BWS Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards
19th September 2017
Join the industry to celebrate and recognise women working in the hospitality and tourism industry in Scotland. This inaugural black tie awards ceremony and dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 19th September at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Cambridge St, Glasgow. This ceremony will be a very special evening and highly charged with excitement.The BWS Awards for 2017 will be a central platform to celebrate women working in the Hospitality & Tourism industry in Scotland. The aim is to help recognise and increase the number of women working in senior leadership roles across the visitor economy.
The evening starts in style with a welcome glass of fizz, then through to the auditorium for the awards ceremony, with dinner followed by inspiring speakers, and of course time to party!
Our MC for the evening is journalist and broadcaster Rachel McTavish. In the last 15 years Rachel has worked for ITV, BBC, FIVE, GMTV, STV, ITV London and can be seen reading the news on STV.
It is great to have the knowledge and expert advice of industry professionals, who have the hard task of selecting the shortlist and judging the winners.
Special Projects Manager, Scotland Food & Drink
Chief Executive, HIT Scotland
Marketing Manager at Festivals Edinburgh.
MC Rachel McTavish
MC for the Evening
Fiona Hyslop MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Culture & Tourism
MD West Brewery
Award categories – Download entry forms
To enter the awards all you have to do is download the entry form for each category.
This award is for an inspirational female who has made an incredible impact in her place of work in a very short period. This award is open to individuals who have been in the hospitality and tourism industry for less than three years and have been in full-time employment for less than five years.
This award is for Reception, Porter, Steward, Reservations, Front of House Managers and Waiting Staff. The individual will demonstrate evidence of best practice within the hotel and outstanding achievements, work or community related.
This award will acknowledge a champion of the Scottish HR profession working in the hospitality and tourism industry.
This award recognises a female bar owner or manager who is responsible for creating and running a successful bar, looking at innovation in style, service or product, excellent customer service, and employee satisfaction.
Award for a female restaurateur who has made a success of her business, through her passion, creativity and the importance of sustainability.
An award for a female hotelier who has demonstrated innovation and creativity to grow the business, creating an enjoyable place to work and enriching the lives of the people they interact with.
This award recognises a manager who has delivered outstanding results with a range of ideas and events, creating a successful venue with great facilities.
This award recognises a manager who has created a successful spa through a professional approach, with great customer service and quality in all aspects, and a range of services and packages to appeal to customers.
A company that actively promotes diversity, a business that operates a culture aimed at ensuring women have every opportunity to succeed.
Business Woman of the Year (main sponsor to present)
- Open from Monday 8th May 2017
- Closing date 5pm on Friday 21st July 2017
- Monday 24th July 2017: email entries to the judges ahead of judging
- W/c 31st July 2017: judges decide on shortlist and winners
- Wednesday 9th August 2017: shortlist announced
- Award ceremony: 19th September 2017
HOW TO ATTEND
TICKET PRICES FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY
All money raised on the evening will be donated to HIT Scotland – Hospitality Industry Trust, a charitable organisation who help people achieve their potential in the hospitality industry through scholarships and bursaries.
VIP ticket includes a bag of luxury gifts for your guests