NEC top conference Superbrand

Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre has claimed top spot in the Business and Leisure – Conference Centres category of the UK’s annual Business Superbrands survey.

The survey is compiled by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) and includes the views of over 1,500 business professionals who were asked to define the brands on quality, reliability and distinction.

The NEC moves up two places to number 43 overall in the poll, from its 2008 ranking.

Sales director at The NEC Michael Watton, says: “To be recognised as the top ranking conference centre in the country is excellent news.

“Our customers know that The NEC delivers on its promise to being a venue of choice and offering customers great experience for great value.”

Internet search engine Google claimed the overall top spot for the second year in a row, with Rolls-Royce second and Sony in third.

The transformation of The NEC Group’s former head office into three-star hotel rooms was marked with the official opening of the new Ramada Encore Hotel at The NEC, Birmingham.

Developed by Carillion and jv partner New World Leisure, the 166-bedroom hotel was officially opened by the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr David Bell on 12 March.

The hotel has eight meeting rooms.

Pictured (l-r): Kelly-Ann Grimes; Alison Harrison, Ramada; Kathryn James, The NEC Group; Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull, Councillor David Bell and Sally Bell

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