Shortlisted for the miaList 2021

What is the miaList?

The miaList was set up by the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) and is an annual industry recognised event to single out and reward outstanding individuals within the events industry. Now marking its tenth anniversary, the miaList shines a spotlight on individuals within the industry who go above and beyond the call of duty, are hardworking, enthusiastic, inspiring and have a positive effect on everything they undertake. All of the individuals and teams nominated to appear on the miaList go through a rigorous judging and assessment process.

miaList 2021 Best Venue Team

After being nominated by our Digital Marketing Manager, our Senior Management Team have been shortlisted for the Best Venue Team award! It is thanks to our Senior Management Team that CCT Venues is the great company it is, constantly innovating and improving each year, consistently delivering outstanding service to our clients and being a truly amazing company to work for. With the pandemic creating a whole host of different challenges for us as a company, it definitely hasn’t been plain sailing for the past two years, and it is down to our Senior Management Team that we managed to survive the storm.

Thanks to their creative thinking, hard work and strong leadership, they navigated us through this extremely difficult time, being completely transparent and reassuring along the way. As well as doing everything they could for us to survive the pandemic, they also retained as many jobs as possible. Therefore, we believe that our Senior Management Team are a great example of spirit in adversity and really deserve to win this award.

On behalf of the Senior Management Team, our CEO, Caroline Bull commented:

“No one anticipated the turbulent impact of Covid-19 on the event industry and the challenges that we have had to face, but effectively addressing these issues was made possible by incredible team spirit and focus. Many of the team undertook activities and roles that were completely new to them and always without complaint. Creativity and flexibility have been the mainstays of this team and I feel blessed to have been working with them.”

miaList 2021 Individual Shortlist

The whole team have been fantastic but our stand out champion has been our Operations Director, James Russ. That’s why our CEO, Caroline Bull nominated James to be included within the MiaList 2021 as an individual too.

James has worked for CCT Venues since 2008 and is responsible for ensuring that we are operating effectively and efficiently, whilst also providing an exceptional service for clients and work environment for staff.

James’ unstinting loyalty to the business and willingness to take on new challenges in the previous 18 months, has been pivotal to CCT Venues’ survival. He has been a brilliant motivator for others and ensured standards of professionalism have never waived.

After finding out he had been shortlisted for the award, James commented:

“I am thrilled to have been nominated and shortlisted for this award and to have been recognised by colleagues in this way. The meetings and events industry has provided me with many opportunities over the years and is an incredibly varied and interesting sector to work in. It has also given me the opportunity to work with some incredible people who have helped me get to where I am today.”

Find out more about our Senior Management Team and other awards we have won.