Harrogate tearoom wins Best Places to Work Award

21 February 2006
Harrogate tearoom wins Best Places to Work Award

Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate and La Tasca Restaurants have triumphed in Caterer and Hotelkeeper's inaugural Best Places to Work in Hospitality Awards.

The family run business, which has six café-tearooms in North Yorkshire was a joint winner of the platinum award with Spanish tapas chain la Tasca.

Betty's also took the Restaurant And Bar With 1-10 Sites title, and La Tasca triumphed again in the Restaurant And Bar Chains With 11 Or More Sites category.

Bettys operations manager Rachel Burberry said: "We're here tonight, but actually it's all about the 550 people up in Yorkshire making it happen everyday."

La Tasca's human resources director Gavin Wetton: "It's a fantastic recognition of everything we do for our people in the business. We're over the moon."

Pictured (left to right) are Simon Sanderson, operations manager, La Tasca; Gavin Wetton, human resources manager, La Tasca; Rachel Burberry, operations manager, Bettys; Mark Sykes, managing director of awards sponsor Lister Charles.

Category winners included: Hotels With 1-10 Sites, Four Seasons Hotels; Hotels With 11 Or More Sites, Radisson Edwardian Hotels; Fresh Faces Graduate Recruiter Award, Paramount Group of Hotels; Contract Catering Employers, Brookwood Partnership; Public Sector Employers, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust; Individual Unit Award, The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London; Hospitality Supplier Award, 3663 First for Foodservice.

By Chris Druce

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