National Hospitality Day launched to ‘celebrate brilliant industry’

By The Morning Advertiser

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Nation celebration: National Hospitality Day will take place on Saturday 18 September
Nation celebration: National Hospitality Day will take place on Saturday 18 September

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Trade charity Hospitality Action has joined forces with a number of industry leaders to call on the country in supporting the sector by visiting their favourite venue on Saturday 18 September to celebrate National Hospitality Day.

The day aims to celebrate all businesses in the trade alongside suppliers, showcasing all that’s great about the industry.

It is inviting operators and suppliers to host activities, offers and events in a bid to highlight what hospitality does best – being the hub of communities while providing jobs and income for the country.

All participating businesses will be asked to build a fundraising element to these activities, supporting the UK hospitality’s four main charities – The Drinks Trust, Hospitality Action, The Licensed Trade Charity and The Springboard Charity.

Supporting good causes

National Hospitality Day marks the first time the trade’s main associations, bodies and charities have joined forces with organisations including UKHospitality, the Institute of Hospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association, and the British Institute of Innkeeping all taking part.

By participating, operators will also be helping these good causes support those hit by the pandemic with financial assistance, mental health support and career development.

It looks to give the nation the opportunity to shows its appreciation to the hospitality industry by being encouraged to visit and re-engage with the places they love.

Hardest hit

Hospitality Action, which devised the concept, chief executive Mark Lewis said: “The hospitality industry has been hardest hit by the pandemic, with thousands of businesses and livelihoods lost.

“Even as the economy slowly unlocks, the hospitality sector is still unable to fully reopen with restrictions, keeping businesses closed or struggling to turn a profit.

“The hospitality industry provides community hubs, employment and a huge contribution to the public purse.

“Our lives will be poorer without them. One amazing day, we’re going to spark the mother of all parties and all to help the businesses that have been thrown to their knees by Covid-19, and the people who work in them.”

Those wishing to register their interest in taking or find out further information can do so here​.

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