Now celebrating its fifth year, the CHS Awards provide UK hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities. The awards are designed to be accessible for all types of hotels and venues, allowing even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service.

Taking place on Thursday 6th June at The Royal Armouries in Leeds, the unique awards will be showcasing the very best of the hospitality industry over 22 categories including Best Onsite Technology Offering, Venue Booker of the Year and Best Front of House Individual or Team.

Amanda Jackson, director of Hospitality Guaranteed has been selected for her industry expertise to join an independent panel of 50 event professionals from leading agencies throughout the UK to judge the categories.

Amanda has over 25 years in the hospitality industry, working for multiple well-known hotel groups. During her impressive career, she developed in many roles throughout the industry and has an acute understanding of the challenges faced by various departments, as well as an ability to consider the wider commercial objectives.

It was from these learnings that she recognised a need for independent advice within the venue sourcing process and, along with her business partner Victoria Brunton, went about reforming the industry. She said: “The people within the hospitality industry work really hard and were sometimes managing multiple events in a variety of properties from one location. It was clear to Victoria and I that processes could be simpler and we set about developing a system to benefit the industry as a whole.”

She added: “There are some fabulous examples of outstanding service within hospitality on a daily basis that sometimes go unnoticed, the awards provide a platform for these to be profiled. I am looking forward to seeing the achievements of the entries and being involved in what I am sure will be a difficult decision-making process.”

Hospitality Guaranteed provides an information led on-line management system supported by exceptional service with a clear focus on quality and efficiency to benefit the supplier and the client.

Award submissions are now closed and finalists will be announced live at the Conference & Hospitality Show in Leeds on the 30th April 2019. The award ceremony and gala dinner will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 in Leeds.

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