Turtle Bay, the Caribbean-inspired restaurant group, has held a dedicated anti-racist workshop across its 47 restaurants, which was attended by 600 team members.

It’s All About Race Roadshow (IAAR) is part of Turtle Bay’s zero-tolerance policy to discrimination, the roadshow created to educate and facilitate honest conversations about privilege, bias, microaggressions, racism, non-racist behaviour and the concept of being anti-racist.

Over the course of six weeks, Turtle Bay’s equality and inclusion teams delivered the industry-first workshop with an overall aim to create a more inclusive and equitable future for the hospitality industry.

“As a business, we have invested heavily in our equality, inclusion and wellness programme, spending months training a group of internal workshop coordinators to facilitate conversations and provide the education, skills and resources needed for this Roadshow,” said Jo Cole, head of people.

The lessons shared and collaborative learnings found have been embedded into the company’s internal training policies, and their management teams have been given the tools needed to cascade the IAAR workshops to more than 2,000 employees.

Olajide Alabi, equality & inclusion partner at Turtle Bay said: “We all have an opportunity to make a difference, we just need to be courageous enough to have uncomfortable conversations. This courage is contagious, and our teams at Turtle Bay have all shown their bravery and ability to create a better future - a more equitable and inclusive one for all.”