Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC is a not-for-profit organisation. Founded by Lorraine Copes in November 2019 and incorporated in July 2020, the goal is to advance racial equity in Hospitality, Food & Drink.
Lorraine is an award-winning social entrepreneur, hospitality consultant and coach, and has worked as a senior executive, with 20 years experience working for brands including Shake Shack, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and Corbin & King.
Throughout her career, the absence of People of Colour in positions of influence or generally visible throughout the sector has been a consistent problem. Lorraine’s goal is to change the narrative and remove the barriers to progress for those affected.
Be Inclusive Hospitality is a community of People of Colour and ally companies and individuals who are keen to accelerate race equity throughout the sector.
Is to create a Hospitality sector that is Equitable and Inclusive for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities at all levels
To support the upward social mobility of 10,000 employees and 2,000 business owners from our community by 2026.