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Whittlebury Hall's Craig Fraser up for top award

Date Posted:12/03/2013

Whittlebury Hall’s Craig Fraser up for top award …

Whittlebury Hall Conference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa’s Craig Fraser is in the running for a top industry award.

The conference and events operations manager has been shortlisted for the prestigious mia-List 2013 award.

The mia-List is aimed at recognising exceptional individuals from the meetings, hospitality and events industry. The Meetings Industry Association’s list celebrates the talents of those people who have helped make the UK meetings industry exceptional and singles them out as examples of excellence.

Craig, who has worked at Conference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa since 2007, is delighted to have been nominated and made it onto the shortlist for this prestigious accolade.

Craig, who lives in Northamptonshire, is one of a number of nominees who have been shortlisted. Craig, along with his fellow nominees, has been put forward for consideration for the final list in recognition for that fact that they go that extra mile, beyond the call of duty and whose dedication, creative and hard work is inspirational on a daily basis.

Craig said: “It’s truly wonderful to be recognised and have my efforts appreciated by my employers and the great professionals I serve.

“To be nominated for such an award has given me a new sense of achievement with my work and this in its self tells me I’m doing the right things and I have chosen the correct path for my career. There is a long way to go still but it’s simply fantastic, I can’t stop smiling.”

To make it through to the shortlist, nominees have to have demonstrated a range of skills and qualities including:

  • Commitment to improving the guest experience and continued support to others
  • Seek new ways to improve the operation, including cost saving methods and opportunities to increase revenue
  • Help keep their organisation one step ahead of the competition
  • Being creative when it comes to problem solving or dealing with unexpected situations

Director at Whittlebury Hall Conference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa, Michael Stott, said: “Craig is consistently recognised for his outstanding customer service through guest feedback.

“He is an integral part of the team at Whittlebury Hall, as customer service levels are of paramount importance and drives our repeat business. With his day to day duties all performed with customer satisfaction and exceeding expectations at the forefront of his mind, Craig consistently delivers. “

Craig will discover if he has made it onto the final mia-List 2013 during a celebratory lunch being staged at Central Hall, Westminster, London on April 22nd.

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Conference and Training at Whittlebury Hall

Conference and Training Centre alongside meeting facilities are where Northamptonshire based Whittlebury Hall excels. The hotel offers 18 principal management training suites supported by 30 fully serviced syndicate rooms, an executive boardroom, two conference and banqueting suites (Brooklands and Grand Prix Suites) and three secluded private dining rooms.

At Whittlebury HallConference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa, all of the meeting and conference rooms are large, flooded with natural daylight and provide uninterrupted countryside views.

They include integrated LCD projectors and screens, in addition to refreshment stations with unlimited servings of speciality teas, a variety of coffees, soft drinks, confectionary bars, fruit, morning pastries and afternoon cakes.

In addition to indoor learning, a growing number of clients have acknowledged that there is real value in putting into practise the management principles taught during the training phase. Stepping out of the classroom, Whittlebury Hall provides experiential equipment designed to call extensively on a participant's cognitive, creative and organisational skills.

The hotel works closely with a selection of companies who can provide on and off site teambuilding activities, playing a valuable role in the development of leadership, team building and communications.

When staying overnight, guests have the choice of 212 bedrooms, including four individually designed suites, all spacious with en-suite bathrooms, decorated to provide an elegant and restful escape with a host of modern touches and thoughtful extras. 

Stretching across two floors, the hotel’s award-winning 'The Day Spa' is definitely one of Whittlebury Hall Conference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa unique selling points.

Whittlebury Hall prides itself in offering a range of complete packages to assist in the budgeting for training and conferences, ensuring there are no surprises or unexpected extras.



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