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The Stadium Events & Hospitality Award Winners 2014

Fri 6th Jun 2014 | Football Industry Events

Over 300 guests from football and rugby stadia across the country have celebrated their ‘off the pitch’ successes at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2014 last night.

The 10th annual awards organised by Stadium Experience (previously The Football Hospitality Awards) recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.

The prestigious event was held at the home of Hull City Tigers, the KC Stadium with a total of 9 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 Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club, who scooped the top gong for Overall Matchday Hospitality Experience 2014, fighting off tough competition from across the Leagues.

The full list of award winners includes:

Media Choice Award – Sponsored by Conference News
(Voted for by media attending matches across the UK)

WINNER – Manchester City Football Club
SILVER – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
BRONZE – Aston Villa 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 – Newcastle United Football Club
BRONZE – Aston Villa 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 – Elisha Lindsay – Newcastle United Football Club
SILVER – Vinnie Shields – Everton Football Club
BRONZE – Neil Hubbard – Birmingham City Football Club

Operations Team of the Year Award -Sponsored by Life Water
Judged by panel of award sponsors and the Stadium Experience Awards committee)                  

WINNER – Reading Football Club
SILVER – Worcester Warriors Rugby Club
BRONZE – Southampton Football Club

Directors Choice Awards – Sponsored by FC Business
(Voted for by clubs board of directors when they visit an away match)

WINNER – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
SILVER – Bradford City Football Club
BRONZE – Queens Park Rangers 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 30,000 seats)

WINNER – Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club
SILVER – Wigan Warriors Rugby Club
BRONZE – Cardiff City Football Club

Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium (up to 40,000 seats)

WINNER – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
SILVER – Birmingham City Football Club
BRONZE – Leeds United Football Club

Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium (over 40,000 seats)

WINNER – Newcastle United Football Club
SILVER – Chelsea Football Club
BRONZE – Everton Football Club

The Big One – Overall Matchday Hospitality Award

WINNER – Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club
SILVER – Newcastle United Football Club
BRONZE – Wigan Warriors Rugby Club

Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “These awards recognise those dedicated teams who work tirelessly off the pitch at football and rugby stadia across the UK to make hospitality, conferences and events run seamlessly for their customers.

“We at Stadium Experience are proud to host the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards and it is an honour to welcome Rugby stadia from across the UK in 2014. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners.”

Yal Bekar, Head of Partnerships at fcbusiness said, "We were proud once again to be a sponsor and official media partner to the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.

“It was great to see so many talented people being rewarded for the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure fans at sports stadia across the county get the very best service available.

“Our congratulations go out in particular to the three outstanding clubs who won the fcbusiness sponsored Directors choice award, QPR in bronze position, Bradford City in silver and Brighton who won gold."

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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