Costa director shortlisted for Women’s Award

Caroline Harris of Costa Coffee has been shortlisted for the Women’s 1st Shine Awards 2012.

The coffee chain’s marketing director is one of five finalists in the Rising Star category, as part of the annual awards targeted at women across the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.

Harris told British Baker: "Costa Enterprises is an increasingly exciting part of the Costa business to be involved in and I am really honoured to be shortlisted for this award."

The Rising Star Award will look to award one individual who is showing significant promise and developing quickly in their career.

The four other finalists include Claire Jones of Flybe, Cassandra Leicester from Rolls-Royce, Lisa Mullaney of Indian restaurant Dishoom and learnpurple’s Emily Perry.

An awards dinner will take place on 19 June, hosted by TV and radio presenter Emma Forbes, at Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The Women’s 1st Shine Awards are organised by People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

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