Bestway Wholesale says it is deepening its relationships with the hospitality sector and showing its support for professional development in the hospitality sector with sponsorship of the Springboard Ambassador Awards 2016.
The Ambassador Awards, which recognise an individual and group for outstanding work in promoting career opportunities in the sector, are part of the prestigious Springboard Awards for Excellence.
The 2016 ceremony was held at the Novotel London West on November 24. Meena Jhita, marketing manager for foodservice at Bestway Wholesale, presented the Ambassador Awards to the winners, who were: Gareth Billington of Sodexo (individual) and Bristol-based Gather & Gather (group).
Jhita said: “We are delighted to support the Ambassador Awards and to have been involved in selecting the winners of both categories.
“Promoting hospitality as a rewarding and attractive career is essential to the continued success of our sector, and I was very impressed by the high calibre of the shortlisted entries. It was a real challenge to decide on the winners, who can be very proud of their achievement.”
Anne Pierce MBE, CEO of Springboard, said: “The Ambassador Awards represent a key part of Springboard’s aims. Ambassadors promote hospitality and attract talented people to develop careers in our amazing sector, and Bestway’s sponsorship of these awards shows that they value the importance of inspiring future hospitality professionals as Springboard Ambassadors.”
Pictured above: (left to right) Meena Jhita, marketing manager for foodservice, Bestway Wholesale; Gareth Billington, Springboard Ambassador Individual Award winner 2016; Anne Pierce MBE, CEO, Springboard; Mark Foster, Olympian, six times world champion swimmer and host of the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2016.