Bar groups shortlisted for best employer awards


alice house hampsteadBe At One, Urban Leisure Group and Mothership Group are among bar and pub operators shortlisted for this year’s Best Employers in Hospitality Awards for England & Wales.

Run by leading online job-board Caterer.com, it recognises the achievements of companies operating hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars.

The awards are not judged by a panel but completely independently by the employees of the companies who enter via an online survey provided by Purple Cubed.

In the category for best medium-sized pub or bar employer, Hampshire pub operator Ideal Collection and Be At One cocktail bars in London and Reading are up against Urban Leisure Group which runs London bars such as Graphic, Central & Co and The Alice House (pictured).

Shortlisted for the award for best small pub or bar employer are Warwickshire’s CD Pub Co, London-based Jolly Fine Pubs and Mothership Group, whose venues include the Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Stories in east London.

In the category of best large pub or bar employer, the shortlist features Geronimo Inns, Young’s and Peach Pub Company.

In the restaurant categories, the shortlist includes Dishoom, The Roof Gardens, Mash, Benares and The Breakfast Club, which operates London cocktail bars The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town and The King of Ladies Man.

Hotels shortlisted for different awards include The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, One Aldwych and The Ampersand, all in London.

The winners, including a top award of best employer in hospitality, will be announced on September 30 at a ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, London, along with the list of the Top 50 Best Employers in Hospitality.

Ian Burke, director of Caterer.com, said: “What makes these awards significant is that they uniquely recognise the best employers in the hospitality industry based only on the opinion of their employees.

“The most talented candidates naturally want to work for the best employers and these awards allow hospitality companies to showcase what sets them apart.

“The number of entries has increased year on year, and for the 2013 Awards nearly 6,000 employees have completed the surveys, which is incredible.”

FULL SHORTLIST

BEST LARGE GROUP HOTEL EMPLOYER
QHotels
QMH UK Limited
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels
The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane

BEST MEDIUM GROUP HOTEL EMPLOYER
Classic Lodges
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Sheraton Skyline Hotel

BEST SMALL GROUP HOTEL EMPLOYER
Holiday Inn Express Burnley
Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court
Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle

BEST LARGE INDEPENDENT HOTEL EMPLOYER
One Aldwych
The Cavendish London
The Runnymede on Thames Hotel
Victory Services Club

BEST MEDIUM INDEPENDENT HOTEL EMPLOYER
The Ampersand Hotel
Abbey House Hotel
Gravetye Manor

BEST SMALL INDEPENDENT HOTEL EMPLOYER
Birchover Hotel Apartments Ltd
Casa Hotels Ltd
Collingham Serviced Apartments
Summit Hotels Ltd

BEST CONTRACT CATERER EMPLOYER
Beales Gourmet Ltd
Galloping Gourmet
Harbour & Jones
The Good Eating Company Ltd

BEST LARGE PUB/BAR EMPLOYER
Geronimo Inns
Peach Pub Company
Young and Co’s Brewery PLC

BEST MEDIUM PUB/BAR EMPLOYER
Be At One Cocktail Bars
Ideal Collection
Urban Leisure Group

BEST SMALL PUB/BAR EMPLOYER
CD Pub Co. Ltd.
Jolly Fine Pubs
Mothership Group

BEST LARGE GROUP RESTAURANT EMPLOYER
La Tasca Restaurants
Yo! Sushi

BEST MEDIUM GROUP RESTAURANT EMPLOYER
Dishoom
Jason Atherton Restaurant Holdings Ltd
The Roof Gardens

BEST LARGE INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT EMPLOYER
Tampopo
The Breakfast Club

BEST MEDIUM INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT EMPLOYER
Koh Thai Tapas
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall
MASH
Salt Yard Group

BEST SMALL INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT EMPLOYER
Benares Restaurant
Cantina Laredo
Dinish Restaurants Ltd
Forbury’s Restaurant
Mya Lacarte

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