Leeds hospitality heroes – the search is now on!

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The countdown has officially begun to find the Leeds region’s hospitality heroes.

The Leeds Hotels and Venues Association (LHVA) has launched this year’s hotel ‘Oscars’ to recognise and honour the best performers and achievers among 30 hotels and venues from across the Leeds city region.

Supported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, this year’s glittering awards night and gala dinner will be hosted at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Thursday, June 27 with the BBC’s Harry Gration overseeing proceedings. Gordon Jackson, chairman of LHVA and general manager of Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, said: “This awards ceremony is one of the major highlights in the Leeds hospitality calendar.

“Together we honour those people that go beyond the call of duty in their work and display incredible passion for service. This is our sixth year of the awards and there’s nothing more pleasing than to see how proud people are as they step up to collect their award.”

A nominations list is already being drawn up, but there’s still time for YEP readers to put forward the names of any individual or team that they feel has gone above and beyond the call of their hospitality duty.

The award categories are Team of the Year, Customer Service, Rising Star, Bright Idea, Mentor of the Year and the very popular ‘Unsung Hero’ sponsored by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Harry Gration from the BBC’s Look North, said: “It’s a great privilege to help bring these awards together and to showcase the true stars of the industry.”

Visit www.hotelsinleeds.org for more on the Leeds hospitality sector.

Email: deb@bonnerandhindley.co.uk for more on the awards or to submit a nomination.

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