Food & Drink Awards 2021 Page 11 LUX 2021 Food & Drink Awards help grow them into greater opportunities within the business. Eight Club is really proud that nearly all of its management stories are that of growth – its Bank club’s general manager started years ago as a runner, and its accounts team started as a bar back. When it comes to adding new staff to the team, Eight Club looks for someone with the right personality and work ethic rather than just focusing on their experience. It also looks for individuals who share the values of the brand and realise the importance of embodying that through their work. Alongside the customer service experience, food and beverage makes up a huge aspect of the member’s experience at Eight Club, whether that be fine dining in its Quartier restaurant, working lunches in its meeting rooms, event catering, or simply enjoying a drink or snack in the lounge. Making the venues safe was also high priority, as well as dealing with the unavoidable lockdown closures. That’s why it implemented health and safety measures from the moment members step onto the property with the installation of Steriports, a sterilisation gateway that provided head to toe sanitising for visitors, as well as temperature testing, regular staff testing and strict hygiene measures. Looking ahead, Eight Club has some exciting prospects in the pipeline. It is always looking at ways to grow and better its membership experience. What started off as a club in Bank 16 years ago has now flourished into two luxury establishments that centre around an idealistic lifestyle, and it just keeps growing following this year’s expansion of its meeting spaces, the launch of Core Café which serves healthy dishes, and the launch of its brandnew state-of-the-art gym. Company: Eight Club Contact: Annabelle Gely Email: [email protected] Website: