Springboard announces 2022 Awards for Excellence Shortlist

Springboard and our Headline Sponsor, Smart Group, are excited to announce the shortlist for the Springboard Awards for Excellence this Spring! This year’s event will take place on Thursday 7th April 2022 at Smart Group’s exquisite and award-winning ‘Illuminate’ venue, with panoramic windows that offer stunning views of the city.

We received over 120 submissions, with 16 amazing categories to choose from, over 40 businesses made the shortlist. As always, we wanted to reward those who have shown amazing resilience and innovation, managing to shine over the past year, as the industry rebuilds. So, as well as bringing back award categories such as Best Recruitment Initiative, we introduced some new ones for 2022, including Best Kickstart Employer, Disability Confidence Award and Best Practice Environmental, Social and Governance Integration. Our categories showcase businesses and employees who have gone above and beyond, demonstrating the ability to implement new and successful initiatives to support their employees and communities.

Springboard CEO, Chris Gamm, says: The Springboard Awards for Excellence are about celebrating the businesses and individuals who do a brilliant job championing hospitality, developing our people, attracting talent and supporting Springboard’s mission to futureproof the talent pipeline. Congratulations to the brilliant businesses that made this year’s shortlist and we look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday 7th April, at Illuminate London.

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

Sponsored by BaxterStorey
Best Kickstart Employer
Compass Group UK & Ireland
D&D London
The Ivy Collection

Sponsored by Harri

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

Sponsored by HIT Training
Best Education & Industry Partnership Award
Galvin at Windows
Royal Lancaster London
The Grand, Brighton
University of Wales Trinity Saint 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

Sponsored by Diageo

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

Sponsored American Express
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

Sponsored by Hand Picked Hotels
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

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

Sponsored by pladis

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: 31st January 2022

Last edited: 7th April 2022

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