Elite Hotel Group recognised for excellence in training

Ashdown Park Hotel
Leading independent hotel group Elite Hotels, based at Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex, has been shortlisted for a prestigious hospitality training award for its initiatives supporting the development of talent.
The Caterer.com People Awards celebrate the finest employer initiatives and innovations in hospitality recruitment, retention and development.

The Elite Hotel Group has been shortlisted in the Emerging Talent Initiative category, which recognises success in developing talent pools and pipelines, and nurturing talent from an early stage.

One of the reasons that Elite has been recognised and shortlisted for the award is the success of its Management Trainee Programme, which runs across the group’s four hotels: Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa in Bedfordshire, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens in Hampshire and The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne.

Launched in 2012, the Management Trainee Programme offers 20 months of on the job training, spanning multiple departments across all four hotels, to give participants the breadth of experience needed to develop a long and successful career in hospitality.

Managing director of Elite Hotels, Graeme Bateman, said: “People are at the heart of Elite, and training and development forms a key pillar of our business strategy. As a small independent hotel group, we are able to really invest in all of our staff and help them progress in their careers, which is something we take great pride in. I am delighted that we have been shortlisted for this award, and I am happy to be able to showcase to the rest of the industry how we have prioritised development and nurturing of talent across the group.”

The Caterer.com People Awards will take place on 1 October at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, where Elite will find out if they are one of the winners.

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