Ayrshire hospitality group, SimpsInns, will create up to 30 new jobs in spring 2023 following the £250,000 redevelopment of one of their key venues in Irvine.
Located just 40 minutes from Glasgow, The Potting Shed at Si! on the ground-floor will seat up to 80 people and includes a dedicated dog-friendly area, relaxed and informal seating areas. Upstairs, The Terrace bar and restaurant will seat diners, both inside and on the newly refurbished heated outdoor balcony.
“We’ve shaken things up at Si! and are delighted to introduce one of Ayrshire’s trendiest new meeting places where flavours and ideas from our global travels have come together at The Potting Shed,” explains Jack Simpson, who has played a key role in delivering the new vision at The Potting Shed.
“The Potting Shed is very much a casual thing. We’ll get the day started with great breakfast and brunch options. The griddle will be piping for those all-important homemade pancakes, packed, stacked and just the way you want them.”
“The very best artisan food will be served through the day; from exquisite buns and mouth-watering sandwiches to Italian style pizza and tapas and much more to take you into the evening. A team of baristas and mixologists will also be on hand to serve speciality coffee and shake up a range of cocktails.”, added Simpson.
The group has kick-started a recruitment campaign for the new venue with applications invited for a variety of positions, including vacancies for chefs at all levels, front of house team, duty managers and an operations manager.
SimpsInns owner Malcolm Simpson said, “Following a four-month, £250,000 makeover, we can’t wait to welcome guests to The Potting Shed and The Terrace from spring 2023. We’re committed to exceeding our guests’ expectations and continually invest in our hotel and leisure facilities to make them the very best they can be.
“In preparation for opening The Potting Shed and The Terrace, we’ve just launched a recruitment campaign to fill a range of professional hospitality roles, and for anyone looking to kick-start their hospitality career in 2023. We’re recruiting for chefs, front of house staff, an operations manager and many more roles with over 30 vacancies available to apply for now.”
SimpsInns, a family-owned business run by the Simpson family, is the driving force behind The Potting Shed and The Terrace at Si! as well as the group’s flagship venue The Gailes Hotel & Spa, Irvine. Supporting around 280 existing local jobs, SimpsInns has recently invested over £3 million across its portfolio of venues along the Ayrshire coast to enhance quality and the overall visitor experience, at The Gailes, The Waterside Hotel at West Kilbride, and Old Loans Inn, near Troon.