Entries are open for Springboard's annual awards

Springboard UK is calling for entries into its annual Awards for Excellence, which will reward outstanding achievements in hospitality while supporting the charity's work.

New to this year, the awards will include additional categories to showcase businesses and employees who have demonstrated the ability to quickly adapt and implement new, successful initiatives in order to support their employees and communities during the pandemic.

“It’s been a hugely challenging year for hospitality, but we’ve seen some amazing innovation: from the way businesses operate, market themselves, and develop their teams, to the way they look after their people and unlock new opportunities," comments Chris Gamm, Springboard’s newly appointed CEO.

“Springboard’s Awards for Excellence will be a little different this year to reflect the climate we find ourselves in. We will showcase the resilience of the industry, surviving a difficult year and still going above and beyond to support their staff, adapt their business and give back to the community.

“If this sounds like you, I urge you to enter Springboard’s Awards for Excellence and celebrate your outstanding achievements among the very best hospitality has to offer.” 

The awards are open to any hospitality business that is proud of their achievements over the past year.

This year there is also the option for businesses or members of the public to nominate another deserving business or individual.

There will be 16 different awards to choose from falling under the main categories of staff support, business innovation and community.

The awards will be presented virtually in March.

To enter, or find out more about The Springboard Awards for Excellence, visit the website.

The full list of awards available for nomination are below:

Best implementation of virtual training

Best internal Covid-19 training programme

Best staff communication

Best management preparation

Employee health and wellbeing

Best employer

Best use of digital marketing to promote sales or service

Best use of technology to improve customer experience

Best delivered 'dine at home' experience

Most innovative alcohol strategy

Business innovation

Best national support for key workers

Best national support for vulnerable people

Best individual community engagement

Best group community engagement

Best corporate social responsibility