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News Release - Issued by York Events Ltd

Hotel & Restaurant Staff Award, Free Funding and Full Speaker Programme at Yorkshire Hotel Show – 18th & 19th February at York Racecourse

A new award will be presented at the Yorkshire Hotel Show for ‘Best Back of House’ member of staff. Nominations from managers and supervisors will be selected for a special prize of a weekend break to London with dinner, which has been sponsored by Booker Wholesale, a major supplier to the industry.

“The unsung heroes of the industry are often missed when it comes to awards and this new award will hope fully redress that situation here in Yorkshire. It sits perfectly with Ufi Ibrahim’s presentation about the Big Hospitality Conversation.” comments show director, Keith Myers.

Gary Verity, chief executive, Welcome to Yorkshire will open the Show conference programme on Tuesday 18th February. Gary’s presentation: ‘Yorkshire’s Tour de Force – Are you ready?’ will challenge the hotels, restaurateurs and other tourism businesses at the show about their preparedness for the largest sporting event in the world taking place on 5th & 6th July 2014 in Yorkshire.

Also presenting, Joel Brandon Bravo, managing director, Travelzoo shares his expertise with ‘Changes in the digital distribution landscape’ and joins other tourism, hotel and catering experts who will share their knowledge and experience with attendees.

Representatives from the Department for Works and Pensions will have details of £2275 available for employers to provide work experience and apprenticeships plus, Santander Bank’s presentation will include “Savvy Funding for Hotels and Restaurants - An Inside Track” by Alastair Morris Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking.

The conference programme will close on Wednesday afternoon with a Key Note Presentation by Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive, the British Hospitality Association on ‘The Big Hospitality Conversation – How to Join it and Win’

The venue for the show is the Ebor Stand at York Racecourse; a space that overlooks the racecourse and has great access with 2000 free parking spaces.


For further information please contact:

Contact: Keith Myers, Show Director
Tel 01904 349477
Mob 07712886036

Press Contact: John Gallery, Great Potential, Tel: 07967 032623

Notes for Editors:

York Events Ltd, the team behind the show is supported by ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’, ‘Visit York’, ‘Deliciously Yorkshire’ and ‘City of York Council’