There is just one week left to enter the Springboard Awards for Excellence, which seek to celebrate and reward inspiring people, organisations and initiatives.
The closing date for entries is Monday 14 September, and there are four categories: Promoting Careers, Attracting and Developing People, Best Employment Practice, and the Chris Beaumont Award. There are multiple awards within each category, including best regional initiative, best work experience provider, best chef development strategy, best use of digital media and best career progression.
The winners will be announced at an evening ceremony on 2 November at the Novotel London West hotel. Last year's winners included Accor UK & Ireland Hotels, PPHE Hotel Group, Oakman Inns & Restaurants and Alastair Storey, who received the Chris Beaumont Award.
Commenting on the awards, Springboard chief executive officer Anne Pierce said: "The Springboard Awards for Excellence will recognise the very best in the industry. The process of entering the awards will help businesses identify their achievements as organisations and the outstanding work carried out by the individuals within it. Winning an award has a significant and positive impact on both business and your employees."
Springboard seeks to help young people facing barriers into work by introducing them to sustainable employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism. It offers career information, work experience opportunities, development programmes and mentoring schemes alongside educational teaching resources and student support.
Full list of awards
Best Regional Initiative - sponsored by Bibendum
Education Pipeline Award - sponsored by Service Line
Attracting and developing people
Best Work Experience Provider - sponsored by James Hallam
The Best Use of Digital Media - sponsored by DRP
Best Recruitment Initiative - sponsored by Caterer.com
Young People Award - sponsored by American Express
Best Chef Development Strategy - sponsored by Gram
Best Housekeeping Development Strategy - sponsored by Bonasystems
Best Management Strategy - sponsored by Lifetime
Best Food & Beverage Strategy - sponsored by Hand Picked Hotels
Best employment practice
Diversity in Employment Award - sponsored by Yap Jobs
Best Career Progression
The Retention Award - sponsored by Perkbox
Corporate Responsibility Award - sponsored by Diageo
Best Employer Award - sponsored by Collins Kings & Associates
The Chris Beaumont Special Award - sponsored by Bidvest 3663
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