Wyboston Lakes Resort’s team have been recognised in the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) highly sought-after miaList 2021, which recognises inspiring and exceptional individuals in the business meetings and events industry.
Simon McMahon, General Manager for Venues, and Linden Beattie, Hotel General Manager, both members of the resort’s senior management team, were recognised as the Best Events and Operations Team. The pair were key to getting the business ready for reopening after lockdown, launching the resort’s comprehensive Covid Policy, running a Government Pilot event, and engaging and training staff to bring them back from furlough.
The judges commented on the pair’s “commitment and loyalty” and how they “went far above and beyond for their clients which simply won them more and more key worker business during the pandemic. They should be very proud of themselves and no wonder their team delivers – they are an inspiration.”
Rachel Bradshaw, the Resort’s Front of House Manager, was also recognised in the list. The judges said that Bradshaw was an “unbelievable asset to the business particularly during the pandemic. She has shown resilience, adaptability, kindness, ceaseless energy and enthusiasm for her role and for her venue. Her maturity, integrity, and capability in making decisions shone through for the judges; she has without a doubt showcased her future potential within the sector.”
Simon Coleman, Deputy Property Maintenance Manager, was shortlisted for his outstanding contributions to the business during an unprecedented time.
Simon McMahon said: “It is very exciting to be recognised in this year’s miaList, particularly following an extremely challenging time for all staff at Wyboston Lakes Resort. Our venues were open during the pandemic and keeping them running smoothly and safely was paramount, so we feel very proud to be recognised.”
Linden Beattie added: “We are very grateful for this recognition and for the kind words from the judges.”
The rigorous judging process for the mia list included a written application, followed by interviews with a judging panel.