April 30, 2013 04:30 ET

etc.venues Meet the Gold Standard for London Conference Venues

etc.venues continue to build on their success of 2012

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - April 30, 2013) - After a year of outstanding success in 2012 the conference and training venue company, etc.venues continues to attract awards in 2013. Winning the best conference venue award judged by independent customer satisfaction for Dexter House in Birmingham in 2012, they have already this year gained the Gold Standard Brand Award for the brand with the highest number of Gold Standard accreditations, with 6 of etc.venues properties achieving Gold. Additionally, the Hatton, a member of etc.venues London portfolio, has been awarded the Number One overall Venue Award. This impressive roll-call, could soon be added to with other venues within the London portfolio such as their St Pauls offering being shortlisted for best new conference venue and best dedicated conference venue, Prospero House for the best conference venue for up to 250 delegates, and etc.venues Victoria for best training venue.

So what's the secret of their success? Quite simply, its etc.venues total dedication to meeting the needs of their clients, as well as, understanding what their customers look for in a conference, training and meeting venue. Continuing to adhere to the principles of the original founders of the business, i.e. to do simple things well and to be green in all that they do, has helped to successfully steer them through recent turbulent times, when many of their competitors have seen business decrease significantly. Extremely positive customer feedback on endorses the fact that their approach is continuing to prove attractive to a wide client base of existing and new clientele.

Bucking the recessionary trend, they have opted to invest in new venues and expand the size of their team, investing heavily since 2006 in upgrading existing venues and acquiring new ones. etc.venues meeting rooms offer a high standard of AV kit and décor plus great catering that means clients can take advantage of breakfast when they arrive, as well as delicious lunches served on site by in-house chefs. Spotting the need for high quality and affordable conference space in London, etc.venues have also concentrated on expanding their client offering through providing conference facilities at their larger venues and the flexibility to run exhibitions alongside events.

As a clear reflection of their success in a competitive market, etc.venues have grown from the six venues that they offered in 2006 to the current 12, and increased their sales by 25% in the last year.

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