Horizon Leeds, Gleneagles, The Grand Hotel Brighton and Warwick Conferences were among the venues, hotels and suppliers to win at the CHS awards, held last night at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel. More than 250 event industry professionals, including over 40 agents who contributed to the judging, attend the second annual CHS Awards which were preceded by a glittering gala dinner.
Horizon Leeds took the Chairman’s Award, the Best Boardroom/Small Meeting Room and the Best Onsite AV, and The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa claimed the award for Best Venue Communication as well as Best External Space. They were also recognised as highly commended for the Best Onsite Leisure and Best DDR/24 Hour Rate.
Other success stories from the evening included awards for Warwick Conferences, The Grand Hotel York, The Grand Hotel Brighton, Gleneagles and Coombe Abbey, amongst an array of great venues and destination management organisations who were also recognised.
The Awards are organised by Cloud 9 Event Management in conjunction with CHS Group who deliver the annual Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds and the nominations for this year were announced at the Show in April.
Over 70 event professionals from leading agencies and senior PAs throughout the UK judged the entries, using a voting structure that allows even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service.
Richard John of RJA Events who chaired the judging this year said: “It’s very encouraging to see the spread of winners at this year’s awards. The increase in entries indicates that the awards have been embraced by the industry at large”.
The Awards were sponsored and supported by JDB Events, INNSIDE by Melia Manchester, GTAssociates, Grosvenor Casinos, Accor Hotels, venuefinder.com, Hospitality & Events North, Brackenbury’s Britain, Trident Hospitality and CHS Group, and are now looking for a new venue for the 2017 programme - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.