MECPATHS are extremely proud to congratulate our partner PREM Group who were recognised for their tremendous efforts to counter child trafficking in Ireland, Belgium, The United Kingdom and France. PREM Group, who manage over 40 hotels across Europe from city centre budget properties to serviced apartments and luxury country resorts, have been working with MECPATHS since 2017 to design a bespoke staff education programme to raise awareness on child trafficking and sexual exploitation. This education programme was rolled out earlier this month to their full staff team in Ireland as part of their mandatory induction and training.

At The HR Champion Awards hosted at The Guinness Storehouse, in partnership with William Fry, on March 23rd, PREM Group received a standing ovation for their work with MECPATHS and were awarded the Champion Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Speaking on behalf of MECPATHS, Ann Mara, Education Coordinator says “Their excellence in innovative leadership, global and national change delivery, and conscious global citizenship, is a pleasure to observe. We applaud their commitment to delivering life-changing, safer environments for some of the world’s most vulnerable individuals. As industry leaders in the hospitality sector, PREM has elevated the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable individuals as a core part of their mission. Their development of a mandatory staff training programme to help counter sex trafficking is truly commendable and an exemplary resource for other accommodation providers within Ireland and beyond. The direct impact on their employees is immediate and valuable; their impact on the world around us, invaluable.  We are incredibly proud to be their partner for change”.

“As leaders of change in Ireland, PREM Group have demonstrated what it is to be community-aware, active global citizens and models of modern advocacy. We look forward to supporting many other industry leaders to reach out in a similar way to ensure children are protected, globally” comments MECPATHS Communications Coordinator, JP O’ Sullivan.

MECPATHS and PREM Group continue to reach new partnership heights in 2018.

MECPATHS was founded to deliver Child Protection efforts Against Trafficking in partnership with The Hospitality Sector and is proud to partner with many industry leaders to deliver education and safe environments for all. For further information, please contact the MECPATHS Team.