Three accolades for contemporary Edinburgh catering company
Edinburgh-based caterer Hickory swept the board at the inaugural Scottish Women in Hospitality and Tourism Awards held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.
The contemporary catering company saw off stiff competition from the industry to be awarded the Best Place to Work for Women, with the company’s Nicole Sullivan also taking home the Rising Star award. Colleague Dawn Balfour scooped the Venue Manager of the Year accolade for the Eskmills Venue in Musselburgh – making it a hat-trick for the catering firm.
Sullivan was also awarded a HIT (Hospitality Industry Trust) Scotland scholarship to continue her development.
Set up to celebrate the achievements of women working in the industry, the event was attended by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.
Deputy Managing Director Stephanie Stubbs said: “To accept the award on behalf of Hickory for the Best Place to Work for Women is without doubt the highlight of my career. Women are central to this industry yet less than 10% make it to senior management roles; Hickory set out to change this and last night we were recognised for our vision.
“We are committed to bringing young women up the ranks to achieve their potential and, importantly, be recognised for doing so.”