MEETinLEEDS celebrates international award
The University’s conference and event team – MEETinLEEDS – is celebrating winning a prestigious international accolade.
Pictured at the awards (from left) are Nick Bishop, Director at Displayways; Toby Hewson, Co-Chair of Communication Matters; Harriet Boatwright, Sales and Marketing Manager for MEETinLEEDS; and Milton Jones, comedian and awards host
It was awarded Best Partnership or Collaboration at the Conference Awards, which took place in London at the end of June. This was in recognition for its work alongside the charity Communication Matters, triumphing over tough international competition, such as the Global Summit in New Zealand.
MEETinLEEDS and Communication Matters, who have developed a unique and beneficial partnership during the past five years, were honoured for their collaborative work on the Communication Matters Augmentative and Alternative Communication Annual Conference. Since hosting the event at the University in 2013, the relationship between the two parties has strengthened. The conference now attracts many international delegates, with additional events now organised throughout the year.
Communication Matters is a UK-based charitable organisation, which works to promote the best possible services for people with complex communication needs. It delivers training, research and lobbying, to promote a vision where all individuals have a right to a voice through the provision of equipment and ongoing support services. Lee Ridley, otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy and winner of Britains Got Talent 2018, is a patron for the organisation.
Judges from the 2018 Conference Awards commented: This is an outstanding example of long-term collaboration at its best. A true example of an excellent partnership and an event that delivers a real positive impact, and the ambition from both parties to support and drive for inclusive change is admirable.
Harriet Boatwright, Sales and Marketing Manager at MEETinLEEDS, said: We are so delighted with this truly International win alongside Communication Matters.
We work not as client and venue, but as co-deliverers. Through our developing relationship, we have learnt from each other and worked hard for each other qualities fundamental to any thriving relationship. I am really proud of the whole team at the University for all they do alongside Communication Matters, to ensure we offer so much more than just the venue to an amazing organisation and the colleagues within it.Posted in: University news