Manager award

The managing director of a County Durham hotel has been shortlisted for a national award. Nick Holmes, MD of Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, near Darlington, has made it to the final three in the Manager of the Year category of the Caterer and Hotelkeeper ‘Catey’ Awards. The winner will be announced on July 1 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel where Mr Holmes will be up against Erick Kervaon from the Bingham in Richmond-upon-Thames and Peter Avis of the Babylon at The Roof Gardens in London.