Golden Jubilee welcomes Venues of Excellence

Last week, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel welcomed industry leaders from around the UK, hosting the first Members Meeting of Venues of Excellence in Scotland in several years.

An elite collection of exceptional venues from around the UK, Venues of Excellence is dedicated to delivering excellence in conferences, training and events. More than 40 delegates from across the country are meeting in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel to share best practice and develop new ideas, whilst experiencing the innovative conference facilities of the Golden Jubilee at first hand.

Director of the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Bronagh Bell said: “As Scotland’s only member of Venues of Excellence, it was our privilege to welcome our colleagues from some of the top events venues in the UK.

“Having recently received our Healthcare Venue Accreditation, along with once again being awarded Gold status for sustainability by the Green Tourism Board, the meeting came at a very exciting time for us. This provided a fantastic opportunity for us to share our unique experience, as part of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, as well as learning and gaining invaluable insight from industry leaders in conferences and events.”

The event featured presentations and members sessions in the Golden Jubilee’s Inspiration Space, as well as a special, bespoke dinner in our restaurant with a Scottish theme of “land and sea”. It also provided opportunities for members to visit our conference centre colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde.

Stuart Websdale, Board Chair of Venues of Excellence, commented: “Over the past 12 months the Venues of Excellence Consortium has seen a 31% growth in membership, positioning our consortium alongside key UK based hotel groups.  The diversity of our members places us in a strong position for further growth and the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is our only venue in Scotland currently.

“We continue to attract like-minded organisations keen to come under the umbrella of a quality consortium and avail of the many benefits that strength by number brings, from marketing, purchasing, sales support, our bespoke Learning and Development Academy to networking opportunities and sharing good practice, idea exchange and benchmarking.

“The programme for our members meeting has enabled us to network with colleagues connecting with forward thinkers within the hospitality industry. The opportunity to visit Caledonian University and the Technology & Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University underpins the success we have to network within the hospitality industry.  Our aim by 2020 is to have a consortium of 50 venues and it would be excellent to increase our footprint within Scotland.”
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