Service Please with Ellie Besley-Gould, Head of Purpose at Hawksmoor

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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.

Service Please with Robin Sheppard, Founder of Bespoke Hotels

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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 Robin Sheppard. Robin has been an hotelier for over 40 years, winning multiple awards and significant recognition for his work in the industry.  In 2000 Robin co-founded Bespoke Hotels which has grown into the UK’s largest independent hotel group with over 200 properties. He has already won the Hotel Catey and then the Oxford Brookes award for Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry and most recently he won the AA Lifetime Achievement Award to the Industry. He is also the Government’s Hospitality Sector Champion for Disabled People.

Service Please with Chantelle Nicholson, Chef and Owner of Apricity

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 Chantelle Nicholson. Chantelle is a multi-award winning chef, owner of Apricity Restaurant in Mayfair and former chef-owner of now-closed and much-loved Covent Garden restaurant Tredwells, which under Chantelle’s leadership was the recipient of a green Michelin star in 2021 for its commitment to sustainability.