The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our economy and lives of people who work in the hospitality sector. Between February and December 2020, half of the graduates from our employment programmes became out of work or formally at risk. Over those ten months, 75% of our graduates were either unemployed, at risk, furloughed or on zero hours contracts.

The Office for National Statistics tells us that the hospitality sector was the worst hit in terms of redundancies. EY’s latest Regional Economic Forecast says the hospitality sector is expected to take longer than most to recover the jobs lost in 2020. EY anticipates the hospitality sector will employ fewer people in 2023 than it did in 2019.

But we can do something. We’d like you to join us to hear from people who work in hospitality about what the past 12-months have meant for them and what they think will happen next. There will be opportunity for debate, discussion and questions from attendees.

Our panelists include:

• Malek and Hels – Recent graduates from the House’s Employment Preparation Programme

• Karen Bates, Director of People from Brewdog

• Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development from the Institute of Employment Studies

• Shereen Daniels, Managing Director of strategy consultancy HR rewired and Vice Chair of the Black Business Association Committee for the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The panel will be chaired by the House of St Barnabas’ own Chief Executive, Rosie Ferguson.

Register for your free ticket here.


This event will last for 60 minutes.

Please note: this will be an online event. This ticket will give you access to the event stream. Further details on how to access the event will be emailed to attendees before the event begins. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]