The Zetter to take part in Twitter chat to help businesses Get Ahead of the Games

The Zetter's group HR director will take to Twitter tomorrow to help answer questions on how to prepare for the Olympics

The Zetter hotel’s group HR director Lindsey Venter is to take part in a live Twitter chat with officials from Transport for London (TfL) and O2 tomorrow to help businesses in the capital plan around The Olympics.

The chat will be hosted by TfL’s official Get Ahead of the Games transport advice Twitter feed @GAOTG and guests will be on hand to answer questions on all aspects of travel planning ahead of the games. 

The panel will be on hand from 11.30am to 12.30pm on 30 May to answer questions in areas such as travel planning, employee flexible working and sending and receiving deliveries during the Olympics which open on 26 July.


Ben Plowden, director of planning at TfL surface transport, said Twitter was a useful medium to reach out to businesses as 61 per cent of them across Europe are on the social network

“Parts of London's road and public transport network will be exceptionally busy during the Games and this will affect firms around Games venues and across central London. This is why we’re working closely with businesses, to ensure they have all the information they need to get ahead of the Games, while also delivering important advice and support," he said.  

The Zetter hotel in Clerkenwell is already planning ways to ensure staff get to work on time but also don’t miss out on the event.

Group HR director Lindsey Venter said: “Our employees work across a group of boutique hotels, restaurant and bars all based in central London so our main challenge during the Games is making sure staff can get to work on-time.

"We’re providing incentives to staff, such as free cooked breakfasts for the early bird team, plus we’re having a party room for all the team to watch the Games at lunch and dinner breaks as well as chill out and nap in if they are doing split shifts. Most importantly, we’re testing our plans ahead of time so we’re in a place to take advantage of the benefits the Games bring.” 

Last week BigHospitality took a short tour of central London with TfL to find out about some of the issues hotels, restaurants and pubs may face during the Olympics with the capital getting busier and road closures planned. To listen to our podcast from the tour and pick up some tips on how to get ahead of the games click here.

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