HCA announces awards shortlist


The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is delighted to announce the shortlist for its prestigious annual awards, which recognise the commitment and contribution of the association’s members. This will form part of the HCA Leadership and Development Forum, taking place at The Macdonald Aviemore Resort in Cairngorms National Park on April 16 – 18, 2024.

Alongside its established awards consisting of Caterer of the Year, Catering Team of the Year, Efficiency and Improvement, the Wilma Wilkie Outstanding Service Award and Chairman’s Award the Association also has the ‘Rising Star’ Award that is designed to encourage the younger members to aspire to greater things and to make healthcare catering their career of choice.




HCA Awards 2024 finalists include the following:

• Rob Strachan, Head of Catering Services - Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Wessex Branch

• Adam Sheppard, Site Catering Supervisor - Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Wessex Branch

• Robert Cormack, General Manager, Catering - Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust, London & South East Branch

• Frank Fiore, Catering Manager, & Louise Sayell, Deputy Catering Manager -Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Branch

• Catering Department - Royal Brompton Hospital, London & South East Branch

• Catering Department - Royal Free Hospital, London & South East Branch

• Sue Austin, Food Production Manager - Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Trent Branch

• Sian Langford, Facilities & Compliance - Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Trust, West Midlands Branch 

• Clodagh Hastings, Assistant Support Manager - Gransha Hospital,  Northern Ireland Branch 

• Jane Willis, Deputy FM Manager - Somerset Foundation Trust, South West Branch 

• Wayne Roper, Catering Superintendent - North Tyneside General Hospital, Northern Branch 

• Dr Mabel Blades, Oxford Branch 

• Michael McCall, Catering Strategy Manager - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, West of Scotland Branch 

• Karoline Rowlands, Facilities Manager - North Bristol Trust, South West Branch 

There will be no shortlist for the Chairman’s Choice, Special Recognition and Trade Stand awards. 

All winners will be announced at the President's Gala and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Good luck to all.

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