PREM Group Ireland Celebrate Great Place to Work Certification

Wednesday, February 01, 2023. 3:50pm
PREM Group Ireland Celebrate Great Place to Work Certification

2023 has started on a high for the team at PREM Group. The Irish division has received an outstanding 80% Trust Index © score and achieved Great Place to Work ® Certification in year one of participating in Failte Ireland’s Employer Excellence Programme.

Speaking about the achievement Jim Murphy, PREM Group CEO, said that ‘We believe we have a positive ‘people centred’ culture within the group and we work hard to nurture and maintain this. With a 78% response rate this score is a true reflection of the great efforts made by many people at all levels across the group who shape the work environment into a place where respect, credibility, fairness, camaraderie and pride can flourish. These are the things that the Trust Index measure and it is reassuring to see that we score well in all of these areas. Of course, there is always room to improve, and we are listening keenly to the feedback given through the survey that highlight opportunities for us to become an even better place to work.’

The Great Place to Work ® survey measures both employee trust in management and employees’ feelings about their jobs and colleagues. In an innovative move Fáilte Ireland, Ireland’s National Tourism Development Authority, has teamed up with Great Place to Work ®, to establish a three year ‘Employer Excellence Programme’. This programme will spotlight excellent employers within the hospitality and tourism sector and help to reposition the industry as a rewarding and attractive place to work.

Sarah Marr, Group HR Manager for PREM welcomes this initiative commenting that ‘the hospitality industry is often perceived as a less attractive place to work – but like every industry there are employers who get it right most of the time and those who fall short of the mark. Hospitality and tourism careers can be incredibly fulfilling and engaging. I see this firsthand in PREM Group where so many of the team have progressed from junior roles into senior management positions – including many of us in the company leadership group. The Employer Excellence Programme is a great way of highlighting to job seekers and those considering their career that Hospitality and Tourism businesses are great places to work. I’m absolutely delighted that we have scored well in year one of participating in the Great Place to Work ® survey, and I am equally pleased to see that many industry competitors are also achieving Certification. This will hopefully provide Fáilte Ireland and the broader hospitality and tourism industry with a solid platform to support positive employer brand growth into the future.’

About PREM Group

Established in 1996, PREM Group is an international hospitality business operating in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. It is the parent company to several businesses including its hospitality management division PREM Hospitality, Rate Wise (revenue management company) Sprint Digital (digital marketing agency), Trinity Hotel Groups (securing inbound tour operator business) and Premier Business Centres (serviced offices).

PREM Group currently owns 6 properties including:

  1. Osprey Hotel Naas
  2. Cahernane House Hotel Killarney
  3. Hoban Hotel Kilkenny
  4. Leopold Hotel Sheffield
  5. PREMIER SUITES Dublin Leeson Street
  6. PREMIER SUITES Edinburgh

PREM Group by Numbers:

  • 2,200 keys across the group
  • 31 properties (Including Leased, Owned and Managed)
  • 6 International Hotel Brands
  • Operating in Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium, and The Netherlands
  • 1,100 employees under direct report
  • 25 years in business
  • 60 employees at the Dublin Head Office

International Brands

  1. Holiday Inn
  2. Express by Holiday Inn
  3. Hotel Indigo
  4. Voco
  5. Crowne Plaza
  6. Small Luxury Hotels

Own Brands

The Leopold Hotel Collection

  1. Leopold Hotel Sheffield
  2. Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde
  3. Leopold Hotel Ostend

Premier Suites

  3. PREMIER SUITES Birmingham
  4. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot
  5. PREMIER SUITES Bristol Redcliffe
  6. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Ballsbridge
  7. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Dublin Leeson Street
  8. PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford
  9. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow Bath Street
  10. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow George Square
  11. PREMIER SUITES PLUS Edinburgh (opening Q2 2023)
  12. PREMIER SUITES Liverpool
  13. PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
  14. PREMIER SUITES Reading

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