Marriott & Soho House Pledge

Pilot Light had it’s full launch at White City House (Part of Soho house Group) to show it’s intention of coming together with the rest of hospitality to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. Speaking on the night was founders Doug Sanham and Andrew Clarke!

Soho House became the First Group to sign the Pilot Light Employee Pledge. By doing so setting a trend to the rest of hospitality by championing they’re staff and showing support when it comes to mental health related illness.

We were joined on the night by Time To Changes Own Sarah Resthall, who also gave a great speech expressing the need for co-operation from the entire industry to focus on making this change happen.

We have also been lucky enough to have a number of Marriott Hotels sign the employee pledge. At a meeting In Manchester Last Monday, Managers and HR alike came together for a gathering to sign the pledge. Hoping at some point soon to have more.

Article recently been done by the Caterer Magazine so showcase the two events.

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We cannot do this alone! Together, we can create a community of like-minded professionals united by a common cause: to shine a light on these issues and act as a beacon of support to those affected by them.

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