A “showcase evening” has been held for education leaders and key figures from the hospitality sector to learn more about the career prospects on offer within the hospitality industry.

The event was hosted by Springboard in partnership with specialist distribution group Bunzl. The evening offered demonstrations across a wide range of front of house skills and was designed to showcase the extensive opportunities the industry has to offer and to encourage these opinion formers to take a positive message about the industry back to their school or college.

The event is the first in a number of initiatives leading up to National Waiters Day on 23 June.

Louise Routh, marketing director at Springboard, said: “Many strong relationships were built during the evening and I’m certain they will lead to those in education and in charge of influencing careers, talking positively about the front of house opportunities that exist in the modern day hospitality industry, helping to create a talented and enthusiastic pipeline of people coming into our industry.”