Women 1st reveals 2013 Shine Awards shortlist

Women 1st reveals 2013 Shine Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the Women 1st Shine Awards 2013 has been unveiled today.

The awards recognise outstanding female and diversity achievement in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.

This year’s winners will be announced on June 19 in London and 25 women will be inducted into the Women 1st Top 100 Club which recognises the most influential women across the four sectors.

The shortlist is:

Woman of the Year

  • Jenny Body OBE – president-elect, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Julie Moore – managing director, Green Gourmet Ltd.
  • Michele Moore – head of people development, Elior UK
  • Margot Slattery – managing director Ireland and Northern Ireland, Sodexo
  • Carrie Wicks – operations director, Firmdale Hotels

Lifetime Achievement

  • Jenny Body OBE – president-elect, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Elena Salvoni – retired, Little Italy Soho
  • Julia Sibley – chief executive, Savoy Educational Trust
  • Sara Jayne Stanes OBE – director, Academy of Culinary Arts
  • Gill Tynan – general manager, service operations, Go-Ahead London

Rising Star

  • Babs Coombes –Black Country area manager, Centro
  • Charlie Cousens – manager, Strattons Hotel
  • Emma Cooper – finance and marketing director, The Ambrette
  • Laura Davis – sales manager, Smart Hospitality
  • Rachel Phillips – HR director, Marriott Hotels

Stepping Up

  • Laura Garton – learning and development director worldwide, Orient-Express
  • Sarah Jones – head of customer services, Centro
  • Katy Maddison – interim commercial and finance director, Sodexo Cyprus
  • Sarah Prentice – business development manager, Bartlett Mitchell
  • Sarah Swaysland – marketing manager, Be At One Cocktail Bars

Outstanding Entrepreneur

  • Cleopatra Browne – managing director, Celtic Coast Coasteering
  • Ciara Crossan – chief executive, WeddingDates UK
  • Carolyn Pearson – chief executive, Maiden Voyage.com

Mentor of the Year

  • Liz Chandler – director of corporate development, Merseytravel
  • Debrah Dhugga – general manager, Dukes St. James London
  • Lin Dickens – marketing director, Bartlett Mitchell
  • Tracey Rogers – managing director, Unilever Food Solutions UK and Ireland

Small Business

  • Dukes St. James London
  • Farm Stay UK
  • Green Gourmet Ltd.
  • Purple Cubed

Large Business

  • Addison Lee
  • Bourne Leisure
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Merlin Entertainments


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