Engineers House to host training in advance of The Ivy Clifton Brasserie opening | EEF

Engineers House to host training in advance of The Ivy Clifton Brasserie opening

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As The Ivy Clifton Brasserie – the first establishment from The Ivy Collection outside of London – prepares to open on 2nd August 2016, staff for the new restaurant will undergo comprehensive training at EEF Venues’ Engineers’ House in Clifton.

The neighbouring AIM gold accredited conference venue will host 80-90 front and back of house staff for The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, as well as head office staff, in a training and induction programme designed to welcome the new team and take them through a thorough induction programme.

Garry Young, Strategy and Development Director for The Ivy Collection, said: ”When our new members of staff gather at Engineers’ House for their initial training and induction, this is the first time they will meet  so it is important that we have a relaxed, friendly and neutral environment for them to relax and to get to know each other. 

“Engineers’ House is ideal for this purpose as it provides all the facilities we need in terms of a reception area, technology, training rooms and break-out areas, including indoor and outdoor spaces.”

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie will open in the space previously occupied by NatWest Bank in Clifton Village (42-44 Caledonia Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DN) following a major refit and refurbishment. The brasserie-style restaurant will feature an all-day dining menu and will be open seven days a week with approximately 130 covers.

Martyn Bowen, Venue Manager for Engineers’ House said: ”We are very excited about the opening of The Ivy Clifton Brasserie in Clifton Village and delighted that they have chosen Engineers’ House as a training venue for their staff. We hope that it will be a long and warm relationship with our new neighbours.”

Part of EEF Venues, Engineers’ House was named the UK’s No 1 Specialist Venue and Overall Venue in BDCR Continental’s VenueVerdict Awards this year for the second consecutive year. The venue attracts approximately 35,000 delegates each year, with repeat bookings accounting for 78 per cent of its business due to its high customer service standards.


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