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ARE YOU IMPRESSED BY WHITBREAD'S MANAGEMENT TEAM?

<strong>SAM HART </strong>CHARLES STANLEY<br />&ldquo;Whitbread&rsquo;s trading update was slightly better than expected. Going forward, we expect the trading environment to gradually improve as the UK economic recovery gathers momentum.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MATTHEW GERARD </strong> INVESTEC<br />&ldquo;The decline in Premier Inn has stabilised and management is making significant progress on cost savings, which is leading us to upgrade our full year estimates by seven per cent.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>NICK BATRAM </strong> KBC PEEL HUNT<br />&ldquo;Sentiment towards the stock has really changed and investors have been impressed by management&rsquo;s efforts to manage cost controls. The business has really stabilised in our view.&rdquo;<br />