Hospitality Association York (HAY)

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Supporting innovative and outstanding hospitality businesses in York

HOSPITALITY HELPING YORK GROW:  The Hospitality Association York (HAY) is proud to be a part of the wider visitor economy and is passionate about driving a coherent message for the Hotels, Guest Houses, Restaurants, and Venues across the city. The association is proud to support the city’s continued growth in tourism, retail and business sectors.

Core Strategic Aims


To positively impact the perception of Hospitality within the local and wider area


To understand, influence & impact key National & Global issues


To influence, impact & align behind commercial efforts to raise awareness of York


To influence and impact local decision makers with regards to local issues


To help each other with problems that are common to all of us, to give us all context

Our Members

Hospitality Association York (HAY)

Join us

If you are a hospitality business that shares our values, contact us about membership today.

Executive Committee

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Philip Bolson



Martin Bradnam



Research reveals a positive change in perceptions of hospitality careers
By HAY | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

New research from HIT Training reveals that three quarters (76%) of parents and over half (55%) of teachers believe jobs in hospitality offer a long-term career route that will help their children develop lifelong skills. The study, released during National Apprenticeship Week, represents a positive change in perceptions of the industry that can be leveraged…

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Promotional Flyer Designed to Encourage Young People To Make A Career In Hospitality
By HAY | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

HAY have long been committed to promoting Hospitality as a positive next step after education. With key HAY members taking a very active role in representing the industry at school, college or university job fairs. We have taken this one step further by creating a pop up banner display and a flyer to hand out…

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The future of York city centre is in their hands
By HAY | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

York is taking an all-inclusive approach to the development of the city centre. Representatives of key sectors – from volunteering to retail – have joined forces to launch ‘My City Centre’. This initiative will develop a long-term vision to shape a city centre where people of York love to spend time, live and work. The…

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Warning over youth career aspiration-reality disconnect
By HAY | January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The career hopes and dreams of young people in the UK are at odds with the types of jobs available, a study warns. Research by the charity Education and Employers suggests five times as many 17- and 18-year-olds in the UK want to work in art, culture, entertainment and sport as there are jobs available.…

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Hospitality Open Day

Friday 14th February 2020

Doubletree by Hilton, York

Come and meet York Hospitality Employers to discuss current vacancies and Career Paths available.

Celebrity Chef (TBC)

Demonstrations including:
Bed making
Hotel Reception
Canapes & food tasting
York College student cooking demonstrations

Bring along a copy of your CV

Speak to a work coach to book your place