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News: Sundial Group successfully accredited by ‘Compliant Venues’ for Healthcare sector events

15 Oct 2012

Sundial Group is delighted to announce that its three venues have undertaken an accreditation and training solution designed to enable meeting venues to work competently with healthcare clients.

Highgate House in Northamptonshire, Barnett Hill in Surrey and Woodside in Warwickshire have achieved Green accreditation status and bookers can be confident when booking a Sundial Venue that they are appropriate in understanding the regulatory and compliance rules as applied by bookers in the healthcare sector.

‘Compliant Venues' is an independent agency which was formed in response to an increasing need for healthcare meeting organisers to ensure their events meet internal and industry codes of practice and are carried out in appropriate environments.

Working with an accredited venue provides Corporate Healthcare organisations the opportunity to reduce their compliance risk and enhance their approval process by using a clear and recognised metric to support their choice of venues for meeting activities. The solution draws upon the guidelines issued by various UK healthcare regulatory bodies, which makes transparent the criteria generally accepted to make a venue compliant. The metric developed covers sales and marketing, location, suitability, facilities, service and cost resulting in a Green, (fully accredited) or Amber, (accredited with specific caveats) status.

Tim Chudley, Managing Director of Sundial Group said, "To have an accreditation which highlights us as a suitable meeting and conference venue for the healthcare sector is of great value." He continued, "To also have staff at each of our venues who have completed the training required as part of the accreditation process and become our healthcare champions, will benefit our customers in the healthcare sector hugely."

Mark Handforth of Compliant Venues said, "The Sundial ethos is visible in everyone you meet and the process, in particularly training of the sales and operational teams, demonstrated this. Just hours after the training session there were examples of them taking ownership of the information shared to benefit their clients".

Sundial Group owns and operates three country house conference hotels across the UK; Barnett Hill in Surrey, Northamptonshire meeting venue Highgate House and Woodside in Kenilworth, all are superb, award-winning conference, training and event venues in accessible, UK locations.  The locations are well positioned for events across the healthcare sector for internal staff or healthcare professional audiences. For further information about Sundial Group please visit www.sundialgroup.com

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