23rd March 2022

RBH, one of the UK’s leading hospitality management companies, brought together its portfolio of hotels at Aberdeen’s P&J Live to celebrate the achievements of the past year at its annual awards night.  

The evening followed on from RBH’s 2-day annual conference, and recognised outstanding performance across 8 categories, with the coveted ‘Hotel of the Year’ award going to Holiday Inn Express Southampton.

Other award winners included Claire Barrowclough from Holiday Inn Express Southampton, taking ‘General Manager of the Year’, making it a particularly successful night for the Southampton property.

The management company also introduced a new award this year. Following on from the launch of its Giving Something Back programme at its virtual Conference and Awards last year, the Giving Something Back award recognised the hotel that demonstrated the most effective activities and policies to actively contribute to RBH’s commitment to its people, community and environment. The award went to Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough – Centre Square.

Attendees also celebrated all the hotel’s and management company’s chosen Employee of the Year.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • The Talent Retention Award, sponsored by Budweiser Brewing Company, was awarded to Holiday Inn Express Barrow-in-Furness.
  • The RBH Team of the Year, sponsored by Matthew Clark, was awarded to the RBH Facilities Management Team.
  • The Learning & Development Award, sponsored by Nestlé Coffee Partners was awarded to Holiday Inn Express Barrow-in-Furness.
  • The Innovation in the Use of Technology Award, sponsored by The Access Group, was awarded to DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre.
  • The Giving Something Back Award, sponsored by Maximeyes Group, was awarded to Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough - Centre Square.
  • The Manager of the Year Awards, sponsored by Hilton and Marriott, were awarded to Vicky Scott (Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough - Centre Square) and Marta Skowron (Hilton and Aloft Aberdeen TECA).
  • The General Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by IHG, was awarded to Claire Barrowclough (Holiday Inn Express Southampton)
  • The Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Omni Facilities Management, was awarded to Holiday Inn Express Southampton.


The evening also included a raffle, raising a total of £2,643, the proceeds of which have gone to RBH’s new charity partnership, Mental Health UK. This marked the company’s first major fundraising initiative for the charity since launching the partnership in February.