WSH firms BaxterStorey, Caterlink and Holroyd Howe last night celebrated the achievements of 19 new graduates of two training schemes.
The graduation ceremony for the Momentum Graduate Programme and Advanced Management Programme was held at London's Carlton Terrace, with company colleagues and industry figures in attendance.
WSH chairman and founder Alastair Storey was on hand to present the new crop of graduates with engraved mementos.
This year saw nine managers complete the Advanced Management Programme, which aims to prepare participants for the next step up the professional ladder.
Ten young people completed the Momentum Graduate Programme, which is now in its fifth year. The course is designed to help university graduates gain a foundation of training in the hospitality and catering industry.
Graham Eveleigh, head of skills development at WSH and the 2014 winner of the Foodservice Catey Training Award, said: "The future growth of our business is highly dependent on the training, education and job opportunities we offer to people, so it's really important that we champion talent within our business, while also encouraging the next generation of managers within the industry to join our business and consider a career in the hospitality and catering sector.
"This form of hands-on training and investment is particularly key for us at our businesses; we ask our people to be the best and they can only achieve this with our ongoing support.
"I'm incredibly proud of the achievements of all our graduates and this year's class has demonstrated fantastic dedication and enthusiasm for the industry. They've certainly proven themselves to be the cream of the crop and earned their places as fully-fledged members of the team. I look forward to watching them continue to grow and progress in their careers."
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