Scottish based hospitality group G1 have announced a range of initiatives which they say are designed to recognise and reward the sacrifice that NHS workers are making.

The first saw their chain of One O One Convenience Stores delivered packs to a total of one hundred and one NHS workers at QEUH in Glasgow. The bags contained fresh bread, teabags, coffee, cereal and juice, alongside some little treats to lift their spirits.

They also announced some long term promises to the NHS via their various venues all over the
country.

Their flagship venue, The Corinthian Club in Glasgow, has already pledged to throw a huge free party for the workers, with the venue set to provide the backdrop for a night of complimentary food, drinks, and entertainment. The Group have confirmed it will absorb the cost of the evening.

According to the group, plans are also being drawn up for a G1 “Heroes Card”- a rewards scheme aimed specifically at those key workers who are currently on the ground providing key work to treat the sick and keep the country moving.

The exclusive discount card will guarantee 20 per cent food discount and special drinks offers alongside a host of additional perks for the remainder of 2020, with G1 encouraging people to stay tuned to its websites and social media channels for a full announcement in the coming weeks.

Lesley Welsh, chief operating officer for G1, said: “Nobody can underestimate how much we owe to our NHS Workers, Police Officers, Teachers and Volunteers for the sacrifices they have already and will continue to make in the next few months. G1 and One O One Convenience are fully committed to recognising these people as heroes within our communities.”

The news comes after the group courted controversy and received criticism for laying off a majority of its hospitality staff only to quickly rehire them after Westminster announced its furlough scheme.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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