Nicholls awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

UK: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours list.

UK: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours list.

Nicholls was recognised for services to the hospitality sector, particularly during the Covid pandemic when she has has been a visible industry figurehead lobbying government for sector support.

She said: “This year has been one of continued despair and heartbreak for hard-pressed hospitality businesses. They were hit first and hit hardest by the pandemic but, despite this, there have been countless inspirational examples of leadership, resilience and collaboration, of people coming together to support their local communities during this unprecedented time, helping to feed frontline NHS and key workers, the homeless and support others in need. It is those values that make me proud to have represented and been part of such a wonderful sector for many years.”

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