After sifting through over 500 nominations, all of which are heroes of the hospitality industry in their own right, the judging panel for the Hospitality Lockdown Hero Awards, in association with the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show (HRC), have selected the worthy finalists in a total of the eight categories. The hospitality industry as a whole now get the chance to choose the overall winners by casting their votes at www.hrc.co.uk/hospitality-lockdown-hero-awards-2020.
Reflecting on the industry response to the Hospitality Lockdown Hero Awards, HRC event manager Ronda Annesley said: “Our industry is full of resilient, innovative and caring people, and this has been emphasised by the astounding number of nominations for the Hospitality Lockdown Hero Awards we received from across the country. We were touched by the compassion and community minded spirit of the people and businesses that have gone the extra mile during the tough months of the coronavirus lockdown, and it has been an incredibly hard task for our judges to shortlist just six nominations in each category.”
The finalists include Littleton Green Community School in Staffordshire and Thomas Franks in The Outstanding Business of Lockdown category, and Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality, Frank Bothwell of Thomas Franks and Rob Kirby of Lexington Catering as The Outstanding Individual of Lockdown.
Votes must be cast by midnight on 18th September. The winners will be announced at a special virtual ceremony which will take place on 22nd September.