Shortlisted candidates meet the judges in build-up to miaList award

The 33 shortlisted candidates for the 2015miaList awards have undergone interviews with the judging panel ahead of the final announcement at a celebratory lunch on 28 September at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel in London.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said the panel had a difficult task. “We have been struck by the high standard of entrants and it has been quite inspiring to see so many passionate and engaged people who really care about our industry and customers. We are looking forward to announcing the miaList winners in September.”

Nominees met the judging panel at Altitude London and Goosedale in Nottingham on 15 July and 22 July respectively.

Lucy Harper, events manager at Brockencote Hall Hotel is one of the nominees: “This is such a prestigious award within the industry and having my name added to the shortlist of professionals is an honour.”

Commenting on being shortlisted, Sam Gryckiewicz, conference manager at Moor Hall Conference Centre added: “The highlight of my career so far has been being nominated for the miaList.”

Toni Mountford, corporate sales and events team leader at Alton Towers Resort said: “There is no greater compliment than your colleagues taking the time to apply on your behalf because they believe in what you are doing.”

This year also sees the introduction of the Team Award. There are a number of teams who make a truly valuable contribution to their businesses and who wins is up to the public vote. Teams from The Barbican Centre, Bovey Castle, The Foresight Centre and Ricoh Arena are hoping the votes will see them crowned as the miaList winners 2015.

click here to find out more about the Team Award nominations and to cast your vote.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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  • Maugie Lyons

    This is a great achievement for all concerned and at The Lensbury we are very proud that both Melissa Gillings , Operations Manager and Martina Frick, F&B Manager were shortlisted. Roll on September 28th.