Harbour & Jones has celebrated and rewarded the success of its outstanding team members at its annual awards ceremony and party. The revelry took place at the HAC, home to the Honourable Artillery Company, and in keeping with the time of year, the theme was Oktoberfest. As a company that counts service as one of its core values, Service Obsession was fittingly the most hotly-contested award that produced three worthy winners. The other closely-fought categories, judged by an esteemed panel of past winners and team leaders, were Team of the Year, Leadership, Chef of the Year and Innovation. The 2017 Harbour & Jones Award winners are:
Nathan Jones, managing partner of Harbour & Jones, said: “What a night! The standard of achievement of the award winners was phenomenal and we congratulate them all. They exemplify the dedication, passion and talent that is prevalent within our teams. The judges had a really tough job deciding the final winners from a fantastic mix of entries, but we got there in the end and from the positive reactions in the room we made the right choices.
It’s really important to bring all our people together under one roof for a night of celebration and recognition of the hard work they deliver day in, day out. The strength of our business is down to our people and we must acknowledge that. Not everyone can win an award but our annual event gives us the opportunity to say thank you and for everyone to let their hair down with their colleagues. We certainly achieved that goal!”
For the special event, the Prince Consort rooms were transformed into a Munich bierkeller and the 400-strong team enjoyed beer, pretzels and German-style food, served by lederhosen and dirndl-clad waiting staff, whilst listening to traditional German music from The Oompah Band.