Springboard Awards for Excellence 2016

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Standard Supplier 28th November 2016

Springboard Awards for Excellence 2016

⁣Springboard’s Awards for Excellence took place at Novotel London West on Thursday 24th November 2016.

Over 550 people attended the award evening, where inspiring people, organisations and initiatives from across hospitality, leisure and tourism were celebrated through Springboard’s annual Awards for Excellence, now in their 14th year.

QHotels took home three awards for their efforts over the past year: The Education and Industry Partnership Award, Best Recruitment Initiative Award, and Best Use of Digital Media to Attract Talent.

David Noble of James Hallam won Springboard’s coveted Chris Beaumont Special Award for his contributions towards Springboard’s aims. David Noble, director of James Hallam Insurance, has developed a long standing relationship with Springboard. Over eight years, as both a patron and a board member, he has actively engaged and supported Springboard. He first trekked on Springboard’s Trek and Community Challenge in China, and since then he has embarked on two more! Earlier this year, David donned the lycra and joined Springboard’s Team Velo Challenge. In the process, he has raised vast sums of funding for the vital work of Springboard, and his actions have supported Springboard time and again.

Best Employer Award went to The Peach Pub Company, who beat the highly commended Stonegate Pub Company. Their vision, values and benefits made them standout as an excellent employer.

Two Springboard beneficiaries shared the Fiona Colley Award, open to anyone who has overcome barriers to employment and completed a Scottish IntoWork programme. Both Kai Palmer and Connor Pomroy completed Springboard’s Let’s Cook programme, and each will now receive a career development scholarship to support their next steps of their career and personal development.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, commented: “Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening in celebration of everything that our industry has to offer. The winners this year have shown themselves to be true champions of our industry, raising hospitality’s profile and attracting talented individuals into vibrant careers.”

Results:
Winners
Category 1 – Promoting Careers
The Springboard Ambassador’s Award sponsored by Bestway
Individual:
Gareth Billington (Sodexo)
Group:
Gather & Gather
Best Regional Initiative Award sponsored by Conviviality Plc
The Glasgow Marriott
The Education and Industry Partnership Award sponsored by Serviceline
QHotels
Category 2 – Attracting and Developing People
Best Work Experience Provider Award sponsored by James Hallam
Harrison Catering Services Ltd
Best Use of Digital Media Award to Attract Talent sponsored by drp
QHotels
Best Recruitment Initiative Award sponsored by Caterer.com
QHotels
The Young People Award sponsored by American Express
Inspired Youth
Best Chef Development Strategy sponsored by Gram
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
The Best Housekeeping Team Initiative Award sponsored by Bonasystems
Tzveta Ivanova – The Milestone Hotel
Best Management Development Strategy
Lexington Catering
Best Food and Beverage Strategy sponsored by Handpicked Hotels
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Category 3 – Best Employment Practice
The Best Apprenticeship Strategy sponsored by Lifetime Training
Greene King
Best Career Progression Award sponsored by COREcruitment
St. Austell Brewery
The Retention Award sponsored by CH & Co Group
Byron Hamburgers
The Community Engagement Award sponsored by Diageo
Food Cardiff
Best Employer Award sponsored by Learning Curve Group
The Peach Pub Company Ltd
Chris Beaumont Special Award sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice:
David Noble
Fiona Colley Award:
Kai Palmer and Connor Pomroy

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