Be Inclusive Hospitality (BIH) is a not-for-profit organisation, founded by Lorraine Copes in 2020 to build a thriving community to accelerate race equity within hospitality, food and drink. Lorraine is an award-winning advocate and champion of change in the hospitality industry and in this episode of the Caterer.com Recruiting in Hospitality Podcast, Lorraine casts a light on the state of industry from the perspective of people of colour.
Be Inclusive Hospitality released their annual report was released a few months ago and cast a light on the state of industry from the perspective of people of colour. The report states that Black respondents, at 43%, are most likely to report that ethnicity has hindered career hospitality progression. Asian (37%) and mixed (28%) respondents reported the same. In contrast, just 7% of White respondents believe this. In real terms, what are the knock-on effects from this? How does this affect the individual and the face of the industry as a whole?
We also spoke to Lorraine about the exciting launch of the Be Inclusive Hospitality Spotlight Awards, which shines a light on exceptional individuals and businesses from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds within UK #Hospitality, food and drink.
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