ATPI Sports Events wins at 2016 MBNA Northwest Football Awards

Kate Suddards, head of ATPI Sports Events with award
ATPI Sports Events - part of the ATPI Group - one of the leading sports travel and events companies in the world, has been announced as the winner of the UCFB Business and Professional Services Award to Football at the prestigious 2016 MBNA Northwest Football Awards ceremony.

The annual awards recognise the brightest and best in football and pay tribute to those who achieve excellence both on and off the pitch. Kate Suddards, head of ATPI Sports Events, was presented with the accolade at the awards ceremony which took place at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Monday 14 November.  

The award recognises the high level of service that ATPI Sports Events delivers to its clients within football. In particular delivering greater efficiencies across their travel programmes and adhering to robust duty of care policies to ensure player and team safety. As part of its specialist offering to clients in the football industry, ATPI Sports Events has also offered a consultancy service to club management to ensure that duty of care and risk management is recognised across all levels of club operation.  

Adam Knights, managing director UK, the ATPI Group comments: “Kate and the team have shown exceptional dedication to delivering efficient and effective travel programmes to our clients in the football arena. This award is testament to that hard work and knowledge which continues to deliver a high quality and trusted service. We congratulate Kate and the ATPI Sports Events team on receiving this well-deserved award.”  

Laura Wolfe, managing director of the MBNA Northwest Football Awards, comments: “These awards celebrate all things good in the region’s football from grass roots to the Premier League, treatment table to the Boardroom and have grown year-on-year in popularity due to their inclusive approach to the game in the region. “We’re really proud of our region’s status as the UK’s capital of football and would like to thank everyone involved and who voted, both on and off the football pitch.”  

Kate Suddards, head of ATPI Sports Events added: “This is a great accolade from a notable panel of expert judges. To be recognised really shows how truly integrated our understanding of the sport is and the importance of our role to deliver the services that support clubs off the pitch.  With this award we truly feel part of the football family.  On behalf of the ATPI Sports Events team, I would like to thank the judges and look forward to continued success next year.”  

The ATPI Group has a network of over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in shipping and energy travel, corporate travel, sports and corporate event management and online travel technology.

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