Join the industry for the second year of the BWS Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards recognising and celebrating women in the tourism and hospitality industry in Scotland. This black tie awards ceremony and dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 17th May 2018.
If you think you or someone you work with deserves recognition – whether you work in a bar a hotel or a restaurant or a spa there are 11 awards to choose from.
Think what becoming a finalist or winning an award could do for you or your business. Plus one winner will be given a HIT scholarship which will give them the opportunity to further their career- whatever their area of expertise.
Take a look at all the 11 award categories – the closing date is 5pm Monday 12th March.
View all last years winners.
View all last years winners.
How to Enter?
Award entries close – 12th March 2018
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/owner 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.
This award recognises a female owner/manager who owns/runs a tourism based business. This could be a tour company, outdoor activity company or leisure based business.
A company that actively promotes diversity, a business that operates a culture aimed at ensuring women have every opportunity to succeed.
This award recognises and celebrates the spirit of inclusion for outstanding disabled access and of a female owner/manager who makes accessibility a priority for her business. This entails ensuring that all aspects for this business are as accessible as possible for all members of society.
First Round Judges
It is great to have the knowledge and expert advice of industry professionals, who have the hard task of editing the entries to make the shortlist for this years awards.
Second Round Judges
It is great to have the knowledge and expert advice of industry professionals, who have the hard task of judging the shortlist and selecting the winners.
Dates For Your Diary
Monday 12th March 2018 (5pm): closing date for completed entry forms
- Monday 19th March: first round of judging
Monday 16th April 2018: shortlist announced
Thursday 17th May 2018: awards presented at black tie Awards ceremony
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