Top 10 Unsung Heroes – sponsored by Guest Supply


With over 35 years of experience, Guest Supply is an industry leader in hospitality supplies, serving the world’s top hotel chains and independent properties. Its 25,000 customers in over 100 countries realise the many benefits of a single resource, full-spectrum solution.

Supplying an enviable portfolio of clients with luxury retail brands to enhance their guest experience, to independent hotels and worldwide chains within the hotel and hospitality industry; Guest Supply also offers unique customised programmes, supplying toiletries tailored specifically to a hotel’s requirement. In addition to the extensive portfolio of branded guest amenities available, is a wide range of in-room accessories, housekeeping supplies and textiles.

Customers also look to Guest Supply to meet their growing and evolving needs. As part of Sysco Corporation – the leading global provider of food products to the restaurant, healthcare, and lodging industries – the company is able to leverage significant logistical expertise to continually expand the level of service it offers the hospitality industry.

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Around the globe, properties benefit from greater product selection, a more efficient ordering process, and improved operations. As a result, the brand helps properties maintain customer satisfaction and brand loyalty at the same time, ensuring constant business success.

Guest Supply works directly with employees behind the scenes in the hotel hospitality industry – from housekeepers to finance managers – and recognise just how important these roles are and that without them, the guest experience would not be complete. Guest Supply has chosen to sponsor the Unsung Heroes category to distinguish these individuals and show our thanks towards them.

We can now reveal the top 10 unsung heroes for 2018 here: 

Jan-Paul Kroese, general manager, Le Manoir 

Will Holland, executive chef, The Atlantic Jersey

Richard Young, managing director, Great Fosters 

Martin Burge, culinary director, Farncombe Estate 

Judy Hutson, interior designer, Home Grown Hotels 

Brian van Oosten, general manager, Wynyard Hall 

Judi Blakeburn, brand director, Another Place and Watergate Bay 

Nigel Brunt, group sales and marketing manager, Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants 

David Connell, general manager, South Lodge Hotel 

Pim Wolfs, general manager, Dormy House Hotel



Zoe Monk

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