Unique Venues of Manchester finalists at CHS Awards 2018

Unique Venues of Manchester finalists at CHS Awards 2018

Proud Parent The other day my son handed me an envelope saying, “Dad, you need to read this”. Firstly surprise and fear, followed by feelings of apprehension, concern and curiosity all hit my mind like a drumstick beating a drum, whilst desperately trying to hide any emotions until I knew what was going on. I tentatively read through what had been handed to me. Gradually the concern and apprehension faded, to be replaced by relief with a side of excitement, the surprise was still lingering, and finally everything was replaced by a chest thumping proudness! He had written a short essay at school that was entered into a competition and been shortlisted to be published in a book, and he needed me to sign the consent slip! Whilst not quite to the same extent, I still felt that same parental proudness following the announcement of the finalists for the CHS Awards 2018, which were made following another brilliant and successful #CHSRocks show! Unique Venues of Manchester venues, hotels and suppliers are finalists in nearly half of all the categories at this year’s awards. The awards are being held at The Principle Hotel, Manchester on Thursday 31st May 2018, and is a ‘not to be missed’ event. UVM finalists include: University of Manchester – Best Academic Venue The Lowry & The Stoller Hall – Best Auditorium The Lowry, Victoria Warehouse & The Lowry Hotel – Best Independent Venue Victoria Warehouse – Best Venue Communications Grape and Grain Catering Co. – Best Outside Catering Company Manchester Metropolitan University – Best Green/Sustainable Venue Victoria Warehouse – Best UK Representation of an International Venue/Destination...
Friends’ Meeting House Manchester Scores Silver for Sustainability

Friends’ Meeting House Manchester Scores Silver for Sustainability

Friends’ Meeting House Manchester Scores Silver for Sustainability Manchester conference venue, Friends’ Meeting House, has achieved silver in the Green Tourism Award, becoming one of only 20 award holders within the Greater Manchester area. Green Tourism is a certification programme which offers trustworthy, independent guidance to businesses wishing to operate sustainably. Awarded to organisations conducting work responsibly, ethically, and who support the local area, Friends’ Meeting House scored well across the majority of areas of the assessment, achieving an overall 65%. The venue scored particularly highly within categories including Social Responsibility, Energy Saving, Waste Minimisation and Procurement. For the venue, the accreditation is an extremely valuable award. Sarah Donaldson, EO of Friends’ Meeting House, explained that the award ‘recognises that our business shares its environmental values with our staff and customers. That’s really important to us, because we want everyone to understand the urgent challenge of climate change and the need for development to be sustainable for everyone.’ As a Quaker owned business, sustainability is integral to the values of the venue. ‘We are an ethical business,’ stated Donaldson, ‘We seek to promote Quaker values while providing excellent customer service.’ Donaldson explained some of the policies used throughout many areas of the business to ensure sustainability, ‘We are a Living Wage employer, we are clear and transparent in our pricing and services, and we try to use local and ethical suppliers.’ At a time where consumers are increasingly concerned about environmental issues, the award defines the organisation as a leading example of how business can work towards sustainability. Donaldson commented, ‘When everyone sees our award it will help them...
Christmas parties launch at Victoria Warehouse

Christmas parties launch at Victoria Warehouse

Iconic event space Victoria Warehouse launch their new unconventional Christmas offering for 2018. This year they’re doing thing differently. They’ve decided to scrap the boring conventions and say goodbye to traditional trees, turkey and crackers. The well-known party venue are doing what they do best; providing something truly unforgettable. With more glitter, neon and mirror balls than you can shake a stick at; you and your team can revel in the ultimate party atmosphere. They have five various party rooms set with lighting, production and music from top DJ; there for a good time, not a long time – the team promise you can celebrate hard and make the most of your annual big bash. Offering exclusive parties from 50 to 2,500 people, you can choose which format works best for your group. Keep the focus on the dancefloor with street food style food & drink and unlimited drinks wristbands or perhaps an alternative three-course meal. Whichever you decide, all parties kick off in style with a complimentary Christmas cocktail for everyone. Aiming to get party goers more excited than ever before, Victoria Warehouse throughout December is set to be filled with fun, dancing and ‘Instagramable’ moments. Use the email on their venue page to contact them directly for a full brochure. Speak to the team today to discuss planning your party and take them up on the early booking offer of free drinks!* If you fancy a ‘try before you buy’, the team are throwing a party launch night on Thursday 7th June. Click here to register your interest. Victoria Warehouse – Helping you party since 2013 Victoria Warehouse...
Sponsorship Award Success for Hilton and Lancashire Cricket

Sponsorship Award Success for Hilton and Lancashire Cricket

SPONSORSHIP AWARD SUCCESS FOR HILTON AND LANCASHIRE CRICKET Hilton and Lancashire Cricket Club are delighted to have been named ‘Sport Sponsorship of the Year’, at the 2018 UK Sponsorship Awards. The accolade celebrates the ‘Best Beds in the House’ activation, which enabled guests to watch Lancashire Cricket pitch-side, from the comfort of a Hilton Garden Inn bed – with a complimentary private bar and room service included! The partnership was shortlisted with the likes of Cadburys, the Premier League, Mastercard, Stella Artois and NatWest, before ultimately being crowned winners. Launched at the Lancashire vs Yorkshire T20 Blast fixture, the ‘Best Beds in the House’ concept was to drive awareness of the new hotel at Emirates Old Trafford in 2017, as well as showcase Hilton Garden Inn’s bright hearted hospitality, as they sought to further launch their brand into the UK market. The activation area consisted of a terrace space with four Hilton standard king size beds on show for all to see within the ground, as well as those watching live on national television, throughout key fixtures during the season. Fans who entered the ground were able to take part in social media competition with Hilton, for the chance to win access to the exclusive area. Both partners were determined to engage with fans in the stadium, plus enhancing their experience on a cricket match day, as well as those watching the live broadcast matches on Sky TV – creating a total television reach of over 4.5million. The beds also achieved national press coverage, including The Guardian and The Telegraph, reaching a combined readership of over 550,000. Commenting on...
6 Months at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

6 Months at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford

6 MONTHS AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD Business and leisure guests have now been enjoying the Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford for six months. The four-star hotel, which famously celebrated its opening at the home of Lancashire Cricket Club last September with outdoor beds, helps to serve the growing numbers of business and leisure visitors in Manchester. In the first four weeks of business, the team had accelerated sales and revenues to the level that would have been expected for the third and fourth months of trading. By the end of November, the four-star hotel had taken over 10,500 room bookings and welcomed even more customers – including some internationally famous faces, such as leading politicians and sports personalities. So far in 2018, Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford has achieved all of its room targets for ‘quarter one’ by 2nd March. The team, which now boasts over 50 members of staff, has already laundered 154,637 sheets, pulled 18,500 pints of beer and served up more than 2,900 Gin & Tonics and 1,600 of its delicious signature Mobley Burgers. So, what makes the hotel such a success? Bedrooms The accommodation perfectly complements the impressive conference, event and hospitality facilities already on-site, offering 150-bedrooms, 85 of which are pitch-facing, and there are 80 with balconies, boasting stunning views over one of cricket’s best known venues – adding to the superb hospitality offering for concerts, Lancashire Cricket and England fixtures. The bedrooms are suitably designed for any guest, including fully accessible spaces and adjoining doors for families. There’s a 40-inch HDTV, crisp white bedding, functional work space, ergonomic...
Victoria Warehouse shortlisted at the National Venue Awards

Victoria Warehouse shortlisted at the National Venue Awards

Iconic event space Victoria Warehouse have been shortlisted for ‘Best Unusual Venue’ at this year’s National Venue Awards. The nationwide awards showcase the excellence of venues from anywhere in the UK, focusing on their facilities, innovation, service level and contribution to the events industry. The National Venue Awards, organised by GCN Events contain 21 categories to suit all types of venues hosting a events such as gala dinners, conferences, weddings and exhibitions. The awards will be judged by a panel of key influencers representing expertise from every facet of the industry. Key personalities within the sector included in the judging panel this year are; Ian Edwards, Chief Executive at the Celtic Manor Collection, Kerrin MacPhie, Head of Business Events at VisitBritain and Heather Carter, Director at Blenheim Palace. The team at Victoria Warehouse are delighted to be recognised nationally for their contribution to events and hospitality. With an aim to ‘be the place everyone is taking about’, this is certainly a step in the right direction. The ceremony itself takes place here in Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford on 11th May, it’s set to be a great night with event professionals attending from all over the country. See the complete finalists listing; www.nationalvenueawards.co.uk/finalists To find out more on Victoria Warehouse; www.victoriawarehouse.com Victoria Warehouse: an event space like no other in the heart of Manchester. Our heritage in the cotton trade has been a symbol of strength and innovation in the city for more than a hundred years. Now, we’re channelling that spirit into Manchester showmanship. The historic nature and unconventional surroundings of Victoria Warehouse have inspired Britain’s greatest brands....