05/03/2012

Botanic Inns Ranked In Top 100 UK Workplaces

The award winning Botanic Inns Group has achieved its highest ever ranking in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ and for the fourth year running is the only Northern Ireland Company to be recognised in the medium sized business category.

Botanic Inns which employs over 600 people has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s best employers and positioned at 35 is above a range of international companies.

The company celebrated a number of milestones in 2011 including the 300 anniversary of McHughs Bar and Restaurant.

Commenting on the announcement Dominic McGeown, Head of Human Resources, Botanic Inns said: "It is a great testament to our staff that for the fourth year running the company has been recognised in this prestigious list. While it has been a challenging time for the hospitality industry we know that our success is dependent on our staff and this award demonstrates that we are continuing to compete with the very best companies in the UK.

"Our talented workforce has proven their ability to provide customers and visitors alike with an enjoyable first class experience and throughout the changing economic climate we will continue to recognise and reward the input of employees to the success of the business.

"As an industry we must continue to strive to support and develop the local economy by continuing to attract both leisure and business tourists and firmly establish Belfast on the international tourist map. This year promises to be a pivotal moment for Northern Ireland and we need to harness the opportunities that 2012 present."

The Sunday Times report which is based on feedback from randomly selected employees focused on a broad range of areas such as leadership, personal growth, wellbeing, fair dealing, how employees feel towards their immediate boss, their colleagues and their company generally, and what they feel about how much their company gives back to the community.

Botanic Inns owns a range of bars, hotels and restaurants including Apartment, The Botanic Inn, Taphouse, Scratch Nightclub, The Globe, The Kings Head, The Kitchen Bar, Madison’s Hotel, Denvir’s Hotel, DR:NK, McHughs, Molly Brown’s, The Northern Whig, The Parador, Ryan’s and Horatio Todd’s Bar and Restaurant.

(GK)

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