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The Grand, Folkestone shortlisted for major industry award.

Added on: 23rd May, 2019 by Folkestone_12392

The Grand, Folkestone shortlisted for major industry award.

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Thu, 23 May 2019

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Following a successful year engaging with students and supporting careers programmes at various levels including those at Canterbury Christchurch University, the Angela Ruskin University in London, St. Columba's Boys School, The Shaw Trust Disability Charity, Folkestone Job Centre, Towers School Ashford and numerous schools in Folkestone (and previously Turner Schools) The Grand is proud to have been shortlisted for the “Institute of Hospitality Best Student Placement Scheme” award for our work with Schools, Colleges, Universities & people with hidden or visible disabilities.

General Manager Robert Richardson FIH said “It’s always been a privilege for my team and I to work with some incredibly talented careers leaders both locally and further afield in London (culminating in a recent, and highly successful, careers education project led by ourselves working with Harrods, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Dukes Hotel London and the Dorchester Collection) and to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award is testament to the efforts of The Grand to be the best ambassador for our industry and our district that we can be. Win or lose on the night, it’s the journey that brought us here that’s important”.

The Awards take place at The Waldorf Hotel in London in June.

About the Institute of Hospitality:
Established in 1938, the Institute is managed as an educational charity with resources including publications, management guides and research, covering both the hospitality and hotel industry and other management disciplines. The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. We have members working in every sector of the industry and in over 100 countries around the world.

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Aimee - 25 May, 2019 - 17:34PM

I've been following Robert on Social media for a while and I think his work in the industry is to be admired.

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