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Moving Forward Together

22.10.2020, 14:24

Moving Forward Together

Hospitality group Bennett Hay has launched the Forward Together support initiative for employees who have been impacted by redundancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative is built around a private community and focuses on four pillars: Community support, Wellbeing, a Foundation Fund and What’s Next. The online resource provides far reaching information and advice along with interactive sessions to help employees navigate a new role or career path.  


Focused on helping to develop and future-proof each individual’s business skills and soft skills, the initiatie also aims to support for their personal well-being and mental health. The web page includes guidance on cv writing and maximising personal profiles on LinkedIn, along with finding job opportunities in the wider industry sectors. FWDTogether’s Foundation Fund will also offer financial support to affected employees who require specific training courses.  

Bennett Hay has a long-term commitment to its team and individual’s development and was recently commended as one of The Caterer’s Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2020, taking its place on a stellar line up of prestigious hotels and respected heritage brands in the hospitality sector. Its people-centric culture is driven by Susie Cery, happiness officer, who has devised the FWDTogether scheme.  

Claire Huish, colleague services manager, comments: “We are committed to the team and FWD Together is key to maintaining the camaraderie and spirit we’ve instilled across the business. We will continue with our colleague engagement initiatives and keep the motivational momentum through structure, resource and assistance. We recognise that the last months have been more than challenging, hence, we’re taking ownership to support the team both in terms of their skills but also for their own wellbeing and mental health.”   

Robin Hay, co-founder of Bennett Hay, adds: “We are in a very sad situation where we have had to let some of our talent go through no fault of their own or ours. Hospitality is one of the hardest hit sectors and has been further impacted by offices operating at greatly reduced numbers. As a business we’ve always had a strong focus on our teams and this will continue regardless of the climate. We have an on-going social responsibility to support our people and give them the very best opportunities that we can help with. It goes without saying we wish everyone well and hope to welcome many back in 2021.” 


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