Awards

Awards

The Ricoh Arena has achieved a number of awards since opening in 2005

Award winning venue and team

We understand it is important to recognise the hard work and dedication from our staff but also the progress we have made as a venue. Each year we explore and enter a number of awards that highlight achievements within our industry

19 Awards in the last 9 years

2006

  • Best UK Venue at International Confex

2007

  • Stadia Award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards
  • West Midlands Business of the Year winner from the Chambers of Commerce
  • Shortlisted in the national Business of the Year category in the Chambers of Commerce awards

2009

  • Short-listed for Venue of the Year in the Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards
  • Godiva Award for Best Conference Venue

2010

  • Winner of the Contactless Intelligence Monkey Awards for the introduction of the cashless system in the health/lifestyle/entertainment category
  • Shortlisted for Venue Team of the Year in the Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards
  • Marketing director Liz Cooper nominated in Team Player of the Year and the Ricoh Arena was shortlisted for Venue of the Year and in the Creativity category at the inaugural international Stadium Business Awards
  • Low Carbon Employee Engagement Award for businesses below 250 staff at the West Midlands Low Carbon Economy Awards
  • Has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard

2011

  • Daniel Gidney named the Midlands Business Person of the Year
  • Jacky Isaac, Team Player of the Year, at the Stadium Business Awards
  • Shortlisted in the hospitality category at the Birmingham Post Business Awards
  • Chris Owen presented with a special commendation at the Exhibition News Awards for Best Venue Event Manager
  • Shortlisted in the Excellence in Carbon Reduction – Large Company section – in the Energy Awards
  • Ricoh Arena scooped joint top place in the inaugural CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme league table

2012

  • Shortlisted in the best venue category in the Exhibition News Awards
  • Shortlisted in the Venue of the Year category at the AEO Excellence Awards
  • Shortlisted in the Excellence in Carbon Reduction – Large Company section – Energy Awards

2013

  • Chris Owen – won Best Venue Event Manager at the Exhibition News Awards
  • Michelle O’Toole – finalist in the Best Venue Salesperson at the Exhibition News Awards
  • Justine Hewitt – won Rising Star category at the Stadium Business Awards
  • Shortlisted in the Venue Team of the Year category at the AEO Excellence Awards
  • Finalist in the Best Public Relations Campaign at the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA)
  • Bronze award in the Best Integrated Marketing Campaign at the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA)
  • Shortlisted in the Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium category in the Live Music Business Awards
  • Shortlisted in Exhibition Venue of the Year at the Event Awards
  • Winner of the Marketing Campaign of the Year at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards in the West Midlands region
  • Shortlisted in the Event Marketing category of the International Sports Event Management Awards

2014

  • Angela Perkins winner of the Best Venue Salesperson at the Exhibition News Awards
  • Liz Cooper winner of The Networker Award at the Stadium Business Awards