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6th March 2020
at the Savoy Hotel, London

The Purple Umbrella Awards which is Umbrella Training’s Apprentice of the Year Award celebrates the success of the rising stars of the Hospitality industry…


The award recognises apprentices that have really stood out during their time within their Apprenticeship with Umbrella Training.  They may have achieved some fantastic feats in their work, or have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment that really added value to a company’s workforce or the production.

Entries are open to any Apprentice (that is undertaking an Apprenticeship with Umbrella Training, or has recently completed) employed within a hospitality company, and will recognise outstanding achievement, commitment, adding value to the Apprentice’s organisation, and personal development.

Purple Umbrella Awards 2020
Apprentice of the year

Thank you to our Sponsors



We are delighted to share with you the finalists for the Purple Umbrella Awards 2020. The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at The Savoy on 6th March 2020.

Best Chef Apprentice level 2

  • Chloe Lancaster (New Forest Hotels)
  • Fu Jian Ting (The Pig)
  • Harry Nelson (Marcus Wareing restaurants)
  • Jennifer Gomez Calle (CH&Co)
  • Laura Hodge (PIG)
  • Rui Pereira Dos Santos (Rosewood, London)
  • Thomas Marriage (Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons)

Best Chef Apprentice at level 3

  • Benjamin Garnett-Sinclair (CH&Co)
  • Frederick Hisole (Firmdale – Knightsbridge Hotel)
  • Mo Arshe (Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill)

Best Hospitality Team Member Apprentice

  • Alice Hockley (THE PIG – near Bath Home Grown Hotels)
  • Jodie Taplin (The Ritz)
  • Kwende Welch (Georgian House Hotel)
  • Radostina Lazarova (Firmdale)
  • Sophie Biddell (New Forest)
  • Tess Corcoran (Red Carnation Hotels)

Best Hospitality Supervisor Apprentice

  • Aimee Reddick (AB Hotels)
  • Aleida Di Tonno (Park Plaza Victoria)
  • Daniel Zbant (Savoy)
  • Dovile Pociute (Strand Palace)
  • Emily Black (New Forest)
  • Louise Renshaw (THE PIG – near Bath Home Grown Hotels)
  • Rene Castillo (Hotel Café Royal)
  • Wasiu Fatai (Savoy)

Best Hospitality Manager Apprentice

  • Adrian Kobak (Red Carnation Hotels)
  • Gabor Nagyvaradi (RAF Club)
  • Vincent Bouin (RCH)

Best Departmental and Operations Manager Apprentice

  • Akvile Treciokaite (ACE hotels)
  • Selven Armoogum (Firmdale)

Best Learning & Development Apprentice

  • Andrea Varga (Union Jack Club)
  • Katrina Brandt (PPHE Hotel Group)

Best Apprentice, a non Umbrella learner

  • Charlotte Clarke (Kew Green Hotels)
  • Amelia Shaw (Elite Hotels)
  • Kirsty Williams (Royal Lancaster London)

Best Alumni Apprentice

  • Donatella Gagliano (Firmdale)
  • Millie Healey (New Forest Hotels)
  • Monika Soti (Rosewood London)
  • Oliver Hawkins (PPHE)
  • Robyn Smith (Umbrella Training)

Award Categories & Sponsors

  1. Best Chef Apprentice Level 2 – Sponsored by Innovate Awarding
  2. Best Chef Apprentice Level 3 – Sponsored by Off To Work
  3. Best Hospitality Team Member Apprentice – Sponsored by
  4. Best Hospitality Supervisor Apprentice – Sponsored by Professional Assessment Ltd
  5. Best Hospitality Manager – sponsored by School of tourism and hospitality, University of Surrey
  6. Best Operations Manager Apprentice – sponsored by mum
  7. Best Learning & Development Apprentice – sponsored by mum
  8. Best Alumni Apprentice – Sponsored by Elite Hospitality Assessment Professionals
  9. Apprentice of the Year (Non Umbrella learner, open to the whole of the hospitality industry) sponsored by Umbrella Training
  10. Special Award (Chosen by the Umbrella Training Board) – Sponsored by
  11. Purple Umbrella Award – Overall Apprentice of the Year (Chosen by the judges and the Umbrella Training Board from the entries above) – Sponsored by Umbrella Training

Book your tickets now.

6th March 2020
at the Savoy Hotel, London
Thank you to our Sponsors

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We are extremely excited to announce that the 2020 Purple Umbrella Awards will be on Friday 6 March at The Savoy, London.


Join us for a memorable experience and a night that will celebrate all the amazing work and achievements of Umbrella Training apprentices.

Book your early bird tickets now and save the date!

Purple Umbrella Awards 2020
Apprentice of the year

Thank you to our Sponsors
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