Oxford School of Hospitality Management announces short-list for inaugural Bacchus Awards

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

The inaugural Bacchus Awards Dinner is being held on Monday (30 March) at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. The event will be a landmark occasion for the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University.

It will bring together alumni, students, staff and friends of the School to mark the professional achievements of its graduates, and to reassert its commitment to working in close partnership with industry. 

My colleagues and I are incredibly proud of our alumni. They follow highly successful careers in the international hospitality industry, with many becoming leading players in the sector.

Donald Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Donald Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management commented: “My colleagues and I are incredibly proud of our alumni. They follow highly successful careers in the international hospitality industry, with many becoming leading players in the sector. They also give back a great deal to the School by supporting current students, employing fellow graduates and acting as our ambassadors all around the world.  

“The Bacchus Awards, launched as part of Oxford Brookes University’s 150th anniversary celebrations, will be the biggest party we have ever thrown. Together we will celebrate being part of the vibrant professional community of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management”.

The shortlisted candidates for the 2015 Bacchus Awards, all of them graduates of Oxford Brookes University, are:

Bacchus Young Alumni Award (under the age of 30)
Rakhee Patel, People and Talent Lead, Dorchester Collection
Dan Joines, Co-proprietor, The Manor
Oli Richardson, Recruitment Manager, Soho House Group
Holly Brown, Operations Manager, Baxter Storey
Fabian Zschweigert, Corporate Finance and Business Development Manager, IHG

Major Contribution to Industry
Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
Henry Ashworth, CEO, The Portman Group
Tim West, Chairman, Elior
Angela Maher, Programme Lead, Oxford School of Hospitality Management
Gerard Greene, Co-founder and former CEO, Yotel

 

The judging panel met on Monday (23 March) to reach its final decision and the winners will receive their awards at the even on Monday evening (30 March). Awards will also be made in two other categories; the Bacchus Student Award and the Bacchus Special Award. 

Ben McEwen, Alumni Chair of the Bacchus Society and Business Development Manager with BaxterStorey commented, "The Oxford School of Hospitality Management has an incredibly strong culture, founded on the commitment of students, alumni and staff. We are sure the Bacchus Awards will further enhance that culture by stimulating pride in the contribution that our graduates make to the international hospitality industry. 

“It is so inspiring for young students to see what those who have come before them have gone on to achieve in their professional careers".

More information about the Oxford School of Hospitality Management can be found on the Oxford Brookes website.