Newsletter – June 2017

June has been a busy and rewarding month at hospitality recruitment agency, Platinum Recruitment and we have enjoyed supporting our clients as they gear up for the sunny months ahead.

Our Southampton team of top hospitality recruiters continue to build on existing relationships in the area as well as working with new hotels, restaurants and venues in the Hampshire region.  We are really excited about the growth in this division of our Platinum Recruitment Family!
This month we have placed a total of 1029 candidates in temporary and permanent hospitality and chef job roles nationwide.

Happiness in the workplace is something that we try to facilitate for all of our people and we are extremely proud of our low staff turnover.  This month we celebrated the work anniversaries of Rebecca from Team Elite who has been with us for two years, Jo Curtis from Team Pubs who celebrated three years and Andy “Biscuits” Franks, our lovely fluffy Manager in Accounts who joined us four years ago.  We also congratulated Andy Sinclair who joined our hospitality recruitment agency, Platinum 9 years ago as a recruiter and is now a vital component in the day to day management of Team Elite as well as the strategic direction of the company. This month the guys chose to celebrate their anniversaries at The Real Greek Restaurant in the new BH2 Complex in Bournemouth.

Giving Back
In June, our colleague Emma ran the Race for Life.  She set herself a personal goal and we were all so proud of her when she hit it!  Emma also won the spin for our charity of the month, and chose Cancer Research UK which gave her an extra £250 for her Race for Life pot and a total of almost £400!  Well done Emma!

Platinum Socials
We are generally a fit and healthy bunch here at Platinum and we are loving exercising in the sunshine!  With our hotel and chef recruitment office a five minute jog from the beach, our weekly bootcamp sessions are open to all and have been a lovely way to promote a healthy body and healthy mind.  The boys’ weekly football sessions have been considerably more enjoyable as the evenings are lighter!

This month Rebecca Dibben organised a Quiz night, we split into 4 teams and the challenge was on! The competition was fierce and it was down to the wire until the final “all or nothing” round, where a wrong answer wiped out teams scores for the entire round.  In the end Team 2 with the team name “They Call us the Losers” won the day, well done to Jo B, Neil, Emma, Tom E and Nikki, great work Rebecca on arranging a fantastic company social!

Nicky Marx who is part of the management team within the Elite Division for hospitality and catering jobs, celebrated her 30th Birthday in style this month.

Andy Middleton of our Regional Division took some well-earned time off to spend his birthday with family while Ryan Gallagher, the latest member of our Pubs and Bars Division traveled to Paris with his better half for a romantic birthday break, we hope you all enjoyed your birthdays this month!

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

We are delighted to announce that June’s employee of the month is Claire Stewart of our Southampton office!

Take a look at some of the comments used to describe Claire by her colleagues when voting for this month’s award……

“Her determination and grit has been outstanding”
“Her Account Management has been at Platinum partnership level”
“Claire has been a key part of the early success of the new Southampton office”

The Restaurant Show
The Restaurant Show at Olympia is just over 3 months away.  Our hospitality recruitment team have had a lot of fun exhibiting at the show and genuinely love meeting hospitality professionals along with our existing and new clients.

This year we have a fantastic prize up for grabs in our draw; a gift voucher for a tasting menu for two at Paul Foster’s Salt Restaurant in Warwickshire.

Paul has previously achieved 3 AA Rosettes and has appeared on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.  Paul’s dream of opening Salt, his own fine dining restaurant, was achieved via a Kickstarter campaign that has generated in excess of £100,000.  For a chance to win the prize, you can complete the pre-registration for the show via this link or come and visit us on the stand.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on Paul’s new restaurant check out the Salt website

Each month we will bring you our latest Platinum hospitality recruitment newsletter along with interviews from some of the amazing people we work with within hospitality, keep up to date with all things Platinum Recruitment via our shiny new website


See you next time!


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


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