Lorraine Copes – Tuesday the 26th of March

Join us on Tuesday the 26th of March when we will be joined by the incredible Lorraine Copes, CEO and founder of Be Inclusive Hospitality.

The lack of representation of people of colour in influential positions and the supply chain prompted the founding of Be Inclusive Hospitality. BIH was established with a strong commitment to bridge the gap and foster positive change. Lorraine is set to share her expertise on how hospitality businesses can promote racial equity and establish a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

What to expect from the session:


Meet Our Speaker

Lorraine is a social entrepreneur and industry expert with a background as an executive director in prestigious brands like Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and Corbin & King, who established Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC in 2020. Her mission is to address the underrepresentation of people of colour in influential roles and supply chains within the hospitality, food, and drink sectors. Her work, featured in publications like the Evening Standard, Metro, The Guardian, The Caterer, and Restaurant Magazine, has ignited vital discussions and introduced initiatives for industry progress.

Lorraine is actively engaged in various industry organisations and publications, serving on the boards of the WSTA and Slinger. She is the Food and Drink Editor for Black Business Magazine, and participates as a judge for awards ceremonies. In 2022, Lorraine won the GQ Food & Drink Innovator of the Year, Code Hospitality 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality, and Entrepreneur of the Year at the Precious Awards. In 2023, she was honoured in the NatWest and Pioneers Post WISE100: Top Women in Social Enterprise.


To book your place email caitlin.allwood@tonictalent.com

Location: Radisson Blu, 12 Holloway Circus, Queensway Birmingham, B1 1BT
3pm – 5:30pm

We encourage everyone to join us for drinks and snacks afterwards at Radisson Blu to socialise and make some new hospitality connections.

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