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Congratulations to the Event Durham team who have been announced as a finalist in the Business Events Venue of the Year category at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards.

The Awards celebrate quality, innovation and best practice in tourism throughout the region, highlighting the North East’s exciting visitor offering. A total of 14 categories will be awarded in a ceremony on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Newcastle Civic Centre, with winners continuing to represent the region at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Business Events Venue of the Year

The Business Events Venue of the Year award acknowledges the huge importance of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector of the tourism industry. Business tourism is immensely important to the North East and is a huge contributor to the regional economy, with thousands of delegates travelling here from all over the world to attend events every year. 

Being shortlisted as a finalist recognises Event Durham’s service delivery, innovation in tourism and business excellence.

Helen Strangward, our Director of Accommodation & Commercial Services commented: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2024 Awards, in the Business Events Venue of the Year, in the North East England Tourism Awards. It is fantastic recognition for the team and all their continued hard-work, innovative thinking and dedication to providing an excellent service for our stakeholders and customers.”

About Event Durham

Event Durham is our proactive conference and event management team, offering bespoke packages for clients, encompassing a wide range of services from residential conferences to training courses, weddings and private dinners. Event attendees often travel to the North East from around the world  enjoying Durham’s world-class facilities and its unique, historic backdrop. Event Durham has developed robust working relationships with local hotels and attractions enabling the team to provide a seamless service at a consistently high level. 

Event Durham’s service prowess has been recognised in previous years – the team has been honoured with North East England Tourism Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, most recently receiving Bronze in the Business Events Venue of the Year category in 2020. 

“We’re so pleased to have been shortlisted for the Business Events Venue of the Year, to reflect the team’s hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. Now we’re setting our sites on the awards ceremony in February to go that step further to improve on our Bronze from 2020!”

- Thomas Ludlow, Event Durham Coordinator (Event Management)

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