Charities to benefit from hospitality awards

Last year's winners

THE annual Liverpool Hospitality Association Awards, which is taking place at the Rum Warehouse at Titanic Hotel Liverpool on Friday 2nd November, celebrates the hardworking employees of the exciting, fast-paced hospitality industry, whilst at the same time raising money for three chosen and very worthy charities.

La Salle Hotel School Liverpool, Wirral Mind and Hospitality Action are this year’s selected charities that will benefit from the money raised at the esteemed awards, with over £20,000 being raised last year for Woodlands Hospice and Hospitality Action. La Salle Hotel School Liverpool is a new charity that is a conversion of the past bothers house on the site, which will become a hotel school for the boys. Wirral Mind is a mental health charity, and Hospitality Action offers vital assistance to current and past employees of the hospitality industry, who find themselves in crisis.

Now in its third successful year, this year’s event has already reached 400 guests, setting its place firmly within Liverpool’s social calendar of events. The successful 33 finalists have been announced, placed across 12 different categories ranging from ‘Young Chef’ and ‘Independent Bar Winner’, to the modest  ‘Heart of House’ and ‘Unsung Hero’.

A selection of Liverpool’s most ambitious and hard-working employees have made it through to the finals, from some of the city’s most successful establishments including Titanic Hotel, Formby Golf Resort and Spa, The Hilton, Hope Street Hotel, and Malmaison to name a few, with this year’s event promising to be the most exciting yet.

Tracy Waddacor, Managing Director of World Class Service and the host of the Liverpool Hospitality Association Awards siad: “It is heart-warming to meet and reward such hardworking individuals in this fast paced business sector, and I hope such recognition encourages young people into this exciting industry. 

“Once again, the event will be held at the iconic Titanic Hotel and it brings together both the Hoteliers and Restaurateurs, creating an extremely strong and influential Association and a key annual event for the City of Liverpool, with the Mayor Joe Anderson in attendance, at the same time helping to raise valuable funds for our chosen charities”.