Hospitality industry affected by Covid-19

We’re pleased to share our recent press release about Jeremy and Ben’s offer of free Hotel, Restaurant, Pub and  Wine Trade photography for businesses suffering as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. 


Read on for the details of this offer:

Jeremy Rata and Ben Duffy, founding partners of Hospitality Photographic, are reaching out to help hospitality businesses badly affected by the COVID 19 with photography and business support without any charge during these most unusual and challenging times for the industry in an attempt to pay back the support they have received over the years.

As all the doors of restaurants and hotels closed on the 24th March and are unlikely to open properly until early July, there are those business owners who will have struggled to pay the bills and their suppliers without any income coming in. Ben and Jeremy have made the decision to use their time to help others. “I’ve also been affected by the crisis as my clients of course all stopped trading. However, I am lucky enough to have been able to get through the crisis in decent shape and I would really like to offer my time now over the next month before I get busy to try and help support those who are in desperate need to get their businesses open” says Jeremy.

Hotel/Restaurant/Pub and Wine trade Photoshoots Offer

Ben and Jeremy are offering six independently owned businesses a one day photo-shoot for some new images to help with their reopening campaigns. It could be a refresh of existing images or brand new ones, spaces, food, drinks or people, each case will be discussed directly with each business owner.

There is NO catch and there are NO rights fees. It will cost you nothing. In another addition to the offer and with Jeremy’s own personal experience as the former Managing Director of the Devonshire Group in Yorkshire of managing a hospitality group during the Foot and mouth outbreak in 2000 and 9-11 in 2001, he will also provide each owner with one hour of management consultancy advice on how to get through the other end if required.

Additionally Kate Greville the PR Genius behind the success of Ryan Giggs and Gary Nevilles Hotel Football and Stocks has offered 2 months free PR to the lucky 6 selected!

Food photo of afternoon tea - Hospitality Photographic

Help for those most in need

To qualify all we ask is that your business is in need of assistance and that you are suffering genuine hardship as a result of Covid-19. The first six applications, three from accommodation providers and three from pubs/restaurants/wine trade that are subsequently verified on this criteria, will benefit from the support.

If you think that this opportunity to have some new pub, restaurant or hotel photography will benefit you during these times. Please email Jeremy at, complete an enquiry or message via @JeremyRata on twitter or ‘Jeremy Rata’ on Linkedin, alternatively text me on 07779577754.

Closing date for Applications is Wednesday 2nd June.