On Tuesday 16 November colleagues from MEETinLEEDS and our friends at GreatFoodAtLeeds were invited to represent our services at the Leeds Hotels and Venues Association’s Recognition Awards 2021. The event was to celebrate the strength and commitment of the hospitality industry over the last 18 months. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Asghar Khan and organised by the fantastic team at Leeds Hotels and Venues Association. The categories in which we were honoured included Most Innovative Diversification, Extra Mile categories for front of house and back of house teams, as well as a leadership category for our work in supporting the International welcome activity for our students.
Harriet Boatwright, Sales and Marketing Manager reflects “It was a privilege to represent the University of Leeds alongside other City colleagues and to have the opportunity to come together to recognise and celebrate the adaptability and resilience of our services and the teams that have made it possible! I am very proud to sit on the board of Leeds Hotels and Venues Association and never more so than when we are able to highlight and celebrate the amazing work of our teams across the membership. The narrative around hospitality, as we look towards recovery, is one to be proud of; our venues and teams supporting testing and vaccine centres, providing key worker accommodation and accommodation to the vulnerable, and continuing support of the nightingale courts. ”
Although only a few of our colleagues could be present to receive the commendations, they were accepted on behalf of the whole team in recognition, and celebration of their dedication and commitment to providing services to others, in support of the many.