The People Awards Finalists

Author: Joanna Flood
Date: February 2, 2023
Category: News

The People Awards finalists

They’re back! Our favourite night of the year, all about recognising the mind-blowing talent in our business. A night where we bring the house down with our rock star winners and nominees.

This year was record-breaking for entries, and we are ready to shout about our epic shortlist. Our trailblazers that challenge us to all to be better, they are the changemakers, the one’s to watch, and a non-negotiable they are all obsessed about food and hospitality. They don’t settle for anything less than the best. They think outside of the bread bin, and that’s why we’ve named them the best of the best. 

Kitchen porter of the year
John Rojas, UAL Central Saint Martins
Alex Maphalala, Health Service Laboratories
Victor Shooter, British American Tobacco

Chef of the year
Charlie Becke, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Ryan Percopo, M&G
Taz Tariq, Sony Music

Front of house star of the year
Florence Garrett, British American Tobacco
Giuseppe Tessaro, Penguin Random House
Hannah Tobin, Portwall House

Innovation of the year
FUEL Experiences
Lizzie Hennig for Waste Knot
Scottish Courts Service Group

Support champion of the year
Charlotte Fagan, Supply Chain
Denise Allen, People Team
Lilly Carroll, Operations

Chef manager of the year
Andrea Pospisilova, James Hutton Institute
Marc Hicks, Office for National Statistics
Tony Earl, Wessex Water

Community impact award
City of Glasgow College
Steve Wren, Said Business School
Tracey Harvard, BAE Christchurch

Manager of the year
Allison Miller, City of Glasgow College
Lily Bell, ASOS
Rob Mitchell, Winchester Cathedral

Team of the year

Rising star of the year
Charlie Search, FUEL Experiences
Gift Chatepa, NatWest
Penny Macgowan, Sales Team

The People Awards night is Thursday 6th July. Tune into our live stream on the night, and cheer along with us. You may just need to turn the volume down – we plan to get loud!