More than 30 leading businesses1, including Big Table Group, Greene King, Parkdean Resorts and Revolution Bars, have helped launch the new campaign by signing up and promising to provide a workplace that helps employees thrive through development and reward.
The new Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise, set up by the sector2, spearheaded by the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board and supported by Government, is designed to ensure all team-members are given the opportunity to thrive, within a supportive and positive workplace.
All hospitality businesses are eligible to sign up by visiting www.wellbeingpromise.co.uk and demonstrate their commitment to the training, development and wellbeing of their staff by joining the 32 businesses already on board. As well as a commitment by businesses, a wide range of guidance to help businesses deliver a better workplace environment is being made available.
The Promise is also supported by trade associations across the sector, including UKHospitality, British Beer and Pub Association and British Institute of Innkeeping.
Steve Richards, chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board, CEO of Parkdean Resorts and a signatory to the Promise, said: “Hospitality is a people business at its heart and taking care of our staff must be everyone’s top priority.
“Growing our own talent is so important and ensuring we offer the right support for our staff is critical. Long gone are the days of just sticking someone on a training course to tick the development box.
“As employers, we have a duty of care to look out for our teams’ mental health and wellbeing and it’s our responsibility to take this seriously, in addition to the formal training we all offer.
“I would urge every hospitality business to sign up to the Promise and together we can show that hospitality is one of the most supportive, inclusive and rewarding places to work.”
The initial 32 businesses to sign up to the Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise are:
200 Degrees Coffee Roasters
Brewhouse & Kitchen
British Beer and Pub Association
British Institute of Innkeeping
Crerar Hotel Group
Frasers Hospitality (UK) Limited
HIT Training Ltd
Hotel du Vin
Imperial London Hotels
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa
Parkdean Resorts UK Limited
Punch Pubs & Co
Revolution Bars Group
Skills Development Scotland
St Austell Brewery
The Big Table Group
The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions
The Vineyard Group
YHA (England and Wales)