Conference and events manager at Wivenhoe House hotel, Sarah Bowman, from Ipswich, has been named as one of the hospitality industry’s most talented stars, aged under 30.
She is the winner of an Acorn Award, prizes awarded each year to 30 young people, with every winner nominated for their outstanding ability in their field.
Previous winners include chefs Jason Atherton and Marcus Wareing and 2016 Hotelier of the Year Craig Bancroft.
Sarah, pictured here with ACT Clean chief executive John Stevenson, who sponsored the award, and editor of The Caterer magazine Amanda Afiya , said: “I was thrilled to win this award. I joined all the winners for a celebration at the five-star Cliveden House hotel. I was a bit anxious going there, but everyone was so lovely of course, because they work in hospitality!”
Sarah grew up in Ipswich, attending Copleston High School and worked at Ramada Encore hotel before joining Wivenhoe House and moving to Colchester.
Oliver Brown, general manager at Wivenhoe House said: “Since arriving at Wivenhoe House Sarah has transformed the Conference and Events department into a highly successful operation. I am proud to have her on the team.”
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