Business Partner, Hand Picked Hotels offer vital support to Springboard

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Our Business Partner, Hand Picked Hotels, have offered their support in generously sponsoring not just one, but three of our programmes and events.

They are the proud sponsor of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Award at the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2024. This year’s shortlist has now been announced and tickets are on sale, get yours here!

In our milestone 25th anniversary of Springboard FutureChef, Hand Picked Hotels has been a pillar of support, sharing the invaluable expertise of three of their distinguished chefs. Shane Zhao, Alec Mackins and Nigel Parnaby have not only lent their expertise but have actively participated in judging and mentoring, creating a profound impact on the development of culinary talents.

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Alec Mackins with Pippa

Nigel at Local Final with winner

Shane Zhao

Alec Mackins also returned to support us for another year, after judging and mentoring South East winner and National Finalist Pippa last year. Alec is now mentoring Pippa again, after she just successfully won her Regional Final for the second year in a row – congratulations Pippa! We look forward to seeing them both at the National Final this year.

Nigel Parnaby also offered his support and expertise by judging at the Wolverhampton Local Final.

Shane Zhao, having supported us last year by judging and mentoring North West Winner and National Finalist Zak, returned as a judge at the West Yorkshire local final.

Alongside the Awards and Springboard FutureChef activities, Hand Picked Hotels have also been proud sponsors of our Springboard Ambassador programme.

Here is what Julia Hands, Founder and Chairman, at Hand Picked Hotels had to say about this partnership, “At Hand Picked Hotels, we are always pleased to partner with The Springboard Charity and Springboard UK and are delighted to be a sponsor once again.  The unwavering support Springboard give to hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses, and those seeking employment within it from all walks of life, plays a vital role in the sustainability and diversity of our industry.  They can be very proud of their achievements and we wish them another successful year.”

We are incredibly grateful for Hand Picked Hotels support and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with them.

Published: 14th February 2024

Last edited: 14th February 2024