Hotel boss at Rockliffe Hall in the running for Manager of the Year award

Nick Holmes, of Rockliffe Hall, has made it to the final three of his category in the Caterer and Hotelkeeper ‘Catey’ Awards

Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth-on-Tees, County Durham
Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth-on-Tees, County Durham

THE managing director of Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, County Durham, has been shortlisted for a major award.

Nick Holmes has made it to the final three in the Manager of the Year category of the Caterer and Hotelkeeper ‘Catey’ Awards, which recognise the sector’s highest flyers, strongest performers and best brands, as determined by industry insiders.

The final award winner will be announced on July 1 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, where Holmes will be up against Erick Kervaon from the Bingham in Richmond-upon-Thames and Peter Avis of the Babylon at The Roof Gardens in London.

Rockliffe Hall has won a vast array of awards and accolades since it opened in 2009, and was recently shortlisted for VisitEngland’s Large Hotel of Year title.

Holmes, whose career to date has spanned 35 years, said: “The industry is so full of talented individuals and it’s a privilege to work with so many at Rockliffe Hall, meet so many on my travels and constantly learn from so many.

“To have made this incredibly prestigious shortlist is such an honour and I’ll be flying the flag for the North of England.

“These awards are considered the most high profile in the hospitality and catering sector as they are decided by industry insiders and experts so it’ll be quite an exciting ceremony to attend later this year.”

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