Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Operator of Hotels
  • Year established:
    1996
  • Website:
    http://www.apexhotels.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 32 Hailes Avenue, Edinburgh , Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH130LZ

About Apex Hotels Ltd

With 12 sites across the UK, Apex Hotels provides accommodation, food and beverages, conference and events services, and spa and leisure facilities.

Since founder Norman Springford opened the first Apex Hotel in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket in 1996, the company has expanded to locations in London, Bath, Glasgow and Dundee. Norman’s son, Ian Springford, took over as Chairman in 2015. Originally opening with three-stars, the independent, family-owned collection of contemporary hotels now boasts four stars.

In 2018, they plan to launch an employee app to improve communication between staff and senior management. In order to improve staff wellbeing, Apex Hotels run a stress risk assessment. From this, they introduce adjustments when necessary.

In addition, they have an Employee Assistance Programme, supported by UNUM, that works to address financial worries, workplace stress challenges, addiction or relationship matters.


What is it like to work for Apex Hotels Ltd

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Apex Hotels provides Hospitality Industry Trust Scholarships, that has allocated £100k to support staff, to help them achieve their personal and career goals. So far, this fund has supported 21 employees across a range of job roles and locations.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
In 2017, Apex Hotels held a mental health awareness day, and hosted a wellness centre initiative that employees attended. SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) gave a talk about the importance of mental health, and further information was provided about support within the workplace.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Following their three-month probationary period, every staff member receives a ‘Guest Experience’ stay. This gives them an overnight stay in an Apex Hotels for two people. Following this, staff members receives an annual “Anniversary Dinner” for themselves and someone else.

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  • Women
    Women

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    Gym

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Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1005

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Average Age:

    31

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Staff Turnover:

    53%

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