02 / 6 / 2016 3.55pm
Award wins for Horizon Leeds
Horizon Leeds, a cutting-edge venue in the heart of the city, won all three of its nominated categories - as well as the Chairman’s Award - at the CHS Awards 2016 on 25 May. This national event recognises excellence in hotels and venues.
It is a huge success for Horizon Leeds, which opened in September 2014 and is still the UK’s only conference location reinvesting all its profits into support for NHS services.
Run by the NHS Confederation, its success reflects Leeds' strength as a home of innovation and as the number-one hub of NHS leadership outside London.
The winning categories were:
- Best boardroom
- Best day delegate rate (DDR)
- Best onsite audio-visual sesrvice (AV)
- The Chairman’s Award.
The chairman of the judges, Richard John, praised the venue for its recovery from major regional floods, Richard sais: “Despite great adversity, they [Horizon Leeds] did an amazing job of getting back on their feet and onto the radar of agents and clients alike.”
Megan MacBrairdy, Horizon Leeds general manager, has led the venue’s development since its conception. She was with colleagues at the Manchester award ceremony and said:
“We love running Horizon Leeds because it’s a friendly meeting place with a really ethical approach. It’s simple - anyone from the private or public sector can help the health service by choosing us as their good value, high tech venue.
"It really was born out of the big challenges facing the modern NHS, whose leaders often need to travel and have meetings but also need to make every penny count.”
The team at the awards were Megan MacBrairdy (General Manager), Tracey Gibson (Events Booking Assistant), Natalie Pitts (Events Coordinator) and Aissa Marfoua (Event Operations Assistant).