The 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, supported by Pear Communications were held at the National Memorial Arboretum, where a host of guests from the region’s hospitality and tourism attractions gathered to celebrate Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses and their contribution to the growth of the regions’ tourism sector.
Thirteen awards were up for grabs, representing the diversity of the industry, with the award for Business Tourism sponsored by SSLEP Growth Hub being presented to the team at Keele University Events and Conferencing.
The award is a great accolade to the team at Keele University who have demonstrated their commitment to business tourism through the commercial business over the past 12 months, whilst aligning their business objectives to support the key objectives of the University.
The award, which had 3 venues as finalists in the category was announced by Joanne Malins, Presenter of BBC Midlands today and presented by Nicola Kent of SSLEP.
Emma Woodcock, Head of Event and Business Development, who attended the lunch with Kathryn Cannell, Lesley Martin and Joe Caine on behalf of the Keele University Events and Conferencing team said: “It is a great honour to achieve the Gold Award for Business Tourism at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, which recognises the commitment our team have in consistently delivering high quality conferences and events. Over the past twelve months we have strategically positioned our commercial business to support the University objectives, encouraging associations and corporate companies to utilise the fabulous event space we have available here on campus. This has attracted conferences and events which bring both national and international delegates to North Staffordshire.To take this award back to Keele is great recognition for the team who work together to deliver outstanding events.”