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The NEC Group has enjoyed unrivaled success in the live events industry for over forty years. Success has come in many forms from fantastic venues through to cutting edge service brands. This has been delivered through our people demonstrating and living our values of Customer, Teamwork, Spirit and Energise. Complemented by mutually beneficial partnerships with some of the world's most recognisable brands, like Barclaycard, Genting, Sky and Coca Cola.
The Group has successfully added new brands, venues, products and services across it's history whilst always staying true to its ethos of Bringing Live To Life.
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 from a variety of respected organisations 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.
Recent highlights include:
The Birmingham Post Business Awards celebrate the best businesses in the city which have delivered success for themselves, their staff and their customers. NEC Group CEO Paul Thandi was awarded the coveted Business Entrepreneur of the Year title while Amplify won the Sales and Marketing Award. The Group was also shortlisted in the Company of the Year category.
The prestigious C&IT Awards pride themselves on being the ‘definitive awards for B2B events’. The ICC submission capitalised on a standout year in 2016 during which the venue hosted 464 events and maintained a 9.2/10 recommendation score with 97% of organisers saying they would return. The venue was also awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in both 2016 and 2017.
The awards celebrate sports and leisure caterers taking food and beverage to new heights in this fast-paced and inventive industry. Amadeus won the Executive Chef of the Year title and overall Sport & Leisure Caterer of the Year following a record-breaking year for the company.
The Foodservice Cateys celebrate contract catering employees across the UK. They recognise and reward those individuals and teams that work tirelessly to make sure their business delivers an exceptional service day in, day out. The focus of this winning submission was leadership in development of The Edge restaurant.
The Chamber awards celebrate and showcase the best of business and enterprise throughout the region. 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. It covered off an employee’s induction, continued learning and development and looking to the future through succession planning.
The BCVA awards are an annual celebration of UK companies, recognising and rewarding brilliant businesses that have been backed by UK private equity and venture capital investors. The NEC Group were announced as Large Company Management Team of the Year (Midlands).
The West Midlands Business Master Awards honoured the NEC Group with the award for Large Business of the Year and the Group also shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category.
NEC Group CEO Paul Thandi was awarded the coveted Ambassador of the Year title at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards.
Paul Thandi, NEC Group CEO, was recognised as an entrepreneur inspired to make the world of work a better place at the EY Entrepreneur of the year Awards 2017.
The Exhibition News Awards recognise the achievements of individuals and companies that power the exhibition industry.
This award, presented by UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, was the NEC’s first step onto the global stage. The submission focused on the NEC’s successful approach to creating the perfect customer journey.
The much-coveted AEO award for Venue Team of the Year, was awarded to the NEC Operational team who seamlessly coordinate 500 events on an annual basis.
The AEO Innovation Award recognised an incredibly creative marketing campaign, delivered in a sports shoebox that included Fitbit technology, 3D direct mail and a clever video that put the NEC in their customers’ shoes and took them on a journey around the venue.
The Event Production Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of key suppliers and contractors to the industry. The Ticket Factory’s entry focused on innovation in disabled booking and the online customer experience.
Amadeus were awarded the prestigious ‘Event/Stadia/Arena Award’ at a ceremony which celebrates excellence across the foodservice and catering industry.
The AEO Excellence Awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcase the amazing achievements from within the industry. The NEC beat off stiff competition from the likes of Excel, the O2 Arena and EventCity to be named ‘Venue of the Year’ for the first time in 15 years.
The Ticketing Technology Awards were launched to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the application of technology in ticketing across sports, performing arts, music, cinema, live entertainment and visitor attractions. The Ticket Factory’s work on its technological innovations in system integrations stood head and shoulders above other short-listed finalists from North America
The M&IT awards are designed to recognise excellence in the industry and are voted for by event organisers and readers of Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine. The venue won bronze in 2014.
The Live UK Music Business Awards is one of the arena industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies. A panel of industry professionals shortlisted the Barclaycard Arena for its team’s dedication to delivering shows throughout the 18 month redevelopment of the entertainment venue. The shortlist was then taken to a public vote, where the Arena beat off competition from fellow category finalists The O2, London and Capital FM Arena, Nottingham.
The industry leading BIFM Awards recognise and showcase best in class facilities management and evidence its impact on business, the economy and society. This was the NEC’s fourth award in two years for its work to minimise the negative impact its operations have on the environment.
The industry leading FSM Awards bring together over 400 of the contract catering elite to pay tribute to those outstanding individuals who have been shortlisted. The Caterer of the Year Award – which recognises those that excel within the events sector of the contract catering industry - went to Amadeus General Manager of External Events, Sam Bates.
There is real value in having your brand associated with a venue where people go to have fun - and as one of the world’s leading venue management companies, the NEC Group can make that happen.
Our partnership programme is home to a wide range of businesses from household brand headline sponsors, through to independent partnerships who are exposed to over seven million visitors at more than 750 major events annually and - by delivering engaging content, hosted in our world-renowned venues with award-winning services - we provide unforgettable live experiences that reunite our audiences with great brands year after year.
Barclaycard enhances payment experiences through quick and easy contactless solutions at venues and events, which means people spend less time queuing and more time enjoying themselves.
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Headquartered in Edinburgh, HEINEKEN employs around 2,000 people. In addition to being Britain’s leading cider and beer business, HEINEKEN owns around 1,100 pubs through its Star Pubs & Bars business. We are passionate about our cider and beer brands and the outstanding service that we offer to our customers. Our unrivalled portfolio of brands includes Foster's, Heineken®, Strongbow, Desperados, Kronenbourg1664, John Smith's and Bulmers backed by a full range of niche and specialty brands
We're offering you an amazing 25% off Virgin Trains Advance tickets when you book through The Ticket Factory. Travel to the Barclaycard Arena in style and speed – without the hassle of traffic jams and check-ins. You must show your event ticket along with your Virgin Train ticket when on board for your discount to be valid.
Avis Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries, with a commitment to true convenience and exceptional service.
Coca‑Cola Great Britain is responsible for 19 brands and over 100 products in Great Britain. Led by Coca‑Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognisable brands, our portfolio includes Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Oasis, glaceau vitaminwater, glaceau smartwater, Schweppes, 5 Alive, Lilt, Kia Ora and Powerade.
Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) is a global leader in energy efficient LED lighting for industrial applications. Dialight's LED products and solutions enable sustainability for our customers through lower energy usage, carbon dioxide emissions and maintenance requirements, as well as improving safety.
The company is headquartered in the UK with operations in the USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Mexico and Brazil.
One of the UK’s largest signage and wide format printers. Working with some of the biggest names in the commercial, construction, events, exhibitions, property, retail, sport and theatre sectors.
Webloyalty partners with ecommerce companies to help them build stronger, more profitable relationships with their customers. Membership programmes encourage by offering ongoing cashback incentives
Group Dynamics help businesses enhance event experiences through effective communication utilising creative solutions and smart technology. Services range from voting and messaging on traditional handsets through to fully paperless events on tablets. Group Dynamics also offer innovative badging solutions for attendance management and other value-added services.
UK manufacturers and suppliers of market leading Hand Dryers.
Elonex has been at the forefront of technological advancement for nearly 30 years, and having established global brand identity is responsible for countless breakthrough convergence products and patentable solutions.
Elonex excel in the delivery of high profile Digital Out-of-Home solutions. Developing and implementing cutting edge digital signage for clients in all sectors, and facilitating maximum impact digital advertising opportunities for brands of all sizes.
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