News: Sundial Venues Named ‘Gold Standard’ - Again
13 Oct 2011
Sundial Venues' dedicated meeting and training venues Barnett Hill and Woodside have both achieved ‘Gold Standard' in BDRC Continental's latest "VenueVerdict" survey. This is now the third quarter this year that Woodside, Sundial's Warwickshire venue near Birmingham has retained its ‘Gold Standard' status.
BDRC Continental is the leading supplier of marketing research insight to the meetings sector, with a team of research professionals dedicated to this important part of the hospitality industry. Their "VenueVerdict" survey features over 300 UK Conference venues and internationally renowned hotel chains, of which, just a handful achieve the ‘Gold Standard' accreditation each year.
Sundial Venues comprises three UK conference centres in quiet country house locations in Northamptonshire, Surrey and Warwickshire. Woodside has now retained the ‘Gold Standard' accreditation for the third quarter this year, putting it in a great position to regain the annual ‘Gold Standard' for 2011. Meanwhile, Guildford meeting venue Barnett Hill in Surrey has also achieved the accreditation, receiving feedback including "I think the venue is fantastic and the staff service is excellent". Sundial's Northamptonshire meeting venue Highgate House is BDRC Continental's ‘Number One Venue' of 2010, which was announced in January this year. The venue also holds the national title ‘Best Business Tourism Establishment' 2011, following the EnjoyEngland awards in April.
Tim Chudley, Sundial Group's Managing Director said, "We are very pleased to have achieved the prestigious ‘Gold Standard' accreditation at both Woodside and Barnett Hill, our teams work incredibly hard and it is great to see recognition for this." He continued, "I believe that the industry realise that being specialist conference and training centres means that we are able to provide fantastic, dedicated environments for guests."
Sundial Venues is also the top ‘Value for Money' venue group in the UK, following the results from BDRC Continental's "VenueVerdict" survey for 2010, making this the third consecutive year that Sundial has headed up this category, having first done so for 2008.
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