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Springboard opens entry for 2016 Awards for Excellence

A choice of more than a dozen categories
You can now enter to win a Springboard Award for Excellence in a wide range of categories. They are grouped under headings such as Career promotion, Development of people and employment practice, with each award sponsored by a leading commercial enterprise.


Springboard is a charity that equips people with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their potential. It also works closely with the industry to help attract more talent and address skills shortages. In doing so, it has the support of over 180 different industry establishments and suppliers.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, says: ‘The Springboard Awards for Excellence distinguish the best endeavours and contributions to the industry in the last year. Entering the awards allows businesses to recognise their achievements as organisations, as well as the outstanding work carried out by individuals. Winning an award has a significant and positive impact on both business and employees alike.’

Last year’s winners included Accor Hotels, Lancaster London, Eden Project, Holiday Inn – Norwich, Diageo and Delaware North.

Sally Beck FIH, General Manager of Lancaster London, comments: ‘Winning the Springboard Award for Excellence for Best Housekeeping Development Strategy 2015 meant a huge amount to our team. Margo Van Der Werf, our Director of Accommodation Services, has pioneered her housekeeping academy for the last seven years and the award gave serious industry-wide accreditation to the scheme and our team members that have flourished within it.  The Awards are an excellent way of showcasing the best of our industry and sharing best practise amongst our peers.  In our vibrant and competitive industry these sorts of accolades only bring good things.’

Sue Parfett, Managing Partner of Brookwood Partnership, said ‘We have always wanted our employees to feel valued and know about the opportunities available to them from day one.   We were delighted to win the 2015 Springboard Best Employer award as it is testament to the emphasis we place on recruiting, developing and retaining good people. As a premier award within the hospitality industry it shows that we do exactly what we say on the tin to our employees and to job seekers.’

Closing date for entries is Friday 9th September 2016 with the winners announced at a spectacular awards evening on Thursday 24th November 2016 at Novotel London West.

To enter, visit: https://springboard.uk.net/events/fundraising/awards-for-excellence-2016

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