Three hospitality operators have been short-listed in the prestigious National Business Awards
The annual pan-industry awards are sponsored by mobile phone network provider Orange and endorsed by the Government.
Contract caterer Charlton House, leisure operator Butlins and budget hotel chain Premier Inn are all in the running to receive an accolade.
Last year brewer and pub operator Adnams was the sole hospitality winner taking the corporate social responsibility catergory.
Charlton House's chief executive Robyn Jones has also previously been recognised with a National Business Award.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 18 November 2008 at London's Grosvenor House hotel.
By Chris Druce
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