awards


 

 

We’re a proud bunch – we’re so proud that we have dedicated this whole page to tell you how award-winningly brilliant we are! All the shiny industry awards we have won have been a result of our hard work, dedication and real relationships we’ve built with our clients. We’ve been recognised as “best in class” by industry professionals and peers; what’s not to be proud of!

 

The 2019 M&IT awards are now open!

 

It only takes a minute to vote – all you need to do is copy and paste First Choice Conference & Events into the category ‘F’ box and you will automatically be entered into the organiser’s prize draw to win a delightful cultural immersion into Thailand (the prize is insane!). To help us win, simply click here to vote.


M & IT 2018 Gold Best Intermediary Agency (less than 40 employees).


We are delighted to have been awarded GOLD, for the third time, in the category of Best Intermediary Agency (less than 40 employees) at the M&IT Award 2018 at Battersea London on the 2nd March 2018, handed over by the lovely Kate Garraway from Good Morning Britain. As the snow stopped us reaching London, our lovely industry friend and colleague Jackie Boughton collected the award on our behalf. The awards attract the top industry professionals – ‘our industries Oscars’, for the biggest night in the events calendar. Voted for by our clients the team are extremely proud to have won the gold.


M & IT 2017 Silver Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees).


M&IT Award 2017

The awards just keep on flowing for the Cheltenham based boutique event management and hotel booking agency. For the third year running, First Choice Conference & Events have been awarded in the category of Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees) at The M&IT Awards 2017 in London on the 3rd March.
Attracting more than 1200 industry professionals – twice as big as any other awards evening in the event industry calendar and celebrating its 30th anniversary – the awards brings together all sectors of the industry to measure market reaction in rewarding excellence of service.


M & IT 2016 Gold Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees).


Winning for a second year, First Choice Conference & Events were delighted to pick up the accolade for another year. Voted for by their clients, this was a great honour. They pride themselves in offering a high level of care and attention with their event bookers.

Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, the awards event brings together the various sectors of the business to measure market reaction in rewarding excellence of service, held on 26th February at Battersea Evolution. First Choice Conference & Events prides itself on its consistent quality of service and ability to save its clients time and money. It aims to provide personalised, specialist venue finding and event management solutions, where the overriding factor is always attention to detail.


M & IT 2015 Gold Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees).


Cheltenham based boutique event management and hotel booking agency, First Choice Conference & Events, has won the 2015 Gold Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry ‘Best Intermediary Agency’ (fewer than 40 employees) Award. Voted for by corporate clients the award recognises industry excellence and the promotion of best practice. 2015 marks the anniversary of First Choice Conference & Events 20th year in business; the award is a great testament to this significant milestone.


Award Winning Meeting & Events Agency Achieves GOLD Investors in people status. 2012 - 2018


Although they are a small company of 10 First Choice Conference & Events have big values and ambitions which have set them apart from their competitors since 1995. After winning the ‘Agency of the Year’ award for the third year running at The Hotel Booking Agency Association (HBAA) Annual Forum last September, the team at First Choice Conference & Events go from strength to strength and continue to celebrate. They have proudly achieved a Silver Investors in People (IIP) accreditation in 2015.

An IIP assessor visited the offices of First Choice Conference and Events several times and interviewed each member of the team within First Choice Conference & Events to understand the people processes that are in place and how they are put into practice. Organisations that have IIP recognition are more likely to achieve their goals, have better levels of employee engagement as well as better levels of productivity and financial performance.

First Choice Conference and Events will continue to use the IIP principles to provide focus and attention to detail in all of the services they offer to their clients.

 


First Choice Conference & Events scoop HBAA's ‘Meetings Agent of the Year’ award 2013 for third year.


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the title for being the best meetings agent in the Hotel Booking Agents Association for the third year.

A focus on training and retaining professionals from the hotel and hospitality industry has kept Cheltenham based event management and venue booking agency First Choice Conference & Events at the top of their game.

The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA)’s annual awards took place on the 5th September 2013 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow where First Choice Conference & Events were recognised as the nations ‘Meetings Agent of the Year 2013’

The award, which recognises best practice across the industry, was totally independent and a result of ‘mystery shopping’ exercises undertaken by BDRC Continental, the UK’s largest independent market research consultancy.

Sharing the success on the evening our Account Manager, Laura Irwin also received a Silver Certificate from the HBAA Academy for completing four HBAA Training Courses. The HBAA Academy offers a structured ‘route to success’ which recognises achievement for the individual, their employer and the industry. The Awards support the personal development and commitment of an individual to deliver best practice within the industry’

 


Winners for The 2nd Year of the Hotel Booking Agent Association’s (HBAA) Annual ‘Agent of the Year’ Award for small sized agencies, in the UK.


Cheltenham based event management and hotel booking agency, First Choice Conference and Events, has won the Hotel Booking Agent Association’s (HBAA) annual ‘Agent of the Year’ award for small to medium sized agencies, in the UK. The award recognises industry excellence and the promotion of best practice and was voted for by corporate clients.

 

The HBAA is the UK’s leading association for hotel booking agents and presented the award at their annual forum, held on Wednesday 8 September 2011 at Holiday Inn Stratford. First Choice Conference & Events prides itself on its consistent quality of service and ability to save its clients time and money. It aims to provide personalised, specialist venue finding and event management solutions, where the overriding factor is always attention to detail.