13 hospitality companies make Times’ ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ list

The Times has released its annual ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ list, and 13 businesses in the hospitality field have made the cut.

Three businesses made the top ten, with Living Ventures and Hawksmoor sitting at nine and five respectively, whilst TGI Friday’s came in at three. It is the first time on the list for both Hawksmoor and TGI Friday’s, whilst Manchester’s Living Ventures has moved up from 28th place last year.

The list saw major improvements for Connect Caring, in at 14th, and Inventive Leisure at 25th, both rising from 36th and 26th place from this time last year. The biggest improver of all was Red Carnation Hotels, which had jumped a huge 45 places to go from 71st in 2012 to 26th place this year. With 14 hotels and 848 employees under its belt, it is the only private family-owned company to make the list.

Red Carnation’s managing director Jonathan Raggett said: “Being a family-run hotel collection, our employees are at the heart of our whole operation. Our staff’s satisfaction is what ensures we live up to and embody our guest philosophy of ‘no request too large, no detail too small,’ and their happiness and motivation is paramount. So, it is with great pride that we have been acknowledged by the Sunday Times.”

The Times' ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ results are based on evaluation of the statistics, policies and functions of each company and over 246,000 employee opinion polls. Be sure to check if any of these companies are offering any hospitality jobs as these seem to be the right places to be an employee.

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