Yesterday, Four Communications was awarded the Sports Venue of the Year Award at The 2011 Sports Industry Awards for their work with client Celtic Manor, in front of 1,700 guests at London’s Battersea Evolution. The award caps a fantastic year for the team and the five-star Resort, which was hailed as hosting the “greatest ever” Ryder Cup last October.
The Sport Industry Awards are Europe’s largest and most prestigious commercial sports awards and Celtic Manor won the award after a judging process involving more than 60 key industry figures and 50 hours of intensive scrutiny. Celtic Manor beat off competition from The O2 and Ascot Racecourse to win the award. The team was also shortlisted for “Best Use of PR in a Sport Campaign” on what proved to be a memorable evening.
The award, which was presented by Olympic Gold Medallist, James Cracknell and TV presenter, Charlotte Jackson, recognises the venue that offered the most flexible, creative and meticulous approach to hosting events and serving the needs of its visitors in 2010. Commenting on the win, Celtic Manor’s Marketing and Commercial Director Gareth Rees Jones said: “The whole team at Celtic Manor is delighted to have won this prestigious award. We’ve had a very memorable year with The 2010 Ryder Cup, proving a successful climax to all the hard work from everyone involved.”