There was cause for celebration as Charlotte Rouse, BaxterStorey’s head of mobilisations and supply chain for London was recognised with an Acorn Award, one of the hospitality industry’s greatest accolades.
The annual awards ceremony now in its 34th year, celebrate the achievements of 30 of the industry’s brightest stars, aged under 30, with each winner nominated by their colleagues for their outstanding contribution and successes in their field.
Acorn Award sponsor, Waldron said: “Congratulations to the 2020 Acorn Awards winners. It is so uplifting to hear about the incredible achievements of the ‘class of 2020′ and recognising industry talent in a year filled with challenges is crucial. Now, more than ever, it is important to continue to inspire and nurture emerging talent”.
Charlotte, who has recently taken on the role of head of mobilisations and supply chain for London at the age of 27, is responsible for building connectivity between supply chain and our kitchens, offering support and consultation for mobilisations.
Charlotte joined BaxterStorey’s Graduate Programme six years ago, when she was given her first role at one of London’s flagship locations, managing a team of 15, aged just 21. With a hunger to develop, Charlotte was the youngest manager to secure a place on BaxterStorey’s Advanced Management Journey and used her coaching for performance skills learnt on the programme to encourage her team members to grow.
The judges praised Charlotte for her exceptional engagement and impressive ability to stay on top of industry trends, going above and beyond to deliver on client expectation. Admired for being an advocate of start-up businesses within the industry, supporting the likes of Modern Standard and Punchy Drinks, Charlotte loves to promote new brands through location ‘pop up’ opportunities, to support their growth and brand profiling.
Admired for being a key influencer to drive sustainability initiatives, Charlotte has recently been the driving force behind an industry first direct partnership with BaxterStorey and Beeswax Dyson, who grow potatoes and peas exclusively for BaxterStorey customers.
Commenting on her win, Charlotte said: “I was on a call with my team at the time when I got the news; I couldn’t stop smiling! Winning an Acorn Award has been one of my key career goals for many years, so it was a very special moment. As the announcement was made mid-lockdown, it felt extra special to be recognised for my work with such a special accolade.”
BaxterStorey co-chief executive, Noel Mahony said: “We are delighted that Charlotte has been recognised with this richly deserved Award. Training and development are the foundation of our business, and since joining our Graduate Programme, Charlotte’s enthusiasm to keep pushing the boundaries of service excellence has never wavered.
“We feel incredibly proud to have Charlotte in the BaxterStorey team and are delighted to celebrate her success with the industry”.