Are you a rising star in hospitality? Don’t be shy – apply for @AcornAwards today!

Millennials, make your mark on the hospitality world: apply for an Acorn Award today!
Millennials, make your mark on the hospitality world: apply for an Acorn Award today!

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Acorn Awards, which identify the 30 most promising hospitality operators under the age of 30. Entrants from all sections of hospitality – pubs, bars and restaurants to hotels and foodservice operators – are welcome.

For 30 years the Acorn Awards have identified and honoured some of the best and brightest. Many Award winners have gone on to become big names in the industry, including Marco Pierre White, Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing, and 2015 Hotelier of the Year Nick Jones.

Nominations for the 2016 Acorn Awards should be completed online by visiting Acorn Awards.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 February 2016.  Judging will take place in early April, after which the 30 winners will be notified and invited to a fantastic celebration weekend at the 5* Chewton Glen resort in Hampshire on 12 and 13 June 2016.

For further information, contact Martha Allardyce at: or ring: 020 7881 4828


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email