Bacchus Alumni Awards 2016 celebrate excellence of Hospitality graduates

Thursday, 14 April 2016

David Levin MBE

The second Bacchus Alumni Awards ceremony, held to celebrate the professional achievements of graduates of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management took place on 11 April 2016 at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

The award ceremony was attended by around 220 alumni, students and friends of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University.

Our alumni are our greatest ambassadors internationally. They go on to find incredible success in the hospitality industry and to shape the reputation of the School on the world-stage.

Ben McEwen, Bacchus Alumni Chair

Speaking at the event, Ben McEwen (Bacchus Alumni Chair), said: “Our alumni are our greatest ambassadors internationally. They go on to find incredible success in the hospitality industry and to shape the reputation of the School on the world-stage”.

After the ceremony, Donald Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, commented: “The Bacchus Alumni Awards are of great significance. They highlight the strength of our international community of graduates – and reassert the importance we place on preparing our students for successful and rewarding careers in industry. The awards give us the opportunity to formally recognise the achievements and influence of our talented alumni”.

This year's winners are:

Bacchus Student Award – Jennifer Connelly

Young Alumni Award – Robyn Isherwood, Head of Luxury Events, Lillingston

Manager of the Year Award – Gareth Banner, General Manager, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Bacchus Mentor Award – Lynne Levin, CEO, Levin Wines

Major Contribution to the Hospitality Industry – Peter Ducker, CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Bacchus Special Award – Professor David Levin, Founder of Capital Hotel Group

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is pleased to acknowledge those companies that supported this year’s alumni awards: Caterer.com, Lexington Catering, Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services, The Restaurant Group, BaxterStorey, Brodericks Love Coffee, Levin Wines, Ellis of Richmond, The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Vortek Design and 80SIX Ltd.

More information about studying Hospitality at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the Oxford School of Hospitality Management webpages.

 Image: Professor David Levin receives his Bacchus Special Award