Why Join Us

Your package

We’re growing. Fast. We want to give our teams a great place to work that is fun, professional and just little bit different, with bags of opportunity!

As a member of our team you can expect

  • Competitive salary
  • Personal development support
  • Perkbox – employee discount scheme with access to more than a hundred daily rewards, ranging from free food in major UK restaurants, to movie tickets, to phone insurance and more.
  • Discounted room rates across all hotels in the group
  • Discounted meals and spa days across all hotels in the group
  • Meals on duty


  • 28 days holiday, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years (including Bank Holidays)
  • Uniforms
  • Pension
  • Long service awards
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wide range of recognised qualifications and development opportunities
  • Access to leading hoteliers and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them
  • Placements across all hotels, departments and even the opportunity to do a ski season in our sister hotel, Portetta
  • Budding Entrepreneur Programme – our in-house hospitality training scheme

Budding Entrepreneurs

Here at Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels, we not only grow produce for the kitchen – we home grow our people too through the Budding Entrepreneur programme.  The Programme aims to develop the Managers of the future who are able to run our hotels – or your own one day.

Budding Entrepreneurs are often spotted as those in the team who have just that bit ‘extra’. Once approved onto the three-year programme personally by our Chairman Robin Hutson, Budding Entrepreneurs transfer between Lime Wood, THE PIGs, Portetta and Head Office.

  • The programme moves you through all departments becoming confident in the Restaurant and Reception first. Following this 3-6 months are spent as a Junior Sommelier – or longer if you love it! The rest of the programme you will work as a bar tender, housekeeper and cover all the other areas of the hotel operation
  • Towards the end of the programme, there’s the opportunity to do something a little different and spending time in one of the Head Office teams, planning festivals, getting green-fingered in the Kitchen Garden…you name it!
  • Twice a year our entrepreneurs and their mentors get together for a day where research on a set topic is presented. It could be anything from PR and marketing to artisan food
  • All the Budding Entrepreneurs are assigned a mentor from the senior team who are on hand to assist, advise and support. An invite to a special event from your mentor is not unusual.

There is no entry requirement to becoming a Budding Entrepreneur, just a natural curiosity, a dedication to hard work and a passion for success in our great industry.

If this sounds a bit like you, we want to hear from you!