Accolades & Accreditations

Venues of Excellence member venues repeatedly win hospitality awards and accreditations for outstanding facilities and levels of customer service, and it is this completely committed approach which gives tremendous confidence to business event organisers in the UK.

A few of the industry’s most highly esteemed awards and accreditations are:


M&IT Awards

Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine and voted for by its readers, these awards recognise excellence of service and product in the events industry. It is also the only independently verified and audited event industry awards programme. Read more

Conference Awards

Conference Awards

With a rigorous judging panel, comprised of highly respected professionals from across the conference and events sector, the Conference Awards have gained the respect and backing of the industry that they were designed to serve and celebrate. Read more


MIMA Awards

The Meetings Industry Marketing Awards were set uo in 2002 by the Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine with the aim of raising the standards of marketing in the meetings and events industry and to recognise the marketeers. Read more

AEO Excellence Awards

AEO Excellence Awards

The AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry. Read more

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Green Tourism Awards

Green Tourism businesses are on a green journey; they have not reached perfection but they are focused on being sustainable, responsible and green. Every two years each of the Green Tourism Members are visited and assessed by a qualified professional to ensure standards are maintained. Read more

VE Awards for Excellence 2016

Visit England Awards for Excellence

With a history stretching back over 25 years, the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are firmly established as representing the highest accolade in English tourism. The Awards recognise businesses that incorporate best practice and demonstrate excellence in customer service throughout their operation and celebrate the very best in quality and innovation. Read more

VenueVerdict Accreditation Programme – bdrc continental

The VenueVerdict Accreditation Programme recognises excellent meeting event hospitality and is based entirely on genuine, verified customer feedback. These accolades reflect the cream of the nation’s meetings providers. Read more

AIM and AIM Higher Accreditation

AIM is operated and administered by the Meetings Industry Association. AIM is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for accredited venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry. AIM venues and service providers operate to a predetermined industry benchmarked standard. Read more


Compliant Venues – Healthcare Accreditation

Complian Venues provides clarity on the specific approval criteria used by Healthcare Organisations resulting in a venue being assessed as appropriate for a meeting. Venues are independently assessed and afforded the following accreditation. This accreditation is designed to help and support the decision making process of those within Healthcare Organisations responsible for venue selection and approval. Read more


Investors in People

Investors in People sets the standard for better people management. This internationally recognised accreditation is held by 14,000 organisations across the world. The Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Read more

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ISO International Standards

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors, and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade. Read more

The Institute of Customer Service

ServiceMark Accreditation

ServiceMark is awarded based on customer satisfaction feedback and an assessment of employee engagement with your organisation’s customer service strategy. Undergoing ServiceMark accreditation is an opportunity for organisations – of all sizes and sectors – to demonstrate how good their customer service really is, and find ways of developing further. Read more