Wales-based skills development company Cambrian Training were named as winners of the first-ever H&C EXPO Charity Golf Day, held at Celtic Manor Resort last week.
The competition, which took place ahead of the first annual H&C EXPO, saw industry leaders from across the hospitality sector come together to tee off at the world class golf course – with the aim of raising much needed awareness and profile for both The Clink Charity and Foxes Academy.
Competitors included caterers, suppliers, restaurateurs, ex-rugby professionals and even celebrity chef Brian Turner, while chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE assumed the role of caddy for the Cleaner Products team.
The companies that fielded teams for the competition included caterers Bartlett Mitchell and CH&CO, as well as host venue the Celtic Manor and sector suppliers such as Bank Brokers and Meiko UK.
Commenting on the huge success of the debut H&C EXPO Golf Day, Denis Sheehan, publisher, H&C News, said: “It was the perfect start to an exciting new event in the hospitality industry calendar. It was a relaxing and fun way for people across our industry to come together and most teams and players stayed on to take in day one of H&C EXPO.”
The 18-hole, four-ball competition raised much-needed awareness for The Clink and Foxes Academy, H&C EXPO’s official charity partners. The Clink Charity is aims to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders by training prisoners and placing graduates into employment in the hospitality industry upon release.
The Foxes Academy is a specialist catering college and training hotel for young adults with learning disabilities.
The competition was followed by a BBQ & buffet dinner and drinks reception where the prizes were awarded to winning teams and players.
From the feedback on the day and post event we expect most teams to come and take part again in 2019. If you are interested in putting a team forward, please complete the form below and we will be in touch. Priority is being given to all teams that took part in 2018 to take their 2019 option before we open to new teams.
We will then prioritise offering the opportunity to new teams to take part from the date of their application.
Supporters of H&C EXPO Golf Day
Tim Jones, Chairman of CH&Co Group
Chris Moore Chief Executive at The Clink Charity
Cyrus Todiwala and Brian Turner
Simon Houston, Sales Director at Bartlett Mitchell