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Emirates Stadium head of staffing operations and HR wins highly coveted Acorn Award

Kayleigh Holmes, head of staffing operations and human resources for Delaware North at Emirates Stadium in London, recently earned an Acorn Award – given annually to the United Kingdom hospitality industry’s up-and-coming stars. The highly coveted award spans every sector of the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants and contract companies.
The Acorn Awards recognize only 30 people – all under the age of 30 – who have been nominated by their acorn-1464527peers for their achievements, passion and flair.
“She is the sort of person who brings vibrancy and enthusiasm to her role,” the award write-up said of Holmes. “It enables an environment that is collaborative, while setting clear benchmarks of what we are trying to achieve as a team. She is calm under pressure and very approachable, and has the respect and support of her entire team – the results of which can be seen on any match-day check-in.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Kayleigh Holmes (right) – joined by Helen Landau, Delaware North’s general manager at Emirates Stadium – shows off her Acorn Award.