Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series, Service Please. This series will be focusing on ethical and sustainable hospitality, engaging with a diverse range of industry experts and a variety of individuals across different sectors, disciplines, roles and levels. From supply chains to sourcing, waste management to wellbeing and welfare – what problems need tackling and what does the future of hospitality look like?
In this episode, we are joined by Ellie Besley-Gould. Ellie leads ‘purpose’ at Hawksmoor, which includes the strategic planning and delivery of sustainability. In 2021 they became the world’s first carbon neutral steak restaurant group, and have a commitment to ensuring sourcing the best produce they can get hold of. Prior to working at Hawksmoor, Ellie led climate change at various NGOs for over a decade and continues to chair the board at addiction charity Foundation for Change. With her own company, The Greenish, Ellie also consults with a wide range of hospitality businesses supporting them to become greener.