The Caterer and its sister brand Travel Weekly are inviting entries for the 2016 British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame, which honours outstanding business achievement in the travel, hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors.
Members and award winners of the Hall of Fame have all attained exceptional commercial success and shown inspirational leadership in the industry sectors they serve. It celebrates the close links and common goals that exist between travel, hospitality leisure and tourism.
Members of the Hall of Fame, inducted earlier this year, include restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin of Corbin & King, Jumeirah Group chief executive Gerald Lawless, the Travel Corporation chairman Stanley Tollman and former Whitbread managing director Patrick Dempsey.
Nominations are now being sought for the 2016 Hall of Fame members and for the other related awards, which will also be presented at the awards dinner on 25 April at London's Dorchester hotel. The deadline for entries is 1 December.
In addition to inducting new Hall of Fame members, awards will be presented to the Young Manager of the Year, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and for the Business Achievement of the Year.
The Young Manager of the Year will have created a major impact on the performance of the business or department within a business, through the application of strong management techniques, business understanding, strategic appreciation and people management skills, and will be aged 35 years or younger.
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, meanwhile, acknowledges the passion and drive behind an entrepreneur, whether the company is private or listed, family-owned or private equity-backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors, and at any stage of business development. Candidates must also be aged 35 years or younger.
To qualify for the Business Achievement of the Year Award, an individual or company will be able to demonstrate a significant and measurable business achievement within the past 12 months.
Omar Allibhoy, the group founder of Tapas Revolution, was presented with the Young Entrepreneur Award at this year's event.
Commenting at the time, he said: "I'm truly honoured and really didn't expect to win with so many worthy nominees. It's great to join such an illustrious list of previous winners. This award means a lot to me because I've put my heart and soul into Tapas Revolution, so for it to be recognised in this way is very gratifying."
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