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Manchester Metropolitan University achieves AIM Gold

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has awarded an AIM Gold accreditation to the conference and events venues at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The accreditation scheme was created to audit venues and suppliers against a 50-point criteria, which considers the quality of facilities, accessibility, legal compliance, customer service and best practice standards.

Three years ago, Manchester Metropolitan University received a AIM Silver accreditation and has made further improvements to attain the AIM Gold.

Manchester Metropolitan University caters for conferences and events in a range of buildings including The Business School, The Benzie Building and Geoffrey Manton Building. In particular, its Birley site can host residential conferences.

Other achievements of the University includes its Brooks Building and eco townhouses which have achieved a VisitEngland 4-star campus accommodation rating. Jane Longhurst, chief executive, mia, said that the University has “excellent and accessible facilities which have been updated to a high standard in the last year.”

Longhurst continues that it has “exceeded the criteria required to receive AIM Gold accreditation and I would like to congratulate its conference team on achieving the accolade.”

James Charnock, conference sales and marketing manager, Manchester Metropolitan University, adds that he is “delighted to have achieved AIM Gold”.

Charnock comments that the University has a “sustainable, innovative approach to conferences and events, and having that recognised by mia gives us a platform to introduce a wider audience to something we care passionately about.”