Friday, January 28, 2022

Tag: Staff

Off The Record: Boris / Midget Gems / Royal Navy / Tony Blair

Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings balloon Off The Record staff under the bus
The consequences of throwing staff under the bus, why Tony Blair should perhaps show a little more respect and why the rebranding of Midget Gems isn’t a tall story. All this and more in this week’s instalment of Off The Record.

The cost of Covid: Carlton Bingo reports £12 million revenue decline for 2020/21

Carlton Bingo reports £12 million revenue decline for 2020-21
Inverness-based Carlton Bingo has reported an 85 percent decline in revenue for the year ended 28 March 2021, after Covid restrictions forced estate-wide venue closures.

Williams backs staff protection law

Adam Williams Llandudno Pier staff protection law hospitality leisure
Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has joined Usdaw in calling for new laws to protect hospitality staff from abuse, as Welsh ministers urge the UK government to update legislation.

Paolo Sidoli: The seaside sector is teeming with tourists, but short on staff

Porthcawl Paolo Sidoli SB Machines
Porthcawl is busier than it’s been since the 1980’s, according to resort stalwart Paolo Sidoli, managing director of SB Machines, who has had to take special measures to recruit and keep staff to service the 2021 summer boom.

Hospitality bodies join Llandudno Pier’s call for compassion

Llandudno Pier staff hospitality
UKHospitality Cymru and North Wales Tourism have called for “patience and tolerance” from hospitality customers, after Llandudno Pier spoke out about increasing abuses on staff.

Staff shortages put a dampener on industry’s new found freedoms

Former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt said of freedom that “in the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved” - a lesson that many businesses are learning as they attempt to reopen amid serious staffing shortages. Former Bacta president and Funstation managing director James Miller explains just how difficult recruitment has become in post-lockdown Britain.

Off The Record: Is Sir Keir Starmer toast?

Off The Record Is Keir Starmer Toast labour party
Who did what for the ex-health secretary, why Sir Keir Starmer needs to keep an eye on Manchester, the very serious problem of assaults on staff and why Covid Passports are happening - even if they’re not mandatory.

Staff shortage at Clacton Pier as workforce opts for safer bets

Clacton Pier hospitality recruitment
What once was an opportunity to work at a premier seaside attraction, has now become a worry about further lockdowns and restrictions, according to Clacton Pier owner Billy Ball, who is finding it difficult to fill the many vacant staff positions at the pier now it has reopened. And Ball, as you will become acutely aware in the coming weeks, isnot alone in the hospitality industry.

Off the Record: Hanging Hancock out to dry

off the record Matt Hancock inflation staff
OTR delves into the shark bowl that’s Conservative party politics, explains why inflation represents such a threat to our industry and why it took 45-minutes to just get a pint in a pub.

Grand Pier to recruit 150 new staff

Weston Grand Pier recruit 150 staff
Weston’s Grand Pier is going on a recruitment drive, with three separate events held at the pier for seasonal staff applicants to meet their potential employers in an informal setting.

Adventure Island confirms no vaccine requirement for staff

Adventure Island Philip Miller staff vaccination
Adventure Island has confirmed new staff will not be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment as the park continues its recruitment drive in preparation for 17 April.

Blueprint Operations completes G4 training as 360 program continues to build

David Purvis Blueprint Operations safer gambling 360 programme safer gambling
Embedding the safer gambling philosophy throughout the organisation is at the heart of Gauselmann UK’s 360 initiative with the team at Blueprint Operations recently completing the G4 staff training programme.

Bingo Association presents £1.3m cheque to Variety during Parliamentary event

Bingo Association, staff, Houses of Parliament, politics, bingo
On behalf of UK bingo operators, staff and customers Miles Baron, CEO of the Bingo Association, presented Variety ambassador and actor Joe McFadden with a cheque for £1.3m at an event held at the Houses of Parliament. The evening was attended by MPs, bingo operators, bingo players and charity beneficiaries from up and down the country. Miles Brown said: I’m incredibly...

Mecca Bingo staff help charity hit £1.8m

Staff at Mecca Bingo clubs across Britain have enjoyed a well-deserved celebration after making their contribution to a national campaign that has raised £1.8m for the Carers Charity. Mecca Bingo employees across the country have been celebrating after raising £1.8m for the charity Carers Trust. The Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, began its partnership with Carers Trust...

Betting shop staff ill-trained to take on problem gambling, report says

betting shop staff
Betting shops are failing to properly train staff to spot problem gamblers and may even be encouraging losses, a report commissioned by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has said.   The report comes before the government unveils its triennial review of the gambling industry later this month, which is expected to take on FOBTs. In was has been described...

Novomatic launches new staff competition

Coinslot - Competition NOVOMATIC
Astra Games and Bell-Fruit Games, part of Novomatic UK, have launched a new employee of the month competition.   Every month, exceptional staff members will be handed the keys to a range topping Ford Mustang convertible. “This is very much a people industry that we’re in, so it’s vitally important that we recognise and reward the hard work and commitment shown by...