More than 144,835 people have signed a petition calling for a dedicated minister for hospitality.
Over 100 leading operators met last week to establish an industry-wide campaign to promote the petition and drive it over 100,000 signatures. Having surpassed this figure, Parliament must consider the topic for debate.
Organised by Home Grown Hotels founder and 2020 Cateys Lifetime Achievement Award winner Robin Hutson, the meeting launched a 30-day campaign to engage hospitality employees and supporters across the UK. Those backing the social media campaign include Tom Kerridge, Angela Hartnett and Jamie Oliver.
Those keen to support are urged to sign the petition. Other ways to support include:
- Use the hashtag #seatatthetable
- Reach out internally to fellow employees
- Engage suppliers in the campaign
- Showcase support for the social media campaign.