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Hospitality employees decide which employers are worth working for… Best Employers in Hospitality Award


Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2015 Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2015
The shortlist is out! announces the shortlist for the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2015. The only established and free to enter awards dedicated to recognising the best employers in hospitality.

In its fifth successful year, these awards highlight the outstanding contribution employers in hospitality make in supporting, developing and rewarding their people. They are voted for and judged by their employees, via an engagement survey conducted by our awards partner, People Insight.

Employers from all sectors of the industry are represented and this year saw responses from over 8000 of their employees. To reach the shortlist and a top 60 employer, organisations were required to achieve a high level score from their employees’ responses to an online survey. As a Top 60 employer, these shortlisted organisations will carry the most trusted accreditation of all – the mark of approval from their employees.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Betty’s Café and Tea Rooms, Hogarths Hotels, Ceviche Limited, The Trustcott Arms and Salt Yard Group have all made the shortlist. Some well-known names returning this year include The Rezidor Hotel Group, Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar and Brassiere, QHotels and One Aldwych. New entrants include Ssoosh Inns, Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts and MASH steak ltd, who are all hoping to win a top spot.

Neil Patterson, Sales Director from says “we are proud to be celebrating five years of these respected annual awards, to honour employers in hospitality who Best Employers in Hospitality Awardknow how important it is to be a best employer in order to attract and retain top talent. What better way to support this than to be shortlisted as a Best Employer in Hospitality? These awards grew from’s passion for the hospitality industry and those that work within it. Great employees deserve to work for great employers. Congratulations to those who have been shortlisted and thank you to all who entered. It’s great to see some regulars as well as new comers to the shortlist this year.”

Tom Debenham, Managing Director of People Insight says “we are once again delighted to have the opportunity to measure engagement across the finest employers in the industry. We have seen a notable increase in engagement within the sector this year, and in order to differentiate the very best from the rest, this year we are using a combination of both quantitative and qualitative data, including using sentiment analysis – really listening to what employees have to say about their employers – to form judgments about which organisations pip their peers to the post of Best Employer.”

Following these awards, all shortlisted employers will receive a free, comprehensive engagement report of their employee’s responses from People Insight.

Join and over 400 hospitality professionals from CEOs to HR teams, in celebrating the Best Employers in Hospitality 2015. Category winners, along with a countdown of the top 60 employers will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 12th October 2015, at Lancaster London. Categories include the best employers from hotels, restaurants, pubs & bars and food service.

Who will make it to that top spot?

Celebrate with us and our sponsors including Admiral Recruitment, at a black tie dinner and ceremony including pre-dinner drinks, a lavish three course meal with wine, fabulous entertainment and a very special guest presenter.


Monday 12 October at Lancaster London, from 6.30pm until late

Ticket and table bookings are now open!

Please email for a booking form or visit Best Employers in Hospitality 2015/Book a Table 

2015 Shortlist