Shortlist Announced for this year’s Springboard Awards for Excellence

After months of anticipation, the final shortlist for this year’s Springboard Awards for Excellence, in partnership with Smart Group, has been revealed and tickets for the prestigious event are now on sale!

The Springboard Awards for Excellence are an annual celebration of hospitality’s finest individuals and businesses, recognising and rewarding their hard work, innovation and dedication to the industry across sixteen categories.

Some of the biggest names in hospitality, including The Ivy Collection, Raddison Hotel Group and Hawksmoor have been shortlisted for a springboard award for excellence in recognition of their outstanding work developing their talent and promoting the industry last year.

Springboard welcomes guests to be in the room and share the experience with some of the key players within the hospitality industry on Thursday 7th March from 7pm, as we celebrate their achievements.

This year’s event will be held in person and is to taking place at the breath-taking Illuminate venue within the Science Museum. Illuminate is set across two floors and offers panoramic views of London. We are delighted to be holding the event in this exquisite venue.

Chris Gamm, CEO of Springboard said: “We can’t wait to get everybody together in person again to enjoy a big celebration. After the past couple of years, we deserve it! It will be great to network face to face and take some time out to truly appreciate the efforts of the industry  

Why not reward your team or clients by treating them to a night out and a delicious meal on this special occasion for the hospitality industry? The evening will offer networking opportunities and, of course, the chance to have fun whilst celebrating the resilience and regrowth of the industry we all love!

Tickets to the awards cost £200 each or £1,900 for a table of 10. You can reserve your tickets/ tables for Thursday 7th April 2022 at The Science Museum via the Springboard website:

The Final Shortlist

Ambassador of the Year
Catrina Pengelley – The Nerdy Hotelier
Florence Alloing – Georgian House Hotel
Graham Mitchell – The Newmachar Hotel
Michael Taylor – Sodexo

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Best Kickstart Employer
Compass Group
D&D London
The Ivy Collection

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Best Apprenticeship Strategy
Compass Group
Greene King
Home Grown Hotels
Mitchells & Butlers

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Best Education & Industry Partnership Award
Galvin at Windows
Royal Lancaster London
The Grand, Brighton
University of Wales, St. Trinity David

Sponsored by Sodexo

Disability Confident Award
Artizan International
Hotel Brooklyn
Leeds Marriott Hotel
Sodexo D&I Team
Career Development Initiative
Iconic Luxury Hotels
Philema Hospitality Management
The Ivy Collection
The QHotels Collection

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Best Employer
Cycas Hospitality
Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane
Home Grown Hotels & Lime Wood Group
Luxury Family Hotels

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Best Practice Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration
Exclusive Collection
Rare Restaurants

Best Recruitment Initiative
D&D London
Mitchells & Butlers
Radisson Hotel Group
Tom Kerridge

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Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award
Bartlett & Mitchell
Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC
Hilton London Metropole
Hotel Brookyln

Sponsored by CH&Co

Best Talent Onboarding
Argyll Holidays
Gaucho and M Restaurants
Radisson Hotel Group
Royal Lancaster London

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Employee Health & Wellbeing
Bartlett Mitchell
Eden Hotel Collection
Gaucho and M Restaurants
RBH Hospitality Management

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Business Innovation
Balmer Lawn Hotel
HRH Group
Umbel Restaurant Group

Sponsored by 5 Hertford Street
Community Engagement Award
Brigade Bar & Kitchen
Sea Containers London
The Grand, Brighton
The Winnock Hotel

Fiona Colley Trainee of the Year Award
Celebrating those who have completed a Springboard Employability Programme and, in so doing, have overcome challenges which may have prevented them from finding employment. The winner will receive a Career Development scholarship to support them in the next stage of their career or personal development.
The Chris Beaumont Outstanding Contribution Award
Celebrating the individual, organisation or partnership that most successfully demonstrates the overall contribution towards achieving Springboard’s aims over the last 12 months. The Springboard team will nominate the recipient of this award, therefore no entries are required.

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Published: 3rd February 2022

Last edited: 6th April 2022