Awards for Excellence 2018 – Shortlist

HR in hospitality 2018 Awards Shortlist!

I am delighted to announce the shortlist for this years HR in Hospitality Awards 2018. Well done to all of you that made it to final stage and truly sorry for those who sadly did not. Entries this year were rich with evidence and the passion for what you do was very evident, so this made it incredibly hard for some of the judging panels to decide on an overall winner. Many of you provided fantastic additional supporting evidence that really painted the story that you were telling and helped the judges make their difficult decisions. We had the highest numbers of entries for our awards this year which was great to see so many of you wanting to not only strive to be the best but also to benchmark how you are doing.
We hope to see all of you there on the night of Friday 28th September at the Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane tickets are available from Kim Raynes at so book now!


1. Excellence in Employee Engagement – Sponsored by the Dorchester Collection

• Accor Hotels
• Bulgari Hotel
• Café Royal
• Mandarin Oriental Hotel
• YHA (Youth Hostel Association)
• Yo Sushi

2. Excellence in Learning & Development – Sponsored by DAM

• Cheval Residences
• Cote Restaurants
• Four Seasons Hotel
• Rosewood
• The Vineyard

3. Excellence in Talent Attraction
– Sponsored by Eureka Executive Search

• Cote Restaurants
• Dishoom
• Hilton UK & Ireland
• Kew Green Hotels
• Home Grown Hotels

4. Excellence in Promoting Careers
– Sponsored by Umbrella Training

• Greene King
• Home Grown Hotels
• PPHE Hotel Group

5. HR Team of the Year
– Sponsored by Fourth

• CH&Co
• Hyatt UK
• Jumeirah
• Mandarin Oriental Hotel
• Splendid Hospitalty Group

6. Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion – Sponsored by DLA Piper

• Hilton UK & Ireland
• Hyatt UK
• Yo Sushi


7. HR Rising Star – Sponsored by

• Alessandro Giovanetto (Red Carnation Hotels)
• Dan Grantham (Yo Sushi)
• Laura Gonzalez (Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living)
• Liam Hatcher (CH&Co)
• Louise Phelps (Splendid Hospitality Group)
• Victoria Tweddell (PPHE Hotel Group)
• Yasmin Rose (St Pancras Renaissance Hotel)

8. Outstanding Leader of the Year (Tom Crowley Award)

• Adam Rowledge (Georgian House)
• Bryony Madge (Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living)
• Jozsef Ladanyi (St Pancras Renaissance Hotel)
• Julia Mixter (Royal Automobile Club)
• Julia Podrick (Jumeirah)
• Sudeepta Saha (PPHE Hotel Group)

Good luck on the night and well done on making it this far.