Macdonald Hotels & Resorts held its annual
High Achievers Award Ceremony this week which saw
its 'best in class' team members rewarded for their outstanding
skill and dedication.
The Awards, hosted by the Group's Deputy Chief Executive,
Ruaridh Macdonald were held at Macdonald Burlington Hotel and
recognised those who have excelled in their duties over the last
year, ensuring brand values live at the core of all day-to-day
Each year the renowned hotel group nominates their best team
members to find the highest achieving employee in a range of
categories, including front office, restaurant and bar, conference
and events and housekeeping.
High Achievers are recognised as those who have made a concerted
effort to develop their skills and expertise as part of the group's
dedication to delivering the highest quality experience for leisure
and business guests.
This year's awards were extremely competitive with over 300
entrants and 140 exceptional candidates shortlisted.
Ruaridh Macdonald said: "We're incredibly proud of all people
across the company at every level and I would like to congratulate
the ten winners who were awarded the top prizes. We're
committed to investing in the training and development of our
people and in return it is crucial to have the opportunity to
acknowledge hard work, passion and a commitment to offering our
guests a first class hospitality experience."
"It's important that our team feel they are part of our journey,
and have a sense of responsibility, achievement and pride in all
that they do."
The awards night continued the recent celebrations which saw
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts named Most Improved Brand in the
BDRC MeetingsMetrix Survey 2014.
The full list of winners includes:
- Conference and Events Sales Co-ordinator of the Year
- Jennifer Lucas, Macdonald Berystede Hotel &
- Reservationist of the Year - Naomi Hart,
Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa
- Receptionist of the Year - Isabel Williams,
Macdonald Bear Hotel
- Spa Therapist of the Year - Coreen Docherty,
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
- Fitness Instructor of the Year - Brett
McCarten, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
- Housekeeping Assistant of the Year - Michaela
Valuchova, Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
- Waiter of the Year - Stephen Draper, Macdonald
New Blossoms Hotel
- Conference and Events Porter of the Year -
Mark Taylor, Macdonald Randolph Hotel
- Bar Tender of the Year - Mouhamadou Seye,
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
- Chef of the Year - Zac Bovingdon, Macdonald
Berystede Hotel & Spa