Welcome to the Acorn Awards

Since their inception in 1986, the Acorn Awards, affectionately known as the 30 under 30, have sought to recognise the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry.

Run in association with our headline sponsor CH&Co, they recognise the flair and passion of 30 rising stars in hospitality.

Past winners represent every sector of the hospitality industry, and have been nominated by their peers for making an impression in their sector.

This year's event was held at the beautiful Coworth Park on the 16 and 17 June. To view the photo gallery of the event, please click here.

To register your interest in the 2020 Acorn Awards, please fill in this form and will contact you when the nominations will be open.

"Winning an Acorn is a career highlight. Feel immensely proud to join a fantastic group of people who have previously won. It has certainly concreted my path to want to be a leading figure in hotels in the future."

- Alexander WilsonReception Manager, Brown’s hotel, Rocco Forte Hotels

"It gives me immense pride to be able to call myself an Acorn, the activities really brought out the competitive side in everyone and providing a source for much laughter over the rest of the weekend. The awards ceremony was well paced and accompanied with amazing food, service and of course great company. Coworth Park and the team there were the epitome of hospitality and service, nothing was too much and the property itself is stunning and ideal for the Acorns. CH& CO are fantastic sponsors and they helped to make the weekend the success that it was."

Kieran McLoughlin, General Manager, Hide Ground