Ria Park Hotel to host REBA awards

The elegant, five-star Ria Park Hotel, set in Vale de Garrão, an area of outstanding beauty near the glittering resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, has been chosen as the venue for The Resident Excellence in Business Awards (REBA) ceremony. The evening will be a black-tie-preferred event on November 5, also The Resident’s 15th birthday. “We consider it very appropriate that a hotel renowned for its excellence will be hosting these prestigious awards,” said Mark Rawcliffe, Operations Director at The Resident.

Have you nominated the company or individual that has excelled in our five nominated categories – Best Service Provider, Best Retail Experience, Best New Business, Best Individual and Best Business to Business? The winners of each category will then vie for our Best of the Best ultimate accolade.

Master of Ceremonies will be The Resident Managing Director Sheena Rawcliffe. The judges, a carefully selected panel of local dignitaries, and representatives from our sponsors, will also attend. All the proceeds from the night will go towards a very worthy cause – the ACCA Algarve children’s charity, run by Jane Oliphant, the director of Barringtons, the sport and leisure complex in Vale do Lobo.

Mark Rawcliffe explains the purpose of the awards: “The aim of the REBA awards is to highlight and reward outstanding businesses operating in Portugal. One of the biggest concerns I have in general is the amount of companies or businesses that are not legal to trade. The Resident continues to strive to ensure that all advertisers are legal and bona fide. We always try to vet every advertiser whenever possible. With this philosophy in mind everybody who is nominated for a REBA must be legal and pay Portuguese tax.”

Mark is clear that he wants to make the event as inclusive as possible. “It is not only The Resident advertisers that are eligible to be nominated for a REBA. You can nominate anyone in business, of any nationality, that has impressed you with their exemplary service, professionalism, dedication and overall excellence.”

Above all, The Resident wants to ensure the entire process is as transparent as possible. Those who nominate for the respective categories must have no involvement in the business themselves and must not be family members! Each nomination should be accompanied by a maximum of 50 words as to why the business concerned is deemed worthy. Nominations for associations such as AFPOP and BPCC are welcome but no media related information service provider, such as newspapers or television and radio stations, will be eligible.

Full information, including terms and conditions, will be available at www.algarveresident.com by May 7.