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Last night, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge played host to the hospitality employers industry event of the year, the 2016 People Awards. Hosted by TV’s Stephen Mangan, the ceremony, attended by almost 500 hospitality professionals, celebrated the very finest programmes and initiatives in hospitality recruitment, retention and development.

It was an exciting night for the shortlisted employers and the 12 winners who ended up walking away with these prestigious awards. Winners included Firmdale Hotels, Dishoom, Byron Hamburgers, Jumeirah London and National Theatre.

Neil Pattison, Sales Director for said, “It has been a truly wonderful evening for the hospitality industry. In our sector, recruiting and retaining staff will always be a challenge but the winners in all of our categories demonstrated an ingenuity and invention, not only in finding new ways to recruit, but in developing talent and skills and creating a workforce that is valued. Congratulations to all of our winners.”

Our People Awards wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable help of our sponsors and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Fresh Montgomery, Admiral Recruitment, Cingo Video Interviewing, The Great Hospitality Show 2017, Part & Company, Core Recruitment,, Poda, HR in Hospitality and NicholasJon Recruitment.

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Winners in full

Candidate Experience

Firmdale Hotels

Employee Engagement Programme

Byron Hamburgers

Emerging Talent Initiative

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 

Learning & Development


Employer Brand Campaign

Byron Hamburgers

On-Boarding Programme

National Theatre

Rewards & Benefits Initiative

Jumeirah London

Launch Campaign

Bespoke Hotels Hotel Gotham

HR Team

Jumeirah London 

In-House Recruitment Team

National Theatre

Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development

Durham University Catering Department

Ambassador to the Industry

The Clink Restaurant Company