Congratulations to The Shine Awards 2017 winners:

Apprentice of the Year
Sarah Nerys-Judge – Hyatt Regency London, the Churchill and Umbrella Training

Highly commended: Luka Seddon, CH&CO Group and University of West London

Best Initiative to Retain and Develop Women
Compass Group

Highly commended: Thomas Cook

Best Place for Women to Work

Highly commended: Georgian House Hotel

Chef of the Year
Chantelle Nicholson, Tredwells

Innovator of the Year
Gail Bunn – Brewhouse & Kitchen

Highly commended: Alex Head, Social Pantry

Mentor of the Year
Fay Sharpe – Zibrant, BCD M&E

Rising Star
Sophie Egglestone – Yorebridge House

Highly commended: Tania Rahman, Chit Chaat Chai

Ambassador Award
Jane Sunley, Purple Cubed

The Robyn Jones Lifetime Achievement Award
Penny Moore – Hospitality Action

Woman of the Year
Ruth Badger – Argyll Holidays

The Shine Awards celebrate the unique skills and contribution that women, and those who support their career progression, bring to the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry.

The Shine Awards are:

  • Professional:  because retaining women and enabling them to progress to senior management is a very important part of the solution to ensuring the industry has the personnel and skills it needs in years to come.
  • Inclusive:   because we recognise that men have a significant role to play in nurturing female talent.
  • Inspiring:   because we want women and men to come away reinvigorated for the challenge of finding new ways to retain and promote women into the senior ranks of the industry.
  • Creating a sense of community: because it’s important to come together, as an industry, and enjoy the opportunity to recognise hard work and talent and to share ideas and experiences.
  • Innovative: because looking forward, not back, overcoming traditional stereotypes and creating new ways of working are vital to helping our industries benefit from a better balance of male and female leaders