Monday, 12 November 2012
The team from Auchrannie were celebrating last Tuesday night (6th November) after being recognised as the ‘Best Independent Hotel Employer’ in Scotland at an award ceremony organised by trade publication ‘The Caterer.com’.
Group director Linda Johnston and operations manager Iain Hamilton attended the black tie ceremony at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield hotel where they were joined by hundreds of other hospitality businesses from the length and breadth of Scotland. These unique awards were designed to reward and recognise the cream of hospitality employers as judged by the people who know them best - their employees.
Employees were provided with an online tool-kit to answer a series of questions relating to their employer and workplace. The results of which give the employer a ranking against other entries. This process made for a realistic and unbiased judging process, as it is based on the true opinion of individuals who know exactly how good their employer is.
Once all entries were scrutinised, Auchrannie not only came out top in the ‘Best Independent Hotel’ category but also ranked 12th overall for Scotland amongst all hospitality businesses that entered.
Other businesses competing for the top honours included national chains such as Marriott, Hilton and Jury’s Inns as well as a number of independent operators.
Operations manager Iain Hamilton, speaking after the awards said “It is great to be part of an organisation where so many staff are so passionate about working there. We realise that it is only by providing such a positive environment for our staff that we are able to continually deliver such high levels of customer service to our guests”.