The pub company behind The Star & Garter in Leamington, the Rose & Crown in Warwick and The One Elm in Stratford has been named one of the best companies to work for in the country. Peach was singled out as a top employer in its industry in this year’s Best Companies to Work For awards, announced on Friday, May 21st.
The independent business, was listed at number 24 in the league of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, and also received a Three Star Accreditation, highlighting it as world-class. It also came sixth in the UK’s Top 20 Leisure & Hospitality Companies to Work For and was named the 13th best employer in the Midlands.
Being listed in the UK’s Best Companies to Work For league recognises a business’ commitment to its employees and is assessed by a team-wide survey that asks for honest feedback on areas an employer is strong in and those it needs to improve on, such as leadership, commitment to personal growth through training and development, well-being and giving something back.
Peach was seen to have proved its commitment to its people by supporting its teams, especially during the pandemic and focusing on the mental wellbeing of its chefs, front of house and support teams who were furloughed. Peach launched Yourhub.pub, a social enterprise that enabled its furloughed teams to keep busy cooking and delivering food to the NHS and a total of 50 charities and keep connected to their pubs’ communities.
It also created new personal development plans for individual and personal development for every team member and launched a Peach Hardship Support Fund for those facing financial difficulty, worked with industry charity Hospitality Action.
It’s the fifth year running that Peach has won a Best Company to Work For award, and a record year for the company, whose aim is to be the best gastropub company on the planet.
Peach Managing Director Hamish Stoddart said: “It’s our vision, we Make Life Peachy. Ever since we started Peach twenty years ago, we’ve genuinely put our people first. We’ve always believed they are the heart of a pub and utterly central to our success. Shared ownership and the longevity of our team prove this. This last year, during the pandemic, we knew it was more important than ever to take good care of the team especially when the pubs were closed and the team furloughed. It was the perfect opportunity to prove it, and we did.
“We worked incredibly hard to look after the physical and mental well-being of our people especially during lockdown. We took the opportunity to reaffirm our support to our team, both financially and through keeping in close contact and volunteering together to support the towns we’re proud to be at the heart of. We have come through together, staying true to our vision of being a great place to work, learn and grow. We are delighted to be recognised as a Three Star, world-class employer.
If you want to work for Peach, you’ve got a chance right here. They’re aiming to grow by three or four pubs in the next year and is hiring right now. Visit https://careers.makinglifepeachy.com/ to find out more.