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Etc.venues announces first Manchester venue – its 16th in the UK

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Contemporary city centre event space host etc.venues is to open its first Manchester training, meeting and conference venue in October. Boasting some of the best corporate views in the City, the bright 8th-floor space at 11 Portland St in Piccadilly heralds significant expansion for the fast-growing market ‘disruptor’. With 14 venues in London and one in Birmingham, the new addition will be the group’s 16th event space and a fresh contributor to Manchester business growth.

The glass-clad, purpose-built 20,000 sq. ft. space is flooded with natural daylight and will offer daytime and evening corporate event-goers outstanding and unique views across the City in three directions. It was designed by Franck Rosello, mastermind of the group’s celebrated recent London launch at iconic County Hall and other London city venues.

With the bold, signature use of colour, selfie-friendly ‘art with a purpose’, contemporary fittings and adaptable LED lighting throughout, clients will have access to 15 flexible rooms, including a suite for up to 300 delegates in theatre style. There will be exhibition space and opportunities for exclusive use of parts of the venue, including a dedicated separate entrance.

Etc.venues Manchester will also feature on-site dining and a bar as well as its own theatre kitchen and chefs serving fresh, innovative cuisine. All-day grazing and unlimited tea, coffee & snacks are always included in etc.venues fully-inclusive day delegate packages. All rooms will be fitted with high spec NEC projectors and screens and free Wi-Fi.

Dominic James, operations head for etc.venues Manchester, said:

“11 Portland St represents a significant expansion for us in the UK events market. We’re on a mission to help organisations create memorable experiences for their staff and clients and we’ve always wanted to commit to inward investment in Manchester. Longstanding clients wanting to hold events in this vibrant city have been telling us for years that they want spaces with natural daylight and they want something different, stylish and well-connected.  So here we are, putting the contemporary back into city centre conferences!”

In May 2017 etc.venues was recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group’s fourth ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which identifies the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs.

8 great reasons to visit etc.venues Manchester:

  1. Top (8th) floor Piccadilly location close to Manchester’s mainline and local transport
  2. Flooded with daylight, floor-to-ceiling glass and unique 3-way views
  3. Modern design, flexible, purpose-built space for up to 300 delegates
  4. Dedicated space options with separate entrance
  5. Renowned, innovative in-house chefs and catering
  6. Comfy urban networking & coffee hub overlooking Piccadilly Gardens and the Manchester skyline
  7. All-inclusive packages with the best of on-site technology
  8. Dedicated top floor reception and ALWAYS an on-site events team for every client

Please visit www.etcvenues.co.uk or call 0161 302 8888. For interviews, call Zena James on 07811 240167.

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