Voting has opened for The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) prestigious miaList ‘Team of the Year’ accolade.
From a huge number of nominations, seven venues from across the UK have been short-listed for the team title that celebrates those outstanding and passionate representatives from the meetings, hospitality and events industry who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Vying for votes are Southampton Solent University’s Conference and Events Team; Destination Bristol’s Conference Team; Mallory Court’s Reservation and Events Team; Holiday Inn Bloomsbury’s Meetings and Events Team; Westminster College Cambridge’s Domestic Team; Whittlebury Hall’s Conference and Events Team and The Grand Brighton’s Conference and Banqueting Operations Team.
Judged against extensive criteria, the miaList awards that are sponsored by The Meeting Show also welcomed nominations for individuals in a range of categories, including: Conference and Events, Food and Beverage (Production), Front of House, Back of House, Sales, Marketing and Rising Star.
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “Once again we were extremely pleased with the number and particularly the quality of the nominations received again this year as it is testament to the number of talented and inspiring individuals we have working in our industry. We wish not only the teams that need your votes, but all of the people who have been short-listed for an individual award, the very best of luck for the miaList lunch in September.”
The miaList judging panel represented all sectors of the event industry – buyers, agents and venues – and included: Steve Knight – The Meetings Show (headline sponsor), Rob Flinter – Park Plaza Victoria, Lacy Curtis-Ward – The Lensbury, Gill Smillie – Conference Venues Countrywide, Carol Primett – Anglian Water and Helen Ashton – Langley House Trust.
To vote for your miaLIst ‘Team of the year’ visit http://www.mia-uk.org/event_group/recognising-excellence/mialist-team-award/
The winners will be announced at the miaList lunch on Friday, 16 September 2016 at Park Plaza Victoria, London. Tickets are available now at: http://www.mia-uk.org/event/mialist-2016/