Date: Friday, 01 March 2013 The Red Carnation Hotel Collection jumped an impressive 47 places from number 71 last year to number 26 in this year’s Sunday Times Top 100 Companies. The results of this prestigious and highly sought after accolade were announced at an award ceremony in Battersea, London last night. After making its debut on the list just last year the Red Carnation Hotel Collection is very proud to not only be the highest ranking hotel group in the top 100 but also the only privately-owned, family run hotel group. The prestigious list is compiled annually and hundreds of companies apply from a huge cross section of industries in the UK. The final list was derived from a Sunday Times survey of over 246,000 employee opinion polls and an evaluation of each organisation’s key statistics, processes and policies. With 14 luxury properties in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, South Africa and Florida, the family-run hotel group is the creation of Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, its President and Founder, and the name Red Carnation Hotel Collection inspired by the flower famously worn in her husband’s lapel. A driving passion for genuine hospitality and service and her on-going involvement on the front line of her hotels is an inspiration to each member of staff. Investing in staff is given great importance and the highest levels of training and development are provided to ensure employee satisfaction. Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotel Collection says; “Being a family run hotel collection, our employees are at the heart of our whole operation. Every effort is made, from our wonderful Human Resources team through to all our dedicated managers, to deliver the best training and development for the entire staff, ensuring career progress and objectives are being met and most importantly that they are happy and feel fulfilled in their respective roles. “Our staff’s satisfaction is what ensures we live up to and embody our guest philosophy of ‘no request too large, no detail too small,’ and their happiness and motivation is paramount. So, it is with great pride that we have been acknowledged not only by the Sunday Times but also by our loyal staff.” The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.