Grand news: A spot on UK's Top 100 Companies to Work For list
It’s official, The Grand Brighton is in The UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, 2021! Brighton’s landmark hotel also made in into the Top 20 Leisure & Hospitality Companies in the UK, and the South East’s 100 Best Companies to work for, and to top it all off, we also received an “Outstanding” accreditation for our commitment to employee engagement.
These awards are undoubtably made even more special for us because of all the challenges we've all experienced over the last year. Andrew Mosley, General Manager said, “we have never felt so proud of the sense of community amongst our team and the lengths our amazing People Team have gone to, to keep our people at the heart of our business.”
These prestigious achievements reflect the people-first ethos here at The Grand Brighton, as we strive to ensure that all of our team members feel proud to work at the hotel and are connected to our values. The Grand listens through engagement surveys, employee suggestions, and our “Think Grand” team, made up of representatives from departments throughout the hotel. We celebrate achievement with a unique Grand rewards scheme, a team thanks app “Mo”, and monthly and annual awards – none of which stopped throughout lockdown.
Andi Hirons, People Director said, “over the last year, we have organised online quizzes and challenges, wellbeing check-ins, live cook-alongs with our amazing chefs, and more. Exceptional people deserve to be part of exceptional experiences and we are so proud of what we have achieved, together.”
Since re-opening our doors this week, the famously outstanding team are back doing what they do best: welcoming excited guests who are returning to the hotel. Every team member contributes to that Grand experience, whether they’re offering a warm welcome and a tip of a bowler hat at the door, cleaning and preparing beautiful bedrooms, or serving up some delicious treats in the restaurants and bar.
Andrew Mosley, General Manager said, “This is such an incredible achievement for us and we’re so grateful to be recognised amongst such fantastic businesses throughout the UK. We’re so proud to have been recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work For in the UK and are incredibly thankful to our wonderful team and all of our supporters.”
The Grand Brighton sits on the iconic Victorian seafront in the heart of the city. Opened in 1864 as the original ‘palace by the sea’, today the 201-bedroom independent hotel is home to contemporary design-led spaces and famously outstanding service. Guests can enjoy award-winning afternoon teas in our sun-soaked Victoria Terrace, ready to eat picnics to explore Brighton, epic Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, a locally-sourced and seasonal dining menu in Cyan, delicious cocktails and night caps in the bar, and more. The hotel is also home to an array of flexible event spaces.
Here’s to an amazing 2021, and just another reason to celebrate the safe re-opening of the leisure and hospitality sector.