Casual Dining Show 2017
By: Todor Madzharov
Reading time: 2 min

Every year dozens of world-class keynote speakers, more than 200 of Britain’s biggest hospitality brands and over 4,500 restaurateurs, hoteliers and pub landlords get together for the Casual Dining Show at the Business Design Centre in London.

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The event is basically a who’s who of the hospitality industry and it is a great place to network and keep abreast of developing trends.

But this year the prestigious event was even more exciting than usual. Why? Because JOB TODAY joined the exhibitors at the BDC to spread the word of the social hiring revolution.

Decked out in seriously snazzy hoodies (they’re one-offs so no need to lose any sleep: Nike, Adidas, Reebok etc.) some of the sales team set up a slick stand upstairs at the event.

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Now these guys are good. Seriously, these guys could sell a biro to Jordan Belfort.

Over the course of the two-day event the sales team made over 65 promising leads with industry leaders and managed to register 23 employers at the stand who all posted jobs via a customised desktop application – we are a tech startup after all.

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Some of the most promising leads from the Casual Dining Show include:

iNTERTAIN – a huge pub and bar company, recently acquired by Stonegate Pubs, that has over 15,000 employees across 700 different locations.

Bravo Inns – a pub company in the north of England that manages 36 different venues.

Stable Pizza – a chain of Italian restaurants with 17 locations in the south east of the UK.

Taj Hotels – an Indian styled modern hotel chain with over 100 hotels across 62 locations.

Cambridge Cookery College – an award winning training kitchen for chefs.

The team had a great time at the event and were chuffed with the positive reaction from fellow exhibitors and industry decision makers.

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If you work in hospitality, or most other sectors for that matter, and have recruitment responsibilities then there’s no reason to delay.

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