Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2020 Open For Entries
The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2020 have launched with 14 categories now open for entries.
The awards aim to recognise and reward best practice activities shown by the catering, operations, and conference and events teams at football and rugby stadia across the UK and Ireland.
The 14 award categories for 2020, include:
Visiting Rugby Directors Award (Voted for by visiting directors)
Chef Team of the Year Award (Judged by Salon Culinaire) – Sponsored by Chef Works
Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award (Judged by HGEM)
Shining Star Award (Judged by panel of industry experts) – Sponsored by Taste Coffee
Operations Team of the Year Award (Judged by panel of industry experts) – Sponsored by Braehead Foods
Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award (Judged by panel of industry experts)
Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award (Judged by panel of industry experts)
Best Stadium Events Venue Award (Judged by panel of industry experts) – Sponsored by Hi-Impact Media
NEW – Best Retail Catering Award (Judged by panel of industry experts)
Matchday Hospitality Awards (Judged by specialist chef & hospitality judges) – Sponsored by Verteda
Small (up to 1000 hospitality seats)
Medium (1001 – 2000 hospitality seats)
Large (2001+ hospitality seats)
Overall Matchday Hospitality Award (Judged by specialist chef & hospitality judges)
Award categories will close for entry on Monday 30th March 2020 with the Winners, Silver and Bronze Awards for each category announced at the prestigious awards evening on Thursday 21st May 2020 at Anfield, home of Champions League winners, Liverpool Football Club.
Over 450 guests will be welcomed including decision-makers from teams such as sales, conference and events, matchday hospitality, chef teams, public catering teams, operational departments and senior management attending to share the celebrations and network.
All categories in The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards are judged completely independently from Stadium Experience.
The 2020 judges include:
Juliet Price, Executive Director at HBAA
Kevin Howland, Head of Partnerships at fcbusiness magazine
Craig Prentice, Founder, Mum
Shirley Wynne-Jones, Managing Director at Venue Smart
*NEW* Martin Fullard, Editor at Conference News
*NEW* Mia Butler, Managing Director at Pistachio View
*NEW* Karen Guile, Director at tobook & online platform Search4Venues
*NEW* Neil Thompson, Managing Director at The Delegate Wranglers
Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience, and awards organiser, commented: “2020 will be the 15th annual awards organised by Stadium Experience, and promises to be a fabulous evening celebrating the very best stadium venues across the UK and Ireland.
“We have new categories for 2020, and very experienced judges from across the industry. It’s truly fantastic to see so many stadium venues sharing their activities and best practice examples, which continues to drive up standards across the industry – We’re really looking forward to seeing what 2020 brings!”