Nominations open for Acorn Awards 2016

13 January 2016 by
Nominations open for Acorn Awards 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Acorn Awards, which identify the 30 most promising hospitality operators under the age of 30.

This year marks a significant landmark in the history of the awards, sponsored by ACT Clean, as it will be the 30th year in which they have taken place.

The Acorns have identified and honoured many people who have gone on to become big names in the industry over the years, including Marco Pierre White, Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing, and 2015 Hotelier of the Year Nick Jones.

Nominations for the 2016 Acorn Awards should be completed online by visiting

Entrants from all sections of hospitality - pubs, bars and restaurants to hotels and foodservice operators - are welcome. All will be judged by a panel of industry experts in each sector.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 February 2016.

For further information, contact Martha Allardyce at

Judging will take place in early April, after which the 30 winners will be notified and invited to the celebration weekend at Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire on 12 and 13 June 2016.

After a series of team-building activities and an informal dinner on the Sunday, a formal presentation lunch will take place on the following day.

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