Manchester Central records boost in corporate revenue


Manchester Central records boost in corporate revenue

20 Feb 2017 by: Manchester Central Manchester Central

Manchester Central has recorded a 45% increase in corporate revenue in 2016.

The north of England’s leading conference and events venue has seen nearly a third more corporate business compared to 2015.

Manchester Central welcomed in excess of 20,000 delegates to more than 50 corporate events throughout 2016.

The venue’s adaptable spaces, which can host from 40 to 10,000 delegates, made it the perfect choice for a number of big name clients including Co-op and Santander.

Jane Ashworth, The Co-Operative Group said: “Our AGM ran like clockwork because the venue and team at Manchester Central were simply superb. The team was unruffled and knew exactly what they were doing at all times, even when I sprang last minute requests on them; responding in a relaxed and encouraging way. I was extremely impressed with the whole experience and look forward to working with the venue again this year!”

Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central said: “I’m delighted that we’re continuing to see substantial growth amongst our corporate bookings in what was a record year for Manchester Central.

“Our experienced team of professionals is primed to build on this success and I look forward to welcoming both new and returning clients in 2017!” 



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