Most Recent Awards

As a venue we are very proud of the work we do and the service we deliver for clients, customers and fans each and every week. We believe our hard work and commitment has been recognised by the awards that we have won since opening in 2005.

Most recently our teams have been awarded for the following:

  • Best Venue Under 8,000 square metres at Exhibition News Awards 2018
  • Best Sports Venue for Events at the National Venue Awards 2018
  • Given Special Award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted for Operations Team of the Year at Exhibition News Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted for our awards at Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2016 – Best Sales or Marketing Initiative; Director’s Choice Award; Matchday Hospitality – Large Stadium; Overall Matchday Hospitality
  • Company of the Year at Coventry Telegraph Business Awards 2016
  • Won Best Live Music, Arts, Theatre at Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Awards 2016
Previous Awards

Previous Awards

  • Shortlisted in the Best Unusual Event Space category at the Conference and Hospitality Awards 2015
  • Shortlisted in the Best Venue over 10,000 sqm category at the Exhibition News Awards 2015
  • Shortlisted in the Sales & Marketing People (Angela Perkins) and Team Award in the miaLIST 2015
  • Shortlisted in the 2015 Event Awards for Venue Team category.
  • Winner of the Global Icon Award and Rising Star Award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards
  • Shortlisted in the Educational Event of the Year, Large Venue of the Year and Sports Event of the Year at the UK Event Awards 2015
  • Angela Perkins won the Best Venue Salesperson at the Exhibition News Awards 2014
  • Liz Cooper won The Networker Award and shortlisted for Unsung Hero Award at the Stadium Business Awards 2014
  • Shortlisted in Exhibition Venue of the Year at the Event Awards 2014
  • Chris Owen won Best Venue Event Manager at the Exhibition News Awards 2013
  • Michelle O’Toole was a finalist in the Best Venue Salesperson at the Exhibition News Awards 2013
  • Justine Hewitt won the Rising Star category at the Stadium Business Awards 2013
  • Shortlisted in the Venue Team of the Year category at the AEO Excellence Awards 2013
  • Finalist in the Best Public Relations Campaign at the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2013
  • Bronze award in the Best Integrated Marketing Campaign at the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2013
  • Shortlisted in the Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium category in the Live Music Business Awards 2013
  • Shortlisted in Exhibition Venue of the Year at the Event Awards 2013
  • Winner of the Marketing Campaign of the Year at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2013 in the West Midlands region
  • Shortlisted in the Event Marketing category of the 2013 International Sports Event Management Awards
  • Shortlisted in the Best Venue category in the Exhibition News Awards 2012
  • Shortlisted in the Venue of the Year category at the AEO Excellence Awards 2012
  • Shortlisted in the Excellence in Carbon Reduction – Large Company section – Energy Awards 2012.
  • Daniel Gidney named the Midlands Business Person of the Year 2011
  • Jacky Isaac named Team Player of the Year at the Stadium Business Awards 2011
  • Shortlisted in the hospitality category at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2011
  • Chris Owen presented with a special commendation at the Exhibition News Awards 2011 for Best Venue Event Manager
  • Shortlisted in the Excellence in Carbon Reduction – Large Company section – in the Energy Awards 2011
  • Ricoh Arena scooped joint top place in the inaugural CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme league table 2011
  • Winner of the Contactless Intelligence Monkey Awards 2010 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 2010
  • Marketing director Liz Cooper nominated in Team Player of the Year category and the Ricoh Arena was shortlisted for Venue of the Year and in the Creativity category at the Stadium Business Awards 2010
  • Winner of the Low Carbon Employee Engagement Award for businesses below 250 staff at the West Midlands Low Carbon Economy Awards 2010
  • Awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010
  • Shortlisted for Venue of the Year in the Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards 2009
  • Winner of the Godvia Award for the Best Conference Venue in 2009
  • Won Stadia Award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards 2007
  • Winner of the West Midlands Business of the Year winner 2007 from the Chambers of Commerce
  • Shortlisted in the national Business of the Year category in the Chambers of Commerce awards 2007
  • Named Best UK Venue at International Confex 2006