Search is on for top women in tourism

Award winners of 2019.

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The search is on to find the most dynamic and talented women in Scotland’s hospitality and tourism awards.

Entries are now open for this year’s Women in Hospitality, Tourism and Food and Drink Awards, organised by Business Women Scotland.

New categories in the annual awards include chef of the year, food and drink supplier of the year, food and drink experience, travel blogger of the year and visitor experience of the year.

The 2020 awards were launched at a fundraising dinner in Eusebi Deli, Glasgow, for Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland, in support of the Andrew Fairlie Scholarship.

Last year, Giovanna Eusebi was presented with the prestigious bar, café, restaurant of the Year award.

‘This is a real celebration of the best female talent in the hospitality industry and a wonderful way to help put women in this important sector on the map,’ she said.

‘I was overwhelmed to win an award last year and there’s a whole team
behind me who helped make that happen.’

All entries for the 2020 awards must be in by March 9 and the event, supported by HIT Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotland Can Do and Women in Tourism, takes place on May 1 at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh.

Judges for the 2020 awards include Dale MacPhee of the Waldorf Astoria, Lucy McNicoll of Amaris Hospitality, Maria Huggett of the Tourism Excellence Consultancy and Anne Mulhearn of Willow Tea Rooms.

To enter the Hospitality, Tourism, Food and Drink Awards or to book a table at the award ceremony, visit or email