Recognising the businesses who have put their people first and dealt with tough decisions pragmatically during the COVID-19 crisis 


Gain invaluable insight into your people


Be named a Best Place to Work in Hospitality


Chosen by employees

Best Places to Work in Hospitality

Seven years ago, The Caterer and people retention specialists Purple Cubed joined forces to find and showcase the 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality. This annual celebration of employment best practice in companies large and small, established or entrepreneurial, never fails to be inspirational.

In 2021, the list will also highlight those who have best handled the COVID-19 crisis with kindness, bravery and grace when it comes to their employees.

Assessed by digital sentiment analysis, this list is not drawn up by leaders, operators or marketing. The companies featured on the Top 30 are recommended by their own employees based off just five carefully crafted questions.

The survey rates how well employers responded to the pandemic and will provide information, unavailable via any other employee survey, that will be critical towards targeting scarce resources as organisations begin to move forward.


A partnership between The Caterer and employee engagement experts Purple Cubed, proudly sponsored by Umbrella Training.

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