HCA National Awards

It’s time to start nominating the teams and individuals who have excelled over the last year for one of HCA’s 2024 Awards. The HCA awards are designed to recognise the hard work, excellence and achievements of HCA members across the UK.  Since the awards were launched in 2001 more than 60 Members have joined the exclusive roster of Award winners, having demonstrated their dedication and ability to improve the standards of catering and customer care within their respective hospitals – and consequently further the aims of the HCA.

Use the links below to enter your chosen categories:

Caterer of the Year
Catering Service of the Year
National - Leadership Excellence Award
Efficiency & Improvement Award
National - Rising star
Wilma Wilkie Outstanding Service

Being recognised for an award is a tremendous achievement. Not only is it good for staff morale, it also provides a superb opportunity for hospitals to promote the good work being undertaken by their people within the communities which they serve.

Eligibility - The nominee must be a full member of the Hospital Caterers Association

You have until Wednesday, 28th February 2024 to submit your nominations via email to  The winners will be announced at the Presidents Awards Dinner at the National Leadership & Development Forum on Wednesday 17th April 2024.

In addition to the above awards the National Chairman will present the following awards

Chairman’s Choice
Every branch has the opportunity to complete a nomination for the Chairman’s Choice Award.  The National Chairman will select the winner from the nominations submitted.

Trade Stand Award
We recognise our events would not be achievable without the support of the trade. The Trade Stand Award will be judged by the President and Vice Presidents following a visit to each of the stands during the first day of the National Forum.

Special Contribution Award
The Special Contribution Award this will be awarded to a person /organisation which has performed a role that has had a significant influence on the provision of services in one or more areas of healthcare catering sector, and be chosen by the judging panel.

You can book your place at this year's HCA Leadership & Development Forum, taking place on 17th and 18th April here.

PDF icon Caterer of the Year Award - Entry Form652.72 KB
PDF icon Catering Service of the Year Award - Entry Form281.59 KB
PDF icon Leadership Excellence Award - Entry Form1.68 MB
PDF icon Efficiency and Improvement Award - Entry Form1.66 MB
PDF icon National Rising Star Award - Entry Form1.65 MB
PDF icon Wilma Wilkie Oustanding Service Award - Entry Form1.66 MB
PDF icon Chairman's Choice Award - Entry Form1.66 MB