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Hearts nominated in the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2019!

19th June 2019

The club is delighted to announce that Tynecastle Park has been nominated in six award categories for the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2019.

The awards aim to recognize the efforts and dedication shown by catering, conference and event teams at football and rugby stadiums across the UK and Ireland. There will be a total of 14 different award categories with bronze, silver and winner award for each presented.

Hearts are nominated in the following categories:

Shining Star Award - Carla Grierson
Operations Team of the Year Award
Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award
Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award
Matchday Hospitality Award - Small Stadium
Overall Matchday Hospitality Award

Hearts’ Head of Hospitality and Catering, Graeme Pacitti, said: “We're ecstatic to be recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony for another year. It has been a fantastic year at Tynecastle Park following the redevelopment of the new Main Stand and we’re proud to continue to offer a best-in-class hospitality experience.

"We’re delighted to see our on-going efforts rewarded and would like to say thank you to all guests and visitors at Tynecastle Park who continue to bring the unrivalled atmosphere on matchday.”

Hearts’ Head of Sales, Sarah Banyard, said: “It’s wonderful to see the non-matchday side of Tynecastle Park recognised. These nominations are a real acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment shown by every member of the team over the last year.

The recent redevelopment of the Main Stand has transformed Tynecastle Park into one of Edinburgh’s leading event spaces and we are delighted to continue offering first class service.”

The awards will take place at the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City FC on Thursday, June 20th.

Shining Star Award - Carla Grierson

Hearts’ Event Sales Co-Ordinator, Carla Grierson, is nominated for the Shining Star Award – an award that recognises individuals who are outstanding at what they do and continuously shine.


Operations Team of the Year Award

This award recognises the often unseen behind-the-scenes teams that make stadium events run so smoothly. Judges are looking for teams which go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the very best service to customers.


Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award

This award recognises the best non-matchday sales team in stadium venues across the UK and Ireland.  Judges are specifically looking for teams demonstrating consistent growth, using new ideas to create unique and different events, whilst also providing value for money and overcoming any challenges.


Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award

This award recognises the best matchday sales team in stadium venues across the UK and Ireland.  Judges are specifically looking for teams demonstrating consistent growth and using new ideas to drive sales and cross-selling.


Matchday Hospitality Award - Small Stadium

Reported by professional Salon Culinaire chef judges who experience hospitality at UK and Irish clubs this season using strict criteria.  This is divided by size of hospitality offering.

Overall Matchday Hospitality Award

This award pitches all sized clubs against all, to announce the overall winning UK or Irish stadium.