HOSPITALITY JOBS UK Conference - Hospitality Uncovered - 3rd March ExCel, London

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Hospitality Jobs UK in association with HRC

18 Feb 2020

18 Feb 2020 • by Hospitality Jobs UK in association with HRC

HOSPITALITY JOBS UK Conference - Hospitality Uncovered - Is there really a skills shortage within Hospitality? -  3rd March ExCel, London


Hospitality Jobs UK are delighted to be hosting their 1st conference at the ExCel in association with HRC on 3rd March 2020. 


The conference is on the same day as the HRC Show (Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show) and at the same venue, so plenty of time to explore the show in the morning and join the conference in the afternoon 


We are excited to have the leading experts in the Hospitality industry share their insights into “Is there really a skills shortage within Hospitality?”


See below for a schedule of the speakers on the day


The Hospitality industry has been tarnished by a skills shortage for decades and it’s a subject matter that has been discussed constantly, with no clear solution in sight and no magic answer to the problem.

Come along, meet and learn from Employers and organisation’s that are “Doing Things Differently” to overcome the industry’s biggest challenge, hiring its People.

By attending this one-time event you will leave with practical hints, tips and Ideas that can help you overcome the on-going Skills Shortage.


1.00pm:  Intro Dawn Redman, Founder & Director at HJUK and Nick Clover, Co-Owner & Director at HJUK

1.10pm:  Julia Murrell, Director of People, Firmdale Hotels
The Talent Pipeline – Julia will be sharing how Firmdale launched a first-class academy of the future helping them build their talent pipeline.

1.30pm:  Interview with Greg Mangham – Founder & CEO Only a Pavement Away & Janene Pretorius, Director of People at The Ivy Collection              
Tapping into an ‘Untapped Resource’ – Have you ever thought about hiring a homeless person or ex offender? Hear about the charity that Greg started and how Janene embraced the charity and The Ivy have recruited.

2.00pm:  Hayley Cummings, Head of People, Pizza Pilgrims & Marco Reick   
Hire for Culture Train the Skill – Delving into the world of Pizza Pilgrims, Hayley & Marco will tell you how much culture is a game changer when recruiting and what they are doing to attract individuals to their organisation.

2.20pm:  Interview with Chris Wyles – Former Professional Rugby player with 54 international caps, 10 years playing for Saracens, 4 Premiership Titles, 2 European Champion Cups & in 2016 he was part of the USA 7’s team in the 2016 Rio Olympics              
Professional Sportsman to Pub Landlord – What do you do after a successful Rugby career and how & why did he decide to open 2 pub/bar sites and launch his own brand of bottled lager “Wolfpack”.

2.50pm:  Question Time – Steve Alton, COO, BII, Jill Whittaker, MD, HIT Training, Jane Devlin, Senior National Account Manager, DWP and Kate Nicholls, CEO, UK Hospitality         
Addressing the Talent Pipeline across the UK – Probing the leading industry associations and experts on what they are doing to support companies and how they can help you address your talent pipeline.

3.20pm:  Carly Pickering, Recruitment Training & Development Manager, East London Pub Co and Lee Melton Head of L&D Coaching Inn Group 
Beers & Peers – What’s it all about? Beers & Peers are an independent group of pub & bar HR & L&D professionals sharing best practice & focusing around talent & training – Hear how they are changing “POSITIVITY” within Hospitality.

3.40pm:  Karen Davies, European Director, Founder of The People Factor & Right to Work & Gareth Wadley, Employment Partner and Head of Immigration at Gateley Legal           
Employment law, Brexit & Right to Work Looking at the impact Brexit is set to have on employment and immigration law and sharing their insights on the Do’s and Don’ts when hiring talent.

4.00pm:  Close