Last week, Manchester Central beat off competition from a number of UK venues to be crowned ‘most innovative and tech-friendly venue’ at the Event Technology Awards.

The win follows an intense focus on enhancing the venue’s IT infrastructure to provide the best connectivity solutions.

Initiatives that contributed to Manchester Central’s success included; upgrading wi-fi access points to increase hosting capacity up to five times, launching an online ordering platform and upgrading digital screens from HD to 4K.

Shaun Hinds, CEO at Manchester Central, said: “Event technology is such a hot topic within the industry at the moment and this accolade cements Manchester Central’s position as an industry leader within this area – which we’re immensely proud of.

“Tech is such an important aspect of any event and as a venue, our responsibility is to provide the best IT infrastructure for our clients to be able to deliver outstanding events.

“Our Grade II listed building means we need to think creatively about how we implement technologies however we’re committed to continuing our efforts to provide even more opportunity and flexibility for our clients.”

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