Kate Nicholls, was recognised for services to the hospitality sector, particularly during the Covid pandemic when she has presented the challenges facing hospitality businesses in clear and sometimes stark terms to government and been instrumental in the support the sector has received.

She said: “This year has been one of continued despair and heartbreak for hard-pressed hospitality businesses. They were hit first and hit hardest by the pandemic but, despite this, there have been countless inspirational examples of leadership, resilience and collaboration, of people coming together to support their local communities during this unprecedented time, helping to feed frontline NHS and key workers, the homeless and support others in need. It is those values that make me proud to have represented and been part of such a wonderful sector for many years.”

Nicholls added that the focus was to press the government for additional financial support.


(Content courtesy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper)