The owners of a Largs hotel are sharing over a quarter of a million pounds of profit with their teams around the country.

Hospitality group Manorview, which owns and operates 12 venues across central Scotland, took over the running of the Brisbane House Hotel in 2022.

The hotel is currently closed for a major refurbishment, which includes the construction of a new wedding suite, and is set to reopen in early March as a functions-only venue.

Manorview's Heartcount profit share scheme sees everyone in the business who has more than 12 months of service qualify for a share of 10% of the chain's net profits.

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The total amount being shared this year is £273,560 – and 471 team members have qualified. 

The profit share will be an earnings boost for all qualifying team members and will equate to two weeks' worth of pay.

It is the biggest profit share Manorview has ever had and is calculated on hours worked during a 12-month period – not on job title or salary. 

Managing director David Tracey said: "This was a very intentional decision made by the Manorview team.

"Fairness is at the heart of our decisions. Every person in every role across our business impacts our success, so it’s right that profit is shared in a fair way.

"The calculation process ultimately means that it doesn't matter whether someone is a kitchen porter, bar team, wedding sales manager, general manager, housekeeper or director – if they've worked the same hours, they get the same profit share."

All team members at the group are paid the real-living wage at a minimum, and the business also recently set up a registered charity, the Manorview Foundation, to support those experiencing poverty and hardship.

In December 2023, they hosted 1,700 underprivileged kids across 18 free party nights – ensuring they could experience some Christmas magic. 

Last night, the team were treated to an all-expenses-paid party at The Arches in Glasgow.

Steve Graham, chairman of Manorview, said: "It's fantastic to get everyone together to show our thanks and appreciation, and celebrate what can be achieved as a team. 

"I'm delighted that we can once again share profits with our team members. 

"They do so much for our guests and our communities, and thoroughly deserve it."