Previous Winners of the Acorn Awards

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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