Wednesday 6th March 2019 - Queens Hotel, Leeds LS1 1PJ

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and show case the very best UK-wide practice in career development

Photos from the Awards evening - CLICK HERE to download; see short video -

The Award winners, one in each category, will be announced at the UK Career Development Awards Dinner, on Wednesday 6 March 2019, at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.

The hotel is located on the same block as Leeds Railway Station and accessible from either the station concourse, below the ticketing area or City Square entrances. Valet car parking by arrangement on site - please contact the hotel in advance to confirm.

This black tie event was attended by over 120 guests last year and provides an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate and show case the very best UK-wide practice in career development. Please note all short-listed entrants MUST attend the Awards Dinner. 

The price per person is £30 + VAT and £290 + VAT for a table of 10 paid for on one invoice.

If you purchase a table of ten, please email the names of your colleagues/guests to

Book your place at the Awards Dinner through the CDI Training and Events page.

Programme for the evening

  • 7.00pm - Pre-dinner reception - Palm Court, The Queens Hotel
  • 7.30pm - Seats for dinner
  • 8.30pm - Awards presentation commences
  • 10.30pm - Awards presentation concludes
  • Late bar and disco
  • First course - Leek, chestnut mushroom and blue cheese tart, balsamic reduction
  • Main course - Breast of chicken with chorizo and black olive potatoes, roasted zucchini, Napoli sauce
  • Vegetarian main - Wild mushroom, ricotta and spinach canelloni, tomato red onion salad
  • Dessert - Baked soft centre chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream, raspberry coulis
  • Coffee and mints


Queens and Park Plaza Hotels

The special bed and breakfast rate for the CDI is £107 (sole occupancy). We have reserved 40 rooms which will be allocated on a first come basis.

To book a room simply call The Queens Reservations Department on 0113 243 1323 and quote CDI and the date, Wednesday 6 March to book. The hotel will require you to pay a £50.00 deposit to reserve your bedroom at the preferred rate. You will need to pay your full bill on departure.

(The Queen’s Hotel is extremely sorry that due to an administrative oversight on their part, guests requiring B&B for the UK Career Development Awards will be accommodated, at no extra charge, at the Park Plaza Hotel which is across the road from The Queen’s Hotel. Guests will need to check in at the Queen’s Hotel and assistance will be provided with the transport of luggage to the Park Plaza hotel.)

Alternative hotels

There are a number of three and four star hotels within 3-8 minutes walk of The Queens Hotel - see

  • Very close by: 4 star Hilton Hotel and Marriott -3 minutes walk from The Queens Hotel.
  • Premier Inn - City Gate, Wellington St,, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1LW - 5 minutes walk; 0.8 miles from The Queens Hotel.