awards

For over forty years the NEC Group has been focused on delivering world class venues
and services.

Today we are proud to claim a range of awards and accreditations from a variety of respected awards-bodies and publications. These awards recognise the hard work and achievements of our employees and set us apart from our competitors, reinforcing our position at the forefront of
the live events industry.

Venue Of The Year > 20000sqm: AEO Excellence Awards award image

Venue Of The Year > 20000sqm: AEO Excellence Awards | 2018

The NEC was once again named ‘Venue of the Year’ at the AEO Excellence Awards by demonstrating how the venue hosts 155 exhibitions, 500 events for over 6million visitors a year, making the NEC the UK’s No 1 venue.

Health and Nutrition Award: The Cateys award image

Health and Nutrition Award: The Cateys | 2018

The biggest awards of their kind in the hospitality industry, the internationally renowned Cateys recognise the strongest performers, latest emerging brands and highest flyers in the sector, as determined by the industry itself.

Most Versatile Venue: National Venue Awards award image

Most Versatile Venue: National Venue Awards | 2018

The NEC won the ‘Most Versatile Venue’ at the inaugural National Venue Awards, demonstrating the venues ability to host a wide range of exhibitions, conferences, live events and attractions.

Venue Team Of The Year: AEO Excellence Awards award image

Venue Team Of The Year: AEO Excellence Awards | 2018

The NEC Operations team won ‘Venue Team of the Year’ for the second consecutive year at the AEO Excellence Awards. The submission demonstrated how the team deliver smooth, seamless services and support for visitors, exhibitors and organisers so they have a great NEC experience - and can focus on making the most of their events.

Excellence In People Development: Greater Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce Awards award image

Excellence In People Development: Greater Birmingham Chamber Of Commerce Awards | 2017

The Group’s winning submission focused on the fact that people are at the heart of the NEC Group and realising their potential forms a key pillar of the Group’s HR strategy. 

Contract Caterer Award And Senior Executive Of The Year: FSM Awards award image

Contract Caterer Award And Senior Executive Of The Year: FSM Awards | 2017

The industry leading FSM Awards bring together over 400 of the contract catering elite to pay tribute to outstanding individuals. The Senior Executive of the Year award went to Kevin Watson, Managing Director of Amadeus.