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HIT Training announces sponsorship of The Clink Charity Ball 2019

Posted on 17 September, 2018

HIT Training, the apprenticeship provider of choice in the hospitality industry, has announced its new partnership with The Clink Charity, which will see the training company become the headline sponsor of the infamous The Clink Charity Ball 2019.

Taking place on Friday 11 January 2019 at the Royal Lancaster London on Hyde Park, the night of fun and philanthropy will raise crucial funds to support the charity’s aim in reducing reoffending rates through work experience, hospitality training and education.

The Clink Charity Ball has also appointed Bidfood – one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers – as a sponsor. The company will be providing an all-British, four course menu using locally-sourced ingredients for guests to enjoy, as well as prizes for the hotly-anticipated charity auction and table raffle. 

Now in its fourth year, The Clink Charity Ball has seen the amount raised increase year-on-year and the events have now raised a combined total of over £120,000. The occasion will also help to further develop The Clink’s training projects across Her Majesty’s Prison Estate, following the success of existing schemes at HMP Brixton, HMP High Down, HMP Cardiff, HMP Styal and HMP Send as well as Clink Events, the charity’s event catering venture. 

Talking about the partnership, John Hyde CBE, Chairman of HIT Training, said: “At HIT Training, we have a positive vision of what apprenticeships and training can do to improve an individual’s skills and therefore, life improvements. Like The Clink, we take pride in helping people become the best they can be and it is with absolute delight that we are sponsoring The Clink Charity Ball. The charity’s commitment to using hands-on training and qualifications to pave the way for a brighter future is a fantastic source of inspiration for the hospitality industry."

Early bird tickets to The Clink Charity Ball 2019 are priced at £130 per person or a table of 10 can be purchased for £1,200 and are available until the end of September. General tickets are priced at £140 per person and £1,300 for a table of 10.

To book tickets, please click here.

To find out more about The Clink Charity and its prisoner training initiatives please visit:



McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

We chose HIT as our training provider not only because of their specialist knowledge of the hospitality industry, but also because of their genuine passion for our brand and their understanding of our company culture. We believe that they can deliver our training to a very high standard whilst passing on our company ethos and values. Their attention to detail is second to none.

Charlotte Thoms, Talent Manager, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

There is a shortage of skilled chefs within in our industry at present and any organisation that truly believes in the value of training and development of bright future stars will enable themselves to be in a strong position for the years ahead. Investing in smart training and development is at the heart of what we do within WSH, so it has been refreshing to work alongside HIT within our Baxterstorey Chef Academy. 

Rik Razza - Head of Chef Development, BaxterStorey


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