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Winners Announced

Last night, the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge played host to the hospitality industry event of the year, the 2017 People Awards. Hosted by comedienne, Katherine Ryan, the ceremony celebrated the very finest programmes and initiatives in hospitality recruitment, retention and development.

It was an exciting night for the shortlisted employers and a hugely successful one for the 13 winners who ended up walking away with those prestigious trophies.

Neil Pattison, Sales Director for said, “The landscape of the hospitality industry changes each year and recruiting and retaining the best talent remains a challenge. Our amazing winners demonstrated determination, ingenuity and invention, not only in finding new ways to recruit, but also in developing skills and very importantly, adapting to an ever-changing workforce.”

Our People Awards wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable help of our sponsors and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Headline Sponsor, Octane HR Solutions and our category sponsors Admiral Recruitment, Catering Scotland, Core Recruitment, Detail 2 Leisure Recruitment, Good & Co, Hotelympia 2018, Octane HR Solutions, Off to Work, People Bank, Springboard and Talent Hive.


Winners in full 

Ambassador to the Industry

Philip Atkinson – Durham University Catering Department

Candidate Experience Initiative

National Theatre


Compass Group

Emerging Talent Initiative

Q Hotels

Employee Engagement Programme

LEON Restaurants Ltd.

Employer Brand Campaign

Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants

HR Team

Dorchester Hotel Ltd.

In-House Recruitment Team


Learning & Development Initiative

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Launch Campaign


Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development

YO! Sushi

On-Boarding Programme

LEON Restaurants Ltd.

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