Spotlight on ‘healthy hospitality’


Managers, leaders, and owners of hospitality businesses from across Cornwall gathered at The Lost Gardens of Heligan recently to drive the creation of a healthier hospitality sector with help from Truro and Penwith College’s employer-led project for this key Cornish industry.

Hospitality Table Cornwall, part of the Business Clusters project that is part-funded by the European Social Fund, held a sustainability and wellbeing event looking at ways to help change the hospitality industry for the better.

The event, ‘Healthy Hospitality’, focused on both operating sustainable business for the planet but also supporting a sustainable workforce, with future skills at the forefront.

Hospitality businesses who attended took away a toolkit of best practices from industry expert workshops to help spark healthy conversations about hospitality and the changes that can be made for everyone in their workplace.

Specialist workshops included boosting creative wellbeing with Tanja Durrant, making change and life coaching with Ella Clark and a taster of digital and sustainability marketing with Esther Ledder from the ESF Progressing Businesses Through Digital Skills project.

Attendees also gained insight from Russell Cosway, a B-Corp representative, into becoming a B-Corp business, while industry talks included a presentation from award-winning sommelier Elly Owen.