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
Manchester Hall – Best Launch Event
Victoria Warehouse – Best Unusual Event Space
Innside by Melia Manchester & The Studio, Manchester – Best Boardroom
Good luck to all the finalist and I hope to see you there!
Unique Venues of Manchester is now in its fourth year of operating, and continues to grow as more unusual and alternative venues, hotels and suppliers join. This year sees the launch of its first #UVMEXPO, an exhibition and networking event for conference and event organsiers being held on Tuesday 5th June at The Lowry, Salford Quays. And plans are to launch Unique Venues of Liverpool later this year. For more information visit www.uniquevenuesofmanchester.co.uk.