Mitchells & Butlers named best place to work at HR Distinction Awards

20/02/2018 - 07:00
Pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers picked up two titles at the the National HR Distinction Awards earlier this month, including the award for Best Place to Work.

The All Bar One and Toby Carvery owner also came out on top in the Early Career Employment category thanks to its apprenticeship programme.

Altogether, the hospitality firm won two out of the four awards it was shortlisted for having also been nominated in the Employee Engagement and Experience and Leading Transformational Change categories.

The annual HRD awards, held this year at Birmingham's Hilton Metropoles, aim to celebrate and reward innovatively designed and executed HR strategies that “contribute to outstanding business results”.

Mitchells & Butlers HR director, Susan Martindale: said: "I am extremely proud of our team and the commitment from across Mitchells & Butlers in creating a great place for our people to work. 

“Delivering our people strategy requires a huge contribution and input from the wider team so to see this recognised externally is both rewarding and a real testament that we are doing the right things for our people." 

Learning and talent development director, Jan Smallbone, added: "Mitchells & Butlers are spearheading the drive to showcase the range of careers available in hospitality retail, so this award is incredibly important.

“For us apprenticeships are not a numbers game - this award recognises the huge effort that has gone into creating the quality of our programmes right up to degree level, and will support our campaign to raise awareness among parents and teachers that our offer is not only comparable to the traditional university route, but is more likely to deliver a sustainable career."

Mitchells & Butlers was the only hospitality operator to pick up an award on the night with other winners including Weetabix, Warburtons and Co-Op.

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