Hawksmoor

We are a British steak and seafood restaurant and cocktail bar chain with locations across the UK.
http://thehawksmoor.com/

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Health before wealth was the guiding principle at steakhouse and cocktail bar chain, Hawksmoor, during what has been a horrific year for the hospitality industry. As the pandemic hit, the work of the company changed overnight from running thriving restaurants to surviving as a business and channelling all its efforts into supporting its teams and community.

More than 33,000 meals were cooked for charities, community projects and NHS workers and Hawksmoor at Home was launched providing work for staff and a new revenue stream. The company also employed a full-time team to support and engage its employees, maintaining the sense of community and optimism that underpins Hawksmoor culture even when it was losing money and 99% of the workforce was on furlough.

Founded by Will Beckett and Huw Gott in 2006, the company now has eight restaurants across the UK and one in New York, the opening of which has been delayed by Covid-19.

Hawksmoor puts its success down to employing good people and looking after them so they stick around. Its inclusive culture is built on the belief that people should be free to be themselves, be supported by their manager and the company, and be treated fairly and as individuals.

When restaurants were open and busy in London, Hawksmoor offered jobs to its Manchester and Edinburgh staff who were unable to work or had limited hours because of local Covid rules, paying for their travel, daily expenses and accommodation over a three-week period at a cost of £8,000.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

92% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Hawksmoor provided practical help for staff and their families during the pandemic giving an extra £20 per child to help them with half term expenses, boosting income over Christmas with £100 bonus payments, and providing a weekly take-away staff meal during closures.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

Pre-pandemic employees have been rewarded for their hard work with opportunities to go on foodie excursions including to restaurants in Devon and rare breed farms in Essex. Last year 12 employees went on an all-expenses paid trips to New York to be part of its new restaurant opening.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Social support to keep the Hawksmoor community engaged included volunteering initiatives, coffee mornings, walking buddies, photography and menu Monday cooking clubs. It also set up a very popular virtual running club with 30% of the workforce joining and members clocked up a joint 8,000km in six weeks.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2006
Total number of employees
9
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
62% : 38%
Male : Female employee ratio
24%
Employees earning £35k+
48%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

List Positions

National Ranking
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27
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
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27
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
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27
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27
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27
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27
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
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7
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7
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7
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London
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15
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15
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15
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Quote from the top...
“'World class' 3* rating in our 10th consecutive year in the list is wonderful on its own, but given the last 12 months for restaurants I hope it speaks volumes not just for what a great place to work Hawksmoor is, but also for what a fantastic industry Hospitality can be”

Will Beckett, CEO - Hawksmoor

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