Restaurants, hotels and catering establishments from across the region will meet at Bristol’s Mercure hotel on 13 January 2015 to pledge job opportunities, apprenticeships, and work placements for young local jobseekers and the long-term unemployed.
Director of The Big Hospitality Conversation Jacqui Allum said: “Bristol and the South West have one of the largest hotel and restaurant sectors in the UK, both in terms of employees and in contribution to the local economy.
“Hospitality is a growing industry which is consistently resilient to economic fluctuations. With its enviably full and varied programmes of festivals, events and cultural activities, Bristol is ideally placed for attracting domestic and overseas tourists and we’re delighted to be working with prosperous local hospitality and tourism businesses who are seeking to attract young people.”
The Bristol event will be the 22nd Big Hospitality Conversation to date and will start the 2015 programme, which will see events happen in Tottenham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Swansea, Belfast, Lambeth, Cardiff, Hackney, Legoland, Bournemouth, Llandudno, Dundee or Perth, Preston or Blackpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Exeter, Maidstone, and the Isle of Wight.