Springboard announces Awards for Excellence shortlist

Springboard UK has announced the shortlist for its Awards for Excellence, which will reward outstanding achievements in hospitality at a virtual ceremony on 18th March. Over 40 businesses, including Leon, have made the shortlist in 17 categories, recognising everything from employee health and wellbeing and staff communication, to the best dine at home experience and most innovative alcohol strategy.  

New for 2021, the awards also include categories to showcase businesses and employees who have gone above and beyond, demonstrating the ability to quickly adapt and implement new, successful initiatives in order to support their employees, communities and NHS during the pandemic.  

Springboard CEO Chris Gamm said: “We’ve received a record number of entries despite the pandemic, demonstrating that our hospitality industry has gone above and beyond in 2020 to support their communities and employees, adapt their business models and succeed despite the odds. 

“We’ve got a fitting ceremony planned to celebrate the shortlist and reveal the winners. As well as announcing who takes the top spot in each category, we’ll have a number of celebrity guest appearances throughout the night, including Andi Oliver, Michele Roux Jr and Clare Smyth.” 

The awards, hosted by British comedian and television presenter Paul Sinha, who is best known as one of the chasers on the ITV gameshow The Chase, will take place from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on 18th March. They’re free to attend, open to all and you can register at https://springboard.uk.net/awards.