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National Hospitality Day: 18th September

Wed 1 Sep 21

It’s National Hospitality Day on 18 September – ‘a nationwide celebration of your brilliant and resilient restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars, and the suppliers that support you.’

With most restrictions lifted on tourism and hospitality, there's light at the end of the tunnel. We won't just push a button and see tourism recover – we've had a year of very little investment, job losses and lots of businesses have been forced to close. It will take years and significant investment for the industry to recover.

With an initative such as National Hospitality Day we can shine a spotlight on the industry through focused, co-ordinated activity.

All organisers ask is that participating venues build a charitable element into their activities, so that guests will be helping four key hospitality industry charities while they’re enjoying themselves.

Why get involved?

Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

  • Provide a showcase for our hospitality industry and the pivotal role it has played in feeding front-line workers and families in financial need during the three lockdowns.

  • Create footfall, revenue and community engagement.

  • Underline the intrinsic role hospitality plays in the social fabric of communities, as an employer and as an income contributor to the economy.

  • Encourage consumers to venture back into hospitality venues and build confidence around the general public by promoting hospitality venues as safe and secure environments.

  • Create an income stream for the sector’s major charities, enabling them to support its rebuilding process and sustain those hospitality families left behind by the pandemic.

How can I make the most of it?

Bar staff making cocktails

The National Hospitality Day website aims to showcase your efforts and social media channels. Tell them your plans by emailing [email protected] or tweeting @NationalHospitalityDay. They'll share your story across all their social media platforms. Remember to tag @NationalHospitalityDay and use #NHD in all your social posts on Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on how you can get involved go to the National Hospitality Day website.


Which charities are supported?

Food van

All monies generated by National Hospitality Day will be divided between four participating charities: The Drinks Trust, Hospitality Action, Licensed Trade Charity and Springboard. Together, they offer lifelines to the people and businesses behind UK hospitality.


Who can I contact?

Chef preparing food

If you have any questions the fundraising team are here to lend a hand. You can visit the National Hospitality Day website for more information or send the team an email at [email protected] for guidance.

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