Bristol and Bath convention bureau named finalist for two top industry awards

By Nick Batten on 16 August, 2021

The Meet Bristol & Bath Convention Bureau, an organisation which promotes the Bristol and Bath region for business events, has been named as a finalist in two prestigious event industry awards.

The team has been shortlisted for ‘Best UK Convention Bureau’ at the M&IT Awards, the event industry’s biggest awards programme. Fellow finalists include convention bureaus representing Belfast, Birmingham and the West Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. The winners of the award will be announced at a ceremony at Evolution London on the 8th October 2021.

In addition to this, Meet Bristol & Bath has also secured a place as finalist for the ‘miaList 2021 Team Award,’ which recognises outstanding and passionate teams from across the meetings, hospitality and events industry. Meet Bristol & Bath is nominated in the ‘Best Destination’ category, along with convention bureau teams from Belfast, Leeds and Liverpool. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel on the 4th November 2021.

The convention bureau’s place on the shortlists follows its rebrand at the beginning of the year to become a regional convention bureau, offering services in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. It was launched by Visit West, the destination management organisation for the region.

Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West said, “This is an incredible, but well deserved, double shortlist for the Meet Bristol & Bath team. The last 18 months have been catastrophic for the events industry, and the team, which at the time was reduced to just one person due to furlough, continued to support organisers and venues whether rescheduling or providing updates and guidance.

“I am so proud of all they have achieved, not least the rebrand and inclusion of venues in the Bath area, extending their service to cover the west of England. Their dedication and positivity in incredibly difficult circumstances has been inspiring.”

Pictured above: The Meet Bristol & Bath Team (left to right) Vicki Webb, Anna Mead and Amy Phillips