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  • 2017 Bacchus Alumni Awards 2017

    The third Bacchus Alumni Award, was held on 24th April 2017 at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, and was another landmark occasion for the Oxford School of Hospitality Management (Oxford Brookes University). It will brought 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. Ben McEwen, Chair of the Bacchus Alumni Society, commented: “We are incredibly proud of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management’s 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 – supporting current students, employing fellow graduates and acting as our ambassadors all around the world”.

    The shortlisted candidates for the 2017 Bacchus Awards, all of them graduates of Oxford Brookes University, were:

    Bacchus Young Alumni Award (under the age of 30)

    • Rhiannon Heseltine - General Manager, Lexington Catering
    • Rebecca Armstrong - General Manager, The Genuine Dining Co
    • Victoria Slater - Associate Director, Gerber Communications
    • Martin Holden-White - Business Development Executive, BaxterStorey
    • George Harwood-Dallyn - Operations Director of The Jolly Post Boys and GAF.
    • Owen Farr - Assistant Manager, D&D London

    Manager of the Year

    • Graziano Aricale - Operations Director, Birley Clubs
    • Nikki White Wright - Director of Destinations and Sustainability, ABTA
    • Andrew Pirret - Director Operations Mobile Services, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
    • Paul Brackley - General Manager, Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard
    • Rebecca Mofford - Head of Operations, Mogford Ltd
    • Owain Lloyd Jones - Opening Manager, House of Jacob
    • Pedro Deakin - Hotel Manager, Four Seasons George V Paris

    Bacchus Mentor of the Year

    • Anne Elliot – CEO, elliotts
    • Ciaran Fahy - Chief Executive Officer, Ellerman Hotels
    • Paul Bloomfield – Director, Zest Catering
    • Adam Rowledge – General Manager, Georgian House Hotel
    • Matt Bell – Area Manager, Citizen M
    • Edward Gallier – Head of Learning and Development, Amaris Hospitality
    • Bev King – Owner, Z Hotels

    The winners received their awards at the ceremony on 24th April. Awards will also be made in three other categories –the Bacchus Student Award, Major Contribution to Industry and Bacchus Special Award.

    The winnders were

    • Bacchus Student Award – Holly Davies and Nicholas Le Gal
    • Young Alumni Award – George Harwood-Dallyn, Operational Director, GAF Oxford and the Jolly Postboys
    • Manager of the Year Award – Paul Brackley, General Manager, Shangri-La at the Shard
    • Bacchus Mentor Award – Edward Gallier, Head of Learning and Development, Amaris Hospitality
    • Major Contribution to the Hospitality Industry – Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
    • Bacchus Special Award – Paul Bloomfield, Director, PB Ltd

    Donald Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management commented:

    The Oxford School of Hospitality Management has an incredibly strong culture, founded on the commitment of students, alumni and staff. This year’s 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 alumni have gone on to achieve in their professional careers

    Tickets for this event are currently unavailable.

    The Bacchus Awards Dinner is the perfect event for companies who already employ Brookes graduates or who want to attract young talent, by strengthening their relationship with the Oxford School of Hospitality Management.

    The Oxford School of Hospitality Management acknowledges the generous contribution of the following supporters:
    St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
    Corney and Barrow