Springboard calls for entries to the 2016 Awards for Excellence

Springboard’s acclaimed Awards for Excellence now strides into its 14th year with the call for entries now open! The Awards are a hospitality sector highlight, celebrating and rewarding inspiring individuals, organisations and initiatives who have raised the profile of the sector.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said “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 AccorHotels, Lancaster London, Eden Project, Holiday Inn – Norwich, Diageo and Delaware North.

Sally Beck FIH, General Manager of Lancaster London, said “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 7 years and the award gave serious industrywide accreditation to the scheme and our team members that have flourished with in 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.

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