This sees F3 and partners Manchester City F.C. add to their collective achievements following the awarding of a Sports Business Awards at Friday’s lunchtime ceremony held at The Brewery in London.
The prestigious Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards, organised by Stadium Experience and held at the Amex Stadium, showcase the effort and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at football and rugby stadiums across the UK and Ireland.
The teams at Manchester City F.C. and F3 fought off tough competition from 70 football and rugby clubs to take three of the illustrious awards on the night.
Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards
Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium (2001+ hospitality seats) – WINNER – Manchester City Football Club - Manchester City F.C. took gold in the ‘Matchday Hospitality Award’ following a series of incognito visits and reviews by professional Salon Culinaire chef judges who use a strict criteria to grade the whole hospitality offering at clubs during the season.
Operations Team of the Year Award – WINNER – Manchester City Football Club - This award recognises the often unseen behind-the-scenes teams that make stadium events run so smoothly. The judging panel looked for teams going above and beyond the call of duty to provide the very best service to customers.
Shining Star Award - BRONZE – Wajdi Kalboussi – Manchester City Football Club - The ‘Shining Star Award’ aims to recognise those individuals who are simply outstanding at what they do, and continuously shine. Sports Business Awards
Best Match (or Game) Day Experience – SILVER - Manchester City Football Club - This award celebrates quality catering on match/game days as well as consistent excellence in customer service practices. Neil Worcester, managing director at F3 comments: ‘We’re extremely proud of all our dedicated team members for all their hard work and are honoured to receive the four awards.
‘We spend a huge amount of time working with our partners at Manchester City F.C. to ensure a truly fan-centric approach which champions the heritage of the club, and to have this ratified by such prestigious industry standards is absolutely fantastic. We look forward to building on this success and continuing to create incredible experiences for football fans.’
F3 is a joint venture between Absolute Taste and Legends Hospitality and is founded on the principle of challenging expectations through world class guest experiences that have impact and leave a lasting impression.