Charities benefit from relaunch of Buzzworks pro-social bonus bonanza

The Tree House in Ayr is one of the venues benefitting from the scheme

ONE OFf Scotland’s leading hospitality groups, Buzzworks, has relaunched its pioneering initiative to provide a boost to local charities in the areas which it operates. 

The unique quarterly pro-social bonus scheme has once again rolled out across all 19 of Buzzworks’ venues, with the top four performing sites taking a share of £1,000 to gift to any registered charity of its choice.  

First launched in April 2017, the returning Buzzworks pro-social bonus has already helped over 12 charities across Scotland, ranging from The Royal Hospital for Sick Children to the Ayrshire Hospice.

The latest winners were announced this week, as Scotts Troon, Scotts Largs, The Treehouse in Ayr and Thirty Knots in South Queensferry beat off stiff competition to take the cash prizes for their chosen charities.  

Scotts Troon took top prize and chose to gift its winning sum to Cash for Kids.

Second place Scotts Largs presented Crosshouse Children’s Fund with their donation and The Treehouse in Ayr gifted their prize to Kyle Academy Children’s Appeal.

The final beneficiary was Queensferry Parish Church Food Bank, chosen by the team at Thirty Knots, South Queensferry.

To be in with a chance of winning the pro-social bonus, each Buzzworks venue is scored at the end of every month based on various factors including sales, customer service and mystery shoppers.  

Nicola Watt, Buzzworks Head of People, said: “We are proud to bring back the pro-social bonus and relaunch this scheme at Buzzworks, which we believe was the first of its kind within the hospitality industry back in 2017.

“The pro-social bonus is a way of us giving back and rewarding the hard work and dedication of our employees, whilst supporting the communities in which we operate.

“By offering the choice of charity to the individual winning venues, this ensures our people and the communities we work in come first. 

“All of the team pulled together to try and win for their selected charities and judging was difficult; however, there were four clear winners and congratulations is in order for each of the successful venues.”  

Buzzworks has established itself as an industry leader in Scotland’s hospitality sector through its culinary excellence and aspirational dining and entertainment experiences at its stylish brands: Scotts, House, Lido, Vic’s & The Vine, The Duke, Thirty Knots, The Bridge Inn, The Fox and Herringbone.

The group is currently hiring for a number of kitchen and front-of-house vacancies at its premises across Scotland. To learn more, visit, or email your CV to

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