Valor Hospitality Europe Takes Top Award at the Cateys

The prestigious Catey Awards, likened to the Oscars of the hospitality sector, has awarded Valor Hospitality Europe the accolade of ‘Best Employer.’

Employee engagement has always been a top priority for the Valor team and the company was recognised for its “strong people culture, inspiring leadership and consistent business results driven through people engagement.” The company was also commended for its “clear desire to have employees at the heart of the organisation and to be at the heart of its ambitious growth plans.”

Earlier this year, Valor was also ranked as one of the top three in The Caterer’s Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2016.

The company has undergone a period of massive growth since forming 18 months ago and has focused on employee engagement throughout the process. Brian McCarthy, managing director of Valor Hospitality Europe said: “As a business we have come so far in such a relatively short space of time and we are incredibly proud to have been recognised for our approach to employee engagement.

“With over 2,500 employees across our portfolio it has always been important to us that each one feels informed and connected to our business values. We have always taken pride in the way we do this and know that employees who take pride in where they work deliver better customer service which in turn means our hotel guests get the best experience possible.”

Part of Valor’s approach to employee engagement includes using the Purple Cubed Talent Toolbox which is a new digital communications hub providing staff with a one-stop-shop for intranet, news, communications, engagement surveys and performance reviews.

Since launching Talent Toolbox in 2015, Valor has seen a rise in employee engagement of 11 percent and a 100 percent boost in internal promotions.

Since inception in 1984, The Cateys have cast a spotlight on the industry’s highest flyers, strongest performers and hottest brands. The ceremony took place at Grosvenor House in London on 5th July.

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