Everton nominated for five awards

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Everton and Sodexo have been nominated for five honours at the forthcoming 2016 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.

The Club and its official catering partner have been shortlisted in five of the nine award categories including, Media Choice Award, Chef Team of the Year Award, Directors Choice Award, Matchday Hospitality Award (Medium Stadium) and Overall Matchday Hospitality Award.

Now in its twelfth year, the awards recognise the effort and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.

The awards are a mixture of self-entry and nominations from colleagues, media and other club directors.

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Oliver Wright, Everton's Head of Hospitality, said: “We are really pleased to be nominated in five categories at this year's Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards. The Hospitality team at Goodison Park works tirelessly to ensure members receive the best experience each and every matchday and to be recognised for this is great.”

There is just one day to go for existing matchday hospitality lounge members to guarantee their seat for the forthcoming campaign.

The deadline for Everton's matchday hospitality members to secure their stadium seats and subsequent restaurant tables is midnight on Wednesday 25 May.

From Thursday 26 May, new customers will be able to purchase non-renewed seats and also take advantage of the price freeze on 2016/17 lounge memberships.

Earlier this year the Club announced its decision not to increase the price of matchday hospitality memberships at Goodison Park for 2016/17, which means based on the amount of home games during the 2015/16 campaign, hospitality prices start from less than £50+VAT per game – making it one of the most cost-effective Premier League hospitality offers in the North West.

An Everton hospitality membership applies to all 19 Premier League home games, home FA Cup and Football League Cup games up to and including quarter finals and can be enjoyed from across one of eight lounges and 12 Executive Boxes, which cater for different hospitality requirements and budgets.

Everton matchday hospitality membership prices start from £1,049 + VAT (£1,258 including VAT) with existing members having until 25 May 2016 to renew and guarantee their seat for the 2016/17 season.

The Blues will again be offering members a number of flexible payment options, including a eight month direct debit scheme and nine months 0% interest with Everton MasterCard.
To buy an Everton 2016/17 matchday hospitality membership, call the Corporate Sales Team on 0151 530 5300 or email hospitality@evertonfc.com.

This year's Stadium Events & Hospitality winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Ricoh Arena, home of Wasps Rugby Club, on Thursday 2 June 2016.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 25/05/2016 at 09:02:01
I am much more interested in what they do ON the pitch than these mostly self awarded honours.
Tony Hill
2 Posted 25/05/2016 at 09:15:41
Correct Dave. There is far too much waffle and self-indulgence around the off-field activities of the club including, if I may say so, Everton in The Community which has come to occupy a disproportionately central role on match days. In my opinion it runs the risk of becoming a mawkish distraction from the main objective of the club.

This has been perfect for misty-eyed Bill, of course, but I do hope it is going to be toned down next season.

Sid Logan
3 Posted 25/05/2016 at 13:12:33
This will be Kenwright's legacy at Everton Football Club. The best dining in the premier league for Bill and his friends. The problem is it's pretty exclusive.

It's a pity that he couldn't have applied the same focus to getting success on the pitch. Instead he's tried to turned match days in to events where winning takes second place and like the theatre it's about the experience.

Just soak up the atmosphere, say "we go the game" or "we are chosen" and forget any stupid ideas about trophies.

An otherwise excellent article in the Echo on why Moyes must never come back failed to mention the dead hand of Kenwright and its influence on everything Moyes did Or, in reality, didn't do.

At this important moment in our history, when a glimmer of some sort of success, shimmers in the distance, talk of the return of Moyes is enough to send most supporters in to an apoplectic fit.

If there's any truth in the Moyes stories there can only be one person pushing that agenda. That would be every Everton Manager's best friend the thoroughly unprofessional and self indulgent Bill Kenwright.

Bill, for all our sakes, step aside and let Farhard Moshiri get on with the job of making this club (rather than its catering facility) great again!

Apologies for hijacking this 'awards' thread but I've know about the excellence of the club's chefs for some time and to me it's always been the key indicator of what Kenwright is all about!

Damian Wilde
4 Posted 25/05/2016 at 14:20:46
I have used the 'Chang Box'. Food was excellent and we were very well looked after, it was superb. It made the defeat easier!

Tony, I sort of see your point, but don't completely agree. There's a balance to be had. I want us to shake off the 'People's Club' vibe and for the club and fans to get rid of 'accepting mediocrity'. A lot of the fans were still politely clapping Bobby, rather than assertively communicate 'this is not good enough'. So I want us to be more ruthless in our ambition. But to have a pop at Evertin ITC is out of order. And besides I haven't noticed them taking over on match day.

Typical for ToffeeWebbers though, rather than say 'nice to see', they cast aside the positive and just moan, moan, moan.

Eugene Ruane
5 Posted 25/05/2016 at 14:27:09
Nice to see.
Eugene Ruane
6 Posted 25/05/2016 at 14:29:31
...to see wih-wih-wih-wih niiiiiice!
Tony Draper
7 Posted 25/05/2016 at 14:52:29
Hmmmmmm ?

Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Guardiola at the Etihad.
Klopp at A Field.
Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Deluded fools !

Fine Dining at Goodison.
Mwahahahahaha !

Tony Hill
8 Posted 25/05/2016 at 15:14:36
Damian, quite right. I love a good moan, me. It's why I come here along with so many other miserable bastards. Can't help myself but perhaps EITC could do something for me and I could make a half-time appearance bravely trying to look cheerful while taking a penalty.
Roger Helm
9 Posted 25/05/2016 at 16:26:29
Type or paste your comment here. PLEASE capitalise initial letters of proper names and use proper grammar. No txt-speak; all-lowercase posts are likely to be deleted
Alan J Thompson
10 Posted 25/05/2016 at 16:32:43
I don't know what's up with you people but it seems obvious to me that things at Goodison started going wrong when you bit into your pork pie and the hot juices didn't run down your sleeve!

Next thing you know they'll be demanding orderly queues.

Brin Williams
11 Posted 25/05/2016 at 16:35:11
Fuckin BIG deal!!
James Hughes
12 Posted 25/05/2016 at 16:52:11
I had the misfortune to work for our caterers and would rather become a Kopite than repeat the experience. So I will repeat Brin's eloquent post
Bob Cumiskey
13 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:03:56
Tony 7, thanks, your post made me laugh.
Karl Masters
14 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:36:22
Nominated in 'medium stadium' category?

That alone makes me cringe. Goodison was until not that long ago considered a (very) big stadium....

We really are reaching crucial point in our history.

Brian Wilkinson
15 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:11:48
Let's hope there's a nice big piece of humble pie for Uncle Bill's "What a manager!'
Eddie Dunn
16 Posted 27/05/2016 at 07:18:36
It could be that the Pork medallions are as close to medals as we'll get.

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