PPA ASPIRE Awards return for 2009
The PPA ASPIRE Awards are set to return for 2009 after a successful launch event last year.
ASPIRE is the “Awards for the Play Industry Recognising Excellence” and are designed to provide a focal point in the indoor play calendar and unite the sector recognising those operators who are making great leaps , taking the industry forward and operating outstanding centres.
This years event is supported by Pelican Buying Company, Attractions Expo- Leisure Industry Week, The Association of Play Industries (API), TL Dallas and various suppliers supporting the 10 ASPIRE award categories and is set to take place on the 22nd September at The Manor Hotel in Meriden. The event is combined with member’s visits to the Play Providers Conference held at the LIW at the NEC (22nd- 24th September) and the PPA AGM.
The ASPIRE Awards, showcase the very best of indoor play centres, and the dinner itself is open to everyone in the sector. The evening promises to provide excellent opportunities for networking and is a great way to bring together operators and suppliers for a fantastic night of entertainment.
Last year saw over 100 people from the Industry attended the first ever ASPIRE Awards. Mark and Jo McNulty from Hippodome, one of non members present were really impressed by the event “I just wanted to congratulate the PPA on last night's awards dinner. Not only was it a great networking event, but an excellent, well organised dinner”
ASPIRE tickets include a 3 course formal dinner, Pre Awards entertainment and a disco taking you through to the early hours. To book your place for the dinner, please visit www.playproviders.org.uk/aspirebooking and complete the online booking form or contact Debbie Goddard on 02476 414999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards are open to all PPA members to enter and to find out more information on the categories and the judging process please visit the PPA website. ASPIRE is open for entry from the 24th July to the 31st August.
The Play Providers Conference at Leisure Industry Week consists of 2 days of workshop and sessions providing operators with opportunities to benchmark best practice, gain new ideas and also develop their understanding of new topic areas. The Conference is open to all people operating an FEC in the UK and beyond and is an invaluable source for advice and tips on surviving in the industry. For more information on the attending the sessions and booking your free place please visit www.playproviders.org.uk/ppf.