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The Future of Hospitality

Join us in discussion with Marcus Weedon, Founder and Director of MILESTONE Recruitment, focusing on the future of hospitality and associated job market

 Friday, 19 March 2021 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Online event 

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Marcus Weedon


Marcus started his career at 14, washing pots at a private school on weekends, before earning his pocket money at local pubs / restaurants. By the time he was 18 he caught the hospitality bug, and slowly embarked on a career within hospitality and progressed into managerial roles within restaurants, hotels and pubs across the UK.   

About 20 years ago, Marcus started working at a small recruitment company that assisted and supported some of the most incredible hotels and restaurants in the UK. He helped Carluccios restaurant group grow from 35 restaurants to 100 restaurants and then moved to the Ivy Collection as the Head of Recruitment.  

During his time at Carluccio’s he was integral in building the companies first Graduate programme, promoting the hospitality industry to schools, colleges and universities.    

Marcus returned to recruiting as a consultant.  He is very much an ambassador for the hospitality industry and the people that work within it, he absolutely loves people, and is very much about giving people the greatest opportunities within companies that have a great company culture, somewhere where they will really feel at home.  

In 2020, during the Covid 19 pandemic, he collaborated with and Exp101 in Building a Careers Hub for the industry. From the beginning of March Marcus has helped people with support and advice for free.    

Marcus is very motivated, happy (constantly smiling and laughing) and energetic.  He loves fitness and in particular running and cycling and raising money for charity.   

He’s also a huge Fig Roll lover and can devour a packet in minutes!  

Friday, 19 March 2021