Spreading Happiness during International Week of Happiness at Work
Sweet surprises for the team at Edgbaston Park Hotel
This week, we took great pride in celebrating workplace happiness at the Hotel! Our senior management team went above and beyond to ensure the recognitions were nothing less than exceptional, treating our fantastic team to delightful, sweet treats throughout the week.
Monday – Biscuit Bliss
The week kicked off with a delicious surprise on Monday, as Director of Operations, Julie, surprised the team with freshly baked biscuits. It was the perfect start to a week filled with happiness.
Tuesday – A Fresh Start
Tuesday brought a healthy twist to the celebrations. Director of Commercial, Billy, treated the team to an array of fresh fruits and refreshing summer berry smoothies. These tasty treats left the team feeling energised and ready to tackle their tasks with enthusiasm.
Wednesday – Warmth in a Cup
Mid-week blues? Not at Edgbaston Park Hotel! On Wednesday, CEO, Richard, greeted the team with a warm and cozy hot drinks station. Coffee lovers enjoyed a cup of coffee, tea enthusiasts enjoyed a cup of English Breakfast tea, and those with a sweet tooth indulged with a hot chocolate topped with marshmallows – adding an extra layer of excitement and sweetness to the day.
Thursday – Doughnut Delight
As the week rolled on, Thursday brought another delightful surprise… doughnuts, strawberries, chocolate, and sweets! The team’s spirits soared when Richard, with a beaming smile, served these sweet treats.
Friday – Community and Compassion
Friday’s event was the icing on the cake. The Volunteering Committee at Edgbaston Park Hotel hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning. It was a heartwarming event that not only celebrated delicious coffee and cakes, but also supported a great cause. The team came together, donated sweet treats, and raised funds for Macmillan Cancer.
International Week of Happiness at Work at Edgbaston Park Hotel was truly a week to remember. It reinforces that happiness isn’t just about the work we do, but also the people we work with and the thoughtful gestures that can make a big difference.
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Celebrating Excellence: Krishna Pastakia named finalised for miaList Individual Award
Edgbaston Park Hotel is thrilled to announce that their trailblazing Director of Sales, Krishna Pastakia, has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Meetings Industry Association Individual Award.
This prestigious award celebrates excellence within the meetings and events industry and showcases the best of the sector.
Richard Metcalfe, CEO at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre commented: “Fantastic news and well deserved! Krishna consistently goes above and beyond and it’s truly remarkable to see Krishna’s efforts recognised within the meeting and events industry.”
Krishna’s lead in the Green Tourism project, achieved the hotel a gold accreditation for Green Meetings. Through collaborative efforts with senior management, the hotel achieved the highest-level submission, which encompassed the elimination of single-use plastic, promotion of public transportation usage among delegates and guests, and the prioritisation of team well-being through initiatives such as paid volunteering days and a comprehensive two-day mental wellness programme. As a result, Edgbaston Park Hotel stands proudly among the group of just 17 conference venues in the UK that demonstrate top-level sustainability initiatives within the industry.
Reflecting on this significant recognition, Director of Sales Krishna Pastakia stated, “This was a surprise! I’m delighted that I made it this far! This is an exciting time in my career and super excited to be recognised within this amazing industry. My fingers are crossed!”
A sunny weekend brought together families, friends and colleagues for a delightful event aimed to raise awareness and funds for the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust. The perfect blend of fun, delicious food, and community spirit made this fundraising day an unforgettable experience for all.
Edgbaston Park Hotel spared no effort in crafting a fantastic entertainment lineup, featuring an array of engaging attractions. From a vibrant DJ playing songs, to a toddler soft play area perfect for the little ones, and an enchanting disco dome bouncy castle that beckoned with excitement. The highlight, however, was the assortment of inflatable challenges, adding an exhilarating dimension to the family fun day. To top it all off, a tasty ice cream van and BBQ station were the perfect treats to enjoy after all the excitement and activities.
We’d like to thank all the local hotels and businesses who kindly donated some fantastic prizes for the raffle at the event. Hosted by our CEO Richard Metcalfe, all raffle proceeds were donated to our charity partners Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust. Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is a local charity which aims to protect and restore wildlife, as well as preserving nature reserves within Birmingham and the Black Country.
Thriving community spirit was on full display, as Edgbaston Park Hotel’s Family Fun Day raised an incredible £1,000 in support of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated and contributors to the conservation of our local wildlife habitats.
Sanya Bi,Volunteering Committee member at Edgbaston Park Hotel commented: “Being a part of the team that organised the hotel’s Family Fun Day was an incredibly rewarding experience. We wanted to create an event that not only showed our appreciation for our amazing team but also allowed us to give back to the community through our chosen charity which is the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust. As a member of the volunteering committee, I was fortunate to contribute to the planning of this special day for our team and their family and friends!”
Edgbaston Park Hotel wins Hotel of the Year at the MDFA Awards
It was all glitz and glamour at the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards as Edgbaston Park Hotel took home the Hotel of the Year Award.
The awards ceremony at The Eastside Rooms brought together some of the best Midland’s hospitality businesses. Edgbaston Park Hotel was shortlisted for Venue of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and won Hotel of the Year title in recognition of an exceptional year.
The hotel’s submission captured both the judges and public vote for their outstanding hospitality and sustainable practices, plus ability to host weddings, conferences and major sporting events, and commitment to investing in the local region.
Billy Harris, Director of Commercial commented: “I am absolutely delighted! This accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team – from our front-line staff to senior management, every individual has contributed to this success. We are truly grateful to our valued guests and partners for their continued support.”
Established key partnerships with local Edgbaston businesses including Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Priory Club and Edgbaston Golf Club
Housed Team Wales during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Raised over £3,000 for local charities, including over £1,000 LoveBrum, a charity which funds small hidden gem community projects across Birmingham
Amy Thrush, Marketing and Social Media Executive was ecstatic with the news: “I am so proud of the hotel’s achievement. From the moment I joined the team, I recognised that the hotel strives for excellence in every aspect and goes above and beyond to deliver.”
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Edgbaston Park Hotel wins Hotel of the Year at the MDFA Awards
Edgbaston Park Hotel are thrilled to announce they’ve been shortlisted for not just one, but three incredible Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards: Venue of the Year, Hotel of the Year and Rising Star of the Year.
Krishna Pastakia, Business Development Manager at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre says: “I’m over the moon to have been shortlisted for the Rising Star of the Year Award. It’s great to be a recognised not only by the company I work for, but also experts in the Hospitality industry.”