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Springboard’s Awards for Excellence shortlist revealed

Ahead of the awards ceremony on Monday 9th February at the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Chelsea Football Club, sponsored by Compass Group and CleanEvent, Springboard announce the shortlisted entries in the running to win a Springboard Award for Excellence 2014.

The full shortlist:

The Springboard Ambassador Award

Pim Wolfs (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons)

Catherine Barras (BaxterStorey)

Sarah Walsh (Red Carnation Hotels)

Maria Zlatareva (The Cavendish London)

The Best Regional Initiative – sponsored by Bibendum:

Inspired Youth Projects Ltd

Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

The Education Pipeline Award – sponsored by Service Line:

Holiday Inn Norwich North

InterContinental London Park Lane

Education Services Glasgow City Council

Best Work Experience Provider – sponsored by James Hallam:

Hand Picked Hotels Limited, Royal Garden Hotel


Arora Hotels

Intercontinental London Park Lane

PPHE Hotel Group

Hilton Worldwide

Best Use of Digital Media – sponsored by drp Group:

Delaware North

Compass Group UK & Ireland

Best Recruitment Initiative – sponsored by


The Brookwood Partnership

The Young People Award – sponsored by American Express:

The Glasgow Marriott


Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

Premier Inn – Bournemouth Poole Cluster

Hilton Worldwide

Best Housekeeping Strategy – sponsored by Bonasystems:

Oakman Inns & Restaurants

Arora Hotels

Lancaster London 

Best Chef Development Strategy – sponsored by Gram UK:

Hand Picked Hotels Limited

Edwardian Group


Lexington Catering 

Best Management Strategy – sponsored by LifeTime:

Red Carnation Hotels

Lexington Catering

Crieff Hydro Limited 

Best Food & Beverage Strategy – sponsored by Hand Picked Hotels:

The Landmark London

Edwardian Group London

The Diversity in Employment Award

Accor UK & Ireland Hotels

The Brookwood Partnership

Best Career Progression Award – sponsored by Zenith Hygiene:

PPHE Hotel Group


Apex Hotels Ltd 

The Retention Award


The Corporate Responsibility Award – sponsored by Powerful Allies:

Royal Garden Hotel

Red Carnation Hotels

ISS Food & Hospitality

River Cottage Chefs’ School 

Best Employer Award – sponsored by Collins King & Associates:

Oakman Inns & Restaurants


Hand Picked Hotels Ltd

The Brookwood Partnership

The Chris Beaumont Special Award – sponsored by 3663:

Will be announced on the night 

The industry will turn out in force to celebrate a night of successes across the hospitality sector at the Springboard Awards for Excellence – if you’d like to be there, contact the Springboard events team on 020 7921 0420 to get your ticket for the night.

For more information, click here.