Miele Professional supports BH Awards to recognise the best boutique bar managers

Boutique Hotelier Awards 2015, Hilton Hotel, Olympia

Miele Professional has come on board and partnered up with Boutique Hotelier to sponsor the third year of the hugely-successful Personal Service Star Awards.

A global leader of commercial laundry equipment, dishwashers and washer disinfectors, Miele Professional has chosen to sponsor the Bar Manager of the Year category at the ceremony, which takes place in October on the first night of the Independent Hotel Show.

“Miele Professional is delighted to be sponsoring Boutique Hotelier’s Bar Manager of the Year award,” says Les Marshall, sales and marketing director at Miele Professional. “We chose to sponsor this award because it recognises the great work carried out by bar managers across the UK. Their role is a challenging one that involves juggling staff management with the demands of customers and ensuring the smooth running of the business, all while making sure the customer has a great overall experience. We understand that this is no easy feat and feel that the exceptional people behind these jobs deserve recognition.”

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Launched in 2014 to recognise those staff members working tirelessly in boutique hotels up and down the country, the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards celebrate a total of 11 employees in a range of categories, including this year’s new addition, General Manager of the Year.

Also new for this year is the formation of a judging panel, made up of top hospitality experts who will chose the winners from the final shortlists and be revealed in a few weeks’ time.

The nominations process officially opens in July online and in print, and general managers, owners and senior heads of departments are encouraged to put forward their most impressive employees.

The process will close at the end of September before the shortlists are announced and put forward to the judges who will then decide on the winners.

The Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards take place on October 18th at London’s Hilton Olympia, just a stone’s throw from the exhibition venue for the Independent Hotel Show.

Miele Professional believes that awards like these are so important to recognise talent in the industry and create aspirations people to work towards.

Marshall adds: “People in the hospitality industry work extremely hard and often their great work goes unnoticed. It is vital for the industry to continue to thrive so that businesses and staff feel rewarded and inspired to keep working hard. The Bar Manager of the Year award celebrates the exceptional achievements of those in a demanding, customer facing role and we’re looking forward to finding out who wins.”

Miele now joins Mitre Linen, Star Quality Hospitality, InstaSupply and Gold Key Media as sponsors of the Awards.


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