Winners of this year’s Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) Awards have been announced during a ceremony attended by more than 500 people on Friday evening,
Nine prestigious awards, including Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality, were given out at The Vermillion in Manchester as the region’s hospitality industry toasted the success and bounce back over the course of 2021.
In total, approximately £30,000 was raised for MHA’s chosen charities including Hospitality Action, Mustard Tree, Wood Street Mission and MIND Manchester.
Matt Townley, of Dakota Hotel, landed the Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality accolade sponsored by Stephensons, while Mentor of the Year Award sponsored by Matthew Clark went to Paul Terzo, Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport.
Manchester Hoteliers’ Association Chair Adrian Ellis praised all who attended for ‘another fantastic spectacle’ and wished entrants, winners and those shortlisted all the best for the rest of 2022.
He said: “First and foremost, people came together and had a great time celebrating another brilliant but still challenging 12 months for hospitality in this great city region.
“The calibre of entries was once again very strong and the winners all did themselves proud, as did everyone who had any involvement in an event designed to showcase the vast array of talent that exists in our industry.
“It’s also fantastic that MHA has raised approximately £30,000 for our chosen charities.”
Partners of the event include MINT People, Caterer.com, Vision Events, Manchester Met University, Expedia, Matthew Clark, Stephensons, The Vermillion, Springbank, P&G Management and Polka Dot Design & Print.
Manchester Hoteliers’ Association 17th Annual Ball and Awards Winners 2021
Back of House Customer Service sponsored by Mint People
Tom Ince, Kimpton Clocktower
Back of House Customer Service – One to Watch
Sam Whincup – Marriott V&A
Bright Idea sponsored by P&G Management
Roby1844, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
Front of House Customer Service sponsored by Expedia
Kostadin Dimitrov, Hotel Brooklyn
Mentor of the Year sponsored by Matthew Clark
Paul Terzo, Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport
Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality sponsored by Stephensons
Matt Townley, Dakota Hotel
Rising Star sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University
Katie Forrest, Dakota Hotel
Top Team sponsored by SpringBank
Unsung Hero sponsored by Polkadot Design & Print
Nichola Wood, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
Young Chef of the Year sponsored by Caterer.com
Ben Smith, Dakota Hotel
Bradley Thorpe, The Midland Hotel