Awards recognition rounds of ground breaking season for revamped Hamilton Park Racecourse


HAMILTON Park Racecourse celebrated finishing its 2017 season in style this week after being nominated for a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards.

The premier Lanarkshire venue has been listed as finalist in three categories – Operational Excellence, Owners’ Experience and the #TopSpot award at the Racecourse Association (RCA) Showcase & Awards.

The glittering event, at Newbury Racecourse on November 16, annually celebrates first class customer experience, in partnership with Moet Hennessy and Racing Post, through a full day seminar followed by a sparkling awards ceremony.

Vivien Currie, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “The annual Showcase & Awards is a fantastic event where we share best practice and acknowledge excellence in the industry. We’ve been invited to give a presentation as part of the seminar which is a great honour, but to be nominated as finalists in three categories is quite incredible.

“It’s is real testament to the hard-work, creativity and industry expertise which went into the planning and execution of the 2017 season here at Hamilton Park. We continually strive to develop as a business and a sporting venue year on year.”

Stephen Atkin, RCA Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted for Hamilton Park Racecourse for their success in being named a Finalist at the 2017 Showcase & Awards.

“It is a highlight of our year to see all of the quality Showcase Awards submissions go before the judges to measure the impact and growth of the initiatives that our racecourses have delivered and clearly Hamilton Park Racecourse has enjoyed an excellent year.

“I extend my congratulations to the team for their hard work in securing this achievement and wish them the best of luck for the ceremony, where we’ll see if they can join our esteemed list of winners for 2017.”

The nominations came as Vivien was also announced as the only UK winner in the Best in Hospitality category of the CEO of the Year Awards 2017 as held by CEO Monthly magazine. It rounds-off another fantastic season, which included the unveiling of the stunning new grandstand bar and restaurant facilities, for Hamilton Park Racecourse.

Vivien added: “It has been very much a team effort over the last year and we have enjoyed some wonderful highlights. It’s always pleasing to be recognised for all that has been achieved as it makes all the endless hours of hard work worthwhile.”