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Time to enter Springboard Awards for Excellence

Time to enter Springboard Awards for Excellence

Entries will soon be closing for the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2018 – an evening designed to celebrate the hard work and innovation that UK hospitality businesses have shown over the past year.

Deadline for entries is 17 August 2018, so Springboard is urging companies to submit their entries as soon as possible. The Awards are sponsored by Harri and Bunzl, with each award then sponsored by a different hospitality business, including drp, Hilton Hotels and American Express.

With 17 different awards to choose from – including the Best Regional Initiative, the Best Use of Digital Media to Attract Talent, and the Best Chef Development Strategy – the Awards are open to any business that is proud of their achievements over the past year. Previous winners include Hilton Hotels, The National Theatre, London Cocktail Club and other well-known brands.

The Awards, which will be held on 19 October at the Novotel London West, help employers to build their employer brand and gain industry recognition – all the while supporting the Springboard Charity.

Anne Pierce MBE, CEO of The Springboard Charity, said: “There has never been a more important time to promote careers, attract talent and demonstrate best employment practices across our fabulous industry.

“Get your entries in now for the 2018 Springboard Awards for Excellence, as it will soon be time to raise the roof and celebrate all the amazing initiatives and people across the industry who are doing outstanding work – to attract talent, to inspire young people, to offer work experience, to be the best apprenticeship provider, to develop people, to provide career progression or improve retention, to support local communities or to do something extra special.”

For further information, visit

Springboard helps people of all ages and backgrounds improve their career potential in hospitality, leisure and tourism, especially people who experience barriers to employment and those in education. By so doing, the charity helps reduce unemployment and poverty across the UK and reduces the sector’s skills shortages.

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