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Outstanding Individual of Lockdown Shortlist

The Outstanding Individual of Lockdown Award recognises an individual who has been influential and has made a significant contribution during lockdown. The winner is recognised for their energy, resourcefulness and commitment to providing support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday 22 September at 4pm. 

  • Kate Nicholls

    Kate Nicholls


    Kate Nicholls was appointed CEO of UKHospitality in early 2018, the trade association having been formed by the merger of the ALMR and the BHA. Kate had been the CEO of ALMR since September 2014, having previously worked as its Strategic Affairs Director and Head of Communications.

    Kate has worked and campaigned tirelessly for the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 epidemic through the #FAIR4HOSPITALITY campaign and managed to gain the attention of the government as to how reliant we all are on the industry. Despite her resilient campaigning she never misses a message, continuously responding to those in the industry that are in need, day and night. She has stood out as a total pioneer for the hospitality industry.

    Finalists: Greg Mangham (Only A Pavement Away), Frank Bothwell (Thomas Franks Ltd.), Mark Cribb (Urban Guild), Rob Kirby (Lexington Catering), Tony Matharu (Blue Orchid Hotels)