Celebrating success in the children’s activity sector

June 16, 2024 Debbie Gilbert

Celebrating success in the children’s activity sector

On Saturday 11 May, Debbie Gilbert attended the Club Hub 2024 event with around 200 children’s activity providers at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

This annual event brings together business owners from across the UK for a full day of personal and professional development, tailored to the sector.

She delivered a workshop on Tips to Entering and Winning Business Awards and there were 11 other workshops were offered, covering a range of business topics including business strategy, financial help, inclusion, to hypnosis for success! So lots of interesting topics on offer!

Keynote speaker 

There was an interesting keynote which was delivered by Caprice Fox who is a speaker, educator, EDI trainer and facilitator. Caprice shared her experiences as a black queer mother and was joined by Ruth Butler from Representation Matters, for an engaging Q&A and fireside chat. This session was key to Club Hub’s commitment to raise awareness of anti-racist practice in the children’s activities sector.

Awards ceremony 

The event closed with the Club Hub Awards ceremony. The Club Hub Awards are the only national awards for children’s activity providers with entry by application form only, no voting. The awards are independently judged by a panel of judges and finalists are shortlisted based on their commitment to excellence, innovation and growth of their business, demonstrated through their business performance, achievements, brand values and passion for what they do.

Businesswomen UnLtd was one of the sponsors and presented the ‘Venue of the Year’ Award to Plantasia Tropical Zoom

The awards are offered across 16 categories. 86 finalists were shortlisted from 315 applications, representing 165 Club Hub member businesses.

List of winners 

There is so much passion in this sector and these people work very hard and hard and are true innovators in their sector.  These businesses make a big difference to the lives of so many children and their families so a huge congratulations to everyone who was a winner or a finalist. Well done to Tessa Day and your team for all your hard work making this event a success.

Club Hub 2024

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