• Award 5: The Training and Employee Retention Award, sponsored by Caterer.com


  • Criteria:

  • This award recognises operators who prioritise the training, engagement and retention of staff, and who regard continuous professional development as the mainstay of a successful business. It is open to organisations of any size, structure or discipline in the Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism sectors.

  • Please note:

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    - ALL boxes must be completed in order for the entry to be submitted. If a certain requirement is not applicable, please indicate "N/A" in the respective box.
    - Only links to entrant's own website will be counted. No third party web links are permitted.
    - Attachments may be sent by clicking on the "Select Files" button at the end of this form.
    - Maximum combined size of all attached files: 8mb per nomination.


    Nominations MUST include the following supporting information:

  • Describe your organisation’s unique approach to attracting, training and retaining talent, including how the business stands out from other operators in this regard. (Maximum 150 words).
  • Describe how your organisation prioritises employee satisfaction, motivation, loyalty, long-term engagement and career progression opportunities. (Maximum 150 words and/or a precise link to the relevant page on your website).
  • ADescribe how your organisation differentiates itself from competitors in the context of training and retention. (Maximum 150 words and/or a precise link to the relevant page on your website).
  • Provide evidence, including staff quotes and testimonials, of a working environment in which employees feel motivated, engaged and productive. (Maximum 150 words and/or a precise link to the relevant page on your website).
  • Describe the organisation’s growing reputation as an employer of excellence. This may include, for example, interviews, details of previous award wins, etc. (Maximum 150 words or a one-page attachment such as a press cutting).
  • Evidence of staff access to training and qualifications, where applicable. (Maximum 150 words and/or a precise link to the relevant page on your website).
  • Substantiating Evidence

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  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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