2024 Springboard Patrons Dinner.

Hannah Horler attended Springboard’s Annual Patrons Dinner last night, which was held at Sea Containers London.

Chris Gamm, CEO shared impressive statistics on the work and impact of Springboard, which included training more than 3,300 young and disadvantaged people over the last year, with a remarkable 73% of them securing hospitality jobs!

QE11 Centre

Hannah and Claire attended the QEII Centre to enjoy some very interesting and insightful discussions on our Foodservice sector:

Thank you to EP Business in Hospitality, AlixPartners & Compass Group UK & Ireland.


Graeme Smith detailed some positive indicators on food service demand.

Julie Ennis MBA covered market trends and keeping ahead of the curve.

Jonathan Davies focused on the vital and urgent efforts required on sustainability.

Catherine Brien guided us through the developing world of AI.

And thank you to the panel on your vision and insight in to future growth and development:

Alan Beddie 

Simon Houston 

Alex Head 

Christina Ronsyn 

Dan Kelly 

Sam Tate 

Arena Autumn Event

Great to attend Arena’s Autumn event yesterday, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Fascinating insights by Lumina Intelligence followed by an inspiring all female panel discussion focusing on “is there more to be done to remove the barriers to the top for women and how women build their confidence in order to remain their most authentic self”.

Congratulations to Claire

Congratulations to Claire Philpott who has been promoted to Operations Director.  

Claire has been a loyal and highly valued member of the Cartwheel Team. Claire assisted Hannah Horler with the launch of Cartwheel Recruitment back in 2007 and following a two year break from 2009, she returned to the business in 2011.  Claire has immense knowledge and experience of recruitment and the hospitality industry.  She is greatly respected by her clients, candidates and colleagues and we are delighted Claire will be moving into this leadership role. We wish her all the best and have no doubt she will be successful in leading and developing Cartwheel’s team.

Hotel Cateys

This year we are proud to announce we are sponsoring the Hotel Cateys, Front of House Team of the Year award. The prestigious event takes place this Friday, 23rd November at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. It is sure to be a glamourous event, as ever celebrating the most successful hotels and hotel employees from across the UK. We will be live tweeting on the night to announce the winner! Good luck to all nominees.

Charity Trek

Our MD Hannah Horler has been supporting the Springboard Charity for a number of years now and this year her support takes the form of a new and exciting challenge. As part of their annual fundraising Hannah and a group of 30 others will be trekking in Vietnam and joining a community project there.

The 70km trek will take them away from all the hustle and bustle and deep into the Hoa Binh Province where they will be hiking through valleys, rice paddies, bamboo forests and mountains.

Their journey will take them to a very poor community in Ham Yen.  Here the average monthly wage is a mere $15USD per month! This is where they will be rolling up their sleeves and over four days help to build a school alongside the locals.

This is one of Springboard’s key fundraising events and makes a significant difference in helping those who need someone to give them a chance in life and support them into employment.  If anyone wishes to donate to this worthy cause you can follow the link below.

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hannahhorler

Restaurant and Bar Awards

The Nottingham team dusted off our posh frocks and black ties last night to attend the 2018 Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards held at Colwick Hall Hotel.

We had been invited to help judge one of the categories, the Young Front of House award and after selecting a short list we were able to go and see the finalists in action at each of their restaurants.

The awards night itself was a great celebration of all the amazing eating and drinking venues in Nottingham and of the people who work at them.

Congratulations again to Daiva Steponaviciute from La Rock in Sandiacre who was our chosen winner. (Pictured here with the award sponsor Kathryn Greenwood from Eden PR Consultants)

A new addition to our team

The New Year starts with an exciting new addition to the Cartwheel team. We are delighted that Amanda Afiya joins us as Non-Executive Director.

After a brief period working as a personal assistant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (then owned by Trusthouse Forte), Amanda trained as a journalist with The Caterer. She has spent more than 25 years writing about hospitality and was most recently editor of The Caterer magazine, where she worked for 27 years, latterly overseeing its digital edition, daily online content, the group’s other market products, such as the Acorn Awards and the Cateys, in addition to the market-leading title.

Amanda now runs her own business offering editorial services and advising operators on PR, marketing and communications, and careers.

As well as being on the Board of Directors for Cartwheel she is chair of Hospitality Action’s fundraising and marketing communications national committee and a trustee of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt-A-School charity.

2017 Food Service Forum

Once again Cartwheel are proud to be partnering with The Caterer to bring you the Food Service Forum. The Forum is specifically geared towards the Foodservice sector. As a fast moving sector, always aiming to keep one step ahead, we have put together a great line up.

The event takes place on 9th June at Kings Place and again brings a broad, interesting line up of speakers.

Keynote speaker this year is Sarah Linton, Director of Zircon Management Consulting, who will be sharing her company’s Winning Attitude research. We also have Sarah Jayne Stanes OBE and Alex Taylor talking about food education in schools. Mike Hanson from Baxterstorey and John Campbell from Woodspeen join us to talk about Protein Challenge 2040.

For more information on this years event please go to –  http://www.foodservice-forum.com/foodserviceforum2017/en/page/new-home-page

September 2016 Foodservice Forum

Cartwheel Recruitment are again partnering with The Caterer for the Foodservice Forum on the 16th September 2016.

This event offers a great line up; including Ross Walker, Senior UK Economist for RBS, who will be giving us a macroeconomic forecast post Brexit.  We also have Karen Forrester, MD for TGIF, who is a truly inspirational leader and speaker!

And for fun, we have devised ‘The Caterer’s Room 101’ where Bill Toner, Noel Mahoney and Wendy Bartlett will be discussing their pet hospitality industry hates to be banished to Room 101…..

For more information on the event visit: http://www.foodservice-forum.com/

The Cateys 2016 – Special Award

Cartwheel had the honour of sponsoring The Cateys 2016 Special Award at the glamourous annual dinner at the Grosvenor House on Tuesday 5th July. The award was presented to Jill Stein and Rick Stein for their wonderful achievements in creating an enduring restaurant business that has steadily expanded over more than 40 years and for developing a strong food-led tourism culture in Cornwall. To view the full article click on this link: https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/367615/cateys-2016-special-award

The Foodservice Forum

Cartwheel Recruitment are again partnering with The Caterer for their twice yearly Foodservice Forum, an event regarded as one of the most informative, valuable and enjoyable dates in the foodservice calendar.

Business insight, inspirational speakers and actionable ideas are delivered in an informal and fast-paced half day conference. The formal proceedings are paired with great hospitality and networking; all in one of London’s slickest venues; Kings Place by Green & Fortune.

The dates for 2016 are: Friday 18th March and Friday 16th September

For more information on the event visit: http://www.foodservice-forum.com/

November 2015 Run Run Run for the final time!

This month saw Hannah Horler take to the South Coast to complete her final half marathon on behalf of The Springboard Charity’s 25th Anniversary. She battled high winds and driving rain in order to complete her challenge for 2015! A huge thank you to all who have donated. Hannah has exceeded her target of £5,000 and funds are still coming in to support this amazing Charity!

November 2015 The Chris Beaumont Special Award goes to…

The evening of the 2nd November was a very special evening for Cartwheel Recruitment. Not only did we have the honour of sponsoring the Best Recruitment Initiative with Hannah presenting the worthy winner, Diageo with their trophy,

Hannah also won an award herself! At the end of the evening Hannah was presented with the Chris Beaumont Special Award 2015 for her services and support towards The Springboard Charity, which have spanned 15 years.

September 2015 Run Run Run

Hannah Horler took to the streets of Nottingham on Sunday 27th September to run her 3rd of 5 half marathon’s for The Springboard Charity’s 25th Anniversary Year. As Chair of their Fundraising Committee, Hannah set a challenge of completing five half marathon’s; one for every five years they have been helping disadvantaged and under-privileged people gain access to training and embark on a career within the Catering & Hospitality Industry. She aims to raise £5,000.