Manorview digs deep for The Ben

Manorview boss Steve Graham with The Ben’s Chris Gardner.

MANORVIEW Group has donated thousands of pounds to industry charity The Ben.

The hotel group – whose estate includes The Busby hotel in Clarkston, Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden and Cornhill Castle in Biggar – boosted the charity’s emergency COVID-19 appeal, which supports hospitality workers who have been affected by the pandemic, by £10,000.

Steve Graham, chairman of Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, which also aims to become a living wage employer by November, said: “We’re in a fortunate position that we can help others. We’re also hearing distressing stories about people struggling to cope financially.

“There’s a hugely rich, diverse and talented workforce out there and they ensure Scottish hospitality is renowned all over the world. It’s an industry where people learn many valuable skills and have fulfilling careers. Our team care about their friends and colleagues in the industry, and we all support The Ben and their crucial work in providing emotional, social and financial support. There’s a long road ahead for all of us in the industry. We want to give some hope that we can not only survive but thrive and come out of this stronger.”

Chris Gardner, chief executive of The Ben Society, said: “We thank Steve and the Manorview team for their tremendously generous donation which will help the charity continue with the critical work we do, now, more so than ever.  In these challenging times for all businesses we are most grateful that The Ben is still in your focus. On behalf of the dozens of needy people throughout the drinks and hospitality trade we have helped we thank you.”