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Shortlist for inaugural Bacchus Awards announced

19 February 2015 by
Shortlist for inaugural Bacchus Awards announced

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management has revealed the shortlist for its inaugural Bacchus Awards.

The new awards mark the achievements of its graduates and recognise former alumni who have gone on to great things within the hospitality industry.

One former Oxford Brookes student under 30 will received the Bacchus Young Alumni Award, while a Major Contribution Award will be presented to a former graduate who has forged a remarkable career.

"The Bacchus Awards, launched as part of Oxford Brookes University's 150th anniversary celebrations, will be the biggest party we have ever thrown. Together we will celebrate being part of the vibrant professional community of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management."

Judging for the awards will take place on 23 March and the winners will receive their awards at a dinner on 30 March.

On the night the Bacchus Student Award and the Bacchus Special Award winners will also be revealed.

Ben McEwen, alumni chair of the Bacchus Society and business development manager at BaxterStorey, said: "We are sure the Bacchus Awards will further enhance that culture by stimulating pride in the contribution that our graduates make to the international hospitality industry. It is so inspiring for young students to see what those who have come before them have gone on to achieve in their professional careers".

The shortlisted candidates are:

Bacchus Young Alumni Award (under the age of 30)

  • Rakhee Patel, people and talent lead, Dorchester Collection
  • Dan Joines, co-proprietor, the Manor
  • Oli Richardson, recruitment manager, Soho House Group
  • Holly Brown, operations manager, Baxter Storey
  • Fabian Zschweigert, corporate finance and business development manager, IHG

Major Contribution Award

  • Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
  • Henry Ashworth, CEO, The Portman Group
  • Tim West, Chairman, Elior
  • Angela Maher, Programme Lead, Oxford School of Hospitality Management
  • Gerard Greene, Co-founder and former CEO, Yotel

Tickets for the Bacchus Awards Dinner are priced at £120 each or £1,000 for a table of 10. The price for current students is £49 per head. Tickets can be booked here.

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