We win Hospitality, Leisure & Events Award at Coventry Telegraph Business Awards

Posted on 22 May 2013

The Belgrade is pleased to announce that it has have won the much-coveted Hospitality, Leisure & Events Award at this year’s 19th annual Coventry Telegraph Business Awards.

Held at the Ricoh Arena on Friday 17 May, the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards celebrates and rewards the region’s most esteemed enterprises. This year more than 400 professionals gathered at the stadium to see the winners announced in a ceremony hosted by Midlands TV presenter Kay Alexander.

The Belgrade fought off stiff competition from Nazraj Signature Brasserie, Premier Inn and the Ricoh Arena to win the Hospitality & Leisure & Events Award, which not only recognises growth, but innovation and market leading vision.

The Belgrade’s Executive Director, Joanna Reid said, “This is an award that recognises every single member of Belgrade Theatre staff. We are delighted that all the hard work everyone does, both front of house and behind the scenes, to welcome people to the theatre – whether for a performance, conference, participation or to eat and drink, has been recognised and rewarded in this way.”

In addition to winning the Hospitality, Leisure & Events Award, the Belgrade was named as runner up for the Training/People Development Award, in recognition of its Creative Apprenticeship Scheme, which employs up to six apprentices in various roles at the theatre.

The theatre’s ongoing commitment to its robust environmental policy was also recognised with the theatre being named as runner up for the Green Business Award.

The Belgrade Theatre Directors’ Club, which now has over 50 local businesses as members, sponsored one of the 11 awards that were dished out to local businesses on the night. The Emerging Professional Award, which recognises individuals who have shown business professionalism, vision and development in their chosen sector, was presented by the Belgrade’s Executive Director Joanna Reid to the winner Leigh Mackey, who founded Inspire Insurance Services.

To find out more about the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards and to see a list of all the winners read this story by the Coventry Telegraph.

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