Socially, we are constantly working towards being regarded as a company that is transparent and ethical in all its dealings as well as making a positive contribution to the community in which we operate. Our team is always up for getting involved and going the extra mile. Like our recent beach clean-up organised through the Marine Conservation Society. Our staff got out and about with local volunteers to give something back to the local area.
We are a key employer in East Lothian and firmly believe in using local talent pools. Working closely with Schools, Colleges and Universities in Edinburgh we adopt a recruitment process that’s inclusive for all candidates, particularly graduates and students, and are committed both to staff development and to creating opportunities for students and graduates to work and progress within the company.
All of our front-of-house team are trained in-house to high standards. We never use agency staff, which is a policy no other caterer in Scotland can say. Our people are a key ingredient in our success, and we believe this approach guarantees consistency and first-class service. We have also created a ‘Talent Pipeline’, allowing talented and hard-working team members to take on and train in supervisory positions, preparing them for more senior roles. We are also aligned with HIT Scotland – who are at the forefront of identifying and developing the best talent in the Scottish hospitality industry through scholarships and bursaries.
As our business has rapidly grown and evolved, we have accepted that we are unable to deliver every single event, especially those smaller in size. As a result, we’ve partnered up with Social Bite, a social business that gives 100% of its profits to good causes. Every penny of their profit is given to good causes and 1 in 4 of their team are formerly homeless people.
Through our fundraising initiatives, we are proud to be involved with some fantastic causes. Over the past two years, we’ve worked with Giving Tuesday, Mental Health Foundation, Cash for Kids and the Edinburgh Moonwalk together with our very active community and charity engagement programme.
Our full Corporate Social Responsibility policy can be downloaded here.