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CJUK Live – Meet the panel

Written on 15-Mar-2018

In less than one week’s time (Tuesday 20th March) we will be taking to the stage at Northern Restaurant & Bar to host ‘CJUK Live’ a panel discussion around some of the issues and challenges facing our industry; the chronic skills shortage, shrinking labour pool and the 1.3 million people needed by 2024.

We are excited to bring some of these crucial topics to the stage and will be welcoming a panel of esteemed industry experts, each bringing their own experience and expertise to the stage.

Meet the CJUK Live Panel

Sharing a hoteliers perspective is award winning hotelier Adrian Ellis, General Manager of The Lowry Hotel. Adrian has more than 25 years’ experience managing luxury international properties in the UK, Europe and Asia. He is also Chair of Manchester Hoteliers Association and a Master Innholder.


Executive Director of People 1st, Martin-Christian Kent will bring the statistics. People 1st is the skills and workforce development expert across the visitor economy, and Martin-Christian has over 20 years’ experience in labour market research and skills policy.


Tom Hadley, the Director of Policy and Professional Services at the REC, (Recruitment & Employment Confederation), will represent the trade body for the UK recruitment industry on the panel. Tom and his team work to promote industry standards in recruitment, and are responsible for ensuring members uphold the Code of Good Recruitment Practice and are compliant with employment legislation.


And finally, bringing this whole panel together is our very own Katie Mellor, Director of CJUK. Katie leads the CJUK team on their mission to champion flexible working and create a better work-life balance for all chefs to help address the skills shortage the industry currently faces. Katie truly believes that there is #ABetterWay for chefs to work in the hospitality industry and invites employers to engage with her to discuss the approach to chef recruitment, and innovative ways to find the best talent.


CJUK Live panel event will take place at Northern Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday 20th March at 2pm. Make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a lively and productive discussion, reserve your place here.