Award Nominations

HCL Awards 2019

Make a nomination

It’s really easy to nominate a team or an individual. Please use the button below, which will take you to our nomination form. To complete the form, you will need to specify which award category you are nominating an individual/team for. Further information about each awards category can be found below.

CLOSING DATE: 11:59pm Friday 1st March 2019

Make a nomination

HCL Awards 2019

Award Categories

Award Information PDF

Our awards information PDF can be found below, which sets out the awards categories and provides further information about the venue. Our nominations guide ‘How to Make Your Nomination Stand Out - A Guide to Compiling a Successful Nomination’ is also located below.

Awards information pdf

Nominations Guide

Our nominations guide ‘How to Make Your Nomination Stand Out - A Guide to Compiling a Successful Nomination’ is located below. This document may be helpful in your preparation of your nomination.

Nominations guide

Awards Categories

Chef Manager of the Year (Secondary Schools)

Sponsored by MorBeans

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Secondary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year

Sponsored by Love Joes

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Operational Manager 2019

Sponsored by Bidfood

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Special Contribution Award

Sponsored by Hobart UK

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HCL Partner of the Year

Sponsored by HCL

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Mobile Workforce Award

Sponsored by W.V. Howe Limited

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Delivering Service Excellence

Sponsored by Premier Foods

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Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region A

Sponsored by UK Foodhall

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Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region B

Sponsored by McCain

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Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region C

Sponsored by Unilever Foods

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Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region A)

Sponsored by Histon Produce

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Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region B)

Sponsored by Quorn

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Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region C)

Sponsored by Green Gourmet

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In addition, HCL are proud to receive sponsorship from:

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Make a nomination

Ashridge House

Friday 17 May 2019

Awards Evening - Friday 17 May 2019

All shortlisted nominees and their nominator will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday 17 May 2019 at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1NS. Each winner will be announced and presented with a Certificate of Excellence and a trophy to mark their achievement.

Acknowledging staff commitment, loyalty and their overall contribution to our successful organisation is particularly important to HCL. Being nominated for an award not only gives a sense of kudos and honour at a personal level for individuals, but at the same time raises the professional bar in our continual quest for the delivery of service excellence.

The HCL spectacular awards event, generously sponsored by our valued suppliers, aims to recognise individual colleagues and whole teams across HCL who have shown excellence in the way in which they have undertaken their duties or who have demonstrated outstanding support in the pursuit of providing distinction in education catering.

Ashridge house

Ashridge House is a former royal residence in Berkhamstead, set in 190 acres of outstandingly beautiful gardens. The house also served as THE inspiration for the design of Hogwarts. (Harry Potter fans will instantly recognise the staircase).

For more information about Ashridge, please visit their website below.

Ashridge House