A COMPANY that manages a Moreton hotel has been recognised for its ability to nurture and train its employees.

The Coaching Inn Group, who operate the White Hart Royal in Moreton-in-Marsh, have won a major hospitality industry award for their staff training initiatives.

Those employed at the hotel can have access to a number of training programmes to help them develop their careers.

Now the enterprising group has been recognised at the British Institute of Innkeepers' National Innovation in Training Awards staged at The Cafe de Paris in London.

They received the trophy in the Best Training Programme category for their Leadership Journey.

Head of Learning and Development, Lee Melton, said the group, which now operated fifteen market town hotels and inns across the country, said the programme incorporated people skills, business understanding and many other hands on elements of running a hotel.

"It was also specially designed to meet an individual's career progression aspirations:" he said.

Coaching Inn Group Commercial Manager, Mat Charity, said: "Winning the coveted award was recognition of the group's ongoing commitment to staff training and development."