Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) was named Best Conference Venue (over 250 delegates) at the Conference News Academic Venue Awards held last week in London.
Beating off strong competition, including the University of Oxford, Glasgow Caledonian University and Imperial College, this is the second consecutive win for Strathclyde, having scooped the Best Event Management Team at last year’s ceremony.
This year TIC was also shortlisted in the categories for Best Conference Venue (under 250 delegates), Best Sustainability and Best Non-Residential Venue.
The accolade tops off a fantastic run of achievements for the TIC team this year, who picked up the Green Champion award at the 2019 Glasgow Business Awards last month, the Best Academic Venue award at the CHS Awards in June, the Business and Enterprise award at Glasgow’s Lord Provost’s Awards in May, and the bronze award for Best Academic Venue at the prestigious Meeting and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards in March. The TIC was also awarded Gold status by Green Tourism in April.
Collecting the award on the team’s behalf were Fiona Downie, Conference Operations Co-ordinator and Gordon Hodge, Head of Conferencing & Events (pictured second and third from left).
Of this latest awards win Gordon said: “We’re delighted that TIC been named the UK’s Best Conference Venue (over 250 delegates), hot on the heels of our recent Green Champion award at the 2019 Glasgow Business Awards as well as the Best Academic Venue award at the CHS Awards in the summer.
“We were in the company of some of the UK’s very best academic venues and event managers, and our award is testimony to the power of teamwork and a firmly customer-focused approach to our delivery.”