Why Enter - CHS Awards

Why Enter

Here at CHS Group we believe that everyone should hear the words “and the winner is…” and then their name announced at least once in their lives.

There are many benefits of entering awards, from PR exposure, increased credibility to improve your team morale to celebrating success.

Now celebrating its fifth year, the CHS Awards provide UK hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities.  Our awards are designed to be accessible for all types of hotels and venues, allowing even the smallest independent venue to be recognised for an aspect, service or feature of their property or service.

  • 22 categories of which 10 are completely new for 2019
  • These awards are unique to our industry in that they champion those venues and suppliers who normally don’t get an opportunity to share excellence in a variety of different disciplines
  • The Awards are judged by an independent panel of over 50 event professionals from leading agencies throughout the UK
  • Free to enter and you can enter as many categories as you desire
  • Guaranteed exposure to a receptive audience of esteemed judges, an industry seal of approval for a job well done

The benefits of winning an award reach far beyond celebrating your success on the evening.  Not only will you receive a Trophy acknowledging your excellence, you will have fantastic Marketing and PR opportunities and a great story to tell for a long time afterwards. If you love your venue, or even an aspect of it, then The CHS Awards are for you!

Emma Cartmell, CEO, CHS Group

If you make the shortlist you’ll receive a prized position on the awards website, be in front of key industry professionals and we’ll support your marketing efforts by providing you with email buttons and regular social media updates. Also, for finalists exhibiting at the Conference and Hospitality Show, you will receive a finalist banner on your stand to show off during the exhibition.

Here are some quotes from past winners…

Entering the CHS Awards is a brilliant way to promote your venue. The judges are all prestigious industry names, so getting our venue in front of them really helped increase our profile, and then winning increased it even further. These are the only industry awards to offer venues the opportunity to showcase a room or a part of their service – so smaller venues can compete with larger ones. We won awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the impact of winning has been amazing – and very good for our business. We have used the logo in our marketing, on our emails and the awards are on the wall in reception for everyone to see. Being an award winning venue has helped put Horizon Leeds on the map, and I’m very much looking forward to entering this year and hoping to retain our crown!

Megan MacBrairdy,  General Manager, Horizon Leeds

Winning the Best Independent Venue at the CHS Awards 2018 was a real honor and surprise for us. It gave the team a great feeling of accomplishment and we celebrated with a glass of bubbly all together! We are very proud to be an independent hotel and winning the award has gone a long way to support that and motivate the team to continue their efforts and strive to be the best.

Emma Benton, Senior Sales Manager for Sopwell House

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All of the judges are from the events industry, from major events companies. All pre-approved to meet our criteria as senior event professionals.

Any venue, hotel or event supplier in the UK. A venue is a hotel, conference centre, sports stadium...basically if you fit into one of the categories you can enter! Just read the eligibility and judging criteria and you can't go far wrong.

The shortlist is announced on the evening of Monday 29th April 2019 at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds – don’t forget to register and attend CHS19!

We announce the shortlist on the evening of Monday 29th April 2019 which is the night before the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds. Exhibitors and visitors to the show will be first to know, and we’ll announce it on our website and through a press release too.

Its FREE to enter the awards, so go on....get entering!

You can apply to be a judge by completing the form on the website. We do have some criteria and will let you know if you are successful as soon as possible.

You can purchase tickets via the website. Individual tickets are £130+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £140+VAT) but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1200+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £1300+VAT). Why not make a night of it and reward your team for all of their hard work? Even if you don’t win it’s a great networking event, with leading industry figures in attendance.

Of course! You can enter as many as you feel suit your company.

The only thing we can say here is make sure you have lots of supporting evidence. The Judges use your submission only to decide on their winner, so you need to make sure they have all the information required to make their choice. Also visit the CHS Awards homepage and download our helpful PDF 'How to write a kick-ass award submission' which gives you all the hints and tips you need.

Its FREE to enter the awards so go on...get entering!

Of Course! Just book your place at the ceremony through the website.

You can purchase tickets via the website. Individual tickets are £130+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £140+VAT) but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1200+VAT (Early Bird Rate until the 17th May where the price increases to £1300+VAT). Why not make a night of it and reward your team for all of their hard work? Or invite your favourite clients!