Newcastle Falcons are celebrating off field success today, after winning two prestigious awards at the 2014 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.
Headed by director of conferences and events Jane Shepstone, the Kingston Park hospitality team claimed the awards for the overall best match-day hospitality experience and the same award in the stadium of up to 30,000 seats category, as a result of the quality they offer to the hundreds of people attending Newcastle Falcons matches as hospitality guests. .
In the first year of entries into the awards by rugby stadiums, the Falcons’ wins saw the club fight off tough competition from Wigan Warriors, Cardiff City FC and near neighbours Newcastle United to win the coveted accolades.
Jane Shepstone said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that our Hospitality programme has taken these awards. It’s our first year of entering, so to win not only our category, but the overall award as well, against some pretty impressive competition is amazing.”
“I’m particularly pleased for the team that work so hard on delivering our hospitality experience and ensuring our guests enjoy their whole day. We’ve believed for a long time now that we offer a great experience so to have that confirmed through these two awards is hugely rewarding.
Founded in 2002, Stadium Experience, who organise the awards, represents 45 major football and rugby stadiums, which joined forces to work together and promote Stadia as venues for hosting conferences and events.
Stadium Experience has fast become the voice for football and rugby stadia venues with membership activities including; PR, advertising, trade exhibitions, online marketing, social media and bi-monthly meetings to share best practice.
Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “These awards recognise those dedicated teams who work tirelessly off the pitch at football and rugby stadia across the UK to make hospitality, conferences and events run seamlessly for their customers. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners.”
To sample the award winning Falcons match-day experience yourself next season, call 0191 214 2892 to discuss seasonal and individual match packages.