BAME in Hospitality CIC is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Lorraine Copes in November 2019 and incorporated in July 2020.
Lorraine is a senior procurement leader with a career within hospitality spanning 18 years, working for leading brands such as Elior UK, TGI Fridays, Shake Shack, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and Corbin & King.
The absence of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people within positions of influence, or seniority has consistently been a visible problem throughout her career, and she is keen to help change the narrative for those impacted by the barriers to progress.
We welcome Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minorities within Hospitality, Food and Drink to join our thriving community.
We also welcome allies, who are keen to champion driving change in the acceleration of racial equality within the sector.
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, training, resources and research access.
- Events – Amplifying visibility, informal and formal networking, inspirational content and celebrate success.