Double industry award wins for Aberdeen venue

P&J Live’s AV/IT team pick up their award at the ASMies

THE TEAM at Scotland’s largest live event venue, P&J Live, were celebrating last night (Thursday 21st March 2024) after picking up two top industry awards.

The first saw the Aberdeen-based venue’s head chef, Peter Thompson, honoured as he picked up the Banqueting and Events Chef of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Excellence Awards, held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa.

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Shortlisted against Barry Bryson of Cater by Barry Bryson (Edinburgh) and Stuart Fraser of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (St Andrews), Peter came out on top having demonstrated his outstanding ability to bring growth, innovation, banqueting excellence, and mentorship to the venue’s culinary team.

P&J Live was also host to the ASM Global annual staff recognition awards, The ASMies, last night where Aberdeen’s audiovisual team collected the ASM Acts Award for their dedicated mentorship scheme with North East Scotland College’s (NESCol) sound production and music students.  

ASM Global Acts is ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility programme, which committed to investment in people and communities around the world.

Rob Wicks, Managing Director of P&J Live, said: “Our audiovisual team were nominated and went on to win the prestigious ASM Acts Award for their wonderful work with NESCol’s music production students. We are tremendously proud of Steve Morrison, Leigh Bennett and the rest of the department, along with everyone at the venue who helps to deliver this programme and I know the team at NESCol are delighted at the news too.

“During the evening, we also got word from Edinburgh that our own Head Chef, Peter Thomson, had won Chef of the Year at the Scottish Excellence Awards. This is outstanding recognition for Peter and the wider F&B team’s efforts.

“These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication our teams deliver day in and day out, to ensure our venue is recognised as one of the very best, delivering world class guest experience, hospitality and service. What a fantastic evening for everyone associated with the venue.”

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