‘Tis the season for giving and as our businesses across the UK perfect crisp and delicious roasties, and stew up mulled wine our retail recruitment team have been playing elves and giving our teams on the ground an extra pair of hands in the run up to the busy season. From potwashing to serving guests, the #SupportYourLocal campaign has seen recruitment teams visit brands all over the nation including All Bar One, Toby Carvery and Harvester. We caught up with some of the team to find out what they got up to and why they got involved.
As head of retail recruitment, Helen organises #SupportYourLocal every year. Not afraid of rolling up her own sleeves, Helen joined the Stonehouse Wellington team in Leeds. We caught up with Helen after her shift: “Today was brilliant. It was fantastic to help support one of our businesses at the busiest time of the year, as well as getting to know them and why they love working with us.
“We all know that our guests and employees are the most important people to us as a company. I’ve always encouraged my teams to get involved to keep us focused on appreciating all the hard work from our retail teams working in our pubs and restaurants during the festive season.”
Recruitment manager Gemma practiced her hand at pulling pints and serving guests at the busy All Bar One, Euston Road. Gemma told us why she gets involved in #SupportYourLocal: “I know the pressure the teams have during December so it’s nice to help them out and thank them for all their hard work throughout 2018. I loved talking to the team and discovering their Mitchells & Butlers journey and what they love about working with us.”
Carly headed down to O’Neills Euston Road to help during a busy Tuesday lunchtime shift. From keeping the restaurant clean to serving our guests, Carly played her part in this year’s #SupportYourLocal. Carly, who often works remotely from the pub, told us: “It was fantastic working with the team at O’Neills Euston Road. I’ve become a familiar face for the O’Neills team, so it’s nice to be able to give something back as a thank you for all their help this year. I am 100% looking forward to getting involved next year.”
Recruitment manager Am Chahal lent a hand to her local Harvester. Am took her responsibility in pot washing and welcoming guests at the Beacon Harvester, Walsall.
A regular #SupportYourLocal volunteer, Am said: “#SupportYourLocal is in my diary every year without fail. It’s such a great opportunity to give back to the retail teams who are working really hard to bring Christmas to our guests.