As a leading hospitality staffing agency, Platinum understands that recruiting the right people to suit your business doesn’t always happen overnight and isn’t always straightforward.

According to new data from Caterer.com, the number of UK workers seeking jobs in hospitality has surged over recent months, with a remarkable uplift in job applications per vacancy. However, resources and time constraints, along with Brexit and the cost of living crisis may be just a few of the elements limiting you from building your dream team. So, we’re here to help.

If you’re looking for efficient, reliable staff, we bring good news. They exist, right here, at Platinum and we’ve put together a list of reasons why using a staffing agency would be beneficial to your business.

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A Staffing Agency with Experienced Candidates

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Offering Flexibility

Recruitment Advice For Employers



At Platinum, we have an extensive database of potential candidates. This gives us quick access to pre-screened candidates with years of experience in their field. In turn, you can find experienced candidates who are the right fit for your business faster.

We’re able to uncover hard-to-find talent that you may not have considered before and even have a dedicated in-house marketing team for candidate attraction. This means, not only do each of our recruiters have access to a wide variety of candidates online, but it also allows our recruiters to focus solely on our client’s individual needs.

Whether you’re looking for chefs, hotel staff or food and beverage staff, we’ve got you covered.


Unlike most traditional agencies, we factor in the cost of national insurance and pension contribution, holiday and sick pay, and other costs that you would incur when hiring an employee, ensuring that our model is as cost-effective for your operations as possible.

Our rate card allows our clients to work flexibly throughout the year, some requesting staff members months in advance, and others needing relief assistance the same day.

Find out about our rates here.


Looking for a permanent placement but can’t find the right fit? A candidate may look good on paper but might prove to be ill-suited for the job when they start.

By trialling a potential hire first, you can avoid making a bad hiring decision and ensure you find the right person for the job. Over 50% of the placements we made in 2022 were temp to perm placements!

Want to know more about how temp to perm placements work? Chat with our team today.


It’s murky, unknown times for hospitality right now. We know that traditional holidays and seasons bring more clientele, but what do you do in the down times? Hiring the team members you need when you need them, is the perfect solution for the current climate.

We take care of recruitment, payroll, pensions and holiday pay so that you can relax and focus on other tasks. And, did we mention, we’re open on the weekends for any last-minute cover you need? All it takes is one phone call to our team!


Now in our 18th year of business, we have been growing exponentially since the pandemic and have recently made the move to a brand new Bournemouth-based office (as well as our office in Southampton).

Not only do our recruiters have over 200 years of combined hospitality recruitment expertise, but they also all have first-hand hospitality industry experience. This in-depth knowledge of both hospitality and recruitment helps us provide top-quality advice and guidance whenever our clients need it.

You can find more recruitment advice for employers on our blog, including the importance of building a happy team (and how to do it) and balancing a career and motherhood.


In conclusion, staffing agencies like us are here to make running your business easier. We look after finding the perfect candidates for your team, so you don’t have to.

However, employers must focus on delivering an exceptional workplace experience that rising hospitality talent has come to expect. Encouraging new candidates into the industry and retaining them.

Want a team destined for greatness? Call our team to discuss our amazing candidates today!

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