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Last month the CMAE England region launched a competition for its members with the opportunity to win a delegate place at the CMAE European Virtual Conference 2020 which is being held online from the 30th November to 2nd December.

The theme of the competition was ‘Unique support to my club during COVID-19’ and welcomed entries from members who could explain how they had supported their club in the most unique way during the pandemic.

The regional board received a number of fantastic entries to choose from and selected Andrea Carlotta​ Montaguti, the Commercial Manager at the Oriental Club as the winner after reading about her meal delivery service initiative, designed to bring the club classic’s to the comfort of the members’ homes.

Andrea project managed the initiative from the start and planned, designed and coordinated operations, marketing and communications, with the initiative turning out to be a tremendous success.

Commenting Andrea said “I am extremely delighted to be given the opportunity to participate in the CMAE European Conference this year and was thrilled to learn I had won the bursary. I look forward to joining the tribe going “Back to the Future”. This provides a unique opportunity to network with colleagues around Europe and share my own experience within the virtual conference centre as well as to learn the best practices from professionals within the Club Industry.”

Also commenting was CMAE England Chairman Tristan Hall CCM. “The CMAE England Regional Board was delighted to have a variety of entries to choose from and clearly there are some very talented and creative managers out there successfully navigating their clubs through the government restrictions and uncertainties that the pandemic has created.

Not only are clubs surviving, but they are diversifying in order to prosper from what is clearly a challenging environment for our industry.

Andrea’s entry caught the eye of the board and it has touched the membership and local community to their club.  It has maintained people’s employment, created revenue for the club and supported staff who would otherwise be away from the comfort of their working environment.

We are delighted Andrea has won and look forward to seeing her at the Conference.”