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BAME in Hospitality CIC is a not for profit organisation  founded by Lorraine Copes, who is a senior leader within the Hospitality sector and has a career spanning 18 years, working for leading brands such as Elior UK, TGI Fridays, Shake Shack, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and Corbin & King. The lack of diversity and representation all levels has been visible throughout her career, and having lived this experience, she is keen to help to change this narrative for Black Asian and other Ethnic Minorities within Hospitality.

We welcome Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minorities to join this thriving community made of up professionals working within a variety of occupations throughout hospitality, food and drink.

We will deliver our mission through:

  • Learning & Development – coaching, mentorship, skills development and sponsored professional qualifications.
  • Corporate Partnerships – working with organisations who pledge to progress equality, supported by masterclasses, resources and research access.
  • Events – Amplifying visibility, informal and formal networking, inspirational content and celebrate success.