A new awards programme has been launched to recognise the stars of Lancashire’s hotel and hospitality industry.
The inaugural Lancashire Hospitality Awards will champion and reward the top performers in the county.
The hope is to find the very best among the county’s hospitality community. The top 10 finalists will undergo an interview in front of a select panel of judges, which is made up of businessmen and women from throughout the hospitality and associated industries including Vanessa Jackman, from Valor Hospitality Europe.
Upon completion of the judges’ interviews, finalists will be whittled down to a final five, from which the winners will be selected. Some of the awards will also face a further “mystery visit” before a winner is chosen.
Twelve awards will be up for grabs, it’s free to enter and the deadline to submit your entry is Friday, October 5th.
The awards have been founded by The KC Awards Group Limited which is made up of KRPR Managing Director, Kara Rose and CDC Events Director, Carl Darcy.
“Our awards are the first of their kind in Lancashire,” said Carl Darcy.
“Lancashire has hundreds of tremendous businesses throughout the hospitality industry and the aim of the Lancashire Hospitality Awards is to recognise all the good work they are doing.
“I’d encourage everybody to look at entering, the wide range of categories means there is something for everyone and we look forward to receiving the entries.”
Fellow co-founder, Kara Rose added: “Lancashire is leading the way in its hospitality offer but there have never been any awards to recognise this effort. The new awards, judged by key leaders in the industry, will look at businesses and individuals in the hospitality sector who go above and beyond to create a first class service for their customers, really raising awareness of this work both on a regional and national level.”
Following the judging process, the awards night will take place on Friday, February 1st 2019 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Awards up for grabs are: Large Hotel of the Year, Small Hotel of the Year, Boutique Hotel of the Year, Spa Hotel of the Year, Golf Resort of the Year, Hotel Restaurant/Bar of the Year, Sustainable Venue of the Year, Hotel Conference/ Event of the Year, Non-Residential Venue of the Year, Wedding Venue of the Year, Marketing/PR Campaign of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award.
The top 10 finalists will be announced on Friday, October 12th.
For more information, please visit www.lancashirehospitalityawards.co.uk