Springboard winners lauded

Springboard UK has announced the winners of this year’s Awards for Excellence, following its much-anticipated virtual event. Celebrating the outstanding achievements in hospitality last year, the winners were selected across 17 categories.

The virtual awards included categories to showcase businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond, demonstrating the ability to quickly adapt and implement new, successful initiatives to support their employees, communities, key workers and the NHS during the pandemic. They included Medirest in the Best National Support for Key Workers category; Delaware North, Best Use of Technology to Improve Customer Experience; and Jeni Edwards of Ijess consulting, Best Individual Community Engagement.

Hosted by British comedian and television presenter Paul Sinha, the event featured appearances from some of the industry’s biggest names, including Paul Ainsworth, Andi Oliver, Michel Roux Jr and Clare Smyth. It was watched by almost 450 industry professionals, media and supporters of Springboard. 

Springboard CEO Chris Gamm said: “Despite being faced with such adversary in 2020, the hospitality industry went above and beyond and deserves to be celebrated. All the winners have undertaken amazing work, achieving incredible results, despite the circumstances the sector has been faced with. Springboard is thrilled to be recognising them.”