What it means to be a Venue of Excellence

Created in 1992, Conference Centres of Excellence was founded with the aim of bringing together a group of dedicated conference, training and meeting providers, which share the highest possible standards of focus, facilities and service quality.

During 2015, the Board reviewed the positioning of the brand within the MICE sector and recognised that there are venues within the broader hospitality sector eager to endorse their venue with a badge of excellence synonymous with the Conference Centres of Excellence brand.

Announcing the rebrand in June 2016 to Venues of Excellence, the 30-strong marketing consortium of exceptional venues is taking this strategic step to broaden its footprint within the wider hospitality and events sector to maximise its members and clients.

Our goal is to expand the reach of our membership because we recognise the diverse range of venues delivering excellence goes beyond ‘conference centres’ only to include other quality-driven venues.

As a member, we are able to offer to you considerable benefits. We continue to offer marketing services along with the opportunity to network and exchange best practice at member meetings and events. Our marketing department promotes the Venues of Excellence brand to raise the profile and create awareness of the group’s specialist offering.

Having achieved the high quality standards required for membership, we provide you with a measurable badge of quality which gives members of the association a competitive edge and can be leveraged by you to win business. The strong and recognisable Venues of Excellence brand allows customers to associate your venue with the exceptional standards and ‘Excellence’ that comes with it.