The Shine Awards aim to recognise the success of women in hospitality. The business awards will reward those companies that have performed well, with the diversity in their company contributing to a stronger organisational performance in tough economic times.
“Research has found that companies who have women in senior board level positions perform significantly better so it makes commercial sense to help female staff achieve their career aspirations,” said Sharon Glancy, founder of Women 1st.
Businesses shortlisted for the Small Business of the Year category are: ABode Group; Drake & Morgan; Firmdale Hotels; and Teletext Holidays.
Those shortlisted for the Large Business of the Year category are: Bourne Leisure; McDonald’s; Merlin Entertainments Group; and Sodexo.
The winners will be announced on 31 March at an awards ceremony at The Savoy.