Sporting venues claim the glittering prizes

The cream of the UK  stadia have been honoured at a glittering ceremony.

More than 300 guests from football and rugby grounds across the country have celebrated their ‘off the pitch’ successes at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2015 last night.  The awards were the 11th annual awards organised by Stadium Experience and aim to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.

The event, organised by Stadium Experience, was held at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club. The evening kick-started with live entertainment from the current freestyle football World-Champion, Andrew Henderson, followed by dinner, awards presentations and partying until 4am.

There were a total of 10 possible awards up for grabs.  Some awards were entered by the club themselves and others by nominations from colleagues, media and other club directors.  The overall winner of the evening was Hull City Tigers, who scooped the top gong for Overall Matchday Hospitality Experience 2015, fighting off tough competition from 25 stadia across the Leagues.

Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “Our teams take it to the limits each year and this is a time to recognise all of them who strive to bring excellence in their venues across the UK, the hard work never stops!  We at Stadium Experience are proud to host the annual Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners!”

The full list of 2015 award winners

 

Media Choice Award Sponsored by Conference News

(Voted for by media attending matches across the UK) 

WINNER – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club             

SILVER – Aston Villa Football Club

BRONZE – Manchester City Football Club

 

Conference & Events Sales & Marketing Award – Sponsored by Hospitality Gem                        
(Judged by a mystery shopper style telephone call enquiry and follow up process)                                         

WINNER – Hampden Park Stadium

SILVER – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

BRONZE – Wycombe Wanderers Football Club

 

Star For The Future Award – Sponsored by The Football People                        
(Judged by panel of award sponsors and the Stadium Experience Awards committee)

WINNER – Anna Carmichael – Everton Football Club

SILVER – Emily Mills – Leeds United Football Club

BRONZE – Ollie Brown – Southampton Football Club

 

Operations Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by FC Business
(Judged by panel of award sponsors and the Stadium Experience Awards committee)                  

WINNER – Newcastle United Football Club         

SILVER – Sunderland Association Football Club 

BRONZE – Aston Villa Football Club

 

Chef Team of the Year – Sponsored by Stadium Experience

(A live kitchen event where chef teams are judged by professional chefs on producing the best VIP three-course meal)

WINNER – Chelsea Football Club              

SILVER – Aston Villa Football Club           

BRONZE – Southampton Football Club

 

Directors Choice AwardsSponsored by Verteda

(Voted for by clubs board of directors when they visit an away match)

WINNER – Norwich City Football Club                    

SILVER – Arsenal Football Club

BRONZE – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

 

Matchday Hospitality Awards – Sponsored by Salon Culinaire          
(Reported by professional chef judges who experienced hospitality at UK clubs this season using strict criteria)

Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium (up to 750 hospitality seats)

WINNER – Saracens Rugby ClubSILVER – Morecambe Football Club
BRONZE – Notts County Football Club

 

Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium (751 – 1500 hospitality seats)

WINNER – Hull City TigersSILVER – Bolton Wanderers Football Club
BRONZE – Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

 

Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium (1501+ hospitality seats)

WINNER – Aston Villa Football ClubSILVER – Hampden Park Stadium
BRONZE – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

 

The Big One – Overall Matchday Hospitality Award

WINNER – Hull City Tigers

SILVER – Aston Villa Football Club
BRONZE – Hampden Park Stadium                                                                                                           


 

 

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