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Brighton base wins top business award

Hugh Dennis , Nick Broom MD of PVL, Alessia Fioranzi South Coast Conferences Sales Executive, and Caroline Hill Conference Coordinator, from the University of Brighton.
Southcoast Conferences scooped ‘The Place to Meet’ award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards which took place at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel on 19 March.
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards celebrates innovation and inspirational businesses who have demonstrated commitment to the Gatwick Diamond region.


Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, and award sponsor Nick Broom of corporate branding specialists PVL, presented the University of Brighton’s event management and conferences team with the business award, which recognises the contribution of the Hub at Varley Park, Brighton as a venue, event management services provided by the team and the success of clients’ meetings.


Congratulating the conference and operational services team, Julie Barker, the university’s Director of Residential and Hospitality Services, said: “The teams collaborate closely with the university’s School of Sport and Service Management giving students an opportunity to work with real business customers and apply their studies to commercial events. We’re delighted that everyone involved has been recognised for the fantastic service they deliver to delegates.”


Julia Gallagher. VisitBrighton’s Head of Sales, added: “The University’s Varley Park campus provides a range of flexible meetings space and on-site accommodation in a choice location so this award is justly deserved. The Hub is a valuable part of the city’s venues portfolio and it’s heartening to see the team’s hard work and successes celebrated.”

Pictured: Hugh Dennis (right) and award sponsor Nick Broom MD of PVL (left), specialists in high visibility livery and corporate branding for commercial fleet vehicles, with Alessia Fioranzi South Coast Conferences Sales Executive (centre right), and Caroline Hill Conference Coordinator (centre left), from the University of Brighton.

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