Venues of Excellence consolidates growth

New-Venues-ImageVenues of Excellence, formerly known as Conference Centres of Excellence, consolidates growth in the portfolio with further venues joining since the rebrand earlier in the summer.

The new additions to the venue portfolio demonstrate the growth of the consortium both geographically into the North of England, and with a broader range of venues adding value and meeting the requirements of customers.

The most recent venues joining the consortium are Alderley Park Conference Centre in Cheshire, Manchester Conference Centre in central Manchester, and Keele Hall in Staffordshire.

By joining Venues of Excellence, each venue endorses their venue with a ‘quality kitemark’ achieved only when stringent criteria are met. Customers using venues within the group are assured of the best facilities and service delivered within the conference, training and events industry, and this continues to strengthen with the sharing of best practice and benchmarking within the network of excellent venues.

Venues of Excellence represents 31 member venues in the UK, and is aiming to grow membership further to 50 members by 2020.

Marketing Manager Amanda Stacey explains the new members add value to the portfolio:

“Alderley Park, Manchester Conference Centre and Keele Hall are three completely individual venues, each providing an exceptional service across their range of facilities.  We have been hoping to broaden our geographical footprint in the Manchester and North Midlands area for some time, and are delighted we can now offer customers these venues which meet our exacting quality standards. They allow us to offer more choice for our clients, and will also benefit from the range of marketing activities on offer to our valued partners.”

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