Hospitality pros sign up to pro bono mentoring scheme

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Martin Williams and David Haimes sign up to All Together

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Rare Restaurants CEO Martin Williams and former Obikà and Itsu boss David Haimes have teamed up with a group of thirty cross-sector leaders to create ‘All Together’, which offers ‘pro bono’ mentoring and advice for company founders and CEO’s affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Other sectors represented include tech, consumer goods, retail, creative industries, business services, venture capital, engineering and manufacturing.

The free service is open to all CEOs and business owners of SMEs with annual revenues between £5m and £100m and is seeking more experienced hospitality bosses to provide mentoring.

“These are extraordinary times, for society and for our business community. CEOs and business owners today are making critical decisions that will determine not only their ability to survive this unprecedented crisis, but the sort of business they will be once the economy starts to recover,” says Williams, whose current chairman at Rare Restaurants Jamie Mitchell (formerly CEO at Tom Dixon and Daylesford CEO) is also a mentor, taking the total number of hospitality specialists to three.

“Whilst many in hospitality are offering support, I have always found cross-sector advice to be more objective and empathetic. All together offers both specialist sector advice and mentoring opportunities from other industries.”

“All together opens the doors of myself and a wealth of experience from legends such as Xavier Vidal, Sally Bailey, Goran Strandberg and Jamie Mitchell. As more advisors and business leaders seeking help join our community, I anticipate that we can truly all come together to fight this unprecedented challenge as one.”

To speak to get in touch with an adviser or volunteer to be one head here.​ 

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