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 exceptional dedication and creative can-do attitude has had a huge impact at Edgbaston Park Hotel. Krishna has driven the meetings and events forecast to exceed budgeted levels for 2023, contributing to the success of the hotel’s best year yet! This has been boosted by the commercial partnerships she’s established with Edgbaston Stadium and Edgbaston Priory Club.
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!”