Springboard welcome new business partner the PM Trust

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The PM Trust has formed a partnership with Springboard to offer training to former trainees, that have now secured work in the hospitality industry.

The PM Trust is a charity that provides bursaries and grants to young people who are starting a career in hospitality. The charity was founded in 1949 and started as a meeting place based in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields. In later years the charity was able to provide accommodation to hospitality workers in Earls Court which was known as The PM Club. The Club helped launch the careers of many young people at the time, including Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing and Gary Rhodes. Unfortunately, The PM Club closed in 2002, however the aims and objectives live on in The PM Trust.

Ruston Toms, Chairman of the PM Trust, said “We are a relatively small charity however the new partnership with Springboard will allow us to extend our sphere of support within the hospitality industry. The bursaries and grants are provided to help young people further their training and development and importantly improve their prospects in the industry. The support we can provide has never been more important given the difficulties the industry has experienced of late.

We look forward to working with Chris and his magnificent team at Springboard to promote hospitality as career of choice for young people.”

Chris Gamm, CEO of Springboard, added “We are delighted to be partnering with the PM Trust to support a group of Springboard trainees with their development within the hospitality industry. Our employability programmes give young people the skills to launch their careers, and the PM Trust bursaries will help them access further training opportunities and gain new skills to take that allow them to develop their career even further.”

Published: 29th March 2023

Last edited: 29th March 2023