Service Please, by The Conduit: Ellie Besley-Gould, Head of Purpose at Hawksmoor

Season 14, Episode 3,  Nov 17, 2022, 04:43 PM

Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series, Service Please. This series will be focusing on ethical and sustainable hospitality, engaging with a diverse range of industry experts and a variety of individuals across different sectors, disciplines, roles and levels. From supply chains to sourcing, waste management to wellbeing and welfare – what problems need tackling and what does the future of hospitality look like?

In this episode, we are joined by Ellie Besley-Gould. 

Ellie leads ‘purpose’ at Hawksmoor, which includes the strategic planning and delivery of sustainability. In 2021 they became the world’s first carbon neutral steak restaurant group, and have a commitment to ensuring sourcing the best produce they can get hold of. Hawksmoor has set the group an ambitious net zero target of 2030 and has already moved the whole UK company to green energy. Ellie is passionate about the impact businesses can have on achieving global sustainability goals and has been blown away by how much progress is already being seen in the hospitality sector. Prior to working at Hawksmoor, Ellie led climate change at various NGOs for over a decade and continues to chair the board at addiction charity Foundation for Change. With her own company, The Greenish, Ellie also consults with a wide range of hospitality businesses supporting them to become greener.