Hospitality chain Buzzworks is to trial Monday closures at Lido in Prestwick to help protect staff's wellbeing and productivity and to combat staff shortages felt across the industry.

Buzzworks will trial the temporary Monday closure to ensure staff at the venue can continue to enjoy a shorter working week, while the business looks to recruit new members to join their renowned team.

If it is a success it could roll out across their venues throughout Ayrshire.

Announcing the move which started on Monday, Kenny Blair, Buzzworks CEO, said: "The hospitality industry across the UK is struggling to attract and retain top talent, both front of house and within the kitchen.

"These shortages bring a real strain to how a venue operates, so we must find new ways in which to promote hospitality as a viable, rewarding career - whether it be a shorter working week or placing even more emphasis on health and wellbeing. 

"As a business, we pride ourselves on supporting our people mentally, physically and financially.

"Our team at Lido Prestwick won’t see a cut in their pay and we will monitor how temporarily closing on a Monday works at the venue along with further potential measures to protect our teams across the business, as we forge ahead in bringing in the next line of top hospitality talent."

The welfare of their staff is something Buzzworks prides itself in offering them access to Hospitality Action wellbeing services, a company wellbeing fund and Health Club with nutritional advice, weekly calls, outdoor training and fundraising events.

And most recently, Buzzworks also introduced Wagestream which offers staff early access to 50 per cent of earnings for individuals. 

They are on a mission to recruit new staff with current vacancies covering all aspects of the business, from kitchen to front of house and anyone interested or looking to apply at any one of Buzzworks venues should visit here.