Hotel Football, which is set to open in Manchester on 8 December, has shown its commitment to supporting young, unemployed by signing the Trafford Pledge.
Gary Neville, who along with his former Manchester United team mate Ryan Giggs, is a director and shareholder of GG Hospitality, the parent company of Hotel Football, attended the signing of the pledge at Trafford College's Big Hit Event, together with other major businesses in the city.
The £23m, 133-bedroom hotel is creating 200 jobs, many which will be filled by local, young people.
Neville said: "One of our key aims in launching Hotel Football has always been to seek out the best local talent and help them to grow and develop within the company."
As well as signing the pledge, the businesses also supported the success of the latest group of unemployed 18 to 24 year old in completing the two week Big Hit employability training programme run by Trafford College.
Through pre-employment training and work experience within local companies, the Big Hit provides the chance for young people to build confidence, boost their motivation and personal development.
Sir Bill Moorcroft, principal of Trafford College, said: "Employment programmes like the Big Hit are crucial in creating a sustainable future for Trafford as this helps give employers the opportunity to meet enthusiastic young people who are looking for work."
From left to right: Gary Neville; Sean Anstree, leader of Trafford Council; and Stuart Procter, managing director of GG Hospitality