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Pride of Britain Hotels chief executive Peter Hancock was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry in June at the Institute of Hospitality Awards 2019.
More than 320 hospitality professionals came together at the Waldorf Hilton London to celebrate the very best in people development at the Institute’s annual dinner and award ceremony.
The winners included:
- Best Student Placement of the Year: Evolve Hospitality
- Best Graduate Scheme of the Year: Red Carnation Hotels
- Talent Development Team of the Year: PPHE Group
- Outstanding Contribution to the Industry: Peter Hancock FIH
- Judges’ Special Achievement Award: Adam Handling, the Frog
Organisations highly commended by the judges also included Red Carnation for Best Student Placement, Hilton London Bankside for Best Graduate Scheme and Z Hotels for its Talent Development Team.
Peter Ducker FIH, Chief Executive of the Institute of Hospitality, says ‘Our Annual Dinner is always a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the organisations who excel at supporting Hospitality students and Graduates as they start their careers and the teams who go that extra mile in developing the talent within their businesses.
“The Hospitality Assured Awards highlight just how many businesses approach managing service quality. Both sections of the awards are true to the aims of the Institute – excellence through professional management.
“Our Industry is blessed with many people who give so much back to it in so many ways. Our Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award enables us to recognise and applaud those special people
The whole room cheered when Peter Hancock was presented the award. One guest, who shall be nameless, said it was worth attending just to see Peter speechless for a moment
“On a serious note the judges were delighted to have the opportunity to express just how valued Peter is by the industry he loves.”
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