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Once again independent restaurant and bar operators Buzzworks has been recognized as a top employer as it secures a place on Leisure and Hospitality’s 20 Best Companies to Work For 2021 and Scotland’s 40 Best Companies to Work For 2021.

Scoring 16th place in hospitality and 23rd on the Scottish list, Buzzworks is the highest-ranked Scottish company within the Leisure and Hospitality list and in the top four or Scottish headquartered companies on Scotland’s 40 Best list.

To win a place on the Best Companies list, an index score is generated for businesses based on anonymous votes and feedback from employees – and only the highest-scoring companies with a commitment to workplace engagement come out on top.

Supportive Managers who care about job satisfaction, confidence in leadership and a positive work life balance with holiday benefits were all highlighted as top-scoring factors for Buzzworks this year. In employee wellbeing alone, Buzzworks increased its score by 6% which takes it 4% above the Best Companies benchmark.

The Kilmarnock headquartered hospitality group also received a two star Best Companies accreditation, which recognises them as an ‘Outstanding Company to Work For 2021’.

Buzzworks MD Kenny Blair, said: “While securing a place on both lists, we’ve also achieved our highest ever completion rate for our people responding to the survey which demonstrates our commitment to team engagement. Keeping everyone informed but also ensuring their health and wellbeing has been continually supported is so important to us, but never more so than over the past year.

“We pride ourselves on supporting our people mentally, physically and financially. We’re a people business and they are central to our ongoing success and growth. It’s fantastic to be recognised on this prestigious list alongside some of the best known businesses in the UK.”

Buzzworks is recruiting – those keen to apply or find out more about current vacancies should visit

Buzzworks manages twelve prestigious venues including Scotts in Troon, Largs and South Queensferry, Vic’s & The Vine in Prestwick, Lido venues in Prestwick and Troon, The Tree House in Ayr, The Long House and Duke in Kilmarnock, The Mill House in Stewarton, The Corner House in Kilwinning and The Coach House in Bridge of Weir.

The latest addition to the company portfolio is Bridge Inn Linlithgow which is expected to open in summer 2021.


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