The Grand Brighton

Our luxury hotel stands proudly on Brighton's iconic seafront, offering spacious rooms, ocean views and a choice of dining options.
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Not even a pandemic could stop The Grand Brighton hosting its annual awards celebration with the event streamed live from inside the iconic Victorian hotel and hosted by General Manager, Andrew Mosley, dressed in full dinner suit. To recognise even more of the team who had gone above and beyond during the pandemic, awards increased from 10 to 20 with a virtual drinks reception in departmental breakout rooms kicking off the evening.

Opened in 1864 to great fanfare as the original “palace by the sea”, the building was revered as a feat of architectural brilliance, boasting an impressive facade, the first lift outside London and famously outstanding service. Today, the 201-bedroom independent hotel still retains the original emerald marble pillars, ornate cornices and central sweeping staircase, and the same outstanding service.

Working at the Grand is all about making a difference to guests and the local community. In December working with a local charity, which provides befriending and social prescribing services to local residents struggling with social isolation, The Grand asked employees to write Christmas cards to those who were on their own over the festive period with almost 100 people receiving some much needed Christmas cheer. The Grand also arranged volunteering in local vaccination centres.

Staff morale has been boosted by weekly coffee catch-ups, wellbeing webinars, free fitness sessions and resilience sessions.

Other events included managers posting videos thanking their teams on Friendship Day and employees taking part in National Curry Week competitions.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

90% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

The Grand Recognition Incentive Scheme rewards those exceptional effort with Grands which can be exchanged for 35 different treats including cinema tickets, champagne, afternoon tea and dinner. Every six months those earning 50 Grands are entered into a draw to win an all-expenses paid two night break, normally abroad.

Personal Growth

73% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

The Grand has introduced an apprenticeship programme across the business and has also launched a range of other development schemes including a Management Academy and a Food and Beverage Academy. More than 50 staff have moved into new roles or been promoted each year for the last four years.

Giving Something Back

84% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

The hotel's Green & Grand philosophy is driven by the hotel's Think Green team. Eco friendly initiatives include sustainably sourced coffee beans and using recycled products from bed throws made from old bottles to balcony furniture made from ice cream and milk cartons diverted from landfill sites.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1864
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
48% : 52%
Male : Female employee ratio
8%
Employees earning £35k+
26%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“Our ambition is to sustain a progressive business that’s fit for the future, by developing a truly engaged and connected team, who are retained but not restricted. The absolute cherry on the cake for us is to receive awards and recognition for our people. It’s wonderful to see the benefits of our culture reflected back in these outstanding employee engagement scores, particularly during such a challenging year.”

Andrew Mosley, General Manager - The Grand Brighton

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