Awards & Accreditations

We know we are pretty good at providing training, meeting and conference space but it's always nice when other people think so too.

We have been recognised for many things along the way from Investors in People to recycling to great marketing - here's a definitive list of our awards and accreditations.


  •  Silver Award for 'Best Conference Venue (under 500)' for County Hall from the Conference Awards.
  • Green Star Status for etc.venues St Paul's, 155 Bishopsgate and County Hall - IACC Environmental Initiatives
  • Most Improved Brand 2017 - BDRC MeetingsMetrix


  • Named 2nd and 7th in the 'Top 10 UK training Centres' list in the Grass Roots Meetings Industry report.
  • Highly commended 'New event space' for etc.venues County Hall at the Event Awards 2017.
  • MIMA Awards Gold winners for 'Best use of Video Marketing'.
  • Named one of the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by The London Stock Exchange.
  • Adam Simpson named Future Leader Award 2017 at IACC - Europe Knowledge Festival 2017.
  • MD Alastair Stewart given the Leadership Award at Meetings Industry Association miaList2017.


  • Adam Simpson wins The ITM's Chairman's Award.
  • Chef Mateusz Wielek wins Senior UK Copper Skillet Conference Chefs competition.
  • GF Accredited by The Coeliac Society


  • Accredited Members of the Learning & Performance Institute.
  • Mark of Excellence from The London Venue Awards.
  • Voted the UK's favourite venue provider by Eventbrite's event industry "Pulse" report.
  • Soil Association Catering Food for life Catering Mark Best Online Venue Sourcing Platform (UK)
  • Acquisition International Accredited members of Mishcon The Leap 100 list.

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  • Corporate Members of The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
  • PPA Connect Awards Events Industry Supplier of the year 
  • Accredited Members of the Learning & Performance Institute.
  • No 1 Mid Sized Group BDRC VenueVerdict Award (winners for the 3rd consecutive year)
  • Named one of the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by The London Stock Exchange.
  • Alastair Stewart included in the Event 100 Club.

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  • 2013
  • Eventia Silver award for 'Event venue of the year' for St. Paul's.
  • Best Website Gold Award - MIMA (Meetings Industry Marketing Awards).
  • Best Overall Supplier - etc.venues, The Conference Venue & Supplier Awards 2013.
  • Best Training Venue - etc.venues, Victoria - The Conference Venue & Supplier Awards, 2013.
  • Gold Standard Brand Award (for the brand with the highest number of Gold Standard Accreditations – 6 etc.venues achieved Gold Standard).
  • 3 further venues in the portfolio were Highly Commended.
  • Number 1 Brand Award in the Mid Sized Group category (for the brand with highest overall Net Promoter Score).
  • Number  1 in the Specialist Venue Category – etc.venues, The Hatton.
  • Number 1 overall Venue Award – etc.venues, The Hatton.


  • Voted one of the TOP 50 best companies to work for by Event Magazine.
  • BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard Venue Award - Maple House,120 Moorgate, Bonhill House, Paddington, The Hatton and etc.venues Victoria (the first venue group to achieve 6 golds!).
  • Conference Centres of Excellence Award for Sustainability.
  • Conference Awards – Best Conference Venue for 250 delegates or more – Dexter House.
  • Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMAs) - Gold for 'Best Integrated Marketing Campaign' and Silver for 'Use of Video Marketing'.
  • BDRC Number One brand for Service in Mid Size Venue Group category - etc.venues.
  • Investors In People - successfully renewed the accreditation held since 1993!


  • Food for Health Gold Award - Dexter House.
  • BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard Service Award - Maple House.


  • Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) - Silver for Best use of budget.
  • HBAA - Winner, Best demonstration of CSR.
  • Paper Round - Award of Excellence 2010, Prospero House.
  • Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 - second year running.
  • Institute of IT Training - Training Venue of the Year - Maple House Birmingham.
  • BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard Brand Award - etc.venues.
  • BDRC VenueVerdict No 1 Conference Centre Award - Maple House, Birmingham.


  • CarePar Accreditation - Avonmouth, Bonhill, Dexter, Hatton, Maple and Prospero.
  • Heart of England Tourism Awards - Silver for Conference Venue of the Year for Maple House.
  • Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) - Silver for Best Website.
  • Tower Hamlets Food for Health - Gold (Dexter House).
  • BVCA CEO Award for Best for Corporate and Environmental Responsibility - Winner, Alastair Stewart.
  • Institute of IT Training – Training Venue of the Year- Gold (Dexter House).
  • Investors in People - having gained accreditation again in January 2009 we are one of only 100 companies to achieve this six times in succession.