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BLOG # 2 IDEAL COLLECTION UP FOR BEST EMPLOYER AWARD

January 2014

Local hospitality group shortlisted by Caterer.com, making it one of 50 best employers in sector 
 
Hampshire-based hospitality group, Ideal Collection, has been shortlisted in the Best Medium Pub/Bar Employer category of the Caterer.com awards, making the group one of the 50 best employers in hospitality.  
 
Ideal Collection, boasting exciting venues as diverse as No. 5 Bridge Street in Winchester, Cantina Mexican Restaurant in Southampton, and the Bugle in Hamble, has grown from 3 to 7 sites in the twenty four months, doubling its workforce in the process.
 
Ideal Collection prides itself on its relationship with its staff and through them with its customers.  With 4 out of 6 current managers having come up through the Ideal Collection ranks, and many local apprentices working in their kitchens on the way to earning their NVQs, Ideal Collection is as passionate about growing local talent as it is about using local produce.
 
Indeed, as a corporate partner of Hampshire Fare, Ideal Collection is committed to supporting local independent producers and their communities.
 
Oliver Weeks, Managing Director for Ideal Collection, comments: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards.  This is recognition of our commitment to our staff at all levels – from the apprentices whom we take on and nurture through their NVQs, to the senior staff whom we develop into venue managers.  As Ideal Collection continues to grow, and to find characteristically different sites across Hampshire to excite our customers and inspire our staff, we are determined also to grow our commitment to local produce and local talent.”
 

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