The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) Awards which showcase the best of the UK hospitality industry – from hotels and venues to suppliers and buyers – is now open for 2019 entries.

The CHS Awards, now in its fifth year, recognise and celebrate groups and individuals that don’t normally get an opportunity to share excellence, across a variety of different disciplines. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, and in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Conference and Hospitality Show, organisers have introduced ten new categories.

Alongside established award categories for Best Independent Venue or Hotel, Best Catering Provider and Best External Event Space, new for 2019 are Rising Star, Lifetime Achievement, Best UK Conventions Centre and Best Conference Planner Awards. Emma Cartmell, CEO of CHS Group UK, explains: “The new-look awards are more aligned to us as a business and our future direction of travel.

“We have learned a lot over the last ten years and have matured as a business.  This has given us a clear strategy and understanding of how we want to continue to grow and develop.  We think the new award categories are progressive and incorporate how our business and the industry have changed over the last decade.


“Introducing new categories, such as Lifetime Achievement and Unsung Hero, allow us to shine a light on those, who consistently deliver great service and can often be the backbone of a business, but rarely get the recognition they deserve.”

The awards are judged by an independent panel of 50 event and hospitality professionals from leading agencies across the UK. The awards are free to enter, and nominees can enter as many categories they like and there is a relevant award for every individual, venue, event space, organisation or supplier involved in the industry.

Acknowledged as one of the UKs premier award celebrations for the events, conference and hospitality industry, the CHS Awards offer great exposure and an industry seal of approval for a job well done to our winners and runners up.

The CHS 2019 Awards are open for entries and details of the categories and entry criteria are all available online.  The timeline for the CHS 2019 Awards is:

Now                                        CHS 2019 Awards open for entries

Friday 1st March 2019           Deadline for CHS 2019 Awards

Monday 29th April 2019         Shortlist Announced at The Conference & Hospitality Show 

Thursday 6th June 2109        CHS 2019 Awards at Royal Armouries, Leeds

Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.