Springboard announces Awards for Excellence 2016 shortlist

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Springboard announces Awards for Excellence 2016 shortlist

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Industry charity Springboard has announced the shortlist for its 2016 Awards for Excellence.

The scheme celebrates individuals and employers which have boosted the profile of hospitality and tourism and worked to attract and retain talent in the past year.

Previous finalists have included the Eden Project, the Lancaster London hotel and Premier Inn.

This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Novotel London West on 24 November 2016.

Tickets are now available at https://springboard.uk.net/events

Final shortlist in full:

Category 1 – Promoting Careers

The Springboard Ambassador’s Award 


Katie Carstairs (Old Course Hotel)

Michael Taylor (Sodexo)

Lynn Parker (Gather & Gather)

Natalie Davies (Inspired Youth)

Gareth Billington (Sodexo)


Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Inspired Youth/Premier Inn

Gather & Gather


Best Regional Initiative Award 

The Glasgow Marriott

Inspired Youth



The Education and Industry Partnership Award

PPHE Hotel Group


Chewton Glen


Category 2 – Attracting and Developing People

Best Work Experience Provider Award 

Premier Inn Euston

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Harrison Catering Services Ltd


Best Use of Digital Media Award


Rocco Forte Hotels

Stonegate Pub Company


Best Recruitment Initiative Award


Concord Hotels

The London Cocktail Club


The Young People Award 

Inspired Youth

PPHE Hotel Group

University College Birmingham

Best Chef Development Strategy

Elior UK

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa



The Best Housekeeping Team Initiative Award 

To be announced


Best Management Development Strategy

To be announced


Best Food and Beverage Strategy

Firmdale Hotels PLC

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Lexington Catering


Category 3 – Best Employment Practice

The Best Apprenticeship Strategy 

Compass Group

Greene King

Stonegate Pub Company


Best Career Progression Award

To be announced


The Retention Award 


Byron Hamburgers


The Community Engagement Award

Artizian Catering

City of Cardiff Council

Dorsett Shepherds Bush

Compass Group

Off to Work


Best Employer Award 

PPHE Hotel Group

Stonegate Pub Company

The Peach Pub Company Ltd


Chris Beaumont Special Award 

Announced on the night

Fiona Colley Award:

Announced on the night

The Chairman’s Award

Announced on the night

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