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19th October 2022

Fuller’s partners with Rest Less to attract older workers back to employment

Fuller, Smith & Turner, the premium pubs and hotels business, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Rest Less – a digital community and advocate for people in their 50s, 60s and older – in a move to attract older workers.

The campaign, which launched earlier this month, has seen Fuller’s posting specific positions on Rest Less’ job board right across its businesses and geographical area.

Dawn Browne, Fuller’s People & Talent Director, said: “We have always had a number of older workers in Fuller’s, but this is the first time we have specifically targeted this area of recruitment with a bespoke campaign.

“Older workers have a lot to offer us – and we have a lot to offer them, with shift lengths and work patterns to suit. We are very much a people business, and the older generation bring an exceptional level of customer service and consumer interaction.

“We already have a number of older workers – including some octogenarians – among our team members, and it would be great to increase that number. Around a third of the UK’s workforce is over 50, yet we only have around 10% within our 5,000 employees. I’m really looking forward to seeing this partnership move that dial.”

Stuart Lewis, Chief Executive at Rest Less said: “We are delighted to partner with Fuller’s to support its recruitment strategy to hire more older workers. Many workers in their 50s and 60s left employment during the pandemic – but a large number are now considering a return to work.

“Flexible work is an important draw for midlifers who sometimes need to fit work around caring responsibilities, or simply because they want to pursue other interests alongside their day job.  We’re excited to highlight the many flexible working opportunities available at Fuller’s to our one million members.

“Older workers have a huge amount to offer businesses and yet are often overlooked by recruiters.  Experience, wisdom, loyalty and reliability are just some of the common attributes that many older workers bring in spades – which is great news for Fuller’s and its customers.”

For more information on some of Fuller’s over 50 employees, check out our blog.


For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  

Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074  

Fuller’s in a nutshell:

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC is the premium pubs and hotels business that is famous for beautiful and inviting pubs with delicious fresh food, a vibrant and interesting range of drinks, and engaging service from passionate people. Fuller’s has 207 managed businesses, with 1,030 boutique bedrooms, and 178 Tenanted Inns. The estate is predominately located in the South of England (44% of sites are within the M25) and stretches from our London heartland to the Jurassic Coast via the New Forest. Our Managed Pubs and Hotels include 16 iconic Ale & Pie pubs, seven stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, and Bel & The Dragon – eight exquisite modern English inns located in the Home Counties. In summary, Fuller’s is the home of great pubs, outstanding hospitality and passionate people, where everyone is welcome and leaves that little bit happier than they arrived.

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Press release from Fuller, Smith & Turner.

For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  

Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074