Conference hotel group QHotels has been recognised as one of the top six employers in the UK hospitality industry by The Caterer in its annual ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality Awards 2017’.
The ranking is based on the feedback from anonymous staff questionnaires.
QHotels was praised for its award-winning training programmes, including its bespoke Hospitality Management Foundation degree.
In February, the group received the Distinction in Developing Future Talent award at the national HR Distinction Awards, and in November 2016 it received three Springboard Excellence Awards.
The Best Places to Work in Hospitality Awards 2017 required more than 77% of an organisation’s employees to have filled in questionnaires, designed to gauge how the employer had performed against a set of national benchmarks.
QHotels was specifically recognised for its “clear remit to develop talent”. In 2016, the group launched its ‘Get into Q’ apprenticeship programme with 52 apprentices, and now the group is looking to recruit a further this year.
Michael Purtill, MD at QHotels, described the latest recognition as “a stunning result”.
“We put a huge amount of focus on team development and particularly on finding the right people with the right attitude, which we can foster, regardless of background or experience,” he said.
“The return is an engaged and motivated team that know there are real opportunities for them to progress their careers with QHotels and be fully supported by the business.”