Episode #040 | Lorraine Copes

Lorraine Copes, Founder and CEO of Be Inclusive Hospitality

Today’s guest is Lorraine Copes, Founder and CEO of Be Inclusive Hospitality, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to accelerate racial equality within the hospitality sector.

We start by discussing what inspired Lorraine to set up the organization, what her day-to-day role as Founder and CEO looks like, and what aspect of her work she’s felt to be most impactful so far.

We then hear all about Lorraine’s career to-date, as she’s spent nearly two decades leading procurement and supply chain teams for some of the country’s best-known restaurant and pub groups. She tells us what it’s been like to go from managing a team to managing her own business, including the pros and cons and what transferrable skills she brought with her.

Finally, Lorraine lets us in on what she enjoys most about being a part of the beer, pub and hospitality industry.

(Just a quick heads up, this episode was recorded remotely, so the audio quality is not quite the same as previous seasons, but I hope you still enjoy it!)

Here’s Lorraine…

Image from Lorraine Copes