17 August 2009
Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield had a great night at last week’s Leeds Hotel Association Awards, with Jennie Russell, Duty Manager at the Cedar Court Hotel, taking top prize in the Rising Star category.
The awards, which took place on Friday 8th May at the The Queens Hotel Leeds, recognized excellence in the hospitality industry. Winners are selected by a panel of hotel industry experts and winners receive a fabulous trophy and certificate for their achievements.
Jennie said: “I couldn’t believe it, the competition was really tough, and there were some excellent candidates. But I’m delighted: it’s such and honor being awarded the Rising Star Champion. This has really inspired me in my career”.
Jennie who is studying Hospitality Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University joined Cedar Court in its pursuit of excellence in May 2008. Jennie started her training in housekeeping and worked her way up through each department and is now a Duty Manager. Ideally Jennie would like to enter into the sales and marketing side of the Hotel business.
John Horvath Group General Manager said: “I am thrilled that a member of our Hotel staff has won this award. Jennie has always demonstrated dedication and vision whilst she has been with us and we are all very, very proud of her”.
He added: “I hope that this can inspire other members of the team – I think we have some future winners of Leeds Hotel Association awards at Cedar Court Wakefield”.