They’re typically unsung heroes but last night they obtained well-deserved recognition for the part they play in BCP’s multi-million pound hospitality sector.
Waiters and waitresses, back of workplace workers – together with HR, administration and accounts – in addition to upkeep, night time workers and kitchen porters had been among the many roles honoured on the second BH Area Hospitality Association (BAHA) Recognition Awards.
More than 130 nominations had been acquired for this year’s awards which were held at the Hilton Bournemouth.
Tim Seward, BAHA Chair – who additionally obtained an award for his particular contribution to BAHA – said: “These awards have been created to bring resorts collectively, to recognise the groups that work in them and have fun every little thing the business contributes to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
“Although not everyone who was nominated is usually a winner or runner-up, I want to say a huge nicely carried out to each single workers member throughout every resort for all they do to welcome guests and take care of their visitors.
“Hotels, mattress and breakfasts and guest homes all have such an necessary half to play within the economic system of this space.
“This 12 months BH Area Hospitality Association has been focusing closely on encouraging young individuals in colleges to look at taking on a profession in a lodge.
“We have been working with a quantity of schools together with Bournemouth and Poole College and Bournemouth University to ensure that is top of our agenda.
“As such it is great to have several awards recognising younger people who have simply started their hospitality journey and to have Yannic Kaiser, our Young Ambassador for BAHA, here.”
Cllr Beverley Dunlop, pictured left, Cabinet Member, BCP Council, for Tourism, Culture and Vibrant Places, stated: “It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be with a few of the hardest working people I know, to rejoice the perfect in hospitality, in certainly one of our most essential industries.
“I know hospitality is tough work, as a end result of I’ve accomplished it.
“Many years in the past, aged 18, I came from Birmingham to work at, what was then, one of the best hotels in Bournemouth.
“I discovered the arts of desk setting, silver service, room service, fine dining and the method to take care of visitors.
“I discovered further abilities that enabled me to work in cafe’s, bars, pubs and clubs.
“I’ve by no means forgotten these expertise, 40 odd years later I can nonetheless set a beautiful table, serve food properly, pull a pint and I know the way make a roux and what to do with it!
“These are life skills as well as important companies, for all of us.
“Without hospitality, we simply wouldn’t have a tourism business.
“There can be nowhere to stay, nowhere to eat, nothing to do however look out to sea.
“Without you there wouldn’t be a tourism financial system producing £1.1bn a year, boosting the region, supporting jobs, primarily helping to make it a pleasant place to live and work.”
The awards have been hosted by Andy Brennan with an Ibiza set – led by DJ Gareth Morrell, Vicky Barents Sax and percussionist John Spencer – because the opener.
The main sponsor for this year’s awards was Savills with BH Coastal BID as major supporter.
Full results of the BH Area Hospitality Association Recognition Awards 2022 – all pictures by Paul Collins/PC Visuals – are:
Waiter/Waitress sponsored by Cater Elite
Winner: Nikki Gilbert, Marsham Court Hotel
Runner-up: Maria Nani, Park Inn by Radisson
Runner-up: Pacha Banyaz, Norfolk Royale
HR/Admin/Accounts sponsored by The [email protected]
Winner: Rohana Mallya, Bournemouth Westcliff
Runner-up: Clara Ratto, Oceana Hotels
Runner-up: Lauren Ferrari, Hilton Hotel
Reservation Manager/Supervisor sponsored by Charminster Dry Cleaners
Winner: Gitta Brandt-Duley, Hotel Miramar
Runner-up: Iwona Koziol, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Runner-up: Julia Cheney, Captains Club
Assistant/Duty Manager sponsored by The Coffee Bean Company
Winner: Bettina Laszlo, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Runner-up: Edoardo Oggiano, Suncliff Hotel
Runner-up: Kataryzyna Andruczy, Hotel Miramar
Spa sponsored by UMC Air Conditioning
Winner: Tarlia Smith, Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Maintenance sponsored by Waste Management Facilities
Winner: Bart Gad, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Winner: Steve Pigott, Bournemouth Westcliff Hotel
Runner-up: Dave Mould, Marsham Court Hotel
Runner-up: Andrew Moore, Marriott Bournemouth
Night staff sponsored by Taylor Made Design
Winner: Ricardo Paulo, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Runner-up: Konstantinos Karamanis, Park Inn by Radisson
Runner-up: Tzon Mukaj, Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
Bar sponsored by Smugglers Cove Golf
Winner: Hunter Hemmingway, Norfolk Royale
Runner-up: Otho Moreno Cisneros, Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
Mixologist sponsored by SP Safety Consultancy
Winner: Przemyslaw Seckowski, Neo
Kitchen Porter sponsored by Clean Linen Services Ltd
Winner: Frederick Naughten, Park Inn by Radisson
Runner-up: Bras da Silva Morgado, Hotel Miramar
Rinner-up: Manuel Alfonsa Leca, Cumberland Hotel
Chef sponsored by County foods
Winner: Emil Donchev, Marsham Court Hotel
Runner-up: Chiara Fabiani, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Runner-up: Simon Braz, Harbour Heights Hotel
Housekeeping sponsored by Comax UK
Winner: Beata Rosiecka, Orchid Hotel
Runner-up: Eszter Fabian-Kozma, Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Runner-up: Dorota Gornik, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Reception sponsored by Merley House Events
Winner: Rebecca Gleaves, Marriott Hotel Bournemouth
Runner-up: Lorraine Valentine-Freeman, Norfolk Royale
Runner-up: Chelsea Andrades, Ibis Styles Hotel
Sales/Events sponsored by A-One Insurance
Winner: Mica Maurtua, The Nici
Runner-up: Ashlie Hayes, Marsham Court
Runner-up: Martine Williams, Holiday Inn Bournemouth
Deputy/Operations Manager sponsored by Harvest Fine Foods
Winner: Marcin Kalinowski, Hotel Miramar
Runner-up: Sam Sangha, Bournemouth Westcliff Hotel
Runner-up: Thomas Luke-Taylor, The Nici
Career progression sponsored by Anytech Solutions
Winner: Sam Wickens, Captains Club Hotel
Runner-up: Zhivko Yordanov, Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Runner-up: Magda Jenkins, Hotel Miramar
Community award sponsored by Dorset Police Hotelwatch
Winner: Marsham Court
Runner-up: Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott
Rising Star sponsored by Savills
Winner: Luke Williamson, Captains Club Hotel
Winner: Amber LLoyd, Hermitage Hotel
Runner-up: Chloe Mae Poland, Oceana Hotels
Front of House Apprentice of the Year sponsored by SWRAC
Winner: Lauren Dean, Marsham Court Hotel
Winner: Molly Blackaller, Captains Club Hotel
College Chef Apprentice of the Year sponsored by SWRAC
Winner: Aurel Opris, Marsham Court Hotel
Bournemouth & Poole College Student of the Year sponsored by Bournemouth & Poole College
Winner: Jasmine Blunden
Runner-up: Kakay Wong
Runner-up: Harry Bason
Bournemouth University Student of the Year – sponsored by Bournemouth University
Winner: Lucy Maclachlan
Runner-up: Lowri Jones
Special contribution to BAHA
Exceptional customer service
Winner: Pacha Banyaz, Norfolk Royale
Runner-up: Harry Cole, Captains Club Hotel
Runner-up: Lewis Upshall, Norfolk Royale