Meet Chris, our ‘Ambassador of the Year’ award winner

Meet Chris, our ‘Ambassador of the Year’ award winner

Our business development manager, Chris Jarvis, has successfully won ‘Ambassador of the Year’ award at this year’s ‘Power of Excellence’ Conference.

Venues of Excellence ‘Power of Excellence’ Conference, held at Warwick Conferences on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th January saw representatives from the UK’s events and hospitality industry come together to find out what excellence means for conference, event and training venues.

Delegates attended a variety of interactive workshops that explored topics such as the power of a virtual conference world, excellence in content marketing and investing in your people of excellence.

Monty Halls, a former Royal Marines Officer, journalist and marine biologist, delivered an inspiring talk on excellence in leadership. This was a particular highlight for Chris who commented, “A quote that stood out was failure is the cornerstone to success. For me, this meant learn from any mistakes and never give up.”

The second day of the conference concluded with a glamorous Gala dinner and awards ceremony, including entertainment and dancing. The dinner was the perfect opportunity to network with other member venues, meet industry experts, and for Chris – to celebrate his ‘Ambassador of the Year’ award success.

We asked Chris how he felt when his name was called, “Surprise first of all but obviously highly delighted. You do the job as best you can so it’s nice to be recognised for my efforts.”

So what is Venues of Excellence Ambassador prize and what does it mean to win it?

The award is for the team members from the Venues of Excellence member venues who have acted as true ambassadors and have gone ‘above and beyond’ to support the Venues of Excellence team. Winners are recognised for building brand awareness, offering support to colleagues and the organisation, responding quickly to requests and showing great collaboration.

Mandy Jennings, Executive Directors at Venues of Excellence, said, “I am delighted to award Chris with the Venues of Excellence Ambassador Award. Chris is a pleasure to work in partnership with and he has an excellent relationship with both colleagues and members of Venues of Excellence. He is passionate about the organisation, has helped represent the venues as an ambassador with clients and agencies, is always quick to respond to requests and make suggestions for the good of the consortium. The team who vote for the awards were all unanimous in the decision to award Chris for his work in 2018 and we look forward to continuing in the future.”

Congratulations to Chris for this successful achievement!

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