Springboard helps young people achieve their potential; nurtures unemployed people of any age into work; and strives to alleviate poverty by supporting those facing barriers into sustainable employment within the hospitality industry. Springboard supports individuals in reaching their potential through the services we offer and the activities and programmes we run.

We provide free specialist advice and guidance through our CareerScope service and pride ourselves on being the premier source of information about the industry to help people make an informed choice about their career in the sector. Visit careerscope.uk.net Springboard offers schools and colleges a highly respected education support programme through our website: resource-gateway.co.uk.

Our innovative and inspiring industry focused resources help teachers deliver vocational courses more effectively and stimulate students’ interest and learning. We raise funds to pay for our charity activities via our trading subsidiary, Springboard UK. In essence, Springboard UK works with and for the industry, promoting it as a great place to work.

Through continuing to encourage and support the young, unemployed and those facing barrier into work, Springboard is helping to develop the future workforce of this incredible industry.

To find out more about Springboard please visit www.springboard.uk.net.

Prince Annan

At only 20 years’ old, Prince came to Springboard with a prison record and lack of any real work experience. Determined to turn his life around, he needed help with his confidence and skills.

Being part of the group training, Prince felt he was a world away from the life he’d known before and, following the completion of his work placement at the Royal Automobile Club, he was offered a full time commis waiter position.

I always felt I was on the outside. Now I feel part of something. If I hadn’t done it I’d be dead – I really believe that, ten of my friends have died. I’m now a stronger person with something to live for, thanks to Springboard.


Michael was released from prison after graduating from The Clink restaurant within HMP High Down. Serving his second sentence, Michael blamed his lack of education and offences on his unstable upbringing. Upon his release, Springboard provided support and mentoring, arranging a trial shift at the Grosvenor Victoria Thistle Hotel for a Meetings and Events position.

Michael has since started work full time and is loving every minute of it, as he turns his life around for him and his young family.

We are delighted to be working with event founders The Genuine Dining Company along with sponsors Pullman Hotels on the ‘Team Velo Pullman London to Pullman Paris Challenge’. Our goal is to raise £50,000 to support our vital work helping underprivileged and disadvantaged people into sustainable employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism. We know that our support programmes make a real difference, provide the motivation, skills and support needed to guide people into sustainable jobs and economic well-being - help make a difference to even more peoples’ lives

Not only that, the Team Velo Challenge is an exciting and rewarding way to raise funds – it’s a fantastic team building event, providing an opportunity to get fit or fitter, see some amazing scenery, enjoy the camaraderie and banter from other participants and have the satisfaction of using pedal power to get from London to Paris; it is also a ‘race’ and will, I am sure, bring out fierce competition between teams as they head towards the destination Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel! I urge anyone in the industry to take up the challenge – whether you are racing to win, or a complete novice where the race is the challenge within yourself – everyone is welcome to help break the cycle of poverty.