Welcome to Hospitality Works, an exciting national initiative led by the British Hospitality Association in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions which will take place throughout all Jobcentres in January 2016
Welcome to Hospitality Works, an exciting national initiative led by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions which will take place throughout all Jobcentres in January 2016. The BHA is a forum for leading businesses in the UK hospitality and tourism industry, serving and representing over 40,000 private sector establishments. We are the voice of UK hospitality & tourism championing interests of hotels, restaurants, caterers, serviced apartments, clubs & attractions. Working with industry and government together, we aim to deliver three goals:
competitive advantage for our country
sustainable growth for our industry
and valuable new jobs for our people
There is a unanimous view amongst the BHA members that we are ready to celebrate the hospitality and tourism industry for what it is; a customer focused industry that rewards hard working employees who demonstrate teamwork and deliver great service. Our ‘high-service’ businesses support 4.49 million jobs in the UK.
The hospitality industry has been at the forefront of the economic recovery over the past five years, creating jobs in every region of the country for people of all ages and skill levels.
Each day, some four million hospitality and tourism employees – our ambassadors of the UK – welcome and serve guests from across the country and the world.
Hospitality is the 4th largest industry.
Hospitality delivers £143bn per annum that's 10% of gross value added to the GDP.
Hospitality and tourism created 1 in 5 new jobs since 2010.
Hospitality alone has delivered over 330,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2015 - 17% of all new jobs created in the UK.
Hospitality industry is well on track to achieving BHA’s 2013 agenda to create 300,000 new jobs by 2020.
BHA’s current objective is to create a further 100,000 new jobs by 2020 and to guard against any job losses.
Hospitality & tourism employs 4.49 million people that is 10% of the working population.
10. 2.9 million people are directly employed by hospitality and further 1.59 million people are working in tourism. 11. The hospitality industry celebrated the creation of over 330,000 jobs since 2010. 12. More than 1 in 10 people work in the hospitality and tourism industry. 13. For every 10 direct jobs, the industry creates another 6 in the wider economy. 14. Hospitality represents 10% of the gross value added to the GDP. 15. Our industry stimulates enterprise, entrepreneurship and a thriving SME sector with 80% of the hospitality industry being small and medium enterprises. 16. Over 46% of businesses operating in the industry employ fewer than 5 people.
17. 34% of the hospitality workforce are under 25 years of age. 18. This industry has the power to drive economic prosperity and jobs across the entire UK. 19. The hospitality and tourism industry will deliver 60,000 apprenticeships, work experiences, and career opportunities for Britain’s young people by the end of 2016 via the Big Hospitality Conversation. 20. The BHA strongly support the new government’s drive to create 3 million apprenticeships in the next 5 years 21. Catering companies have proven success in offering excellent career opportunities and progression - regardless of the skills levels of new entrants. 22. Catering companies in the UK serve over 4 million customers each day 23. Inbound tourism is worth an estimated £56 billi