Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Shortlist Revealed, Bacchus Alumni Awards

Monday, 26 March 2018

Bacchus Alumni Awards 2018

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management has revealed the shortlist for its fourth Bacchus Alumni Awards.

The awards mark the professional achievements of its graduates and recognise former alumni who have gone on to great things within the hospitality industry.

The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on 16 April at the beautiful Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.

Tickets for the awards dinner are available for alumni, staff and friends of the school, priced at £130 each, or £1100 for a table of 10 and can be purchased here.

Augustus Lonsdale, President of the Bacchus Alumni Society, said: “Graduates from the Oxford School of Hospitality Management go on to have highly successful careers both in the UK and internationally, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements. Through their strong connections with the School they give back in many ways – including as guest lecturers, mentors and employers of our students. The Bacchus Alumni Society provides an amazing network of professionals globally and is of real benefit to both current students and alumni.”

Angela Maher, Acting Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, added: “The Bacchus Alumni Awards offer an opportunity to recognise the amazing talent of our graduates. This year is particularly special as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of our Bacchus Mentoring Programme which provides senior industry mentors to over 200 students annually, many of whom are alumni of the School.”

The shortlisted candidates are:

Major Contribution To The Hospitality Industry

This award is for an alumnus who is a truly inspirational and respected figure, who has helped to shape the hospitality industry through their talent and commitment.

Henry AshworthPresident, International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD)
Dr Maureen BrookesReader, Oxford School of Hospitality Management
Dr Maureen BrookesVice President Operations, Creative Dining Services

Manager Of The Year

A graduate who has excelled at a management level and who has achieved considerable success in the career since leaving Oxford School of Hospitality Management.

Rupert PowerManaging Director, Sophie’s Steakhouse
Carmella CrisafulliDirector, Investment Analysis Europe, IHG
James HalsallFreelance Consultant
Guy FreedmanDeputy General Manager, THE PIG Hotel Hampshire
Mathilde MaitreDirector of Events & Groups, Claridge’s
Sarah KaplanGroup Director of Rooms, Principal Hotel Company

Rising Star Award

A graduate who is within 5 years of leaving the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and is showing great leadership potential.

Emily CoubroughAssistant Front Office Manager, The Savoy
Gabby BullHouse Manager, Soho House & Co
Owen FarrRestaurant Manager, The Modern Pantry Clerkenwell
Rebecca ScottFront of House Manager, Marriott Hotel Park Lane
Will RogersRestaurant Manager, Berners Tavern at EDITION
Matthew RowledgeHuman Resources Officer, Royal Garden Hotel

Bacchus Mentor Award

This award seeks to recognise one of our impressive Bacchus Mentors for the exceptional support they offer to our students.

Ciarán FahyChief Executive Officer, Ellerman Hotels
Liz McGivernVice President Human Resources, Red Carnation Hotels
Rakhee PatelHuman Resources Manager, Grace Hotels
Andrew BatchelorGeneral Manager, The Landmark Hotel
David GambierOwner & Managing Director, Great Experience Travel
Holly BrownOperations Manager, BaxterStorey