What's Floating Around

What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? 12 March 2018


Welcome to another week and now that the Nottingham Media Festival is over for this year, here at Cloud 9 Towers,  t’s time for us to look at some of the other major projects and events we have on the go – including the CHS Awards.

We are  really pleased once again to be working with Emma and the team at the CHS Group on all aspects of the judging for the awards, so that the results remain impartial and judged fairly.

Now in the fourth year, the CHS Awards have been steadily growing and gaining momentum and if you are a venue who needs to connect with agents, then we encourage you to get your entries in now – as the deadline is 23 March 2018 – but why leave it to the last minute and panic!

Entries are totally free and with over 75 leading agents from around the UK, it’s a great platform to get in front of a receptive and interested audience – and you could end up celebrating the success of your venue at the Awards Ceremony on 31 May at the wonderful McDonald Hotel in Manchester.

The awards will once again recognise individual elements of venues rather than the entire property in order to provide a level playing field for all entrants, irrespective of whether they are a national chain or a small independent venue. This proved really popular last year and we were really delighted by the support that the industry put behind the awards.

There are some great categories and some new ones for 2018 including recognition for both supplier and agency personalities and we are also looking to encourage more International entries this year.

We’re still looking for senior event agency professionals to join our panel of great judges and we promise it won’t be too onerous, as judging is done completely electronically, there are no site visits required.

You can also do as much or as little as your time allows  –  and many of our judges love getting involved and discovering new venues as part of the process, so if you’d like to get on board please let us know, or complete the form on the CHS Website.

The finalists will be announced just before the Conference & Hospitality Show in Leeds on the 24th April with a special drinks reception to mark the nominees with many of the judges in attendance, so a great networking opportunity as well as a reason to celebrate.

So good luck everyone, and have a great week (and don’t forget the deadline!)