By Denis Sheehan, Publisher, H&C News: Everyday accuracy aligned to Institute of Hospitality Golf Day, in Partnership with Caterer.com
Accuracy, awards and networking are critical to firms looking to get ahead.
This year’s Institute of Hospitality Golf Day in Partnership with Caterer.com was a massive success, notably by raising £5,225 for the IoH Youth Council.
It was also a glorious Spring day where hospitality operators and suppliers enjoyed an outstanding round of golf at The Belfry. Followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner delivered by the Chef Brigade at The Belfry, under the stewardship of The Belfry’s Executive Chef Robert Bates.
The day also offers a unique opportunity for suppliers to hospitality operators to meet new like-minded people in hospitality and get ahead.
Neil Fillbrook, President North America, UK & Ireland, Bankbrokers reflected on this year’s golf day telling us: “I have attended every H&C News golf day since the first in 2018.
“When I learned that the same golf day format was being applied by the H&C News team to the Institute of Hospitality Golf Day, in Partnership with Caterer.com, I signed up immediately.
“Business networking, in my opinion, needs to be subtle and relevant. So, for example, at H&C News organised golf days I catch up with people with the same passion for our industry that my team and I have. Over a day of golf, a few drinks pre-dinner, conversations over dinner, and socialising post-dinner, we meet many such people. It’s been a great way for firms to get ahead.”
“Over the years, this has led to us developing robust relationships with people and businesses we met at these events.
“So, we now want to build on our involvement and be a more significant part of the day. To that effect, we have decided to become the sponsoring partner for the Nearest the Pin Award. I look forward to presenting the winner with their engraved silver salver award at dinner next year.
“The work we do in saving our clients’ money in their commercial banking processes aligns well with Nearest the Pin, as we apply accuracy to everything we do daily. It’s just simply what we do and helps firms get ahead.”
Commenting on Bankbrokers commitment to the Institute of Hospitality Golf Day, in Partnership with Caterer.com, IoH CEO Robert Richardson FIH said: “Having benefited from the services provided by Neil and his team at Bankbrokers when I was a hotel GM, I know the value they provide.
“I also know how precise and accurate their work is and how it delivers worth. So I am delighted that Bankbrokers have become our partner and sponsor of the Nearest the Pin award for 2023. This will add extra theatre to both the day and at dinner. Thank you, Neil.”
A full review of the Institute of Hospitality Golf Day in Partnership with Caterer.com can be seen here, including video footage with player interviews.