Founded by award-winning Birmingham-born hospitality veteran Lorraine Copes, Be Inclusive Hospitality will launch in Birmingham on Monday 24th April.
Be Inclusive is a not-for-profit and social enterprise with a mission to accelerate race equality within hospitality, food and drink. It was launched back in June 2020, conducting annual research and delivering a broad array of initiatives to advance change.
Since it was created, it has supported over 2,000 employees and 50 founders with mentorships, scholarships, and grant funding. The social enterprise has a growing corporate membership community and has delivered educational workshops for over 900 hospitality leaders on topics including culture, race equity and fostering inclusion.
The launch will be marked with an event on the 24th of April at The Grand Hotel. The event will include a panel discussion, a scholarship launch, and networking opportunities.
This event hopes to create space for Black, Asian and ethnic minority hospitality people in Birmingham to build new networks, whilst providing the opportunity for attendees to join the community and apply for scholarships available for Birmingham-based employees and founders.
The panel discussion will include multi-award-winning Michelin-starred chef Aktar Islam; Chef, Culinary Director of the Grand Hotel Adam Bateman, Managing Director of 2 Much Passion CIC Vanessa Kelly and Award-winning Wine Director of the Wilderness Restaurant Sonal Clare.
The panel will be followed by a reading from award-winning poet Cassey Bailey.
Be Inclusive Hospitality are on the lookout for Birmingham-based Ambassadors who can help to champion their work within the midlands, and details on how to apply will be made available on the night.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://bihospitality.co.uk/events/
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