Inaugural meeting for hospitality managers group

A networking organisation for hospitality managers in Northern Ireland has held its inaugural meeting.

The Hospitality Managers Network, which began two years ago as an online group, got together in the real world for the first time at House Belfast recently

The group, which already has around 700 members, offers access to a range of networking and marketing resources specifically geared to the day-to-day needs of a hospitality business.

Members of the group come from all corners of the trade, including local coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and golf courses.

The meeting at House Belfast saw the formal launch of a series of industry-led events that will appeal to each specific trade and discipline within the sector. In addition, there will be a series

of live-streamed events that will cover many of the burning topics that are of importance, including a forthcoming Q&A on the staffing challenges and skills shortage within the trade.

Chief executive of the Hospitality Managers Network, Chris Lynch, welcomed guests to the Belfast meeting. He says that the group has grown steadily since its inception and is now an active community of managers, owners and operators who all help each other by offering advice, contacts and job placements.

“Despite many of these businesses being in direct competition with each other, they help each other out and that’s testament to the standing of the great people that make up Northern Ireland’s hospitality industry,” Chris told LCN recently.

The Hospitality Managers Network has developed a directory of approved suppliers to work with that can offer a range of great quality services to its members and will continue to develop this

whilst securing great rates and tariffs for a range of key products and services.

Throughout the summer it is appointing its board and is currently inviting nominations for those within the industry who are keen to help make their mark on Northern Ireland’s hospitality industry. All enquiries should be directed to


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