At BI WORLDWIDE we believe it is important to recognise the people we work with, especially our event suppliers, which is why we host Partners in Success.
With a history in excess of 20 years, the annual award ceremony highlights the excellence and dedication our global network have offered us over the last 12 months, helping us deliver world class events for our clients.
This year’s event took place on Monday, February 24 and was held at the luxurious and stunning ME Hotel in the heart of London’s West End. This, of course, boosted the conversation around the room as all of the guests complimented the venue and admired its sleek style and warm atmosphere.
Managing Director Mike Davies said: “This event continues to be a major contributor to us building outstanding relationships with our partners from around the world, many of whom make the long journey to London especially to take part. It is no coincidence that our best work is done with those partners where we also have a strong relationship; one that is built on trust and mutual respect.”
Over 20 BI WORLDWIDE associates from the Events Team hosted this year’s Partners in Success, including Project Manager Julie Goodwin who coordinated the event.
Director of Events, David Battley, said: “This annual event provides us with an excellent opportunity to recognise and thank each and every one of you for your outstanding support throughout 2013. We have eight different categories that received votes from over 40 members of the BI WORLDWIDE team.”
As all the attendees were seated, Mike and David began by announcing the Merit and Excellence Award winners of each category.
Best Account Management
Award of Excellence: Louise Bang, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Merit Awards: Roger Bradley representing Business Canada; David Marks, MM & Company
Best Destination Management Company
Award of Excellence: Briggs - New York
Merit Awards: Microcosmos Budapest, MEP Turkey, Cititravel Tenerife
Award of Excellence: Virgin Atlantic
Merit Awards: British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM
Most Creative Partner
Award of Excellence: Production Bureau
Merit Awards: Heather Robinson Live Communication, Jan Van De Broeck, Rhubarb Catering, Shelton Fleming
Most Proactive Partner
Award of Excellence: Etihad Airways
Merit Awards: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Award of Excellence: Anita Meehan, British Airways Airport Manager JFK
Merit Awards: Clementine Moore, C-Florida Hospitality; Schelby Betz, Brush Creek Resort Wyoming; Krisztina Dobai, Four Seasons Budapest
Award of Excellence: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Merit Awards: Positive Adventures, San Diego
Award of Excellence: Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
Merit Awards: Abama Golf and Spa Resort, Tenerife
Hotel Royal-Riviera, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
The Sanctuary Hotel, Kiawah Island Charleston
As the evening grew to an end, Partners in Success 2014 was without fail a superb evening to celebrate another memorable year with all of our event partners.
Click here to see the photos taken on the night.