Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Restaurants
  • Year established:
    2006
  • Website:
    http://www.thehawksmoor.com
  • Contact
    • Hawksmoor, Unit 402, Metropolitan Wharf Building, 70 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SS

About Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor are a group of British steakhouses and cocktail bars with 6 restaurants in London, one in Manchester, one in Edinburgh and a dedicated cocktail bar under the original Spitalfields site.
The chain was founded in 2006 by Will Beckett and Huw Gott who’s aim was to open the best steak restaurant in London, and is now to be amongst the best restaurants of any kind in the UK. The company try to do things the right way. They aim to make sure food is as good as possible, that the animals lived a decent life, and that employees enjoy what they do.
The company support Action Against Hunger, raising and donating more than £1m to the charity. Hawksmoor were also shortlisted as one of the most sustainable restaurant groups in the country by the Sustainable Restaurant Awards, and given the Marco Longer Award for Changing Lives for supporting One Water Foundation.


What is it like to work for Hawksmoor

Leadership
Leadership
Will Beckett and Huw Gott are Hawksmoor. They are the first people staff meet at induction, are constantly present in the restaurants, send birthday messages to every team member, congratulate everyone on promotions and play a pivotal role in training Hawksmoor managers.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Hawksmoor are proud to have received a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for the eighth year running. They were founding members of the association and so sustainability forms a backbone of what they do in their restaurants.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The way they reward employees is largely the same today as it was 12 years ago when the first restaurant opened: treat everyone well, pay them fairly and give them a generous package of support and benefits.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    27%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff Turnover:

    57%

  • Staff:

    632

  • Male : Female:

    67% / 33%

  • UK sites:

    8

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