Our Social Enterprise – an award winning Guest House.

Awarded December 2022
Awarded January 2023

Since opening our doors in January 2020, we’ve welcomed over 4000 guests across 3000 bed nights (not including when we closed our doors during the pandemic, and opened up for free to key workers!). Across the sites we advertise, our guests have left over 900 reviews, providing valuable feedback to our team.

But on top of all of this, our Social Enterprise has provided meaningful opportunities to 9 students, some of whom are still with us, working their way through our Hospitality Course (endorsed by The Institute of Hospitality), others are splitting their time between The Portland Guesthouse and their supported placements in other hospitality venues, and some have moved on to new opportunities.

We’re thrilled to share with our supporters that in December 2022, our Social Enterprise received another visit from a member of the Visit England Team. Their stay with us resulted in securing their three awards for another year. We can continue to say that we are holders of the Visit England Silver Award, Four Star Accommodation award and their infamous egg cup (Breakfast Award). 

Then in January 2023, we received a letter from Glenn Fogel President & Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com , to let us know that The Portland Guest House has won one of their Travellers Review Awards for 2023!

Receiving these awards helps shine a light on all the hard work taking place at our Social Enterprise, so a big thank you to our staff team (past and present) who have helped make our Social Enterprise a success! We can’t wait to see what the future brings.

If you think joining our Social Enterprise might help you or someone you know, and would like to know more – please click here!

If you’re a local hospitality business / a business that recognises the transferable skills those working in hospitality can bring to your work force, and would like to work with us to provide supported placements, or the opportunity for our students to gain paid employment – please email us: info@theportlandchelt.co.uk

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Cheltenham -please visit our website – www.theportlandchelt.co.uk, and book your stay to enjoy our award winning accommodation and breakfasts.

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