Sophia Montagna wins the IACC Europe Future Leaders Award

Sophia Montagna, HR Manager for the Woodlands Event Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort (pictured centre), has won the IACC Europe Future Leaders Award.

Sophia won the coveted award for producing and implementing innovative ideas and initiatives in her workplace. The ideas were designed to create the best possible delegate experience following a major refurbishment of the venue by maximising engagement among all the teams working there. The initiatives included introducing new workplace practices, a coaching programme, a 12 month course for middle managers and future stars and team building meetings for all staff.

The award was presented at a ceremony held at the 2019 IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which recently took place at Dolce La Hulpe in Brussels.

This educational conference was attended by over 120 delegates from IACC certified conference and meeting venues from counties throughout Europe (UK, Sweden, France, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands), America and Australia that represent the top 1% of small to mid-size venues.

Accepting her award, Sophia said: “I am honoured and delighted by this recognition. Wyboston Lakes Resort has always developed and produced top talent by encouraging young professionals to introduce their own ambitious ideas. It is through this corporate ethos and the support of my managers that I have been able to implement these wide-ranging policies. I would like to thank Simon McMahon, my general manager, for nominating me and the rest of the team for their tremendous support.”