Springboard Awards For Excellence Shortlist Announced

springboardThe Springboard Awards for Excellence celebrate and reward inspiring people, organisations and initiatives across hospitality, leisure and tourism – those that work hard to elevate the profile of the industry as an employer and attract and retain talent.

The special night of celebration allows guests to meet the stars of the industry as they come to find out who will take the accolades at the 2016 Awards for Excellence.

The event takes place at the spectacular Novotel London West on Thursday 24th November 2016.

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

Springboard is delighted to announce 2016’s shortlist:

Category 1 – Promoting Careers

The Springboard Ambassador’s Award sponsored by Bestway


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 sponsored by Bibendum

The Glasgow Marriott

Inspired Youth


The Education and Industry Partnership Award sponsored by Serviceline

PPHE Hotel Group


Chewton Glen

Category 2 – Attracting and Developing People

Best Work Experience Provider Award sponsored by James Hallam

Premier Inn Euston

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Harrison Catering Services Ltd

Best Use of Digital Media Award sponsored by drp


Rocco Forte Hotels

Stonegate Pub Company

Best Recruitment Initiative Award sponsored by Caterer.com


Concord Hotels

The London Cocktail Club

The Young People Award sponsored by American Express

Inspired Youth

PPHE Hotel Group

University College Birmingham

Best Chef Development Strategy sponsored by Gram

Elior UK

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa


The Best Housekeeping Team Initiative Award sponsored by Bonasystems

To be announced

Best Management Development Strategy

To be announced

Best Food and Beverage Strategy sponsored by Handpicked Hotels

Firmdale Hotels PLC

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Lexington Catering

Category 3 – Best Employment Practice

The Best Apprenticeship Strategy sponsored by Lifetime Training

Compass Group

Greene King

Stonegate Pub Company

Best Career Progression Award

To be announced

The Retention Award sponsored by CH & Co Group


Byron Hamburgers

The Community Engagement Award sponsored by Diageo

Artizian Catering

City of Cardiff Council

Dorsett Shepherds Bush

Compass Group

Off to Work

Best Employer Award sponsored by Learning Curve Group

PPHE Hotel Group

Stonegate Pub Company

The Peach Pub Company Ltd

Chris Beaumont Special Award sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice:

Announced on the night

Fiona Colley Award:

Announced on the night

The Chairman’s Award

Announced on the night