Hosted in the historic Vintners’ Hall on Monday 6th June, BaxterStorey celebrated this year’s graduates from its Momentum Graduate Programme and Advanced Management Project. A record 15 Momentum graduates attended the ceremony, all of whom have been offered full time roles within the business.
Now in its sixth year, the scheme provides support and development to university graduates at the start of their career in hospitality. Following an intensive induction, the graduates completed a thorough training programme including health and safety, HR, creative thinking, kitchen management and finance. They then went on to work across WSH businesses including BaxterStorey, Caterlink, Holroyd Howe and Searcys, as well as supporting sales and new business mobilisations. Graham Eveleigh, head of skills development at BaxterStorey, said: “It is really important that we champion young talent and attract more people to the sector. By doing this, we are developing the next generation of managers within our business.”
Alongside the Momentum graduates, the evening celebrated the achievements of those who have completed the Advanced Management Programme. This programme helps current managers work towards senior roles, implementing projects across the business.
Projects start with a brief from a board sponsor, moving to research, idea generation, presentation to the board and execution. Alastair Storey, Chairman at BaxterStorey, said: “The growth of our business demands that we attract the very best new talent. I am incredibly proud of all those who have achieved success through these programmes. Both our Momentum and Advanced Management graduates are a huge asset to our business.”
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Notes to editors:
About BaxterStorey – BaxterStorey provides bespoke hospitality services through restaurants, café bars, deli operations and executive dining rooms for a wide range of customers. Its heritage is built on the culinary expertise and the professional training and development of its people. It employs more than 8,500 people at over 600 locations, and provides food service excellence to clients and customers in business and industry. BaxterStorey’s core principle is to serve the best quality food, sourced and prepared locally using the finest produce. Through its chef and barista academies, it provides focused and dedicated training to front line teams helping them to provide great service and build a career for life. The reach and talent of BaxterStorey’s business enables it to draw on an extensive pool of expertise within the food service sphere in the UK, providing it with a strong foundation to share and distribute best practice both locally and across the country
About Westbury Street Holdings – Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) is the owner of the UK’s most successful portfolio of independent catering and hospitality businesses. The company operates the following businesses: · BaxterStorey – catering services for business and industry · BaxterStorey Ireland – catering services for business, industry and education · BaxterStorey Scotland – catering services for business, industry and education · Benugo – New York style deli with retail outlets and restaurants in leading leisure venues · Searcys – one of the UK’s most prestigious catering companies with a world-famous reputation for catering and hospitality at iconic, exclusive venues for hire throughout the UK · Holroyd Howe – catering and hospitality services for independent schools and colleges · Caterlink – catering and hospitality services for state education including day nurseries, primary, secondary, colleges and universities · Portico Corporate Reception Management – a reception management and guest services outsourcing solution · WSH Restaurants – a dedicated commercial restaurant division