Sian Buchan, co-owner and front of house manager at Michelin-starred Pine, has been included in CODE Hospitality’s 100 Most Influential Women in Hospitality for 2022.
Each year, CODE champions women in every part of the hospitality industry from sommeliers to human resources and chefs to PRs.
This year’s list includes women making their mark on the industry, from TV personalities to the lesser-known figures working tirelessly behind the scenes.
Sian is the only individual representing Northumberland in this year’s list, featuring in the Most Influential Entrepreneur category alongside the likes of Adejoké Bakare (founder, Chishuru), Amy Corbin (founder, Kudu Collective), Anna Haugh (chef-owner, Myrtle), Emma Reynolds (co-founder, Tonkotsu), Jane Holbrook (chair, Côte Restaurants) and Nisha Katona MBE (founder, Mowgli).
Sian said: ‘’To be included alongside the names on this list for the first time is amazing. Each year the CODE list gives every woman in the industry the opportunity to be recognised for what they do, highlighting the whole range of opportunities available to women across the industry and hopefully encouraging more women to become involved in hospitality, enjoy a rewarding career and really make their mark in the process.’’
This year Code introduced six special awards, celebrating the standout women in the fields of sustainability, drink, community, mentorship and entrepreneurship, with an overall Most Influential Woman of 2022.
Since nominations opened in spring, the panel of judges – including Melissa Thompson, Jimi Famurewa, Will Beckett, Claire Koffman and Elizabeth Carter – have been overwhelmed. With the help of a panel of expert industry judges they worked through more than 600 stories of brilliant women to whittle down the list to just 100.