Scottish hospitality launch “SOS Save our Jobs”
50 giant digital billboards are part of a campaign across Central Scotland to spell out the impact of government-imposed restrictions on Scotland’s hospitality industry.
The campaign is being backed by the Scottish Hospitality Group, the Scottish Beer and Pub Association, The Scottish Licensed Trade Association and UKHospitality, as well as Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin, Nic Wood of pub and bar collection Signature Group, James Thomson of Prestonfield and The Witchery, Edinburgh’s Carina Contini and the Scotland-wide Crerar Hotels group.
The campaign highlights the fact that thousands of jobs are at risk right across the sector – from pubs, to hotels, late venues to restaurants, including the associated jobs relating to those that supply the industry.
Stephen Montgomery, spokesperson for the Scottish Hospitality Group commented, “I think this campaign highlights the extent of the issues we are facing, with a tsunami of redundancies already taking place. Our staff are a key priority for us, and they play a major part in the cogs of our businesses. For them it’s not just about losing their jobs, it’s about their families, and the mental health that surrounds all this. We need to protect them. They are a part of our greater hospitality family.”
While Marc Keenan, Managing Director of Ocean Scotland, said, “The hospitality industry in Scotland is a vital part of the economic picture and we are delighted to have been able to facilitate this campaign on our many screens. The campaign will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people and we hope they will add their voice to the campaign to save hospitality jobs.”
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