New programme launched to help Glasgow's hospitality and tourism industries

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

17 September 2020

Industry group Experience Glasgow is set to launch The Glasgow Talent Programme, a range of initiatives to support the city’s hospitality and tourism industries

The complimentary programme, aimed at people working the hospitality and tourism sector who’ve been affected by redundancies, will be rolled out next month and run until April 2021.

‘The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the biggest in Scotland. It does a fantastic job of contributing to the economy and as an industry that has arguably suffered the most as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,’ said Gordon McIntyre, vice chairman of Experience Glasgow and chair of Hospitality Health. ‘Glasgow needs to do all it can to support the industry and to help it grow back to its best. The launch of the Glasgow Talent Programme provides hope for the sector as well as much-needed guidance and support for employees affected as a result.’

According to Experience Glasgow, the decision followed a report which claimed that ‘almost half of hospitality businesses and 90,000 jobs could be lost if there is a second lockdown in Scotland’.

The programme will include services such as coaching and confidence-building; personal development and HR; recruitment opportunities and transferable skills; emotional and mental wellbeing; and PR and marketing.

The initiative has been developed by Experience Glasgow itself with the support of Scottish Enterprise. Mentors come from Connect Three, Ellis Mack, Atomic10 and Hospitality Health.

Businesses across Glasgow are being encouraged to register their interest and nominate anyone that feel could benefit from the programme here.

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