LGBTQ+ talent

LGBTQIA+ supporters

LGBTQIA+ community support groups & friendly employers who offer equal opps


every journey of a 1,000 miles starts with the first conversation
— JTF 2019


- hospitality industry LGBT network

Checking-IN is a community of LGBT+ professionals and their allies working throughout the hospitality industry. You can find out more on their website. Regular network events, round table discussions etc.


qbic hotels

A LGBTQIA+ friendly employer who values a positive inclusive working environment.

SHORTHOUSE hospitality

Shorthouse Hospitality International (SHI)

is a hospitality services consultancy based in Rochester, Kent with operations across Europe, Asia, the South Pacific Islands and the Middle East.

SHI was founded by Neil Shorthouse in 2014 following more than two decades of experience in creating industry-leading, revenue driving platforms for companies ranging from mid-size businesses to Fortune 500s. Shorthouse has launched business endeavours for multi-national corporations and led world-class teams of hospitality professionals. His portfolio includes The Walt Disney Company, Disney Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, The Soneva Group, The World, Six Senses Hotels & Resorts and Cheval Blanc Randheli by LVMH-Hotel Management

SHI provides a hands-on approach to services focused on operations, corporate audits, human capital, and signature projects. Vertical markets include boutique hotels and resorts, cruise lines and private member clubs, yachts and residential estates. Working from an individual project basis to full retained consultancy, SHI assists in identifying “who you are”, “where you want to be” and “how to get there”. The brands SHI represents are not only each exquisite in their own way; but are all culturally authentic, emotionally compelling and completely unique.