Launched in partnership with Ulster University and the University of West London, the 2023 survey aims to build on last year's findings with business leaders and employees from across the sector invited to participate.
Additionally, the not-for-profit organisation also announced a webinar and Q&A session, titled ‘Insights Inform Action’, will take place on Tuesday 31 January at 1pm as part of this year's initiative.
Ulster University Professor Ioannis S. Pantelidis said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be partnering with Be Inclusive Hospitality and Professor Alexandros Paraskevas of University of West London on this project.
“Hospitality in the UK still has a long way to go when it comes to equality diversity and inclusion. We hope that the report brings positive change into the future of hospitality organisations and individuals alike.”
The first survey was launched back in November 2020, surveying employees and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and career levels, in alignment with the social enterprises mission to accelerate race equity in the sector. Topics explored include careers in hospitality, bias, discrimination, inclusion, learning and development.
Be Inclusive Hospitality founder Lorraine Copes said: “I have definitely seen some small steps forward since the first survey release back in 2020, but as an industry, we need to move towards taking strides, finally confronting the visible disparities that ethnic minorities face within the hospitality sector.
“The success of this survey is very much reliant on the entire industry getting behind it, as we are keen to surpass the 2022 numbers of 1,000 responses to paint a comprehensive and representative picture of the sector.”
Due to be released in June 2023, the survey findings will be summarised in the annual Inside Hospitality Report, a free of charge resource available to download digitally.
The launch will be marked with an in-person event, which will see key findings presented, along with practical steps that hospitality businesses should seriously consider taking to move the dial forward towards race equity.
Additionally, employee experience platform Harri has been confirmed as the survey’s initiative sponsor for a second year running.
Harri chief marketing office Jennifer Ravalli said: "It’s a privilege to again proudly sponsor this project.
“At Harri, we are proud to represent a client base as diverse as our teams and believe strongly in our wonderful community in the hospitality sector. Our hope is that this report continues to drive progress toward an equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry."