The Grand, York Named As Top Inclusive Employer

The Sunday Times’ much anticipated Best Places to Work list has been announced and includes one of the north’s most prestigious hotels, The Grand. This award recognises organisations, across all industries, with the highest levels of employee engagement and wellbeing in the UK.

The city centre hotel boasts 207 bright and spacious bedrooms, three dining outlets, including new fine-dining restaurant, Legacy, a state-of-the-art cookery school and all-day dining restaurant, The Rise. The hotel also offers a serene spa nestled in the building’s former vaults and is a major employer in the local economy.

The company’s dedication to embracing diversity and inclusion through neurodiversity awareness sessions, useful local benefits, wellbeing passports, monthly diversity team lunches, becoming one of only three Disability Confident Leaders in York and partnering with disability and mental health charities continuously are all contributing factors to the high levels of team morale. In addition to this, The Grand take a holistic approach to supporting and developing team members, through training opportunities available in each area of the business and a three-pillar wellness strategy, encompassing financial, physical and psychological factors by hosting events, talks and providing valuable resources.

“We are absolutely delighted to be listed as one of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work based on an employee survey focussing on reward and recognition, empowerment, job satisfaction and instilling pride. Drive, excellence and care are values that our team live by, and I am pleased that this is reflected in their job satisfaction and happiness whilst at work. Our wonderful team are what make The Grand truly Grand and I am proud of every individual who is working hard to ensure our guests are blessed with special memories in our beautiful city.” – Simon Mahon, General Manager