If the answer to this question is 'yes,' then you are in luck: the closing date for the awards has not yet passed. You have until 22nd July to make a difference.
Given the gloom of the current economic climate, it is worth making a splash and raising the profile of those who have performed well in their field over the last year. Why not take the opportunity to celebrate?
The industry awards are run in association with caterer.com and, according to the winner of one category (Excellence in Training and Talent Development) in 2010, the prize has been an 'amazing achievement'.
The shortlist has been drawn up and there are six categories which focus on various areas of Human Resource work, including recruitment and retention of employees, an award focusing on establishing links with schools and colleges to inspire youngsters to create a career in hospitality, learning and development too. There are also classes relating to employee engagement, operations and line managers' excellent work and for those with under five years in the industry, there is also a rising star award.
The catering equipment news has recently reported various job vacancies which is heartening and it is important to praise and incentivise those in the business. Especially in these times of doom and gloom, it is important to celebrate a job well done and focus on achievements, high standards and inspiring excellence in service and promotion of the industry. It is also key to ensure the flow of good quality candidates from schools and colleges into the world of hospitality.