Jill Whittaker, managing director of national hospitality apprenticeship and training provider HIT Training, has scooped the prestigious ‘Woman in Education’ title in the 2015 Sussex Women in Business Awards.
The awards, which this year attracted 350 entries from right across the county, recognise leadership success and give women in business – including employees, business owners and entrepreneurs – the opportunity to shine and share the success they’ve achieved. The ceremony was held at the Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award; it’s a real honour to be amongst so many successful women who represent the very best in their own fields,” commented Jill.
Earlier this year, Jill also won the Institute of Director’s (IoD) London & South East Director of the Year award in the category for businesses with an annual turnover of £10m – £99m.
HIT Training, the leading national provider of apprenticeships, training and work-based learning for the UK’s hospitality sector, is based in Shoreham on Sea, West Sussex, and employs more than 600 professional staff in more than 50 offices across the country. To date, HIT has supported more than 50,000 learners at over 10,000 employer sites and last year trained more than half of all hospitality apprentices in England.