Jeremy Roberts CEO of restaurants and bar group, Living Ventures
Jeremy Roberts, CEO, Living Ventures
Samantha Sadler

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Hospitality group, Living Ventures, launch new management training programme

Restaurant and bar group, Living Ventures, have announced details of a new management training initiative to be implemented across the company.

The company, which holds an extensive portfolio including The Alchemist and Gusto brands, have designed the Living Ventures Management Advancement Programme to develop skills at a management level in their venues.

The programme will begin with 15 managers have been identified across the company to receive a bespoke developement programme, tailored to their individual skill sets.

Announcing the training initiative today, Jeremy Roberts, CEO, explained: “The Management Advancement Programme is designed to develop all levels of management but the first cohort will be concentrated on the key position of Assistant General Manager position to ensure that our people are ready for General Management when the time comes for them to step up.”

“By mapping what our ideal manager looks like we will hone an individual’s skills to that ideal. We have put together what we think is the best combination of leadership and management training to give our managers of the future the best possible reason to succeed.”

Overseeing the programme will be HR Director for Living Ventures, Katie Muncaster, who has led on the design in her new role as People Director.

A main aim of the programme is to assist all Living Ventures brands to improve the overall quality of their management, with the new year bringing additional management training to all levels, including kitchen staff.

Discussing the training benefits in line with the Apprenticeship Levy, Jeremy continued: “This is something we have been working on for a long time with HIT Training, a hospitality training provider and it is ultimately a good thing that the government’s Apprenticeship Levy will help fund elements of the programme.

“Embracing the levy, alongside our renowned management training, allows us to improve the impact on our people and ensures that we all benefit without incurring additional training costs.

“The levy is set out to help companies improve the quality of its people and that is exactly what we are doing with MAP.”

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