A Month of Success For Event Exeter
Team celebrations are at an all-time high for Event Exeter as we celebrate a month of success for the business – a fantastic way to round off a hectic season, which has seen more than 1200 events successfully delivered across the University of Exeter campuses.
Sales and Marketing Recognition
The Conference News Academic Venue Awards aims to highlight excellence within the UK academic venues industry. This year we were immensely proud to pick up the award for the Best Sales and Marketing Team, a first for this particular area of the business.
The last 18 months have seen a phenomenal transformation in terms of marketing activity. A brand refresh, a high end brochure, a contemporary website with 360 video tours of venues and the implementation of a digital marketing strategy have all led to a clearer direction in messaging and results.
Feedback from the judges made reference to clean, professional branding supported by strong messaging and creativity.
Kate Jane marketer for Event Exeter said, ‘It’s not always easy to stand out from the crowd within the academic venue arena, but we chose to think outside the box and it really has paid off, both in terms of brand awareness and productivity.’
Devon Business Event Venue
Now in its 10th year, the Devon Tourism Awards aims to celebrate the very best of the tourism industry in the county.
Shortlisted alongside tough competition, the team were thrilled to scoop the Gold Award for Business Event Venue of the Year at the annual awards dinner held in Torquay.
The judging process is rigorous and not only do they evaluate the original entry, they monitor and report on marketing, online presence and arrange show rounds and or a secret shopper. The overall feedback referenced ‘unique venues and complete professionalism.’
Fran Brandi, Event Sales Manager said, ‘It is an absolute honour to receive the Gold Award in the Business Event Venue category, particularly as there are so many fantastic venues across the region. We work with some great businesses, some of whom choose to return to us year on year and we feel honoured that they continue to place their high profile events in our venues.’
The team now progress to the South West Tourism Awards, alongside all Gold winners, where each will compete for the coveted regional title for their respective category. The South West is a phenomenal county for hospitality and tourism and it is an honour to be among the best. The awards take place at the stunning Exeter Cathedral in February 2020 and we are keeping everything crossed.
Leading The Way
And finally our very own Head of Event Sales, Alex Penn, has made the coveted MiaList 2019 roll of honour. The people and teams who make up the list, work tirelessly to raise standards, deliver fantastic service, inspire those around them and go above and beyond to make a real difference.
Following a nomination from her team and daunting interview process with judges, Alex was named as one of the top ten.
Chosen for her impact on the business and going ‘above and beyond’ to ensure clients receive a seamless service, the team at Event Exeter are all incredibly proud of her achievements.
When asked about her award, Alex said, ‘I am thoroughly delighted to be amongst such great advocates for our industry, but this could not have been achieved without the support of the team and my director allowing me the opportunity to flourish. All of the awards won are testament to the tireless efforts from Event Exeter and our stakeholders who work alongside us to deliver the exceptional. We are hugely proud of everyone involved’