The ABode Hotel Group was awarded ‘Best Small Business' by The Shine Awards at its annual awards ceremony that took place on 31st March 2011 in London.
The Shine Awards, in collaboration with People 1st, the hospitality travel and tourism sector skills council, is an innovative and dynamic organisation which recognises and celebrates companies and individuals who achieve and sustain excellence in hospitality, leisure and tourism.
The awards ceremony, which took place at The Savoy, London was attended by some of the most senior representatives of the British Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry and was hosted by TV personality Gaby Roslin.
Group HR Manager, Ros Young collected the award on behalf of ABode, which was shortlisted for the category of ‘Best Small Business' alongside Firmdale Hotels. Businesses which had demonstrated an extraordinary contribution to the industry, commitment to their businesses and to their members of staff were celebrated.
Commenting on the award, Managing Director of Abode Hotel Group, Nick Halliday said, "We are very honoured to receive such recognition, it's testament to the hard work and dedication of everybody within the business. I know that I speak on behalf of Andrew Brownsword and Michael Caines when I say we're extremely proud."