Delivering performance through people

People 1st is a workforce development charity. We identify employers needs and work in partnership with them to develop solutions that increase performance through people.

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Our work in practice

Join an international businesswoman as she learns how the UK’s tourism and visitor economy sector operates and the impact that People 1st’s work has had on people and businesses in the sector.

A decade of success

Hear from the the individuals, employers, training providers and industry representatives we've worked with and supported over the past ten years.

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Getting to know you

Peter Harvey, CEO, Talarius

Peter sits on the board of trustees for People 1st and is chief executive officer of Talarius, the UK's largest high street slots company and one of Australia's largest businesses. 

Find out more about Peter and his 'performance through people' philosophy.


People 1st partners with hospitality big hitters to win futures funding for dual initiatives

Leading workforce development charity People 1st has partnered with some of the biggest names in the business including AccorHotels; Hilton Worldwide; Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread and Rocco Forte Hotels to help boost career opportunities for low paid workers in the hospitality industry.


Hospitality industry ‘perfectly placed’ to help halt decline in young people earning and learning – People 1st

People 1st has declared the hospitality industry as perfectly placed to help counter findings from a new study by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills which suggest a 50% decline in young people combining part-time work with their studies.


People 1st delivers world-class training at royal retreat

When the customer service team at Balmoral wanted to ensure their people skills were as good as they possibly could be, workforce development charity People 1st was on-hand to offer its renowned WorldHost training programme. The end result has left visitors in thrall of the team’s world class welcome.