Sponsor’s Interview: David Hesketh MW, Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK

As managing director of one of the world’s most admired brands, David Hesketh is no stranger to what it takes to succeed at the very top of the hospitality sector.  Having doubled Laurent-Perrier’s turnover in the last 20 years, he has seen how little details can help businesses and people grow.   We spoke to the […]

Gold Service Scholarship Announces 2019 Scholar

The Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship are delighted to announce that the 2019 Scholar is Karen Gruet from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.  The announcement was made at a glamorous reception at Claridge’s Hotel on Monday, 4 February 2019, attended by 250 influential members of the hospitality industry. This follows the Final assessment […]

Team Gold Event: An interview with Robin Hutson

Since starting his career as a waiter at Claridge’s Hotel, Robin Hutson has become one of the industry’s most successful hoteliers. His Pig Hotel family is widely regarded as one of the most innovative hotel brands, offering a laidback luxury style that informs every element of their operations. Hutson recently hosted a special event with the Scholarship’s ‘Team […]

The Diary of a Scholar: Michael Staub, Quarter 4

The highlight of the last quarter of my scholarship year doubtlessly was attending this year’s awardceremony. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Karen for winning the 2019 Gold ServiceScholarship. What a well-deserved accolade for an incredibly passionate, positive and authentic woman.It was an enormous pleasure meeting all of this year’s finalists. Sharing an […]

Michael Staub, 2018 Scholar’s Speech

Michael Staub, the 2018 Scholar, returned to the UK to join us the 2019 Awards Ceremony to give a wonderfully insightful recap of his year as a Scholar.

Team Gold Event: An Interview with Sir Rocco Forte

Sir Rocco Forte needs no introduction. As chairman of Rocco Forte Hotel, one of the world’s most recognisable brands, his name is synonymous with hotels.  His leadership and development of the some of the most highly regarded brands in hospitality have earned him a global reputation as a true captain of industry. Last month, Sir […]

The Diary of a Scholar: Michael Staub, Quarter 3

I write this update from a very sunny California! I was convinced that moving to the United States would be a great experience, both professionally and personally. And I have never regretted it as I feel I’ve learned and grown more than ever before! The hotel is an absolute gem, it is located on the […]

Sponsor’s Interview: Charlie Mount – Managing Director, Royal Tokaji

Often referred to as the ‘Wine of Kings, King of Wines’, Royal Tokaji is becoming increasingly popular across the UK restaurant scene.  As a supporter of the Gold Service Scholarship, the Hungarian winemaker recently hosted to a study trip for 2018 finalists and Trustees.  We spoke with Charlie Mount, managing director of Royal Tokaji, to […]

The Diary of a Scholar: Michael Staub, Quarter 2

AUGUST 2018The aim of this report is to document the activities undertaken, learning outcomes and achievementsaccomplished during my year as Gold Service Scholar. This is the second in a series of four quarterly reportscommissioned by the Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship (GSS). The activities are listed inchronological order: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines […]

Ambassadors Interview: Michael Bonsor shares his passion for service

As one of the youngest MD’s of a luxury London hotel, Rosewood London’s Michael Bonsor has fast become one of the most highly regarded leaders in the industry. With a fresh and modern approach to service, his hotel has a string of accolades to its name and was also home to Michael Staub, our 2018 […]