Springboard Awards shortlist revealed

09 October 2012 by
Springboard Awards shortlist revealed

The Springboard Charity has unveiled the shortlist for its 2012 Awards for Excellence.

The winners will be announced during a glittering ceremony at the Novotel London West on 18 October.

There were over 100 entries from companies and individuals vying for top honours in the 17 categories available.

The shortlist is:

Springboard Ambassadors Award Amanda Hall, Ann Wulf, Joel Fagg

Best Regional Initiative Inspired Change, Academy of Culinary Arts

The New Media Award Brookwood Partnership, andsome/EAT, Raymond Blanc Cookery School

The Education Pipeline Award The Royal Automobile Club, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Hanbury Manor

Best Student Placement Provider Red Carnation Hotel Collection, CH&Co, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Best Recruitment Initiative 10 out of 10, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

The Young People Award Lancaster London, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Inspired Change

The People Innovation Award Park Plaza Hotel Group, Crieff Hydro Ltd, Rocco Forte Browns Hotel

Best Chef Strategy Puma Hotel Collection, Lancaster London, BDL

Best Management Strategy Accor UK & Ireland, Rocco Forte Browns Hotel, Brookwood Partnership

Best Food & Beverage Strategy Chino Latino, Vintage Inns, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

The Diversity in Employment Award The Clink, Pret A Manger, Whitbread

Best Career Progression Award Intercontinental London Park Lane, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, YO! Sushi, Eurest Food Service - Compass Group UK & Ireland

The Retention Award Brookwood Partnership, Red Carnation Hotels, Charles Wells Pub Company

The Corporate Responsibility Award Metropolitan by COMO and The Halkin by COMO, Paul UK, Brookwood Partnership

Best Employer Award Guoman & Thistle, CH&Co, Brookwood Partnership, Whitbread

Chris Beaumont Special Award To be announced on the night

Chief executive of Springboard, Anne Pierce said: "I'm delighted that we had so many entries this year. It's been an outstanding year for Team GB and the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector has risen to the challenges brilliantly! In our 10th year, the Awards continue to recognise excellence and innovation across the industry."

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