Springboard announces Awards for Excellence 2022 shortlist

Springboard UK has announced the shortlist for its Awards for Excellence 2022, which will reward outstanding achievements in hospitality at a not-to-be-missed ceremony at the Science Museum on 7 April.

More than 40 leading restaurant, hotel, pub, bar and catering business have made the shortlist across 14 categories – recognising everything from employee health & wellbeing and career development initiatives, to best community engagement and business innovation.

The Springboard Awards for Excellence, in partnership with Smart Group, are an annual celebration of hospitality’s finest individuals and businesses, recognising and rewarding their hard work, innovation and dedication to developing talent and championing the industry.

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

Springboard CEO, Chris Gamm, says: “After having to host last year’s awards virtually, it’s going to be wonderful to finally bring everyone together in person again and celebrate these stars of the hospitality industry face-to-face.

“Our industry has gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic to support their communities and employees, bring in new talent, and succeed despite the odds. We’ve got a fitting ceremony at the capital’s landmark Science Museum to celebrate the shortlist and reveal the winners.”

The awards, in partnership with the Smart Group, will take place from 7.00pm-midnight on Thursday 7 April. Individual tickets are £200 (plus vat) or £1,900 (plus vat) for a table of 10. Tickets are available to buy at https://springboard.uk.net/awards/

The shortlist

Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by BaxterStorey

  • Catrina Pengelley, the Nerdy Hotelier
  • Florence Alloing, Georgian House Hotel, London
  • Graham Mitchell, Newmachar Hotel
  • Michael Taylor, Sodexo

Best Apprenticeship Strategy – Sponsored by HIT Training

  • Compass Group
  • Greene King
  • Home Grown Hotels
  • Mitchells & Butlers

Best Education and Industry Partnership Award – Sponsored by Sodexo

  • Galvin at Windows
  • Royal Lancaster London
  • The Grand, Brighton
  • University of Wales St. Trinity David

Disability Confident Award

  • Artizan International
  • Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester
  • Leeds Marriott Hotel
  • Sodexo D&I Team

Career Development Initiative – Sponsored by Diageo

  • Iconic Luxury Hotels
  • Philema Hospitality Management
  • The Ivy Collection
  • The Qhotels Collection

Best Employer – Sponsored by American Express

  • Cycas Hospitality
  • Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane
  • Home Grown Hotels and Lime Wood Group
  • Luxury Family Hotels

Best Practice Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration

  • Exclusive Collection
  • Hawksmoor
  • Rare Restaurants

Best Kickstart Employer – Sponsored by Harri

  • Compass Group
  • D&D London
  • Sodexo
  • The Ivy Collection

Best Recruitment Initiative – Sponsored by Hand Picked Hotels

  • D&D London
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Tom Kerridge

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award – Sponsored by CH&Co

  • Bartlett Mitchell
  • Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC
  • Hilton London Metropole
  • Hotel Brooklyn

Best Talent Onboarding – Sponsored by Mapal

  • Argyll Holidays
  • Gaucho and M Restaurants
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Royal Lancaster London

Employee Health & Wellbeing – Sponsored by Pladis

  • Bartlett Mitchell
  • Eden Hotel Collection
  • Gaucho and M Restaurants
  • RBH Hospitality Management

Business Innovation – Sponsored by 5 Hertford Street

  • Balmer Lawn Hotel
  • HRH Group
  • Northcote
  • Umbel Restaurant Group

Community Engagement Award

  • Brigade Bar & Kitchen
  • Sea Containers London
  • The Grand, Brighton
  • The Winnock Hotel

Fiona Colley Trainee of the Year Award

Shortlist announced on the night

Chris Beaumont Outstanding Contribution Award – sponsored by Bidfood

Winner announced on the night