Let's talk talent...
Sitting at the heart of the onboard hospitality industry, bringing buyers and suppliers together through our pages, it never ceases to amaze me how small conversations and fledgling connections grow into massive collaborations and multi-million pound contracts.
Ours is a 'people' business, a business utterly dependent on making the right connections, meeting the right people and finding ways to navigate complex routes from drawing board to market. It's an exhilarating business which many newcomers want to join and this month we are proud to launch the Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Network to help. This initiative is designed to encourage creative new talent into our industry and give those already well-established the chance to share their knowledge, develop best practice and draw in the best talent. You can read more about the Network on page 6 and we hope you will want to get involved.
To show our commitment to reinvesting in our industry's people we are also unveiling two mentoring grants worth £9,000 which will support the Network's activities by sharing a proportion of the fees we generate through the Onboard Hospitality Awards. Check out these grants on page 9, get involved and let's continue those many small conversations that together ensure this industry's long-term success.