Previous Winners of the Acorn Awards

    2017

    • Dale Bainbridge, head chef, Pollen Street Social, London
    • Tommy Banks, chef-proprietor, the Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire
    • Liam Barrie, managing director, the Marram Grass, Newborough, Anglesey
    • Afees Bello, back of house manager, the Beaumont, London
    • Sarah Bowman, conference and events manager, Wivenhoe House hotel, Colchester, Essex
    • Thomas Brown, head chef, the Capital Hotel, London
    • Callum Curtis-Bennett, deputy general manager, Westminster School, London, the Brookwood Partnership (CH&Co Group)
    • Cassie Delaney-Brown, marketing manager, the Stafford London
    • Holly Dixon, human resources manager, the London Edition
    • Irene Forte, group project director, Rocco Forte Hotels
    • Martin Frickel, sous chef, the Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria
    • Laura Godman, group learning & development manager, Eden Hotel Collection
    • Dominic Heywood, founder, Flat Cap Hotels
    • Phil Hornby, head of public operations, Fabulous Fan Fayre
    • Paul Hunter, dual site hotel manager, Premier Inn, Whitbread
    • Helen Hutchinson, general manager, Jockey Club Catering
    • Florence Macfarlane, finance director, the Genuine Dining Co
    • Sam Matthews, general manager, the Assembly House, Nortwich
    • Hayley McGarrell, assistant head concierge, Amba Hotel Charing Cross
    • Martin Miller, head of residential services, University of Leicester
    • Adam Mohammed, guest relations manager, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
    • Becky Nowell, group sales and revenue manager, Philema Hospitality Management
    • James O’Keeffe, reception manager, the Manor House, Castle Combe, Wiltshire
    • Scott Paton, head chef, Boringdon Hall, Colebrook, Devon
    • Doug Sanham, head chef, the Beacon, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    • Bradley Shough, cluster general manager, Corus Hotels
    • Scott Smith, chef-patron, Norn, Edinburgh
    • Gordon Stott, landlord and head chef, the Sun Inn, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    • Benjamin Veale, reservations manager, the Ritz London
    • Dean Westcar, head chef, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Colerne, Wiltshire

    2016

    • Ellis Barrie, chef-director, the Marram Grass, Penlon, Isle of Anglesea
    • Craig Bonner, general manager and company mixologist, Heritage Portfolio, Musselburgh Racecourse
    • Andrew Booth, front of house manager, the Dorchester, London
    • David Brosnan, housekeeping manager, The Dorchester, London, the Dorchester Collection
    • Ben Buet, operations manager, Purple Cubed
    • Lee Bye, head chef, Tuddenham Mill, near Newmarket, Suffolk
    • Joe Carnell, director, Ugot UK
    • Marta Chwiloc-Filoc, catering manager, Lexington, London
    • Jessica Clark, projects manager, Lusso Catering, London, CH&Co Group
    • Joshua Cowan, luggage room general manager, the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Peter Cox, operations manager, Premier Inn Peterborough A1(M), Whitbread
    • Charlotte Davis, revenue manager, Holiday Inn Doncaster A1 (M)
    • Sarah Elisabeth Downes, market entry manager - Germany, Whitbread
    • Holly Eggleton, owner and front of house manager, the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Bristol
    • Lauren Fisher, human resources manager, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
    • Edward Fitzpatrick, food & beverage operations manager, Chewton Glen, New Milton
    • Cordelia Griggs, concierge manager, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
    • Gregory Hall, operations manager London B&I, Elior City, London
    • Nick Hamdy, general manager, Charlotte Street Hotel, London
    • Robby Jenks, head chef, the Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross, Newbury, Wiltshire
    • Leanne Johnson, non-food category manager, CH&Co Group
    • Paul Matthews, Head chef, Vacherin
    • Rakesh Mistry, hotel manager, Premier Inn T5, London Heathrow, Whitbread
    • Tiffany Monsees, operations manager, Premier Inn, Portsmouth, Whitbread
    • Thomas Pass, senior business development manager, Caterlink
    • Murray Scott, front office manager, The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Starwood Hotels
    • Sarah Tregoning, director of event management, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
    • Andrew Wright, head chef, Pig on the Beach, Home Grown Hotels
    • Jonathan Wright, head chef, Berners Tavern at the London Edition
    • Melanie Wright, marketing manager, the Capital Hotel, London

    2015

    • Mafalda Albuquerque, Value Centre general manager, Amba hotel Charing Cross
    • Allister Barsby, Head chef, Gidleigh Park
    • Steven Beattie, General manager, Sunderland AFC, Centerplate UK
    • Rachael Brazier, Hotel manager, the Pig in the Wall, Southampton
    • Alexandra Brown, Deputy hotel manager, Campanile hotel Milton Keynes
    • Hamish Burn, General manager, 200 Aldersgate, Lexington Catering
    • Laura Cameron, Group operations manager, the Nettleton Collection
    • Jack Cohn, General manager, Kensington Place restaurant, D&D London
    • Paul Dutton, HR manager, London Marriott hotel Maida Vale
    • Megan Fairclough, Food and beverage manager, Macdonald Manchester hotel & spa
    • Danielle Faustino, Head of training (director), Mozzo Coffee
    • Gareth Ferreira, Sommelier, Launceston Place restaurant, D&D London
    • Vida Forsyth, Operations executive, Premier Inn Leeds East
    • Dawn Hardy, HR manager, the London Edition
    • Kayleigh Holmes, Head of staffing operations and HR, Emirates Stadium, Delaware North
    • Craig Jackson, Hotel manager, Northcote
    • Sarah Kaplan, Front office manager, the London Edition
    • Sarah Kelly, Operations manager, Premier Inn Deansgate Locks
    • Tom Lawson, Chef-patron, Rafters Restaurant
    • Oliver Milne-Watson, Revenue and reservations manager, The Beaumont, London
    • Sarah Moss, Human resources manager, London Marriott hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Daniele Quattromini, Manager, Club Lounge 39, Lusso Catering, CH&Co
    • Amy Roberts, Head of nutrition and education, Chartwells, Compass Group
    • Rebecca Rowe, General catering manager, Thomas Miller, Lexington Catering
    • Jane Shakeshaft, General manager, Mansion House, CH&CO
    • William Simmonds, Group general manager, Champneys
    • Amelia Thornhill , Restaurant manager, the Plough Inn, Longparish
    • Sarah Walsh, Front office manager, the Chesterfield Mayfair
    • Natasha Wiggins, Front office trainer, Red Carnation Hotels
    • Adam Woof, Operations manager, the Chancellors Collection, The University of Manchester


    2014

    • Tim Axe, Business Development Director,  BaxterStorey
    • Catharine Barras, Operations Manager, BaxterStorey
    • Megan Caulkett, General Manager, Levy Restaurants- Compass Group
    • Lloyd Cole, Performance Improvement Manager, ISS
    • Edward Cooke, Project Manager, Wilson Vale
    • Michael Crow, Human Resources Manager, The London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
    • Camille Dusolle, Financial Controller Assistant, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    • Ben Dutson, Chef, Sodexo Prestige Executive
    • Richard Ferrier, Group Strategy Manager, Brasserie Bar Co
    • Samuel Gardner, Account Manager, Purple Cubed
    • Katy Green, Operations Manager, Premier Inn
    • Philip Hammond, Designer Florist, The Dorchester
    • Emma Langford, People Manager, Lexington
    • Owain Llwyd Jones, General Manager, The Fishes
    • Christian Masters, Front of House Manager, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel    
    • Benjamin McEwen, Sales Executive, BaxterStorey
    • Mark McMahon, General Manager, Village Urban Resorts
    • Rakhee Patel, People & Talent Lead, Dorchester Collection           
    • Simon Porter, Global Commercial Manager, Compass Group
    • Adam Reid, Head Chef, The French by Simon Rogan Midland Hotel
    • Alex Robertson, Hotel Operations Manager, Lainston House Hotel
    • Kate Rose, Business Development Manager, Be At One
    • Hanna Sherwood, Sales Manager, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
    • Phil Sherwood, Unit Manager, SSP UK
    • Rebecca Stevens, Operations Manager, Whitbread - Premier Inn
    • Mark Surguy, Hotel Operations Manager South Lodge Hotel     
    • Will Torrent, Consultant Pastry Chef, Will Torrent
    • Nadia Ulusoy , Head of Club Wembley Restaurants , Delaware North companies UK
    • Jennifer Winstanley, Training Manager, Red Carnation Hotels
    • Matthew Worswick, Chef Director, Warehouse Restaurant Southport


    2013

    • Chloe Banks, Human Resources Manager, York Marriott Hotel
    • Alistair Birt, Head Chocolatier, William Curley
    • Chris Broderick, General Manager, Jurys Inn Manchester
    • Chris Convery, Human Resources Manager, The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Kristian Curtis, Chef de Partie, Simpsons Restaurant
    • Sarah Drew, Cluster Learning & Development Manager, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
    • Leigh Evans, Head Chef, The Chequers
    • Tara Farnham, Business Transformation Manager, Guoman and Thistle Hotels
    • Mark Froydenlund, Head Chef, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
    • Tiffany Goodall, Sales, Events & Marketing Manager, Bluebird Chelsea, D&D London
    • Adam Handling, Head Chef, St Ermin's Hotel
    • Daniel Hollett, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
    • Dean Jarvis, Deputy Foyer & Reading Room Manager, Claridge’s
    • Jordan Kiziuk, Chino Latino Brand Manager EU, Chino Latino/PPHE Hotel Group
    • Laura Marlow, Social Event Sales Manager, Marriott Grosvenor Square
    • Alexis Meszoly, Head Sommelier, Skylon, D&D London
    • Stephen Mileham, Director of Sales & Marketing, Redefine BDL Hotels
    • Emily Perry, Head of Commercial Development, Purple Cubed
    • Linda Pidsley, Head Chef, Hix Oyster and Fish House
    • Jacqui Pilling, Director of Sales, Liverpool Marriott Hotel
    • Ed Pyke, New Site General Manager, Whitbread - Premier Inn
    • Jamie Raftery, Head Chef, Lower Slaughter Manor
    • Emma Rogers, Deputy General Manager, Lexington Catering
    • Ewan Simpson, Sous Chef, Claridge's
    • Hina Simpson, Director of Operations,            Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
    • Jonathan Taylor, General Manager, The Embankment Hotel
    • Stephanie Wade, Sales & Operations Manager, The Tennent's Training Academy
    • Scott Wakefield, General Manager, Lexington Catering
    • Claire Whiteford, Multi-Property HR Manager, Marriott Hotels
    • Sarah Winterton, Assistant Client Services Manager, Portico


    2012

    • Omar Allibhoy, 28, Owner, Tapas Revolution, Westfield London
    • Dimitri Bellos, 29, Restaurant manager, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, London
    • Scott Brown, 29, National account manager, Marriott National Sales Team
    • Frankie Brennan, 22, Assistant catering manager, Wilson Vale
    • Katarina Burikova, 25, Front office manager, the Cavendish, London, SW1
    • James Chapman, 27, Second chef, Harper Adams University College catering department,
    • Newport, Shropshire
    • Katarzyna Ciblic, 28, Revenue manager, the Cavendish, London
    • Tara Cruise, 27, Operations manager, Premier Inn Heathrow
    • Frederic Dallot , 28, Resident manager, Hotel 41, London SW1
    • Ben Dantzic, 27, Restaurant manager Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Perthshire
    • Shaun Dickens, 28, Head chef and farm manager, Fallowfields Hotel & Restaurant, Oxford
    • Joel Fagg, 26, general manager, Palace hotel, Buxton, Puma Hotels Collection
    • Sarah Frankland, 24, Head patissier, William Curley
    • Lucy Gregory, 29, Rooms division manager, Flemings hotel, London W1
    • Simon Houston, 28, Group manager Europe, BaxterStorey
    • Laura Hinson-Yates, 29, Cluster general manager, MK/Banbury & Northampton Clusters,
    • Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants
    • Catherine Lavin, 29, Director of finance, Liverpool City Centre and Preston Marriott
    • Claire Livingston, 29, General manager, Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    • Kerry Mabbley, 29, Head of ambassadors, the Springboard Charity
    • Fritz Müller, 26, Event and group manager, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Ryan Neill, 29, Executive chef, Devere Cameron House, Loch Lomond
    • Edouard Oger , 27, Head sommelier Gidleigh Park, Chagford
    • Assia Riccio-Smith , 27, Guest services manager, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire
    • Adam Rowledge, 27, Rooms division manager, the Hempel, London SW1
    • Alan Shaw, 29, Finance director, De Vere Academy of Hospitality, Blackpool
    • Francesca Skeffington, 25, Senior events manager, Ampersand Events
    • Steven Smith, 29, Chef-patron, Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe
    • Charlie Williams, 27 , Private dining manager, the Lanesborough
    • Ben Woodward, 25, Front office manager, Lucknam Park hotel & spa, Wiltshire
    • Stuart Yeates, 29, Regional revenue manager - UK South, Ireland & Prague, Jurys Inn


    2011

    • Ben Seager, Front Office Manager, The Chesterfield Mayfair
    • Neil Braude, Director of Revenue, The Cavendish London
    • Sam Moody, Head Chef, The Bath Priory Hotel
    • Mark Bevan, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa
    • Matthew Drinkwater, Deputy General Manager, Hand Picked Hotels - Audleys Wood
    • Phil Fanning, Head Chef at Paris House, 10in8 Fine Dining Company
    • Josh Light, Learning & Development Manager, CH&Co
    • Megan McIntyre, PR & Marketing Manager, Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel
    • Laura Murphy, Operations Manager, Abode Exeter
    • Olly Rouse, Head Chef John Campbell Restaurant, Coworth Park
    • Robin Vermeire, Assistant Executive Housekeeper, The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Mike Auld, General Manager, Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells
    • Marianne Brown, Operations Manager, Thistle Hotels
    • Paul Foster, Head Chef, Agellus Hotels - Tuddenham Mill
    • Vidur Kapur, Hotel Manager, Guoman Hotels - Charing Cross
    • Grant Lang, Founder and Managing Director, Mozzo Coffee
    • David Morison, HR Officer, London Hilton on Park Lane
    • Adam Peirson, Sous Chef, Claridge's
    • Scott Catling, Sales Manager, London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
    • Lauren Long, General Manager, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants
    • George Blogg, Sous Chef, Le Champignon Sauvage
    • Sarah Gibbs, General Manager, The Swan Hotel & Spa
    • Laura Prentice, Director of Event Management, The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
    • Neil Morris, Group Executive Chef, Ego Restaurants
    • Adam Smith, Premier Sous Chef, The Ritz Hotel
    • David Macdonald, eneral Manager, Hotel du Vin York
    • Jordan Marr, General Manager, Peach Pubs
    • Denis Broci,  Bar Manager, Claridge's
    • Natalie Mainwaring, Bsiness Development Manager, It's The Agency
    • Daniel Moon, Head Chef, Homewood Park Hotel


    2010

    • Ankit Airon, Assistant Financial Controller, Park Lane hotel
    • Naime Azmi, Director of Conference and Events, The Aspiration Group (TAG)
    • Christopher Ball, Account Director - eCommerce, Guoman Hotel Management
    • Emma Benney, Group Marketing Manager Malmaison & Hotel du Vin
    • Daniel Birk, Head Chef, Devonshire Fell
    • Mark Brennan, General Manager, Manchester (Wilmslow) Premier Inn
    • Dafydd Bretherton, General Manager, The Swan at Salford (Peach Pubs)
    • Matthew Burns, Executive Chef, Hilton Liverpool
    • Jane Cook, General Manager, Compass Group at Cardiff City Stadium
    • Alicia Denning, Front Office Manager, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
    • Alasdair Elwick, Restaurant and Events Manager, The White Room
    • Paul Fairhead, Operations Manager, ISS Facilities Services: Food & Hospitality
    • Matthew Flood, Purchasing Liaison & Pricing Controller, Aramark
    • Eric Foret, Head Pastry Chef, Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
    • Katherine Fry, Assistant Health and Safety Manager, London Hilton on Park Lane
    • Matt Gillan, Head Chef, The Pass at South Lodge hotel
    • Christophe Hesbert, Operations Manager Abode Chester
    • Tom Gibson, Director of Operations, Radisson BLU hotel Stansted Airport
    • Rohit Kapoor, Director of Finance, Hilton Manchester Deansgate
    • Steve Lowy, founder, owner and managing director of the Umi hotel group
    • Scott McKenzie, Financial Controller, Riverbank Park Plaza and the five-star Plaza on the River
    • Laura Morgan, Cluster HR Manager North West, ABode Hotels and Michael Caines Restaurant
    • James O'Donnell, Food and Beverage Manager, Blythswood Square, The Townhouse Collection, Glasgow
    • Gary Pearce, Sous Chef at Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
    • Mike Racz, Franchisee, Domino's Pizza
    • Josie Simcox, Brasserie Manager, Malmaison Aberdeen
    • Heather Stephen, Senior Sales Manager, Renaissance London Chancery Court
    • Gemma Watts, Assistant HR Director, The Fairmont Dubai 4
    • Tony Watson, Head of Non Matchday Sales, Sodexo Prestige at Everton Football Club
    • Siobhan Walker, London Director of Sales & Marketing, The Doyle Collection

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