The Leeds hospitality sector came together Thursday 27 June, to celebrate the 12th annual Leeds Hotel and Venues Association (LHVA) Awards Dinner, held at the Leeds United, Elland Road Conference & Events Centre.

Hosted by BBC Look North’s very own Harry Gration (MBE), the award ceremony celebrated the cream of the crop of the city’s hotel and venue staff. LHVA received headline sponsorship from Leeds BID and gold sponsorship from Trinity Leeds, ensuring the 12th anniversary celebrations were a roaring success.

See if you can spot yourself by checking out our Photo and Video galleries below.

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LHVA Awards 2018

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Here is the full list of our winners, runners up and highly commended hospitality superheroes.

Chairman’s Award Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre Judith Milea WINNER
Chef of the Year Dakota Leeds Siyabonga Ndlovu Highly Commended
Chef of the Year Leeds Marriott Hotel Simona Di Tillio WINNER
Apprentice Park Plaza Hotel Jaime Swain Highly Commended
Apprentice The Queens Hotel Georgina York Highly Commended
Apprentice DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds Michael Waller JOINT WINNER
Apprentice Leeds Marriott Hotel Ross Hall JOINT WINNER
Mentor Park Plaza Hotel Adam Graham Highly Commended
Mentor DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds Mark Shepherd 2nd Place
Mentor Clayton Hotel Donna Shine WINNER
People’s Choice Oulton Hall Hotel Karim Amrouch WINNER
Lifetime Achievement Leeds Marriott Hotel Virginia Sparkes 2nd Place
Lifetime Achievement Cosmopolitan Leeds Linda Lockwood WINNER
Customer Service – Back of House Cosmopolitan Leeds Emma Lockwood Highly Commended
Customer Service – Back of House Oulton Hall Hotel Caroline Smith JOINT WINNER
Customer Service – Back of House Dakota Leeds Victoria Cowlwell JOINT WINNER
Customer Service – Front of House DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds Lauren McGuire Highly Commended
Customer Service – Front of House Dakota Leeds David Firth Highly Commended
Customer Service – Front of House Malmaison Leeds Su Akdag WINNER
Unsung Hero Hilton Leeds City Daniel Corrick Highly Commended
Unsung Hero Malmaison Leeds Chris Rogerson Highly Commended
Unsung Hero Dakota Leeds Dann Welsh 2nd Place
Unsung Hero DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds Adam Martin WINNER
Rising Star HI Express Royal Armouries Filippo Spampinato Highly Commended
Rising Star Jury’s Inn Leeds Dan Clark-Coates Highly Commended
Rising Star Park Plaza Leeds Jayden Hope Highly Commended
Rising Star Hilton Leeds City Mozhdeh Darafarin 2nd Place
Rising Star Leeds Marriott Hotel Andrew Hone 1st Place
Top Team Oulton Hall Hotel Housekeeping Highly Commended
Top Team Dakota Leeds Front of House Team 3rd Place
Top Team The Queens Hotel Front Office Team 2nd Place
Top Team Leeds Marriott Hotel Human Resources WINNER