The 2017 Acorn Award winners

  • 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





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