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The Top 50 Best Employers in Hospitality: as voted for by 6,000 employees

  The winners of the Caterer.com Best Employers in Hospitality awards 2013 have been revealed. Employers of all sizes and across all sectors took home category wins, including YO! Sushi, QMH Hotels, Harbour & Jones, Urban Leisure and The Breakfast Club. Other winners included Peach Pub Company who were named Best Large Pub/Bar Employer award …

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Cross Channel bike ride raise vital funds for The Springboard Charity

The Team Velo Challenge rolled into Paris on Friday (20th September) having departed London the previous day, in a bid to raise funds for The Springboard Charity. Organised by The Genuine Dining Company and Pullman Hotels in association with Springboard, the event was hailed as a great success on many levels including the team building and …

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Building the case for the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign – A post by the BHA

  Autumn is fast approaching and the political machine is back in full swing. Long gone are the heady days of summer. For the British Hospitality Industry and those involved in the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, summer 2013 will be seen as the time we started to build momentum for our cause. Together with the …

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HR in Hospitality – Celebrates the best the industry has to offer!

The Park Plaza Riverside hosted the HR in hospitality awards for 2013 on Friday evening (6th September) – creating a fabulous backdrop of the Thames at night – an evening of celebrating the achievements of Human Resources within all sectors of the hospitality industry.  Compères for the night were vice-chair, Basil Blanco and Esther O’Halloran, committee …

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The importance of work experience – a post from Anne Pierce, CEO, Springboard

  I have a bee in my bonnet about work experience. It’s a persistent one and its buzzing away loudly at the moment – work experience is THE critical factor in influence career decisions and we need to do more and do it well. If you think about it, there can’t be many industries that …

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Springboard study shows that school leavers represent a huge opportunity for the hospitality industry

Research from Springboard shows that 82% of school leavers don’t know what they want to do when they leave full time education. Of those 53% would positively consider a career in the hospitality sector, double the number of those questioned back in 2005. Commenting, Springboard CEO, Anne Pierce said: “The study tells us two things, …

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Competition for hospitality jobs hits new high

  The latest Hospitality Employment Index report from Caterer.com and People 1st shows that whilst the number of UK hospitality jobs has remained stable over the last year, the number of applications has leapt by 17% with more than 1,000,000 over the quarter. All areas of the country saw an increase in applications ranging from …

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Biking for Breast Cancer Care

  The Mercure Edinburgh City Hotel team is doing a tour of the Scottish Mercure hotels – on an exercise bike! The hotel volunteers will cycle the equivalent of a journey starting at Mercure Ayr and finishing at Mercure Inverness visiting Glasgow, Livingston, Edinburgh and Perth en route. The hotel is on its way to …

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Springboard to recognise Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industry with their ‘Awards For Excellence 2013

The Springboard Awards for Excellence 2013 will celebrate and reward inspiring people, organisations and initiatives – those that work hard to elevate the profile of the industry as an employer and demonstrating an ability to attract and retain talent. Last year’s winners included: Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir, Charles Wells, InterContinental London Park Lane and David Mulcahy, who received …

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HR in Hospitality Awards 2013 shortlist announcement

Shortlist revealed for the HR in Hospitality Awards 2013 The shortlist has been revealed for the prestigious HR in Hospitality Awards 2013. The winners will be announced at the awards on the 6th of September at the Park Plaza Riverbank London. The shortlist includes worthy individuals and teams from Red Carnation Hotels, CH & Co, …

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