How we've helped The Atlantic Inn

Skills Hub case study

Business overview

The Atlantic Inn is a pub in Porthleven boasting sea views from the Lizard to Mousehole. It's friendly team serves proper, traditional, home-made pub food and a wide selection of beer, wines and spirits.

Invest in your staff, give them the training they find valuable and they will be motivated to do their best.


How we helped

Having a motivated and skilled-up team is key to the Atlantic Inn's success. The Skills Hub have guided and supported Leigh Santi, pub owner,  along the way.

“In this day and age, you can’t fall behind. Huge companies have their own HR departments to train their people, but smaller businesses don’t. The Skills Hub really helped us. I didn’t realise what was out there. You receive emails from the councils and other organisations promoting courses, and you have a quick flash through. But until you sit down with someone and see what’s available, it’s hard to choose. Some courses are even free, which is even better for us as we run a tight budget,” says Leigh.

Leigh worked with Clair Murray, a Skills Hub connector.

“Clair gave me a whole load of training options for our bar staff and kitchen – customer service courses, sessions to help chefs stay top of the latest food legislation, kitchen management courses and ways to spark new ideas to help the pub grow.”

Leigh found sitting down with someone who understood the training landscape and could find the courses that suited her employees really helpful. The staff at Atlantic Inn are happy too.

“They appreciate the time we took to organise training. Our front of house team understands our customers better and as a result are more friendly, offering extra services, knowing when to upsell.  Our kitchen is happy we took steps to improve their skills and working environment.,” says Leigh.

“Invest in your staff, give them the training they find valuable and they will be motivated to do their best.”

Leigh Santi standing behind the bar at the Atlantic Inn pub
Business name The Atlantic Inn
Contact number 01326 562439