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 and increased credibility to improved team morale and celebrating success.

Not only that, the CHS Awards give your hotel or venue the opportunity to get in front of over 70 venue finding agents from across the UK who judge the awards for us.

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

Also we have a Chairman’s Award which is where Richard John, Chairman of the Judges, will determine this award based on the winners of the individual entry categories. This is the final award of the evening…the ultimate accolade to take home.

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 is a quote from the winner of the 2016 Chairman’s Award…

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 four awards in 2016 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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All of the judges are from the events and hospitality industry, from major events companies and conference booking agents to blog and travel writers.

Any venue or hotel in the UK. A venue is a hotel, conference centre, sports stadium...basically if you fit into one of the categories you can enter!

When is the shortlist announced On Tuesday 24th April 2018 at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds – don’t forget to register and attend CHS18!

We announce the shortlist on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 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 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 £120+VAT but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1100+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 venue.

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.

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

Any venue outside of London. A venue is a hotel, conference centre, sports stadium... basically if you fit into one of the categories you can enter!

You can purchase tickets via the website. Individual tickets are £120+VAT but if you want to bring the whole team, a table of 10 is £1100+VAT. Why not make a night of it and reward your team for all of their hard work? Or invite your favourite clients!