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6th June 2019

CH&CO recognised for its Social Impact & Diversity

It was a great night for CH&CO at the Footprint Awards 2019.  We were awarded the Social Impact & Diversity Award for championing inclusivity, giving back to the community and facilitating employment opportunities within our industry.

Earlier this year, we achieved Disability Confident Leader status for our commitment to employing, supporting and promoting disabled people in the workplace and encouraging others to also become Disability Confident. It was our work to achieve and maintain this status and our ongoing support of disability awareness that led to winning this fantastic award.

We have, for example, a close relationship with Foxes Academy, the only specialist catering college and training hotel for young adults with learning disabilities. Foxes Academy gives them opportunities, skills, knowledge and confidence to find sustainable employment in the hospitality sector and to live independently.  To date, we’ve hosted work placements for students at our sites, delivered our World Class Customer Service Training to the teachers and hosted a group of students on our training roadshows.

Terry Waldron, COO, CH&CO, said: “We’re thrilled and incredibly proud to have won this award. Inclusivity and accessibility are important to our business and culture. We support talented young people of all abilities to go into the world with skills, confidence and a hunger to succeed.  Our Disability Confident Leader status, together with this award, gives us a strong platform to inspire other hospitality and catering companies, becoming a catalyst for change.”