Our People

There is little doubt that we could not have developed our business without the skills, passion, enthusiasm and commitment of our hard-working teams.

Each individual plays a crucial role in the future of our business and we believe that we only get the best from our people through understanding their abilities, their motivation and by truly knowing their personalities.

By supporting them with their goals and aspirations, we think it is possible to ‘grow our own’ talent, and in doing so, ensure happy, well-motivated teams who remain loyal to the business and contribute to it.

We view training, development and mentoring as vital to the success of the business and our levels of one-to-one sessions far exceed the industry average. We continue to attract strong candidates from the hotel and restaurant sector as they enjoy our culture, and the rewards are far above the average to attract and retain the very best talent.

These are just some of the reasons why we think it’s a very good idea to work for us. Nurturing talent is second nature for us. Meet David who has been able to realise his potential through mentoring and training.

David Ademilua, Commis Chef

When David Ademilua joined us at Gowling WLG at the iconic Two Snow Hill building in Birmingham as a kitchen porter, we knew that he could be nurtured and developed. From his first day in the kitchen he showed a keen interest in food preparation and service. With guidance and mentoring from our head chef, Dave has gained enough confidence and experience in the kitchen over the past year to leave his KP role behind. He is now a commis chef with responsibility for the vegetable section within The Loft Restaurant. Since his promotion, Dave has excelled in the role, gaining fantastic feedback from customers on his salad bar creations. Dave has never had any formal chef qualifications but is now part of our CraftWorks Development Programme.