We are setting the standard for conference venues – Worcester based The Bank House Hotel and Spa has secured the highly sought-after AIM accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (MIA).
After a panel of independent industry assessors scrutinised the hotel against a robust checklist of criteria, the Worcestershire hotel achieved entry status from the UK’s nationally recognised standard for service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry.
The judging process includes legal compliance, accessibility and quality checks of facilities as well as its customer service proposition and experience, ethical codes of conduct and best practice standards.
Director of Sales, Sian Pirone, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve achieved the AIM accreditation. It’s testament to not only the great facilities we have here, but the hard-working and dedicated team that ensure all meetings and events run as smoothly as possible.
“The MIA are so well recognised that some businesses won’t deal with a venue that doesn’t have this ‘stamp of approval’. Event organisers have such a lot to do in the build-up to their event – no matter what size – so to be able to now give them the confidence in us as a venue is invaluable.”
Jane Longhurst, Chief Executive, the MIA said: “We’re delighted that The Bank House Hotel is the latest venue to secure entry AIM accreditation. The iconic status acts as a guarantee to buyers that they’re choosing a service provider that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed your expectations.
“With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control your selections that could ultimately save you time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.”
The Bank House Hotel has a wide choice of meeting and event spaces and can host a variety of functions, meetings, conferences and product launches; from as few as two to as many as 500 delegates. The nine function rooms are all equipped with fast Wi-Fi connection, power outlets, and audio-visual equipment, projectors or whiteboards.
Sian added: “Along with our fantastic location, just a few miles from Worcester city centre and not far from the M5, we have some fantastic facilities here which not everyone is aware of. From smaller meetings in our boardroom to larger conferences and even car launches in our Elgar Suite, there’s no place like the Bank House.”