Sponsored by IHG
IHG is an international hotel company whose goal is to create Great Hotels Guests Love ™.
The group operates seven hotel brands (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites), has more guest rooms than any other hotel company in the world, and caters for guests making more than 130 million stays in IHG hotels every year.
Director of corporate responsibility Julia Hunter outlined the company’s dedication to local communities and explained why IHG is so enthusiastic about sponsoring the careers education award: “Over the next three years, IHG will be creating over 160,000 new jobs globally, including in the UK. We have launched the IHG Academy, a public/private partnership that provides hospitality job training in our local communities to help people develop skills to access these many career opportunities.
“IHG is proud to sponsor the 2011 Community Education Awards as it is a great opportunity to recognise those that are inspiring our communities and young people across the UK. Education providers play a vital role in preparing young people to transition into careers. We are therefore delighted to be involved in the Inspiring Career Opportunity Award.”