ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said that it was a 'momentous' decision and that the industry must move forward for the best of all UK citizens.
Previously Nicholls has stated that many of the ALMR's members were concerned about what the recruitment landscape would look like in a Brexit situation - and this was an issue which would need to be addressed quickly during the two-year negotiation.
She said: “The EU referendum will, in time, prove momentous. However, for the moment, business will and must continue as normal. In the months ahead, while the impact of the decision unfolds, the ALMR will work closely with the Government and its agencies, to protect the commercial interests of our members.
"We are reassured to hear from the Governor of the Bank of England that he is fully prepared to back the UK economy and support British business and that clear messages should reassure consumers, investors and operators.
“While the uncertainties that will result from the referendum’s outcome are unwelcome, the fact is that the UK has spoken about an issue that it holds close to its heart.
"From here, all parties must move forward in a manner that best serves the UK’s citizens – our teams and our guests as well as our businesses, including the pubs, clubs and restaurants that remain at the heart of our society.”