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Springboard’s Awards for Excellence shortlist revealed after record number of entries

Ahead of the awards ceremony on November 1st at the Novotel London West, Springboard announce the shortlist of entries who are in the running to win a Springboard Award for Excellence 2013.

Commenting, Springboard CEO, Anne Pierce said: “After a record number of entries, the judges were set a tough task, not only to go through the sheer volume of entries, but the quality of the entries were  fantastic. The judging process also brought several things into focus, namely the amount of innovation and passion this industry holds, but also the opportunities people have to work alongside the companies and people recognised with a Springboard Award for Excellence.”

Adding: “I’m looking forward to an amazing night of celebration to acknowledge great individuals and some spectacular achievements from hospitality businesses across the UK.”

The full shortlist:

The Springboard Ambassador Award – sponsored by SSP UK:

Bobby Lennox (Brakes), Joel Fagg (Puma Hotel Collection)

The Best Regional Initiative Award

Marriott Hotels Limited, Inspired Change Limited, City College Norwich

The New Media Award – sponsored by drp Group:

River Cottage Chefs’ School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

The Education Pipeline Award

Holiday Inn Norwich North, Apex Hotels Ltd

Best Student Placement Provider – sponsored by James Hallam:

The Cavendish London, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Park Plaza County Hall, The Goring, Crowne Plaza Docklands, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Best Recruitment Initiative – sponsored by

Ed’s Easy Diner, River Cottage Chefs’ School, Ten out of Ten, Premier Inn, Westminster Cluster

The Young People Award – sponsored by American Express:

Lancaster London, Compass Group UK & Ireland, The Geoffrey Harrison Foundation

The People Innovation Award – sponsored by LaunchPad Recruits:

Crieff Hydro Limited, Accor UK Hotels

Best Chef Strategy – sponsored by HandPicked Hotels:

Caprice Holdings, The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Best Management Strategy – sponsored by LifeTime:

Ten out of Ten, De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts, Crieff Hydro Limited

Best Food & Beverage Strategy

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, BaxterStorey, Park Plaza County Hall

The Diversity In Employment Award – sponsored by Dunleavy White:

Talkington Bates, The Landmark London Hotel

Best Career Progression Award – sponsored by LCBT:

Arora Hotel Heathrow, ASK Italian, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

The Retention Award – sponsored by Axminster:

London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, The Brookwood Partnership Limited, PSL.

The Corporate Responsibility Award – sponsored by BonaSystems:

The Brookwood Partnership Limited, Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste, The Landmark London Hotel

Best Employer Award

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons,  Premier Inn, Westminster Cluster, Casna Group

The Brookwood Partnership Ltd

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 7529 8610 to get your ticket for the night.

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