Honiton’s community and arts venue, The Beehive, has been awarded ’Best Venue’ at the 373 Business Awards 2018.
The awards, which were held on the evening of Thursday 12th July 2018 at the elegant Escot House in Ottery St-Mary, had over 60 attendees, with 47 companies shortlisted for the 10 award categories. The 373 Group holds the annual awards ceremony to recognise unsung business heroes operating in Devon and Somerset, in particular, those that do a great job for their customers, staff and the wider community.
Honiton Community Complex Charity, the team running The Beehive which includes over 100 volunteers and staff, aims to create a vibrant and stimulating centre that engages, challenges, entertains, supports, educates and encompasses the whole community. Since opening in 2014, The Beehive has welcomed over 59,000 people to the building each year. The building is used by over 80 community organisations and special interest groups.
Two representatives from The Beehive, Director of Marketing Jemma Browning and Deputy Operations Manager Katheryn Hope, attended the awards ceremony which was sponsored by Griffin Chartered Accountants. The evening began with an enjoyable networking reception outside on the terrace with prosecco and canapés. This was followed by the awards ceremony in the drawing room. Hosts for the evening were Chris Lorimer and Tom Hope, founders of The 373 Group.
Jemma Browning said “It was a lovely surprise to discover we had been nominated for these awards and we are thrilled to have won ‘Best Venue’ in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team of volunteers, trustees and staff. The venue goes from strength to strength. Thank you to all who support The Beehive and contribute to its success.”