Awards celebrate leading women in Scottish tourism industry

February 28th, 2019 | Posted in: Hotel News,News,Restaurant News

Women in the world of tourism, we want to hear from you. Do you run a hotel or tour company and go the extra mile to look after customers and staff?

Is accessibility and diversity an important part of your work ethos? Are you a front of house star or a venue manager who consistently delivers outstanding results?

Entries are now open for this year’s Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards, organised by Business Women Scotland and sponsored by Criton.

The annual awards, now in their third year, recognise the number of women working in senior leadership roles across the visitor economy. 

Emma Niven of Loch Leven’s Larder, a gift shop, deli and restaurant in Kinross, was winner of the Best Place for Women to Work award last year. She said, “This felt like a really special award to receive – we are lucky to have a team who are as passionate about what we do as I am. It’s been wonderful to help staff develop their skills over the past 12 years and we’re now entering an exciting period of expansion.” 

Julie Lewis of The Adamson in St Andrews was winner of Bar of the Year award last year. She said, “I am passionate about women taking leading roles in the hospitality and tourism industry. Business Women Scotland is a showcase of talent and The Adamson is supported by a wonderful team who take great pride in the recognition of this award.”

All entries for the 2019 awards must be in by March 1 and the awards take place in a glittering ceremony on May 16 at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh. The overall winner receives a scholarship provided by Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland.

The scholarship programme provides opportunities for anyone in the industry, at any age or stage in their career, and there is an annual bursary trip to Lausanne Hotel School attended by hospitality students from all over Scotland.

Said Lynne Kennedy MBE, founding director of Business Women Scotland, “Business Women Scotland is dedicated to helping women find support and networking opportunities to allow them to strengthen their business. We want to put the spotlight on women who have made an impact in their industry through innovation, best practice and delivering outstanding results,”

She continued, “With this in mind, we created additional categories this year to ensure all the unsung heroes get their chance to shine. New this year are Lecturer of the Year, Bar/Cafe/Restaurant of the Year, Event/Festival of the Year and Marketing/Social Media Star of the Year.”

To enter the 2019 Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards or to book a table at the award ceremony, visit bwsltd.co.uk/women-in-hospitality-and-tourism-awards-2019


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