UniSpace Sunderland celebrates hat-trick of repeat business wins

UniSpace Sunderland, the conference and events arm of the University of Sunderland, has announced a trio of repeat business wins: Sunderland’s Big Bike Ride; City Hospital Sunderland training event; and the three-week Youth Citizenship Scheme.

“We are now in our second year of operation since launching to the national and international MICE markets and I am delighted that we are already able to announce three separate events returning to UniSpace in 2013,” said Commercial Services Manager at UniSpace Sunderland, Sharon Olver.

The annual Big Bike Ride returned to UniSpace Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie campus, 1-2 June 2013, and saw 500 cyclists gather to begin their ride. The route took riders through the St Peter’s Campus and past the iconic National Glass Centre, another of UniSpace Sunderland’s venues.

City Hospital Sunderland returned to UniSpace Sunderland on 1 June to continue its series of training programmes, this time focusing on midwifery. This followed the Infection Prevention and Control training day that was held at the venue in November 2012, which attracted over 100 delegates and was the first event of its kind to be held outside the hospital.

Beginning on 5 August, The National Citizenship Scheme (NCS), a national initiative aimed at inspiring 16 and 17-year-olds to be active citizens in their local communities, will hold three separate week-long events at UniSpace Sunderland, each with other 100 delegates. Each group will spend one week using UniSpace Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie campus as a base for workshops, research, guests speakers, presentations and other activities.

“We looked into several venues for our 2012 NCS residential events and settled on UniSpace Sunderland because of its location and facilities which include comfortable, secure accommodation and a range of well-equipped working spaces,” said NCS Project Coordinator and Event Organiser, Lester Crawford.

“The expertise and support of the UniSpace team helped make NCS 2012 successful and enjoyable, so it’s no surprise that Sunderland is our first choice for summer 2013.”

The repeat business wins follow the announcement last month that UniSpace Sunderland has been shortlisted for Best Customer Service at the Conference Venue and Supplier awards.

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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