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Manchester Central named ‘Best City Centre Venue Space’


Manchester Central fought off competition from a number of UK venues to be crowned ‘Best City Centre Venue Space’ at the hotly contested National Venue Awards. It was a double success for the venue, who also received silver for ‘Best Event Venue over 1000 attendees’.

In their inaugural year, the National Venue Awards give a badge of excellence for venues
from anywhere in the UK and are judged by a panel of key influencers from within the

Shaun Hinds, CEO at Manchester Central, said : “We’re delighted to have received this
award and to be recognised as a leading venue at the heart of the city.
Our location is what makes us truly unique as an international convention centre, but we’re also right on the doorstep of Manchester’s business community and provide accessible spaces for meetings of all shapes and sizes.

Whilst people are naturally drawn to our historic central hall we have spaces to suit a whole range of different client requirements. It was great to hear how impressed the judges were by the versatility of our venue and our commitment to delivering exceptional client experiences”.

Rory Ross Russell, Co-Founder of the National Venue Awards, said:
“We have been delighted by the venue industry’s enthusiasm and response to the first
National Venue Awards. Awards are a great benchmarking tool for venues and the
ceremony was a fantastic showcase of all the many examples of award-winning innovation
and creativity that occur in this fast-paced and versatile industry.”

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Andy Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Manchester. Business Manchester is a good news, Manchester focused, business website and daily newsletter. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Manchester.