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15th March 2013

Events Manager at Central Hall receives Award

Central Hall Westminster, 15 March 2013

Events Manager Sophie Ross at central London’s largest Conference & Events Centre, Central Hall Westminster, won first prize after being considered by the Institute of Entertainment and Arts Management (IEAM) in London for the ‘Emprise Young Persons Award’.

The annual award ceremony sees young people under the age of 30 nominated by their managers for having gone that extra mile in the work they do.  Candidates currently work in the live entertainment, events or performing arts management industries.

When asked why he had put Sophie’s name forward for an award, Stuart Ryding,  Head of Events at Central Hall Westminster said  “Sophie has proven her professional expertise and commitment to customer service over and over during the past 2 years she has been working in my team. Last year, I gave her sole responsibility for Le Web, Europe’s largest tech Conference, and she mastered this international challenge extremely well. She has deserved to be recognised for her achievements’’.

The official award sponsors are Emprise Services who have been working with the entertainment and arts industry providing specialist cleaning services to 40 theatres and some of the biggest names in UK theatre for over 10 years.

Sophie Ross, Events Manager, “I was surprised not only to be nominated for the ‘Enterprise Award’ however to have won first prize made me feel really proud. I have achieved a lot since moving to London and this growth has occurred due to the team at Central Hall who have supported me since I joined the venue in 2011. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Central Hall for supporting and helping me over the past two years and I hope to continue growing professionally whilst I remain at the venue”.

Emprise Services sponsor the awards ceremony and George Imber & Sons Limited sponsor a training bursary which was won in 2012 by Kim Carrington, also from Central Hall Westminster .

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