We are pleased to announce the launch of the Women in Hospitality and Tourism awards 2019.
ATTEND THE AWARDS
- Thursday 2nd May 2019
- From 7pm
- Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh
- BWS Member Ticket – £80 plus VAT
- Non Member Ticket – £90 plus VAT
Tickets On Sale Soon
Following the success of our 2018 awards, we are delighted to announce the date for 2019 as the 2nd of May 2019 at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh.
The aim of the Women in Hospitality and Tourism awards is to help recognise and increase the number of women working in senior leadership roles across the visitor economy. We were looking to put the spotlight on women who had made an impact in their industry through innovation, best practice and delivering outstanding results.
With this in mind, we have created additional categories to ensure all the unsung heroes get their chance to shine.
We are also pleased to announce that our Main Sponsor for the awards is Criton.
HOW TO ENTER
Take a look at the categories below and see where your business can fit in. Then download the entry form and return it to Laura-Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st March 2019.
Accessible Business of the Year
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.
Bar of the Year
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.
Best Place for Women to Work
This award will recognise a company that actively promotes diversity, a business that operates a culture aimed at ensuring women have every opportunity to succeed.
Front of House Star of the Year
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.
Hotelier of the Year
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.
HR Star of the Year
This award will acknowledge a champion of the Scottish HR profession working in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Leading Financial Manager of the Year
An award for a female Financial Manager who has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the industry and the importance of a strong financial model to encourage stability and growth.
Leading IT Manager of the Year
An award for a female I.T Manager who has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of both the industry and the importance of I.T within in to encourage growth and innovation for the business and customers.
Lecturer of the Year
A new award to celebrate an outstanding female lecturer in further or higher education who shows an in-depth understanding of both the theory and practical aspects of the industry and inspires those who she teaches.
Restaurateur of the Year
This award is for a female restaurateur who has made a success of her business, through her passion, creativity and the importance of sustainability.
Rising Star of the Year
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.
Spa of the Year
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.
Tour or Tourism Business of the Year
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.
Venue Manager of the Year
This award recognises a manager who has delivered outstanding results with a range of ideas and events, creating a successful venue with great facilities.