Previous Awards

Now in their 13th year, the Shine Awards are the only awards that celebrate the amazing achievements of women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, and the dedication of the individuals and businesses in those industries that go the extra mile to support women’s career development.

Previous winners from the most recent Shine Awards include;


Rising Star 
Winner: Irene Forte - Rocco Forte Hotels
Highly Commended: Daniela Iannelli - Hilton Worldwide

Innovator of the Year
Winner: 
Maria Bobrowska - TUI Group

Ambassador of the Year
Winner: 
Zuleika Fennell - Corbin & King

Best Initiative to Retain and Develop Women
Winner: 
Project Amazon - Premier Inn (New Openings)

Mentor of the Year
Winner: 
Gareth Billington - Everton Football Club, Sodexo
Highly Commended: Gordon Mutton - Merlin Entertainments

Best Place for Women to Work
Winner: 
Unilever Food Solutions

Woman of the Year
Winner: 
Chantelle Nicholson - Marcus Wareing Restaurants

The Robyn Jones Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: 
Prue Leith