Manchester Central has added to an already impressive list of recent industry successes by fighting off competition from all over the UK to be crowned ‘Best Conference Venue (over 1,300 theatre style) at the 2018 Conference Awards.

The iconic city centre venue was also named ‘Best City Centre Venue’ at the National Venue Awards last month, whilst Duncan Leavitt, Technical Services Project Manager, scooped ‘Unsung Hero’ at the AEO Awards.

The largest gathering of conference professionals in the UK, the Conference Awards recognise and celebrate achievement within the conference and events industry. The venue impressed the judging panel with its versatile spaces, its outstanding level of service and its constant drive to continually exceed expectations.

There were also award wins for events hosted at Manchester Central. Redactive won ‘Best Free to Attend Conference’ for the RCM Annual Conference and Exhibition, whilst Haymarket Media Group won ‘Best UK Conference of the Year (over 1500 delegates) for CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition. Ocean Media Group won Bronze in the same
category for HOMES 2017.


CEO Shaun Hinds said: ‘It’s always rewarding to be recognised by industry peers for the work that we do, and the awards reflect the hard work of the whole Manchester Central team. We’ll continue to improve our offering, ensuring that we’re in a good position to defend these titles next year.

The success of events held at the venue is really important to us, and we were delighted to be able to celebrate with both Redactive, Haymarket Media Group and Ocean Media. We’re committed to going above and beyond to help clients and are proud that many events held at the venue report record success”.

Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.