Nominations Open For Southampton Region Hospitality Awards 2024

Nominations for the 2024 Hospitality Awards are now open. The annual awards, now in its 5th year, celebrate those who have demonstrated dedication and achievement over the last 12 months.

Members of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association can nominate staff, colleagues, peers and managers. Finalists will be announced in winter, culminating in an awards ceremony on 23rd February 2023, where the winners will be revealed. The 2023 awards received 89 nominations, the most it has received within the short space of time the awards have been live and it is hoped that even more worthy entries will be received for the 2024 awards.

Categories include:

Operational Excellence of the Year Award (individual or team)

Operational Excellence Award will be an individual or a team who are able to demonstrate exceptional operational excellence within the last 12 months.

Rising Star of the Year Award (individual)

The Rising Star will be someone who has shown exceptional promise and made a significant impact. They will be new to the sector and have stood out from the crowd during the last 12 months to make a real difference to the team and venue.

Chef of the Year Award (individual)

This award seeks to identify the individual who most deserves to be recognised for their skills, achievements, self-discipline and potential at any stage in their career. 

Top Team of the Year Award (team)

Top Team of the Year Award aims to recognise any team within an establishment that delivers an exceptional guest experience whether that be working directly with guests or behind the scenes over the past 12 months.

Community Award (establishment or individual)

The Community Award is open to an establishment that can demonstrate clear value to their community, or an individual that works within hospitality and through work or their own free time, gives back to the community within the last year.

Sales and Revenue of the Year Award (individual or team)

The Sales and Revenue Award will recognise excellence in the field of revenue management in establishments over the last year and is open to individuals or a team.

Manager of the Year Award (individual)

This award is open to GM’s and Managers of any department that have demonstrated exceptional achievement, consistent commitment and professional development.

Lifetime Achievement Award (individual)

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises professionals within the hospitality industry who have committed their lives to the pursuit of perfection within their discipline.

Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award (individual)

The Outstanding Achievement Award, is open to all the unsung heroes, whether they work front of house or behind the scenes and has shown outstanding dedication, passion and results over the past year.

Nominations close on the 10th November 2023, after which they will be sent to category sponsors who will choose 3 finalists. The finalists will be announced towards the end of the year and will be invited to meet the category sponsors. The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 2024 Hospitality Awards Night Ceremony.  

The Headline Sponsor for the 2024 Hospitality Awards is again Radio Taxis with additional sponsors supporting the award categories. The not for profit awards will again donate a portion of funds created from ticket sales and raffle prizes, to the local charity FareShare.