Olympic boost for Shaftesbury

The UK's summer of sport was a quiet one for West End landlord Shaftesbury (SHB), which reported a "reduction in enquiries during July and August". But business rebounded all the more strongly in September and the company is now experiencing "unusually high levels of interest" from restaurants and retailers. New chief executive Brian Bickell reckons the greatest benefits of the Olympics "will be felt in the years ahead".

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