Four senior members of Wyboston Lakes Resort’s management team have been shortlisted for the Meetings Industry Association’s miaList 2021.
The miaList, now in its tenth year, 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 senior management team, have been nominated for a miaList team award for being instrumental in ensuring Wyboston Lakes Resort remained open during the UK’s lockdowns.
The pair were key to getting the business ready for reopening, launching the resort’s comprehensive Covid Policy, running a Government Pilot event, and engaging and training staff to bring them back from furlough.
McMahon said: “We are really delighted to be shortlisted for the miaList awards. Our venues were open during the pandemic and keeping them running smoothly and safely was paramount, we feel very proud to be recognised.” Beattie added: “We are very grateful for the nomination and for reaching the shortlist, and for the kind words from everyone, which was totally unexpected.”
Rachel Bradshaw, Front of House Manager, and Simon Coleman, Deputy Property Maintenance Manager, have also been nominated for their outstanding contributions to the business during an unprecedented time.
As part of the rigorous judging process, all four members have been invited to a judging day with MIA later this month where they will be given the opportunity to present their accomplishments to a judging panel. Following the meeting, a public vote will determine the miaList 2021, which will be announced at a celebratory event in November.