HOSPITALITY workers in Glasgow are set to receive support from a new initiative.

Restaurant group Kained Holdings has joined forces with TiPJAR - a contactless and cashless tipping platform - to raise emergency funds for the Kained Holdings team and thousands of other hospitality workers.

Contactless tipping boxes have been placed around Finnieston. Passers-by are able to simply “tap to tip” which will send a £2 donation to Hospitality Action who will then distribute funds.

The sector has been hardest hit by the pandemic. Many working in the industry are now receving just 67% of their income with others receiving no further government support after the furlough scheme ended on Saturday.

Graham Suttle, MD of Kained Holdings said: “We are proud to kick off a national campaign to bring support and a much needed life line for so many, in such difficult times.”

"Our customers are as much part of the family as our team, and having asked so many times to help they now have a safe and direct way via this award winning platform, to help support our amazing team and those most in need across the nation.”

James Brown, founder of TiPJAR and retail director of BrewDog said:

“Having started my hospitality career working in bars in the city, I couldn’t think of a better place to launch this campaign. As many staff and businesses now face their toughest challenge of the pandemic so far, we wanted to do what we can to help the staff at Kained and staff all across the U.K.”

Readers can support the initiative by heading to Finnieston and tap to tip on the bar and restaurant windows or visit here.