On Thursday 17th May, we headed off to the Zokit SpringConf and little did we know that later we would be walking away with an award!
These awards were a bit different to other award events that we had attended as it was an event focussed on networking, collaboration, finding new contacts, generating new ideas and learning and it was certainly and action-packed busy day….with the awards being thrown in to recognise some amazing businesses, and their achievements, in the room.
Challenge Wales was shortlisted as a finalist in two categories; Outstanding Contribution and Amazing Space.
And, we walked away as winners of the Amazing Space category. This was perhaps a category that we wondered if we were worthy enough to be shortlisted in but I guess not many venues can drop anchor in different parts of the UK, enable companies to support the development of young people through team building activities and have such a strong charitable mission.
So why did we win?
The lead judges of the category, Shed Marketing (in Cardiff) said; “We feel that Challenge Wales is a totally amazing and unique space and most certainly has the Wow factor. It gives guests an amazing experience and also helps young people to engage back into society and build up their confidence. It’s a great venue for events and team building exercises …and what a great place to do it – across the seas!”
Neil Lloyd, Director of Zokit added: “I’m delighted that the judging panel agreed that Challenge Wales are very worthy winners of the Amazing Space Award. They truly create a fantastic, interactive and dynamic environment from which they can achieve their aims of changing lives through adventure and outdoor learning.”
This is an amazing piece of good news we’ll be sharing with our volunteers and stakeholders and a great achievement and recognition for the team. Thank you!!