Southampton region hospitality to be recognised and celebrated for a fourth year

The Southampton Region Hoteliers Association will be providing a welcome boost to those working in the hospitality industry. Planning has started for the 2023 Hospitality Awards, which celebrate the champions of hospitality and showcase the talent and commitment of teams and individuals. 

For the fourth year running, the 2023 awards will celebrate those who have displayed and proved achievements, and will amplify the best hotels, venues and staff in the city region for areas such as community involvement, peer support and market growth. The 2023 awards sees two new categories – Manager of the Year and Outstanding Achievement.

Members of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association are encouraged to celebrate the champions of the hospitality industry by nominating staff, colleagues and managers for the 2023 Hospitality Awards when voting opens later this year.  Finalists will be announced in winter, culminating in an awards ceremony on 3rd February 2023, where the finalists will be revealed. 

Radio Taxis are again the Headline Sponsor for the 2023 Hospitality Awards after doubling the money raised last year to £5000 for the charity FareShare, Southern Central.

Simon May, Chief Executive Officer, Radio Taxis says, Radio Taxis are delighted to support the Hospitality Awards again in 2023. It’s a fantastic way to showcase the industry and the dedication of staff and venues. The hospitality Industry is such an important part of our local community to both residents and visitors and we have the pleasure to work alongside them to transport their guests.” 

The non-profit awards will once more donate a portion of the award ceremony ticket sales and all funds from raffle tickets kindly provided by local attractions and hotels,  to the charity FareShare; the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, by saving food from going to waste and redistributing it to frontline charities. 

Nathan Chart, General Manager at Solent Hotel & Spa and Chairman of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association, says: ‘’We are so excited to be bringing back the awards in 2023. The two new categories will provide extra opportunities for roles that may not have fallen into previous categories and give us even more reasons to celebrate the people that make the hospitality industry. The 2022 event was a real celebration of everyone in the hospitality industry and we know 2023 will be even better. ’’

The award categories which can be nominated by the hospitality staff are as follows:

Operational Excellence of the Year Award
Rising Star of The Year Award
Chef of The Year Award
Top Team of The Year Award
Community Award
Sales and Revenue of the Year Award
Manager of the Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement Award

Jo Andrews, Managing Director at The Marketing Collective, marketing partner of the Awards, says: ‘’Being the marketing partner of the Hospitality Awards is always an honour. To be amongst so many passionate and talented individuals is inspiring. The awards are always a fun celebration to be involved with but it also highlights the achievements of such an important industry to both locals and tourists.”