Hospitality Hiring Hurdles: Overcoming Recruitment Challenges

Date: Thursday 18th January 2024
Time: 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Kuits Solicitors , 3 St Mary's Parsonage, , M3 2RD
Cost: £FREE (members) £20 (non-members)
Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Member Event
SME Club

Brought to you by pro-manchester's Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism committee. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the pressing issue of recruitment challenges within the hospitality sector. In this event, we will address the crucial task of communicating to young individuals that hospitality offers a rewarding, lifelong career. Key topics include achieving work/life balance, transforming part-time positions into long-term career prospects, and debunking misleading recruitment benefits like wages.

Our panel of industry experts will share innovative strategies to attract and retain talent, emphasizing the immense growth potential and job satisfaction within this dynamic field. Don't miss this opportunity to discover how the hospitality industry can become a compelling choice for aspiring young professionals.

About the Speakers:

Charlotte Felton Business & Corporate Development Manager - Victoria Warehouse

I have been in the hospitality industry since 2004, I started off my career as front of house at one of the craziest nightclubs in Leeds. Spending 10 years working for Luminar Leisure moving around the country, developing a passion for the hospitality industry. In 2014, I left Luminar to take on a General Management position in Manchester City Centre and then Leeds, going back to where it all started. In 2016, I moved into a Business Development Management role where Sales, Marketing, Creative, Business Models and Moving Businesses into a profit was always a strength.

Most recently I was Area Corporate & Business Development Manager for Tokyo Industries looking after multiple venues across Manchester, York and London. In May this year I took on the role of Business & Corporate Development Manager for one of the most well known event spaces in Manchester, Victoria Warehouse.

“Manchester is different to most cities, the hospitality industry is huge and forever growing.

In 2019 I co founded Manchester Hospitality Network, which is currently growing and going from strength to strength.

Manchester Hospitality Network is there for support and to help bring key people throughout the industry together. Sitting on the board is an absolute privilege and I will certainly do my utmost to go above and beyond for anyone, whether it’s business, personal or a shoulder, wherever I can be, I will be.”

Adrian Ellis General Manager / Hospitality - The Lowry Hotel

Adrian Ellis is a hotel executive with 25 years’ experience of managing luxury international properties in the UK, Europe and Asia. In February 2015, he returned to Manchester to become the General Manager at The Lowry Hotel. He joined The Lowry Hotel from his role as General Manager of the 318-bedroom Fairmont Baku Hotel in Azerbaijan where he spent more than three years initially responsible for pre-opening operations of the iconic hotel which forms part of the prestigious Flame Towers complex.

Prior to his position in Baku, Adrian was General Manager at Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary, Le Royal Meridien Bristol in Warsaw, Poland, Le Meridien Changi, Singapore, Manchester V&A and Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich.

Adrian, who hails from Norwich, was named one of the top hoteliers in the world by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008 and won an Acorn Award in 1993 as one of the top 30 hoteliers under the age of 30 in the UK

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