Institute of Hospitality Awards celebrate the best

Institute of Hospitality Awards celebrate the best
Julia Sibley flanked by IOH chair Stephen Kyjak-Lane and IOH president Alistair Storey
23/06/2017 - 09:35
More than 270 hospitality professionals came together to celebrate best practice in people development and business at the Institute of Hospitality (IOH) annual dinner and awards held at The Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch, London on June 20.

Julia Sibley, chief executive of The Savoy Educational Trust, received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ Award in recognition of nearly 20 years of promoting and providing scholarships to develop and enhance education, training and continual professional development opportunities for countless individuals.

IOH president Alistair Storey commented: “I cannot think of anyone who is more deserving of this award. Julia has made an outstanding contribution to helping young people into our industry.”

The judges were so impressed with the attention to detail put forward in the nominations that they also issued Highly Commended awards for both the Best Graduate Team and Talent Development Team, which went to WSH and The Ritz London respectively.

The full list of award winners is:

• Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award – Julia Sibley, chief executive, The Savoy Educational Trust

• Best Graduate Scheme – The Dorchester

• Best Student Placement – Hilton UK & Ireland

• Talent Development Team of the Year  – Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

• Best Student Placement Highly Commended – WSH

• Talent Development Team Highly Commended – The Ritz London

• Level 3 Learner of the Year – Alexandra Jandošeková

• Level 4 Learner of the Year 2017 – Maja Duzowska

IOH chief executive Peter Ducker commented: “This is the first year we have expanded our new awards and the response was phenomenal with so many high-calibre entries. We want to thank everyone who took the time to participate and look forward to your nominations next year.”

Hospitality Assured is the quality standard created by the IOH specifically for customer facing businesses, and winners of the 2017 Hospitality Assured Awards were also announced. These were:

• Team of the Year – Bloomsbury Hotel, London

• Hospitality Assured Champion – Steve Price, CEO, City Catering, Southampton

• Most Improved Score – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – Facilities, Operations & Maintenance

• Best UK Newcomer – EMCOR UK on Three

Copyright 2017 EatOut Magazine
Dewberry Redpoint Limited is a company Registered in England and Wales No : 03129594 Registered Office:
John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London EC4Y 0AN, UK, VAT registered, number 586 7988 48.

Design & Development by Eton Digital