner of Heaneys Restaurants, Pontcanna), to discuss which practices and adaptations he had to implement in his restaurant during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Other topics included are; how the business had to quickly adapt to the everchanging regulations and laws, how they were able to implement changes overnight in light of the furlough scheme, and what they learnt from these experiences – not only to ensure the business’ survival at the time, but to strengthen the business going forward.


Darwin Gray is a commercial law firm based in Cardiff. We are proud of our reputation for using a practical and solution-focused approach when helping our clients.

We have a strong team ethic, putting approachability, consistency and quality at the heart of everything we do. Your business will always be at the forefront of our minds, whilst ensuring you also receive excellent value for money.

We specialise in a number of commercial areas, including:
– Commercial Property
– Franchising
– Corporate and Commercial
– Employment and HR
– Intellectual Property
– Social Housing
– Data and Data Protection
– Dispute Resolution
– Insolvency
– Construction

Our work reflects our values; we are genuinely friendly people who are approachable and accessible to our clients. The Darwin Gray approach is thorough and careful, but we are also known for reacting quickly when it matters and providing creative solutions to whatever challenge our clients are facing, drawing on our rich and varied experience.

We endeavour to prevent problems as well as solve them, and would love to get to know you and your business.


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