Celebrity chef & industry icons among those shortlisted for IoH Annual Dinner & Awards 2022

The shortlist for the IoH Annual Dinner & Awards 2022, supported by headline sponsor Planday, has been announced, with finalists from across the travel, tourism and hospitality sector and the UK represented.

Showcasing the ‘best’ the industry has to offer, with celebrity chef, Brian Turner CBE FIH, Lorraine Copes MIH, Sir Garry Hawkes CBE FIH, Eugenio Pirri CCIPD MIH,  University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Compass Group UK & Ireland and The Clink Charity,  amongst some of the top industry names shortlisted in this year’s competition.

The selected finalists from four categories will attend the IoH Annual Dinner & Awards 2022 at the London Hilton Bankside on 4 July 2022 where the winners will be unveiled.

The glittering black-tie industry event has been a calendar essential for years and returns this year after a two-year absence, due to the pandemic.

IoH CEO Robert Richardson FIH said: “We have been delighted by the number and calibre of nominations we’ve received for the Annual Awards this year. It has highlighted again some of the amazing work across our industry during the last year and I’m delighted we will be able to celebrate their achievements at our IoH Annual Dinner in July.”

The IoH Annual Awards 2022 shortlisted finalists in the four categories are:

1. Best Educational Programme 2022 - sponsored by HIT Training

2. Talent Development Team of the Year 2022 - sponsored by Amadeus

3. The Gregory De La Peña-Hall MIH Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Employer of the Year Award 2022 – sponsored by Foodbuy

4. Outstanding Contribution to the Industry – sponsored by UGP

  • Michael Hales MIH – Managing Director, Juniper Ventures
  • Sir Garry Hawkes CBE FIH - Gardner Merchant (retired)
  • Lorraine Copes MIH - Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur, consultant, coach and speaker, Be Inclusive Hospitality
  • Phil Street FIH – Director, Momentum Recruitment
  • Brian Turner CBE FIH - Multi-award-winning British Chef & TV personality
  • Adrian Ellis MI FIH – General Manager, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
  • Jacqui Jones - Program Director International Travel, Tourism, Events, Festivals & Leisure Resort Management, University of Wales Trinity St Davids
  • Mike Wood MIH - General Manager & Director, Hempstead House Hotel
  • Eugenio Pirri CCIPD MIH - Chief Operations and Culture Executive, Dorchester Collection

The IoH would like to thank their headline sponsor Planday and our Gold Business Partners; United Gas & Power (UGP) and Foodbuy and their additional category sponsors HIT Training and Amadeus for all their ongoing support and commitment to the IoH and the Hospitality Industry.