Hospitality Speaks (new not-for-profit platform)

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I am in the process of launching a pioneering new platform, Hospitality Speaks, that is aiming to kickstart conversations about toxic behaviour within the hospitality industry, and change the industry for the better – and the longterm.
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After over a year of research and interviews, I have concluded that sharing real, anonymous stories from the floor alongside positive ideas, solutions and tools for decision makers at the top is the best starting point for a solution to an industry-wide problem.
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So far, I have conducted over 30 interviews with people who’ve experienced bullying, harassment and discrimination, as well as 30 more with pioneering bar and restaurant employers who prioritise staff wellbeing and who want to share their knowledge – everything from flexible hours, what a code of conduct and zero tolerance looks like, to training and personal development. 
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Thanks to one of my brilliant collaborators, Hannah Norris, we have also had pre-launch press coverage about Hospitality Speaks in The Guardian, Eater, Big Hospitality, Vice Munchies and more. I have also written about it in The Evening Standard Magazine, and spoken about it on Radio 4 and in the latest issue of Class Magazine.
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Do take a look at the website, as well as the Twitter and Instagram feeds, where there are now regular updates and interview snippets from the platform.
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If you would like more information on what we are doing, of if you’d like to partner with us, offer your help or expertise or get involved in any way, please contact me via the email hello@hospitality-speaks.com