AWARDS

  • Gold Q Award
    Quality Food Awards
    November 2017
    A Gold Q Award is the ultimate accolade which is awarded to the one product and group that stands out from all other entries. It is selected from the winners of all the main categories and represents the ‘best of the best’.
  • Winner Food To Go Category
    Quality Food Awards
    November 2017
    Sushi Gourmet, run by Hana Group, picked up an award and won in its Food To Go category at the Quality Food Awards. Among the profuse praise for this product was that it was ‘very high quality’ with ‘fabulous flavours, textures and visual impact’
  • Design Business Awards - GOLD
    Design Business Association
    November 2015
    Its the top award by DBA for F&B concepts delivered at Wyevale Garden Centres in essence Garden Kitchen Restaurant, Coffee Ground & Botanic Kitchen. The joint nomination for all three concepts was unveiled in February 2016 to see the group win gold at award ceremony. Putting garden centres on the culinary map, driving footfall & dwell time through strong operational focus & concept has proved dividends.
  • Regional Cafe Chain Of The Year
    Cafe Quality Food & Drink Awards
    October 2015
    Yet another great industry award for its outstanding food & beverage concepts
  • Restaurant & Bar Design Awards UK Category Winner
    Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015
    October 2015
    Coffee Ground UK Category Winner "restaurant or bar in another space"
  • The Greatest Garden Centre Catering Team
    Garden Radio & Garden Trade News
    June 2015
    Special Gold Award - Wyevale Food & Beverage Head Office Team
  • Midas New Concept 2015 - Coffee Ground
    Menu Innovation & Development Awards
    March 2015
    MIDAS NEW CONCEPT AWARD 2015 goes to COFFEE GROUND of Wyevale Garden Centres
  • Winner Food To Go Category
    Quality Food Awards
    November 2017
    Sushi Gourmet, run by Hana Group, picked up an award and won in its Food To Go category at the Quality Food Awards. Among the profuse praise for this product was that it was ‘very high quality’ with ‘fabulous flavours, textures and visual impact’
  • Group Operator of the Year
    Lunch Business
    September 2013
  • Essential Cafe Awards 2013
    Essential Cafe Magazine
    April 2013
    Winner of Essential Cafe Awards 2013 for service & training initiatives
  • Design Business Association 2013
    Business Effectiveness Award
    GOLD - In Store Bakery
    February 2013
  • Cafe Society Award 2011
    Cafe Society
    July 2011
    Cafe Society Award 2011 - M&S Café
  • Business Effectiveness Award GOLD
    Design Business Association
    November 2011
    Design Business Association 2011
    Business Effectiveness Award
    GOLD - M&S Café
  • Golden Award – E-Learning 2010 – Excellence in production of learning content
  • Awarded Fellow of Institute of Directors 2008
  • Publican Catering Innovator of the Year 2004
  • Publican Retail Brand of the Year 2003
  • Hostec trophy technology winner of the year 2001
  • Les routiers Corps d'Elite award 1995
  • Sunday Telegraph Food Marketing award 1995
  • Hotel & Caterer Magazine Acorn award winner 1994
  • 1993 Master Craftsman of Great Britain from worshipful company of cooks
  • Careme Bronze Medal of Cookery & Food Association for services to industry
  • Diploma of Cookery & Food Association for services to training
  • Westminster College, London. 706/1 Professional Chefs Diploma 1982
  • Westminster College, London. 772/1 Management Certificate 1983
  • Westminster College, London. 706/2 Higher Chefs Diploma 1984
  • British Red Cross/St Johns First Aid Certificate 1986, 1994 & 2005
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Certificate 1987
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma 1989
  • Inst of Environmental Health Food Hygiene Certificate 1990
  • Lewisham College Computer Programming 1990
  • Hotel & Catering Training Co Craft Trainer Award 1991
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma 1992
  • Cambridge National Ext. College French, business 1993
  • Scher Associates Management Diploma 1994
  • Institute Francais French, advanced 1994
  • T.P.A. License Trainer training 1995
  • Champagne Academy Champagne Academician 1996
  • Mensa IQ test rating 148 (top 2% in country) 1996
  • Grand Cru d'Alsace Ecole d'Alsace 1997
  • Institute of Directors Finance for non-financial directors 1998
  • Institute of Directors Strategic business direction 1999
  • Harvard University, Boston E-Commerce and Corporate Information Systems 2000
  • Institute of Directors Non-executive, Independent Director 2002
  • Grahame Robb Associates Situational Leadership 2004










The Publican Award