Women In Hospitality & Tourism Awards 2017

On Sept 19th 2017 Women In Tourism were delighted to celebrate with all the nominees and winners of the inaugural Business Women Scotland Magazine Hospitality and Tourism Awards!

WIT were delighted to support the event, with Susan Russell, Chair of WIT joining David Cochrane9 (Hospitality Industry Trust) and Fiona Richmond (Scottish Enterprise) as judges for the awards.

On the night there was an opportunity to networking with over 200 women from across the sector as well as hear from a range of speakers including Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Relations.

A full list of the winners is below.  We’re chatting to Lynne and the team at Business Women Scotland Magazine about the 2018 Awards and will keep you updated on timings for submissions!

  • Bar of the Year – Lorna Hardy, Cask Bar at DoubleTree Hilton Glasgow, Bars Manager
  • Best Place for Women to Work – Stephanie Stubbs, Hickory
  • Front of House – Stacey Webster, Radisson Blu Edinburgh, Rooms Division Manager (Front of House)
  • Hotelier of the Year – Dale MacPhee, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, General Manager
  • HR Star – Carol Ramsay, Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Director of HR & Training
  • Restaurateur of the Year – Giovanna Eusebi, Eusebi, Owner
  • Rising Star (and winner of a HIT Scholarship) – Nicole Sullivan, Hickory, Account Executive
  • Spa Manager – Amy Yeates, Fairmont St Andrews, Director of golf, spa and leisure
  • Venue Manager – Dawn Balfour, Eskmills Venue, Venue Sales Manager
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Angela Vickers, Chief Executive of Apex Hotels

Photo’s from the awards can be viewed here.