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HR in Hospitality Awards 2013 shortlist announcement

Shortlist revealed for the HR in Hospitality Awards 2013

The shortlist has been revealed for the prestigious HR in Hospitality Awards 2013. The winners will be announced at the awards on the 6th of September at the Park Plaza Riverbank London. The shortlist includes worthy individuals and teams from Red Carnation Hotels, CH & Co, The Dorchester Collection and Intercontinental London Park Lane.

As part of the awards, is this year launching a special scholarship to one lucky individual in the form of financial support for learning and development. Carl Smith, HR in hospitality’s chairman said “This is a generous gesture which will be announced on the night. The recipient may not be one of the actual winners but somebody who has shown they are serious about a career in HR within hospitality. Watch this space!” 

Carl added “I particularly wanted to thank our sponsors.  We have very loyal support from DLA Piper and Davidson Asset Management again this year and we are thrilled they have chosen to sponsor us again. I am also very proud to announce that Upskill People are our third sponsors for 2013. Upskill People Ltd is a pioneer in online learning for hospitality. They have always been at the forefront of developing fully interactive and highly engaging courses so employees learn quickly, retain new knowledge and implement skills, saving HR people and the business, time and money”.

Pete Fullard, Creative Director of Upskill People Ltd added “We’ve been closely involved with HR in hospitality for a number of years and really appreciate their involvement and support of the industry. As we specialise in online learning for hospitality, we’re delighted to be able to sponsor the Learning and Development Category for the awards and also to support HR in hospitality throughout the year. It’s a great opportunity and we’re delighted to be on board.”

Tickets for the awards can be booked directly with Kim Raynes at for £100 + vat each.

HR in Hospitality supports the two closely associated charities to hospitality – Springboard and Hospitality Action on the awards night. 

The shortlist is as follows:

Tom Crowley Award (Excellence in Promotion Recognition)

The Team at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

HR Team at Red Carnation Hotels 

Rising Star Award:

Lana Clark – The Waldorf Hilton London
Rakhee Patel – The Dorchester Collection
Kerry Haynes – CH & Co

Award for Excellence in forging links with schools and colleges:

Natalie Wild at Marriot Hollins Hall Hotel
HR team at Red Carnation 

Award for Excellence in Learning and Talent:

Café Royal People & Development Team
Intercontinental London Park Lane
PPHE Hotel Group

Award for Excellence in HR:

Pauline Vallance & The HR Team – Brookwood Partnership
CH & Co
The HR Team – Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

HR in Hospitality

The Association provides a forum for Human Resources professionals & other interested parties within the hospitality industry. The HCPTA was formed in May 1975 out of an amalgamation between the Hotel & Catering Personnel Managers Association which was founded in 1968, and The Hotel & Catering Training Association founded in 1966. The association was renamed H.R. in Hospitality in March 2009.

For further information please contact HR in hospitality board members Kim Raynes or Liz McGivern