Barnett wins first ‘Hospitality’s Got Talent’

The charity event raised more than £30,000.

Stuart Barnett, group sales director for Dewberry Repoint, was named the winner of the first ever Hospitality’s Got Talent fundraiser. The charity event raised more than £30,000 for the Wafflemeister Foundation.

Barnett was announced as the night’s top performer for his rendition of Don’t look back in Anger by Oasis at the sell-out event, which was held recently at Piano Works in Farringdon, London. The performers were cheered on by 350 of their hospitality colleagues, who got to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés, as well as a whole evening of entertainment and live music.

Barnett said: “Mad for it! What a night and just what the industry needed. It was an amazing event for two amazing causes and Wafflemeister did an incredible job by bringing the industry together.”

Rikos Leong-Son, chief executive of Wafflemeister, added: “We’re so proud and delighted to host the event. Rather than a big ‘corporate’ event, we wanted to celebrate the launch of our new foundation by bringing together our industry friends for a night of fun and great talent while raising money for two brilliant causes at the same time.”

The funds raised will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps fulfil the wishes of children with critical illnesses, and the Burnt Chef Project, which provides mental health support to the hospitality industry.

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