Two female directors from Buckinghamshire-based Global Infusion Group have been shortlisted in the prestigious National Business Women’s Awards 2019.  Bonnie May and Mary Shelley-Smith are the global operations directors of GIG and Eat to the Beat, the event catering arms of the internationally renowned event catering, hospitality and logistics specialist. Finalists in the International Women’s Award and Service Excellence categories respectively, both have been with the company for nearly 30 years.

GIG is the name behind world-class catering and hospitality experiences, it has an international reach but with a personal touch. For 35 years it’s led the way working with some of the biggest brands and artists, on major events. Whilst Eat to the Beat has been catering headliners since 1984! Rock stars, actors and major brands have all been enticed by its delicious food, friendly and professional approach and ultra-efficient equipment and logistics services in often unusual locations with a non-traditional supply chain.

The National Business Women’s Awards are made up of 21 categories and strive to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising business women throughout the UK. The glittering award ceremony will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London on Thursday 12th December.

Commenting on making the shortlist for the International Women’s Award, Bonnie May, global operations of GIG said: “It’s an honour to be amongst the finalists in these awards, GIG has established a reputation as a highly respected ‘go to’ brand in the global event market for event catering and hospitality expertise. I lead a team of highly skilled and talented event organisers, chefs, front of house staff, logistic personnel, marketeers, commercial operations and salespeople. Together we deliver world class events.”

Mary Shelley-Smith, global operations director of Eat to the Beat adds: “Eat to the Beat’s aim has always been to be best in the business – renowned for excellent service levels, impeccable equipment, logistics and of course fantastic food! I’ve spent the last 29 years working in a business that I love and now head up a team where those ideals at the fore front of everything that we do. I’m delighted to be amongst the finalists in the Service Excellence category as it is a real testament to the hard work of myself and my team.”

Global Infusion Group’s, founder and CEO comments: “Bonnie and Mary have been instrumental in the growth and success of Global Infusion Group’s catering businesses. Both share an unrivalled passion and enthusiasm for their work that results in excellent customer service and delivery for their clients. I’m incredibly proud that their hard work and dedication has been recognised in this way and we’re all very much looking forward to the awards ceremony in December.”


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