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Finalists announced for Liverpool Hospitality People Awards

The highly anticipated list of finalists have now been announced for the Liverpool Hospitality ‘People Awards’, ahead of the award ceremony which will take place at Titanic Hotel Liverpool on March 30, 2023.

The People Awards, sponsored by Saffron Vanilla, aim to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes and hardworking teams and individuals that work tirelessly in the tough yet exciting hospitality sector. Additionally, the awards offer a great opportunity for individuals in the industry to come together to celebrate the hard work of their teams in front of their peers and hospitality experts, whilst raising money for Hospitality Acton who offer assistance, advice and support to all those who work in hospitality, whenever it’s required.

Stephen Ramsden, director of Saffron Vanilla, comments: “Our city has certainly shown its support for the Liverpool peoples’ Hospitality Awards 2023, we have had an amazing amount of entries in each category, showcasing the outstanding talent the hospitality sector in Liverpool has to offer.

“At Saffron Vanilla we were blown away by the wide variety and quality of teams and individuals who have been nominated this year, once again showing that we as a city region understand the value of our hospitality workers and the need to recognise the people who work in this industry as the talented skilled and cultured people that we are. We are unbelievably excited for the award ceremony and cannot wait to meet all the participants that make this event so special”.

Steven Hesketh, Vice-Chair of Liverpool Hospitality said: “After an unprecedented period of
challenges in the hospitality industry over the past couple of years, it’s incredible to see how the industry has fought back and the individuals and teams that have worked so tirelessly to help the sector get back on its feet.

“We’ve been blown away by the amount of entries we’ve had this year, showing how many hard-working and deserving individuals there are in the industry, and we’re really looking forward to the award evening which promises to be a fantastic event to celebrate all of those involved”.

Brian Connor, General Manager of Titanic Hotel Liverpool, added: ‘We’re delighted to be hosting the Liverpool Hospitality People Awards this year and be part of an event which shines the spotlight on so many commendable and hard-working individuals in the hospitality sector. We wish all of the finalists the best of luck, including four very deserving employees from Titanic Hotel, and we look forward to celebrating with everyone at the award ceremony”.

With 15 categories in the awards spanning across a variety of roles, from customer facing to operational roles, the awards provide a chance to show recognition at all employment levels, with the full list of finalists listed below.

Manager of the Year, sponsored by MSP Global
Chole Scanlon, Hotel Indigo Liverpool
Danielle Youds, Liverpool Philharmonic
Gary Robinson SNR, Holiday inn Express Liverpool
Megan Earp, Sefton Park Hotel
Nicola Cooper, Hilton Liverpool
Scott Davis, Titanic Hotel

Front of House Award sponsored by Liverpool BID Company
Chris Klein, Pullman Liverpool
Ellie Rankin, Hilton Liverpool
Emma Furness,  Museums Liverpool
Guillermo Teimoy Sanchez, Staybridge Suites
Karen Byrne, Stay City
Robin Sutton, Crowne Plaza Liverpool

Rising Star, sponsored by Barfection
Amy Cahill, Hard Days Night Hotel
Charlotte Saunders,  Leonardo Hotel Liverpool
Josh McCafferty, Pullman Hotel
Francesca Colbeck, The Liner Hotel
Mia Reeves, Tempest
Lewis & Owen Williams Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

Heart of House Award
Elaine Fearns, Staybridge Suites Liverpool
Hannah Clarke, Hope Street Hotel
Jaime Fenna, Leasowe Castle
Kieran Mc Guinness, Hard Days Night Hotel
Paul Casey, Crowne Plaza Liverpool
Uljana Petrova, Titanic Hotel

Unsung Hero, sponsored by Titanic
Alan Cosgrove and Peter Schriewersmann, Hotel Anfield
Helen Miller, Holiday Inn Liverpool
John Hughes, Liverpool Nightlife CIC
Liza Waine, Savvy Hotels
Stephen Otty, Hugh Baird college / L20 Hotel School
Sue Wilde,Leasowe Castle

Top Team Award, sponsored by PIB Insurance
Front of House Team, INNSIDE by Melia
Front Office Team, Radisson Red
Grill Team, Fazenda
Heads of Department, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village
Housekeeping Department, Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Royal Albert Dock
Memberships Team, Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

Sales & Revenue Star sponsored by Expedia
Catarina Pereira, Fazenda Liverpool
Dean Boyd, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village
Leanne Bebbington, Malmaison 
Megan Mc Guinness, Leonardo hotel Liverpool
Sarah Wotherspoon, Delta Hotels by Marriott Liverpool City Centre
Vicki Redhead, Hotel Indigo & Marco Pierre White

Head Chef of the Year, sponsored by Sugar and Lime
Adam Davies, Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel
Anthony Wright, Hugh Baird College L20 Restaurant
Dave Rooney, Pullman Hotel
Kieran Gill, Barnacle
Kieran Maxwell, Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village
Kieran Ryder, Lerpwl

Chef of the Year, sponsored by Saffron Vanilla

Arvin Merto, Pullman Hotel 
Kevin Reader, Houghwood Golf Course
Mark Dickey, Belzan

Young Chef of the Year
James Costello, Delifonseca
Lidia Balaj Rosende, The Art School
Tamas Kim, Leasowe Castle

Excellence in Food Service
Elainor Davies, Pullman Hotel Liverpool
Mary Dunleavy, Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Royal Albert Dock
Peter Stowell-Smith, Hotel Indigo Liverpool

Bar Mixologist of the Year, sponsored by The Guide Liverpool
John Ennis, Manolo
Kyran Carrington, Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Mike Williams, Berry & Rye

Sommelier of the Year
Marius Muresan, Lerpwl
Matt Cooke, Hope Street Hotel
Vanessa Ferguson, Hawksmoor

Barista of the Year
Catrin Jones, Neighbourhood Coffee
Dominic Barnes, Nova Scotia
Harry Mercer, Bold Street Coffee
Kacper Kucharski, Bean Coffee 

We are pleased to announce tickets for the Liverpool Hospitality People Awards in association with Saffron Vanilla, and supported by The Guide Liverpool, MSP Global, Red Events, Barfection, Sugar and Lime, Expedia and Liverpool BID, are now on sale.

The awards ball hosted by Titanic Hotel Liverpool will take place in the Rum Warehouse on

Thursday 30th March 2023.

Tickets are priced at £80 per person, £750 for a table of 10, or £900 for a table of 12. 

Bookings will be allocated on a first come first served basis for what we expect to be a sell out event.

Book your tickets via the Liverpool Hospitality website www.Liverpoolhospitality.org.uk

(the link will be added over the next few days!)

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