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Announcing The Winners of the People Awards 2018

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Announcing The Winners of the People Awards 2018

Announcing The Winners of the People Awards 2018
October 04
15:56 2018

CIS Excellence Awards headline sponsor hosted its annual People Awards on Monday evening to celebrate the best talent initiatives in the UK hospitality sector and recognise the hospitality employers who boast the highest standards and quality of service in order to attract, develop and retain talent.

Hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge by comedians Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker, the seventh annual awards ceremony brought together over 500 industry professionals. Winners included national brands including Dishoom, LEON, Hilton UK & Ireland, Cote Restaurants, De Vere and Radisson RED Glasgow.

Neil Pattison, Sales Director for (pictured above, far left) said: ‘The work being done to nurture great talent in this sector should not be underestimated. It’s a really challenging market and at we’re proud to work with all of these amazing employers.

‘The shortlisted organisations overcame turnover issues among casual employees, balanced their rewards and benefits offerings, nurtured emerging talent, addressed diversity problems and in many cases completely reinvented their employer brands.

‘These and many other amazing initiatives are testament to the dedication that hospitality employers have to both their businesses and their employees.

Sponsors of this year’s event included StartMonday, Platinum Recruitment, Appetite 4 Recruitment, COREcruitment, Lifetime Training, JWR, Peoplebank, Admiral Recruitment,, Good&Co, and SmartRecruiters.

The Winners of the People Awards 2018

  • Candidate Experience: Dishoom
  • Employee Engagement Programme: LEON
  • Emerging Talent Initiative: Hilton UK & Ireland
  • Learning and Development: Cote Restaurants Ltd
  • Employer Brand Campaign: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London
  • On-Boarding Programme: De Vere
  • Rewards and Benefits: National Theatre Commercial Operations Department
  • Launch Campaign: Radisson RED Glasgow
  • HR Team: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London
  • In-House Recruitment Team: TGI Fridays UK
  • Diversity: National Theatre Commercial Operations Department
  • Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development: The Grand, Brighton
  • Ambassador to the Industry: Matthew Rowledge, Royal Garden Hotel

For full details of winners, judges and sponsors, visit


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