RESTAURANT AND BAR groups WITH 11 OR MORE SITES
Commended Botanic Inns
Botanic Inns was acclaimed by the judging panel for "doing very good things" for its staff. New recruits receive a 12-week learning programme and clearly mapped career path from day one to supervisor level. Benefits include flexible working and a positive childcare policy. Last year's employee attitudes survey revealed that 93% of staff were proud to work for the company.
Commended La Tasca
Judges were impressed with La Tasca's Managing Partner programme, which gives managers more autonomy and accountability. It rewards managers by giving an uncapped percentage of profit each month. The programme has improved staff retention by inspiring junior managers to do well and stay with the company. New staff receive a comprehensive induction and each restaurant has an appointed mentor.