Warwick Conferences have been awarded the Best Venue Chain or Group award at the inaugural National Venue Awards in Manchester on Friday 11 May. The company was recognised for its excellent customer service, unique and memorable meeting room design and innovative catering concepts.
The National Venue Awards was introduced by Global Conference Network this year to recognise the impressive selection of event venues the UK has to offer. Held at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, the ceremony welcomed hundreds of event professionals for an afternoon celebrating prestigious nationwide venues.
The award success centred around Warwick Conferences’ approach to customer centricity, focusing on sustainability across the venues and delivering innovative meeting spaces that motivate and inspire delegates. Located on the University of Warwick campus, Warwick Conferences encompass five flexible and dedicated meeting and event venues for up to 1,200 delegates, coupled with an exceptionally high quality hotel-styled accommodation offer. Warwick Conferences has hosted 1,420,247 events over the last five years, accumulating to over £80 million revenue that is reinvested into the further expansion, teaching, research and charitable aims of the University itself.
Paul Bartlett, Head of Sales at Warwick Conferences, comments: “We are incredibly proud of Warwick Conferences’ achievement at the National Venue Awards. With so many extraordinary venues in attendance, it was fulfilling to see the team’s hard work and creativity recognised in the category of Best Venue Chain or Group.
In addition to this exhilarating award win, Warwick Conferences were also awarded silver for the Best Catering at a Venue award. Here, the venue were recognised for their exceptional ability to create striking food concepts, an ongoing ethical commitment to their Soil Association Accreditation, and its dedicated investment into the skill development of their talented hospitality and catering teams. Warwick Conferences’ diverse food offering seeks inspiration from upcoming trends/menus that tap into the latest consumer psyche, this has included delivering street food and mobilising their offer from their fully branded food truck across the UK.
Clive Singleton, General Commercial Manager said “At Warwick Conferences, we work extremely hard to push boundaries and deliver fantastic experiences to our clients. Our staff take considerable pride in delivering exceptional customer service, as well as developing innovative and creative initiatives to ensure that we stand out as a venue that delivers exciting event experiences. To be recognised in this respect validates our continuing hard work in the further development of the business and its outputs, continuously exceeding our customer expectations.”