What's Floating Around

What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? 23 May 2016


Welcome to another week and we do hope that everyone is continuing to smile! This week is all about the CHS Awards which take place on Wednesday in Manchester at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on Portland Street.

 Launched in 2015 to celebrate aspects of venues, the Awards have very quickly been embraced by the industry and the 2016 entries were pretty spectacular in each of the 19 very carefully chosen categories.
With almost 70 leading agents judging the awards, the entrants knew that this was a great opportunity to get their venue on the radar of some incredibly well know and respected names and we look forward to celebrating their success.

So why is it that Awards are so popular? Well, as we run lots of them here at Cloud 9, we know that Awards matter and even with all of the advances in social media, instant feedback and independent reviews, getting everyone together to discover the winners can be an exciting and exhilarating experience.

Recognition for a job well done is always important and being a finalist, a nominee or making the shortlist for any awards event can be the first steps of a great PR story. The opportunity to show off to your clients, your colleagues and your employees is a great way of validating the work you are doing with your organisation.

Winning takes the story to a whole new level and makes your promotional abilities boundless, so we certainly will enjoy the coverage that the CHS Awards will generate over the coming weeks.

For now though we would like to wish all of the finalists at this years CHS Awards all success and a great evening!

 In other news this week we are gearing up for The Meetings Show which has moved to an earlier slot in June, rather than July. Last year our attendance was cut a little short by the tube strike as we had to leave early so we are hoping for no drama this year.

The Meetings Show is designed with productivity at the forefront of everything we do. In today’s world, it is difficult to take even just a day away from the office, but working within an industry that demands face-to-face interaction, The Meetings Show offers an opportunity to source, learn and network with those that will make a real difference to your business. 

There will be more than 600 of the finest destinations, hotels, venues, DMCs and technology providers at the Show and we are aiming to leave inspired and energised – although probably with sore feet from all of that waling around – as we will have been on a journey across the UK and around the world at the UK’s largest gathering of meeting suppliers.

Additionally there are over 80 free-to-attend educational sessions delivered by the most creative thinkers in the industry and a whole range of destination showcases which will allow us to grow our knowledge and choices for clients.

There are also a number of great parties planned around the Show taking place across some of London’s most exclusive venues, and as Paula, Janet & Charlotte will all be attending, we’ll be experiencing the delights of the Montcalm with Moulden Marketing, St James’ Court with Hotel Republic, The Radio Bar at the ME London with GTAssociates  and the Kensington Roof Gardens with SANA Hotels.Who said it was all hard work?

Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you in Manchester!