Echo Business Awards: Corporate Venue of the Year

Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2015: Corporate Venue of the Year. From the left, sponsor John Kenealy from the Brighouse Echo, winners Sarah Gerrard, Vittorio Pilia and Lidia Shinwell from Prego and Waterfront Lodge Hotel, and host Clare Frisby.
Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2015: Corporate Venue of the Year. From the left, sponsor John Kenealy from the Brighouse Echo, winners Sarah Gerrard, Vittorio Pilia and Lidia Shinwell from Prego and Waterfront Lodge Hotel, and host Clare Frisby.

A new award the Brighouse Echo introduced for 2015 was Corporate Venue of the Year.

Judges were looking for a venue whether it is a cosy spot for an intimate gathering or a grand function suite for a lavish ceremony. The award recognises venues which contribute to the thriving events scene in Brighouse.

Prego Restaurant and Waterfront Lodge hotel won the award which was presented by Echo editor John Kenealy.

Prego is eager to get involved in local events and play a vital role in bringing people together.

It organises the bi-annual canal clean-up and hosts networking events for people all over Calderdale.

It provides a venue and environment where local businesses can meet/collaborate and share ideas and customer basis.

Host Clare Frisby said: “As a local, family-owned business it is keen to support local charities. At present it supports The West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice. The team prides itself on offering a truly tailored package, meaning you only pay for what you use.

“It is a great venue for your team building event and works with local activity centres to offer an extensive range of team building options, such as rock climbing at the UK’s largest climbing centre, canoeing and golf.

Director Lidia Shinwell said: “We are delighted to have received this award. Thank you to all the sponsors and to all who nominated and voted for us.

“We have been in business for 14 years in Brighouse and I am incredibly proud of all the team at Prego and the Waterfront Lodge.

“We are extremely customer focused and want to ensure that every guest experience with us is the best it can possibly be.”

The other nominations in the category were Jeremy’s at the Boathouse and Crow Nest Park Golf Club.

Since opening in 2013 Jeremy’s at the Boathouse has become one of the leading venues in the area offering people the opportunity to come and listen to live bands every Friday and Saturday.

There are also acoustic acts on Sunday afternoon and a pianist playing the feature baby grand piano on Saturday afternoons.

New facilities now place Crow Nest Park Golf Club at the forefront of venues in Calderdale and positions the club as a sports venue which rivals any in the area.

The clubhouse restaurant offers a wide range of drinks, snacks and an extensive menu.

The outlook from the club house and its new patio area is stunning; providing a magnificent view of the course, the lake and the mature park land setting with trees that are up to 400 years old.