The winners of theCaterer.com Best Employers in Hospitality awards 2013 have been revealed.
Employers of all sizes and across all sectors took category wins,including YO! Sushi, QMH Hotels, Harbour&Jones,Urban Leisure and The Breakfast Club. Other winners included the Peach Pub Company, which was named Best Large Pub/Bar Employer for the third year in a row. The Top 50 Best Employers in Hospitality were also announced; with the No1 spot going to Jolly Fine Pubs Ltd.
The vibrant awards ceremony and celebratory dinner, hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden, took place at The Lancaster Hotel in London on the 30th of September and was attended by 380 industry professionals. Following a drinks reception provided by Marcato Direct, guests enjoyed a delicious meal accompanied by fine wines sourced by The VineKing.
The Caterer.com Best Employers in Hospitality Awards are free to enter and arejudged by an employee opinion survey provided by partners Purple Cubed. It is this approach that makes these awards unique to the industry and a truly representative indication of which companiesare the best employers in the hospitality sector. Part of attracting the best talent for chef jobs, cruise ship jobs etc. is being seen as a top employer.
Caterer.com Director Ian Burke explained:
"I believe that if you really want to know what an employer is like, you should ask not the employer, but the people that work for them. For the Caterer.com Best Employers in Hospitality Awards, that's exactly the way it works."
The awardsare now in their 3rdsuccessive year, with almost 6,000 employeestaking part in the 2013 survey to determine the category winners.
After winning the No1 Best Employer in Hospitality Award,Jolly Fine Pubs Ltd Director Cedric Bosi said:
"We are very pleased with the result; it feels amazing to be the Caterer.com Best Employer in Hospitality 2013. Thank you to all of our employees! We think this accolade will do wonders for our business."
Part & Company sponsored the Best Independent Restaurant Category. Director Simon Part said:
"Being recognised as the best in any business is challenging, especially in the competitive and constantly evolving world of hospitality. It is refreshing that so many independently owned businesses, including many of our clients, are also being acknowledged through these awards as standout companies to work for."
A full list of category winners and the Top 50 Best Employers in Hospitality are available at www.bestemployersinhospitality.com, and you can follow the conversation on Twitter too using the hashtag#BestEmployers2013
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The category winners for the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2013 are:
" No1 Best Employer in Hospitality 2013: Jolly Fine Pubs Limited
" Best Large Independent Hotel Employer: The Runnymede-On-Thames
" Best Medium Independent Hotel Employer: The Ampersand Hotel
" Best Small Independent Hotel Employer: Birchover Hotel Apartments Ltd
" Best Medium Contract Caterer Employer: Harbour & Jones
" Best Small Contract Caterer Employer: Beales Gourmet Ltd
" Best Large Group Restaurant Employer: YO! Sushi
" Best Large Independent Restaurant Employer: The Breakfast Club
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