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About Us

WE’RE PROUD OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

We have won many awards for all areas of our business, including being ranked in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for and Britain’s Top Employers. Costa has been voted the UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop and Premier Inn scooped up the award for Best Leisure and Best Budget Hotel Chain.

All awards received from 2011 to present:

Year Awarding body Award Place Brand
2017 Top Employers Institute Top Employer UK       - Whitbread
2016 Business Travel Award  Best Midscale Hotel Brand Winner Premier Inn
2016 National Apprenticeship Awards Macro Employer of the Year Highly Commended Whitbread
2016 National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards Best UK Hotel Group 1st Premier Inn
2016 The British Travel Awards  Best UK Economy Hotel Brand 1st Premier Inn
2016 Which? Top-rated Hotel Chain 1st Premier Inn
2016 Business Traveller Awards Best Budget Hotel Chain 1st Premier Inn
2016 Shine Awards Best Initiative to Retain and Develop Women Winner Whitbread
2016 National Apprenticeship Awards Macro Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Winner Whitbread
2016 Institute of Internal Communications Best Mobile/App 1st Premier Inn
2016 Business in the Community ASDA Environmental Leadership 1st Whitbread
2016 Corporate Engagement Awards Best community involvement during a CSR programme Gold Costa
2016 Which? Travel Brand of the Year 1st Premier Inn
2016 JobCrowd Graduate Employer Of The Year – Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism 1st Whitbread
2016 Travel Marketing Awards Best Use of Mobile or App Gold hub by Premier Inn
2016 CRF Institute Britain's Top Employer - Whitbread
2015 British Travel Awards Best Economy Hotel Brand 1st Premier Inn
2015 Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) Best Digital Hospitality  1st hub by Premier Inn
2015 BCSC British Council of Shopping Centres Award for Sustainability  1st Costa
2015 The Energy Awards Energy Partnership Award   1st Costa
2015 Mobile Marketing Magazine Most Effective Mobile-first Service 1st hub by Premier Inn
2015 Hotel Cateys Sustainable Hotel of the Year 1st hub by Premier Inn
2015 National Geographic Traveller Best UK Hotel Group 1st Premier Inn
2015 Lovie Awards Mobile & Applications Silver hub by Premier Inn
2015 USER EXPERIENCE UK Best Innovation 1st hub by Premier Inn
2015 Callcentre.co.uk Customer Service 50 Premier Inn Guest Relations
2015 Business Traveller Best Budget Hotel Chain 1st Premier Inn
2015 KPMG Customer Experience Excellence Top 100 11th Premier Inn
2015 UK Stock Market Awards Best Travel & Leisure PLC Winner Whitbread
2015 The Publican Awards Best Pub Employer (51+ sites)  Winner Whitbread
2015 MIDAS Awards New Pub Concept Winner Rie Lorentzen, Whitbread
2015 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work for 12th Whitbread
2015 CRF Institute Britain's Top Employer - Whitbread
2015 Globe Travel Award Best UK Hotel Chain Winner  Premier Inn
2015 Globe Travel Award Favourite UK Hotel Chain Winner Premier Inn
2014 Restaurant R200 Awards Bookable Restaurant Group of the Year Winner Beefeater
2014 British Travel Awards Best UK Economy Hotel Brand Winner Premier Inn
2014 British Travel Awards Best Worldwide Economy Hotel Brand Winner Premier Inn
2014 Energy Awards Water Efficient Project of the Year Winner Whitbread
2014 Allegra European Coffee Awards Outstanding Contribution to the European Coffee Industry Recognised in theTop 4 Gennaro Pelliccia, Costa
2014 Allegra European Coffee Awards Best Coffee Chain in Western Europe Winner Costa
2014 Allegra European Coffee Awards Best Coffee Chain in Europe Winner Costa
2014 Allegra European Coffee Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Industry Recognition Andy Marshall, Costa
2014 FreeForm Eating Out Awards Best Gluten Free Product Range (Coffee House Chain) Winner Costa
2014 Sustainability Leaders Awards Water Management Winner Whitbread
2014 Trip Advisor 2014 UK Travellers' Choise Travel Favourites in the Coffee category Winner Costa
2014 Allegra Strategies Britain & Ireland's Most Popular Coffee Shop Winner Costa
2014 Allegra Strategies Nation's Favourite Coffee Shop Winner Costa
2014 Business Traveller Magazine Awards Best Budget Hotel Chain Winner Premier Inn
2014 Business Traveller Magazine Awards Best Business Hotel Chain in the UK 2nd Place Premier Inn
2014 National Apprenticeship Awards East of England - Macro Employer of the Year Regional Winner Premier Inn
2014 Employee Benefit Award Best Employee Share Scheme Finalist Whitbread
2014 Institue of Internal Comms IoIC Award of Excellence IoIC Recognition Whitbread
2014 IPA Effectiveness Awards Changing the Face of Budget Hotels (Marketing Campaign) Shortlisted Premier Inn
2014 Acorn Awards  Top 30 Under 30 in the Hospitality Industry Katy Green and Rebecca Stevens - Premier Inn
2014 Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) Best Breakfast Winner Premier Inn
2014 CRF Institute Britain's Top Employer No. 3 Whitbread
2014 The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For No. 8 Whitbread
2014 Travel Weekly / Daily Mail Favourite Hotel Chain Winner Premier Inn
2014 Carbon Trust Carbon Trust Standard for reducing carbon, water & waste - Premier Inn
2013 Allegra European Coffee Shop Awards Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Eurpoe Winner Costa 
2013 FTSE 100 Carbon Management & Reporting Efforts Carbon Management Ranking 10th place Whitbread
2013 Stock Market Award Best Travel and Leisure PLC Winner Whitbread
2013 Professional Pensions Best Auto-Enrolment Strategy Highly Commended Whitbread
2013 Professional Pensions DC Scheme of the Year Winner Whitbread
2013 British Travel Awards Best UK Economy Hotel Group Winner Premier Inn
2013 British Travel Awards Best Economy Hotel Group Winner Premier Inn
2013 Which?  Hotel Report 3rd Place Premier Inn
2013 BITC (Business in the Community) Reaccredited
2013 CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards Client of the year (scored BREEAM rating) Winner Whitbread
2013 Acorn Award Top 30 aged under 30 in Hospitality Ed Pyke - New Openings Manager Premier Inn - London Waterloo
2013 CRF Institute Britain’s Top Employers 8th Whitbread
2013 Business Traveller Awards Budget Hotel Chain of the Year Winner Premier Inn
2013 Sunday Times Top Companies to Work For Sunday Times Top Companies to Work For 10th Whitbread
2013 British Travel Awards Best Mid Scale Hotel of the Year Winner Premier Inn
2012 Which?  Hotel Report 4th Place Premier Inn
2012 Springboard Awards for Excellence Diversity in Employment Winner WHR
2012 Springboard Awards for Excellence Best Employer Shortlisted WHR
2012 Springboard Awards for Excellence Best Recruitment Initiative Shortlisted WHR
2012 British Travel Awards Best CSR Programme Winner Whitbread
2012 British Travel Awards Best Leisure Hotel Chain Winner Premier Inn
2012 British Travel Awards Best Budget Hotel Brand Winner Premier Inn
2012 Allegra reports 2012 Voted Nations Favourite Coffee Shop Winner Costa
2012 Acorn Awards Laura Hinson Yates, Cluster General Manager (Milton Keynes/Banbury) and Tara Cruise, Operations Manager (Heathrow M4, J4)