The 10 best hospitality companies to work for 2016

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The 10 best hospitality companies to work for 2016

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Red Carnation Hotels and Bourne Leisure Ltd – owner of Butlins – have topped the rankings of the best hospitality businesses to work for in 2016, according to employee engagement firm Best Companies.

Steakhouse brand Hawksmoor Group came sixth overall, followed by McDonald’s in eighth and Marriott Hotels International in ninth.

Best Companies has used its data to highlight the firms which finished highest in its various Sunday Times Best Companies lists.

The annual awards are based on a survey of staff at each company to determine levels of employee engagement. One-star is very good, two-stars are outstanding and three-stars are extraordinary.

Hawksmoor made the list after it was ranked 15th​ in the Best 100 Mid Companies with a three-star rating. 

Entrants from The Best Big Companies list included McDonald’s (eighth with a two-star rating), Marriott Hotels International (ninth with a two-star rating) and Merlin Entertainments Group (14th​ with a one-star rating).

The Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge, Surrey lead the field in the Best Small Companies category and came fourth overall with a three-star rating.

Jonathan Austin, founder and chief executive of Best Companies, said: “These companies have recognised that sustainable business success can only be achieved with engaged employees.

“Any hospitality businesses that are proactively seeking to make their workplace better should look to these 10 organisations for best practice. They understand that a focus on employee engagement can help to attract and retain the best talent and, as a result, deliver stronger results in the long term.”

The top 10 hospitality firms to work for, collated from the Best Companies lists:

Company Name

List

List Position

Accreditation Rating

Red Carnation Hotels

Best 100 Mid Companies

3

3 Star

Bourne Leisure Ltd

Best 25 Big Companies

4

3 Star

Connect Catering

Best 100 Mid Companies

8

3 Star

Brooklands Operations Ltd

Best 100 Small Companies

9

3 Star

Robinwood Activity Centre Ltd

Best 100 Mid Companies

13

3 Star

Hawksmoor Group

Best 100 Mid Companies

15

3 Star

Holiday Extras

Best 100 Mid Companies

20

3 Star

McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd

Best 25 Big Companies

8

2 Star

Marriott Hotels International Ltd

Best 25 Big Companies

9

2 Star

Merlin Entertainments Group

Best 25 Big Companies

14

1 Star

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