Welcome to Platinum’s October newsletter!

It’s been another action packed month at Platinum Recruitment HQ!  We’ve taken our team on the road this month and exhibited at both the Restaurant Show and the Independent Hotel Show.  The events are aimed at Restaurateurs and Hoteliers and both were fantastic events where we met clients old and new along with lots of professionals looking to start a career in hospitality or take their next step in the industry.

One lucky competition winner from the Restaurant Show will be visiting Paul Foster’s new restaurant, Salt in the coming weeks.  Click the image below to read our interview with Paul, where we talk about life since the opening…….

We are now heading full speed into the festive season, preparing our teams to support clients nationwide during the busiest time of the hospitality year.

Are you looking for extra work throughout the Christmas and New Year period? Contact hospitality recruitment and catering agency, Platinum Recruitment, to find out about our latest temporary Chef jobs and Front of House vacancies nationwide Contact Platinum Recruitment today.


This month we congratulated Nicky from Team Elite and Tom Leech from Team Regional who celebrated four years with Platinum.  Congratulations also to Rachael France who has been part of the family for six years and Tom Emberson, also from Team Regional, who has been with us for two years.

Giving Back

Our charity this month was The Murray Parish Trust and this fantastic charity was chosen by Carole from our Southampton office, find out more about the trust and the wonderful work they do…….

The Murray Parish Trust is a registered charity dedicated to creating imaginative and effective fundraising events to support paediatric facilities benefiting children throughout the South of England. 

The Murray Parish Trust was created in memory of our late daughter Ella Jayne, who died from congenital heart failure in 2009.

Since then we have raised over £300,000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Southampton. These vital funds have gone directly towards funding a full time counsellor, a specialist helicopter gurney and most recently the provision of 2 new bed spaces.
Our latest challenge is to raise £2 million for a brand new Children’s Emergency & Trauma Department (A&E) based in Southampton. The government have agreed to fund-match and have already pledged £2 million so its now up to us to make this life-saving department a reality.

For more information on this wonderful charity take a look at their website www.themurrayparishtrust.com

Employee of the Month

Each month we look to celebrate someone within the Platinum family who has excelled in their role, this is open to anyone within the team from Junior to Senior Recruiters, Management, Admin or Accounts.

This is what the Platinum Recruitment team had to say about this month’s winner….

“Really focused and driven. A positive influence and inspiring to be around.”

“What an amazing month, she has been really focused and driven which has really paid off for her.

“Hard to see past her excellent month, her buzz clearly motivates others in her team”

“Her application towards learning and picking things up cannot be overlooked. I believe she is a great personality to have in the office and a credit to the company.”

October’s Employee of the Month is…………………..Carla Arnold taking the majority of the votes! Congratulations on such a fantastic Month!


This month our colleagues Shu, Rob, Cesca and Gem celebrated their birthdays, mainly enjoying food, drink and Dickinson’s Real Deal (Rob).

Cesca played rugby for her team Ellingham and Ringwood and assisted in a spectacular 60 – 0 win! Happy Birthday all and well done Cesca!

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We look forward to catching up with you next month with our November newsletter – thanks for reading.

Are you a professional looking for a new career in hospitality? Are you an employer looking for support with hotel, restaurant or chef recruitment within your business?

Get in touch with one of the Platinum hospitality recruitment team on the details below to find out how we can help, you could also check out our wide range of available catering and hospitality jobs here.

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