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CJUK Live at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2018

Written on 16-Feb-2018

At the start of 2018 we outlined our key topics for 2018; Brexit, attracting new talent, retaining existing talent, flexible working and health & well-being.

On Tuesday 20th March the CJUK team will be at Northern Restaurant & Bar discussing these topics and more at our free event, CJUK Live.

We will be championing flexible working through our #ABetterWay message and bringing our desire to create a better work-life balance in hospitality to the table at NRB 18, talking directly to the industry about everything we believe so passionately about.

We’ll be taking the subject of how to attract and retain talent to the stage when we lead a panel discussion on ‘An Industry in Crisis?’ talking about the chronic skills shortage, shrinking labour pool and the 1.3 million people needed in the hospitality industry by 2024.

CJUK Live will see our panel of hospitality experts address key issues the sector currently faces and offering their expert opinions. With help from the audience, they will discuss ways
to combat the crippling skills shortage in our industry and provide employment solutions for
organisations across the country.

Confirmed CJUK Live Panellists;

Adrian Ellis from The Lowry Hotel – With 25 years’ experience of managing luxury international properties in the UK, Europe and Asia, Adrian is also Chairman of Manchester Hoteliers Association and a Master Innholder.


Martin-Christian Kent from People 1st   skills and workforce development experts across the visitor economy. Martin-Christian has over 20 years’ experience in labour market research and skills policy.


Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services at the REC – (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) the professional trade body for the UK recruitment industry.


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.


During NRB 18 we will be taking a closer look at how to effectively tackle this shortage, and how to create a more positive work/life experience for our employees, which we believe will help us to attract and retain talent.

Book your place

If you are attending NRB 18 we hope you can join us for what promises to a lively discussion. Meet us in the Hub at 2pm for the drinks reception and a chance the meet the panellists and other hospitality professionals, before the panel event starts at 3pm in the Cobden Suite.

It is free entry to the panel discussion with your NRB Badge, you can reserve your place here

We look forward to seeing you there!

To register to attend NRB18 https://www.northernrestaurantandbar.co.uk/welcome/tickets