MK locals named best employers in industry

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The company behind two of the city’s most well-known pubs has been named as one of the best companies to work for in the industry.

Peach, an independent pub company which runs The Swan at Salford and The Black Horse in Woburn, has won the Best Employer in Hospitality award for the third time in as many years.

Peach lined up against employers of all sizes and from all areas of the hospitality industry to take part in the awards, which rely solely on the views of the people who work for them to determine if they are a top employer or not.

Peach came away with the title of Best Large Pub and Bar Employer at the awards ceremony in London. The awards are run by Caterer.com – a hospitality recruitment website.

It also came in 25th place out of the top 50 employers in the overall award ranking.

“This is a fantastic result for us and great recognition of everything we do to look after our people,” said Andrew Coath, who runs the pubs.

“We work really hard to make our people feel happy, motivated and achieve their dreams, and enjoying what they’re doing.

“We genuinely put them first as we know they’re critical to our success – you can’t run a good pub without great people to look after our guests and cook the food that goes onto their plates.

“We are different in that we genuinely want our chefs and managers to create their own version of the best gastro pub in the UK.

“We share ownership, we ensure the best of our team become partners in our business or go out and invest in their own.

“We also invest in their development, giving them industry-leading training, opportunities to grow and get promoted, and have a real say in how their pub is run, as well as a share of the profits their pub has made, which we couldn’t have made without them.”