Searcys People Awards 202314 March 2023
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Searcys People Awards 2023! This special event is an annual celebration of the exceptional people and teams at Searcys, who are at the core of what we do best.
This year, we received an incredible 280 nominations across 14 categories. This record-breaking number demonstrates the hard work, dedication and innovation of our amazing teams, and we are incredibly excited to share the Searcys winners of this special evening.
The award ceremony took place at No.11 Cavendish Square, with 14 winners receiving awards. The winners included Dobromir Barosov, winning General Manager of the Year, who was applauded not only for his work at 11 Cavendish Square but also for assisting across Searcys venues, while Toby Windsor was awarded Chef of Year for his creativity, high-quality dishes and inventive flavours. Emily Agujari won Venue Salesperson of the Year for her integral role in the success of The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, which saw the team exceed its targets, while the John Searcy Award (named after the company’s founder), went to Marketing Director, Anna Fenten, for leading the creative activations for Searcys’ 175th-anniversary celebrations, recognising her hard work and innovation.
The awards also applauded the entire Searcys team for their hard work for the company’s 175th anniversary, which included collectively raising £175,000 for charities and community causes, with two of the nominated charities – Beyond Food and Hotel School, receiving the cheques for £15,000 each on the night.
The Searcys People Award Winners of 2023 are:
Chef of the Year
Toby Windsor, No. 11 Cavendish Square
General Manager of the Year
Dobromir Barosov, No. 11 Cavendish Square
Salesperson of the Year
Emily Agujari, The View at The Royal College of Surgeons
Manager of the Year
Rita Di Pasquale, IET London: Savoy Place
Exceptional Customer Service
Fatima Hamid Andres, Allen & Overy
Exceptional Support Person
Monika Galas, The Barbican
Magdalena Bednarska, The Inner Temple
Ismail Elfadli Sadouk, The HAC
Barbican Events Team, The Barbican
Health & Safety Excellence
Searcys Marketing Team
(Aimee Gouk, Kit Hawkins, Sali Mamuchadze and Sarah Parker)
Event Venue of the Year
Restaurant/Champagne Bar of the Year
John Searcy Award:
Anna Fenten, Marketing Director