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The Oxford Collection 2023 Team Awards

Dec 13, 2023

True to tradition, we hosted our annual Collective Awards at the Old Bank Hotel last week. As always, it was the perfect opportunity for everyone to raise a glass of bubbles together, savour the first crumbly mince pies of the season, and officially celebrate all that’s wonderful about The Oxford Collection family.

Our collectives nominated those they felt have particularly shone in 2023. Heartfelt congratulations go to all our deserving winners who have contributed to our success.

Prizes were awarded to deserving winners for each of our brands in the following categories…

Gees

Rising Star
Evangelos Syragakis, Junior Sous Chef

Best Double Act
Lee Parsons & Francesco Minto, Head Chef & Sous Chef

Best Newcomer
Luca Amendola, Chef de Partie

Outstanding Guest Service
Andrea Poraczki, Senior Waitress

Most Positive Attitude
Adrian Moya Pelaez, Head Bartender

The Oxford Collection Hero
Kenny Wong, Kitchen Porter

Old Parsonage Hotel & Parsonage Grill

Rising Star
Dorian Okretic, Restaurant Manager

Best Double Act
Edyta Bosiak & Patrycja Tlusty, Senior Waitresses

Best Newcomer
Maryam Bahri Belasri, Chef de Partie

Outstanding Guest Service
Thais da Cruz Barbosa, Senior Receptionist

Most Positive Attitude
Marcio da Silva Soares, General Housekeeping Assistant

The Oxford Collection Hero
Alketa Xhaferaj, Sous Chef

Old Bank Hotel & Quod

Rising Star
Liudmyla Harabagiu, Housekeeping Supervisor

Best Double Act
Rohan Kashid & George Reaney, Head Chef & Senior Sous Chef

Best Newcomer
Marta Martin, Assistant Front Office Manager

Outstanding Guest Service
Carmen Pelaez Hernandez, Housekeeping Supervisor

Most Positive Attitude
Virgilio Vieira Martins, Senior Waiter

The Oxford Collection Hero
Kitija Dukovska, Deputy Senior Restaurant Manager

The Oxford Collection (central teams)

Rising Star
Courtney Meaden, Events Sales Manager, Sales & Marketing

Best Double Act
Tomasz Kaminski & Bogusz Zbylut, Maintenance Manager & Supervisor, Maintenance

Best Newcomer
Sophie Bebb, Business Development Manager, Sales & Marketing

Outstanding Guest Service
Klara Antal, Front Office Manager, Old Bank Hotel

Most Positive Attitude
Ivan Palencia Ruiz, Gees Restaurant Manager

The Oxford Collection Hero
Claudia Barbaro, Head of Revenue & Sales

Overall winners were also chosen by Jeremy and Rebecca for the following awards…

Team Recognition
Emma Dickson, Valentina Colazzo & Cassandra Seilaz, Human Resources

Manager of the Year
Sam McKee, Gees Senior Restaurant Manager

Innovation (new for 2023)
Gino di Napoli, Maintenance Consultant

Special Recognition
Jacqui Lewis, Gardens Contractor

(View, share and download the prize party photographs here.)

As we approach 2024, we remain on the lookout for newcomers who could be The Oxford Collection’s future managers, heroes, and rising stars. If you’d like to join the team, our website has more details and you can apply for jobs online.

If you’re looking for your next challenge, or know someone who is, then some of our current opportunities may excite you. £200 worth of The Oxford Collection vouchers are available to anyone outside the company who recommends a new collective to join us. If you’re already working with us, you can earn up to £700 through our ‘Recommend a Friend’ incentive.

Emma Dickson, Head of Human Resources