Crerar Hotels 'HIT' Scottish Hospitality Industry With Huge Support

Crerar Trust is a charitable trust funded by the Crerar Hotel Group. Giving back to local communities to improve the quality of everyday lives is at the heart of Crerar Hotels – with a motto of “Hotels with Heart and Soul.” Each year over half of the hotel distributable profits are entrusted to the Crerar Trust for gifting to charities and community projects local to Crerar Hotels throughout Scotland and Yorkshire. HIT (Hospitality Industry Trust) Scotland are just one charity who have benefited hugely with regular support amounting over £300,000 since 2001. 

David Cochrane, Chief Executive of HIT Scotland said on receipt of the donation "The donation from the Crerar Trust has allowed us to fulfil many more scholarships and this in turn will help the industry in Scotland. We are very grateful for the support the trust provides."

Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland is a Scottish based charity whose mission is to assist people to achieve their potential and inspire individuals to be the best they can be within Scottish hospitality. This is achieved through bursaries, Emerging Talent scholarships and other industry initiatives. Established in 1994 by dynamic leaders from the hospitality industry, they support the ‘development of individuals’ within all these exciting and fast changing sectors, and look to develop emerging talent. 

Since their inception, they have awarded over 1,000 emerging talent scholarships and 10,000 bursaries. The emerging talent scholarship programmes range from exceptional local, national and international hands on experiences to places on courses at some of the world’s finest academic establishments including The Cornell School of Hotel Administration and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. 

HIT Scotland and the Crerar Trust share the values of encouraging individuals in the hospitality industry to make the most of every opportunity, finding ways to motivate teams and employees, share transferable skills and to network with other professionals in the industry.

Paddy Crerar, Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels and Chairman of the Crerar Trust said ‘we have continually donated to HIT Scotland year after year without hesitation.  One of Crerar Hotels main aims is to nurture employee’s talent so skills are transferred and the highest level of hospitality is given back to our guests and the industry alike.’