The Finalists have been announced for the Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards 2019. Vikki has been shortlisted in the Bar/Cafe/Restaurant of the Year category. For those who don’t know BWS connects, empowers & supports business women across Scotland including a bi-monthly magazine, business roadshows & awards celebrating women in business. The aim of the awards is to help recognise & increase the number of women working in senior leadership roles across the visitor economy. The awards look to put the spotlight on women who have made an impact in their industry through innovation, best practice & delivering outstanding results. There are 15 categories to ensure all the unsung heroes get their chance to shine.
Since opening thirteen years ago Vikki has very much enjoyed her job in hospitality. She’s been tweaking things here and there to ensure The Wee Restaurant is always evolving whilst remaining the relaxed & friendly place to dine that it is famed for. Three years ago the second Wee Restaurant opened up in the Frederick Street in Edinburgh. Although The Wee Restaurant in Edinburgh is not the neighbourhood restaurant like the one is in North Queensferry, Vikki & Craig very much still wanted to have this neighbourhood feeling. It doesn’t matter which restaurant you choose to dine at everyone is greeted as a friend. Vikki & her team working very hard to ensure everyone is very well looked after & has a thoroughly great time whilst dining. Training of all staff is very important to Vikki. She doesn’t tend to employ the finished article but enjoys fostering confidence in staff & watching them grow within their role & beyond. Over the years she has seen her younger part-time staff blossom from someone who struggles to hold a plate whilst talking to a customer to someone who can work independently & expertly manage shifts in her absence..This is one of the most pleasurable parts of her job. Many regulars like to see this personal growth too & are always interested in the goings on in staff lives, like we are of theirs. We’ve been to weddings, birthdays, christenings and unfortunately a few funerals of our guests. Vikki & the team are truly blessed to be included in our guests lives. Fingers crossed for Vikki on the 16th of May & here’s to the next 13 years & beyond. To see the categories & shortlist click here.