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Springboard’s Awards for Excellence: A triumphant night for Accor!

Accor UK & Ireland Hotels went home the big winners of the night walking away with 3 awards, whilst Oakman Inns & Restaurants, PPHE and Red Carnation all received 2 awards. 

The hospitality industry turned out in force at Chelsea Football Club on the 9th February to see who had been crowned the winners at this year’s glittering awards ceremony.

This year saw entries of the highest quality and really gave the judges a tough task to pick outright winners in all categories. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and shortlists.

“What a fantastic night of celebration to reward people, organisations and projects that work to raise the profile of the hospitality sector and to attract and retain talent to this great industry.’’ commented Anne Pierce, CEO, Springboard

The Winners

The Springboard Ambassador Award

Winner: Sarah Walsh (Red Carnation Hotels)

Best Regional Initiative Award – sponsored by Bibendum

Winner: Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

The Education Pipeline Award – sponsored by Service Line

Winner: InterContinental London Park Lane 

Best Work Experience Provider Award – sponsored by James Hallam

Winner: PPHE Hotel Group

Best Use of Digital Media Award – sponsored by drp

Winner: Delaware North

Best Recruitment Initiative Award – sponsored by

Winner: The Brookwood Partnership

The Young People Award – sponsored by American Express

Winner: Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

Best Housekeeping Strategy – sponsored by Bonasystems

Winner: Oakman Inns and Restaurants

Best Chef Development Strategy – sponsored by Gram UK

Winner: Lexington Catering

Best Management Development Strategy – sponsored by Lifetime Training

Winner: Red Carnation Hotels

Best Food & Beverage Development Strategy – sponsored by Handpicked Hotels

Winner: Edwardian Group, London

Diversity In Employment Award

Winner: Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

Best Career Progression Award – sponsored by Zenith Hygiene

Winner: PPHE Hotel Group

The Retention Award

Winner: Boodles

The Corporate Responsibility Award – sponsored by Powerful Allies

Winner: River Cottage Chefs’ School

Best Employer Award – Collins King & Associates

Winner: Oakman Inns & Restaurants

The very special Chris Beaumont Special Award – sponsored by Bidvest 3663

Alastair Storey, BaxterStorey

“We are extremely proud to have won these awards which stand for the growth of the industry which are the people” Accor UK & Ireland

You can find more information on the Springboard Awards for Excellence here