The inaugural BH Star Awards have won the backing of MPLOY, the South West’s leading privately owned recruitment agency. The company is set to sponsor the Business Tourism and Venue Award.
The independent awards were launched last month to honour and bring public recognition for varied achievements and positive contributions from those professionals working across the hospitality, tourism and retail sector.
A final category selection will not only recognise and celebrate the BH region’s best-loved tourism businesses, but also enhance hospitality and include the burgeoning quality retail sector.
Covering the BH postcode areas – Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Wimborne, plus the surrounding towns and villages – entrants may work in tourism, retail and hospitality. A celebratory semi-finalist event will follow, culminating in a gala dinner in Spring 2019.
MPLOY co-founder and finance director Mark Nash said the company is committed to partnering with local businesses: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Business Tourism and Venue Award at the BH Star Awards. We’re looking forward to meeting some fantastic businesses and individuals throughout the process.”
Hospitality director Anna Cebeniak, added: “We are aware that the success of our business is part of the progress and prosperity of many local businesses and we would like to acknowledge their aspirations and achievements. Sponsoring the Star Awards puts our brand in front of thousands of local people, giving us a chance to engage with candidates and clients.
“We hugely encourage everyone to nominate businesses for this award and wish all of them every success in the lead-up to this prestigious event. They may be exhibition centres, hotels, conference, wedding and banqueting venues, but they must offer visitors an exceptional standard of service and outstanding, memorable experiences.”
Established in 2001, MPLOY operates from seven branches across Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, with 45 recruitment professionals who cover sectors including office roles, healthcare, digital, marine and hospitality.
“We are delighted to welcome MPLOY, the Awards feature hospitality, tourism and retail because of the varied roles which exist locally,” said Jackie Phillipson co-founder of the BH Star Awards. “These Awards recognise new and innovative products, services and suppliers who bring economic value to the destination and have an impact on the wider region.
Mploy join the Awards’ associates and partners County Foods, Country Fare, Eskimo EPOS, Meridian Lifts, Meridian Air Conditioning, and Oceana Hotel Group they all appreciate the hard work and dedication which create this award-winning destination and its great to see them all genuinely interacting with awards and with other like-minded businesses.”