Wyboston Lakes Resort, the award-winning conference, training, and leisure venue in Bedfordshire, has been selected as a finalist in the category for ‘Best Covid Response in Hospitality’ at the Covid Response Awards 2021.
The awards aim to celebrate and pay tribute to businesses that have shown impressive displays of resilience, initiative, enterprise, and fortitude in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the first lockdown Wyboston Lakes Resort swiftly launched a Safe Events Plan, established a robust Covid-Secure Policy, and remained opened during the pandemic, providing essential training to several organisations including the NHS, helping to support NHS workers in their efforts against the pandemic.
Wyboston Lakes Resort then led the way during the pandemic by becoming the first venue to receive the AIM Secure Accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (MIA), which is awarded to meetings and events businesses that deliver first-class service, excellent facilities, and a strong commitment to upholding legal compliance and health and hygiene protocols. The venue was also one of the first to secure the ‘Safe, Clean and Legal’ accreditation from Quality in Tourism. accredited The AA also approved the resort under its AA COVID-19 Confident accreditation scheme.
Notably, the UK government also selected Wyboston Lakes Resort to host a pilot event to test its Covid-Secure guidelines for venues.
Director of Marketing Louisa Watson said: “It’s a great achievement to be chosen as a finalist in the hospitality category alongside many strong contenders at the Covid Response Awards. This recognition is testament to our people who have shown great resilience, resourcefulness and tenacity during a challenging time.”
The winners will be announced at a lunchtime Awards Ceremony on Thursday 25 November in the new events space at The Kia Oval, London, the home of Surrey County Cricket Club.
About Covid Response Awards:
The Covid Response Awards salute and pay tribute to the resilience, resourcefulness and tenacity that have been the hallmark of corporate and non-commercial organisations response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The awards are run by GCN Events, part of the Global Conference Network (GCN), which provides quality information and events for the extended events industry – including publishing and media companies; conference and exhibition organisers; associations and not-for profit organisations; awards professionals; venues and events industry suppliers.