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The Springboard Awards for Excellence 2018

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The Springboard Awards for Excellence celebrate and reward outstanding success in attraction, recruitment and retention, as well as promoting the hospitality industry as a fantastic place to work. Receiving an award is a great way to boost your employer brand, and widen your industry recognition in an increasingly tough marketplace, as well as supporting the vital work the Springboard charity carries out. And to give you the best chance of winning an Award for Excellence, we've put together a blog with all the hints and tips you need to succeed. 

It's free to submit your entry - just  click here to enter.

This year the awards ceremony will take place on Friday 19th October, in the glamorous London Novotel West. Previous award winners include Hilton Hotels, The National Theatre and London Cocktail Club.

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Our Award Sponsors

American Express2          Bidfood          Bonasystems          Caterercom4          Corecruitment          CHCo2          Diageo          DRP2          Hand Picked               Harri               Hit Training               JamesHallam               LearningCurve             ServiceLine             WSET      

This Year's Categories

Category 1 - Promoting Careers

Springboard Individual Ambassador (TBC)
Springboard Group Ambassadors (TBC)
Best Regional Initiative (TBC)
Best Education & Industry Partnership (Serviceline)

Category 2 - Attraction & Development

Best Work Experience Provider (James Hallam)
Best Use of Digital Media to Attract Talent (drp)
Best Recruitment Initiative (
Best Young People Attraction and Development (American Express) 
Best Chef Development Strategy (Handpicked Hotels)
Best Housekeeping Team Initiative (Bonasystems)
Best Management Strategy (COREcruitment)
Best Wine Strategy (WSET)

Category 3 - Best Employment Practice

Best Apprenticeship Strategy (HIT Training)
Best Career Progression (TBC)
Best Staff Retention (CH&Co Group)
Best Community Engagement (Diageo)
Best Employer Award (Learning Curve)

Category 4 - Special Awards

The Chris Beaumont Special Award (Bidfood)
The Fiona Colley Award

Why You Should Enter:

Build your employer brand

• Showcase your business as a great place to work through being shortlisted or winning
• Stand out as an employer in an increasingly competitive marketplace

Industry recognition

• Prestigious awards ceremony with top industry people in attendance
• All awards judged by your peers

Support the hospitality industry's charity

• Springboard works with some of the most deprived members of our society, by helping them gain work in the hospitality industry
• All money raised from the event, goes to supporting vital employability programmes

Please apply here

And make sure you follow us on our social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn - and tell everyone about our exciting awards, using the hashtag #SpringboardAwards