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The Drinks Trust, formerly The Benevolent, has been supporting the drinks industry since 1886. Through a working partnership with Hospitality Ulster we are proud to continue our long established relationship and bring industry specific wellbeing services to those working in hospitality in Northern Ireland.
The Drinks Trust provides vocational, practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry.
These services include:
Helping with grants for those experiencing financial difficulties, support purchasing white goods or home equipment or with vouchers to cover food bills.
The Drinks Trust has partnered with Spectrum.Life, a leading corporate health and wellbeing provider, to provide enhanced wellbeing support to the drinks industry across the UK. The upgraded helpline and wellness services have been introduced to provide vital mental health and wellbeing support to people working across the industry.
Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement, works closely with drinks brands and the hospitality sector, and they have helped thousands of people to change their relationship with alcohol.
Sleepstation helps people sleep better without medication. Designed by experts and backed by science, the online sleep improvement programme is proven to combat even the most severe insomnia. The personalised support is what makes Sleepstation so effective.
The Drinks Trust online video therapy service is provided by Dr Julian, the online and app-based therapy service. The service’s purpose is to put accessible mental healthcare into the hands of everybody in the drinks industry.
Resident wellness and leadership coach, Kat Hounsell (Founding Director, Everyday People) is a consultant and well-being specialist having previously worked within the drinks industry. With industry expertise and insight, she will apply her guidance to a community she has been part of for many years.
The aim of the programme is to train a network of Wellbeing Champions in drinks hospitality businesses throughout the UK, with places available to anyone working in any aspect of the industry from production to point of sale.
Responding to the Coach Nightclub drinks promotion, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster said:
“Irresponsible promotions have no place in our industry and we condemn them outright. We believe the imagery associated with this promotion is unacceptable and have referred it to the Independent Complaints Panel for the industry’s Responsible Retailing Code.
Irish News Column, August
By Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster
‘Tourism Tax’ a non-starter warns Hospitality Ulster
Trade NI, Northern Ireland’s largest business coalition, representing Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI, has today met with the Shadow Chancellor, Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, who is visiting Belfast.
Reacting to the news that Julian Smith has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Trade NI (the alliance of Hospitality Ulster, Retail NI and Manufacturing NI) in a joint statement commented: