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Environmental sustainability key to success as Robinson College goes gold

Cambridge’s Robinson College has once again been awarded AIM accreditation at gold level by the Meetings Industry Association – recognising excellence in meetings and events services.

The College has hosted residential and non-residential meetings conferences and meetings for over 30 years and the award, which is the highest offered by the AIM accreditation scheme, is the result of a rigorous assessment process. AIM tests for factors such as quality of facilities, best practice standards, accessibility and legal compliance.

The key to Robinson’s success was their commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable activities, from facilitating access to drinking water with newly installed water points, to bottling systems intended to reduce bottled water sales.

Other areas which the college were recognised for were their commitment to developing the facility by investing a large part of their revenue in capital expenditure, and the exceptional customer service offered by their staff.

Alexis Moreau, conferences and catering manager at Robinson College, said: “I am very proud to be able to say that we have achieved gold once again. This renewed accreditation acknowledges our commitment to developing our facilities to ensure we are always up to date with the needs of residents, stakeholders and clients.”

Moreau added: “I would like to thank all the staff across the College who dedicate themselves to building Robinson’s reputation as one of Cambridge’s most versatile and forward-thinking academic institutions.”

Kay England, chair of the MIA Council, added: “This is a fantastic achievement for Robinson College, which has proved it thoroughly deserves to hold its place on the list of AIM gold venues.”