The Stadium nominated for top industry award


The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield’s premier conference venue and home of Huddersfield Town Football club and the Huddersfield Giants, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Football Business Award.

The John Smith’s Stadium is nominated alongside Anfield Football Stadium, Emirates Stadium, The Stadium of Light and the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, in the category for Best Non-Match day use of a Venue.

The requirements for application were to put forward a case study based submission, focussing on a particular non-match day event held at the facility, of which they chose the Kirklees Business Conference, organised by the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. 

The Kirklees Business Conference is the pinnacle date in the calendar for all Mid Yorkshire small and medium sized businesses and has grown significantly over the years, becoming the Stadium’s largest non-match day event. Every autumn they open the doors to wow the attendees with an electric exhibition atmosphere, attentive staff and well executed catering offer.

The outcome of delivering the event to the satisfaction of its client and visitors was the perfect example of the capabilities and service level on offer at the Stadium, as well as demonstrating to the judges, the ability to host regular events that have a positive impact on the Town of Huddersfield and the business community as a whole. 

Kieran Grieves, Sales Manager at the John Smith’s Stadium commented on the nomination; “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. We pride ourselves on being a landmark in the heart of the local community not only for the fans but for the residents and business hub. We continually strive to offer the best facilities and a great service and this nomination is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team here, and our capabilities in offering a diverse, accessible and reputable facility.”

Gareth Davies, Managing Director of KSDL also commented on the news: “It is an honour to be recognised for the hosting and execution of an event which is hugely significant in the business community. Our relationship with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has gone from strength to strength and we are thrilled to be pitched alongside such huge names in the conference and events arena. I wish the team and the Stadium the best of luck and hope to be winners on the night.”

The Football Business Awards 2014 will be held at Chelsea Football Club on 6th November 2014. The annual event is designed to celebrate successes and reward innovation off rather than on the pitch, and with a line-up of high profile judges and guests the event is certain to be a memorable one.