Academic Venue Solutions (AVS) which is the only UK consortium for Academic Venues, has grown in the past few months and now welcomes CoventryConferences and Roffey Park Institute into membership, bringing their membership to 44 venues.
CoventryConferences is ideally situated in the West Midlands, easily accessible by the Midlands motorway network and 55mins by train from London. Their conference and event spaces span across three venues on the Technology Park; The Techno Centre, The Sim Centre, HDTI are all within walking distance, then just a few miles away, The Place@Westwood Heath. With a range of meetings rooms, the venue can accommodate executive board meetings to large theatre presentations. Sharon Lawrence, Sales Manager at CoventryConferences on joining said: “Our decision to join Academic Venue Solutions was a no brainer, we are an academic venue and they source clients looking for academic venues, however the onboarding support and attention you receive from the team, makes them stand out far above other venue finding sites. From Rachael’s initial call to introduce herself, to Jodie and Helen’s onboarding call, they have made the journey easy and stress free, with a friendly smile all the way.”
By contrast, Roffey Park Institute is a purpose-built dedicated training, events and conference venue which is set in 40 acres of rural Sussex countryside, just 5 mins from the M23, 20mins form London Gatwick Airport and 10 mins to Horsham rail station. With 22 training and conference rooms for up to 120 delegates Roffey Park Institute provides a dedicated learning environment with excellent outdoor space for team building.
Academic venues are attracted to AVS as it specialises in supporting the sales and marketing activities for academic venues and gives this unique sector a voice within the hospitality industry. Rachael Lee, Director for AVS on signing the two new members commented: “We are delighted to welcome CoventryConferences and Roffey Park into our community, both are adding high quality spaces situated in key locations in the UK. On meeting our new members at their venues, both appreciated the value AVS can offer as both a lead generation and network creating organisation.”
As part of the services offered within membership, AVS operate a free venue finding service to conference and event planners to help them find the best academic venue to host their events.
AVS will be attending The Meetings Show at ExCeL London (Stand E75) with 5 stand partners to share all the latest news about the consortium and their membership.