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Five of the UK’s academic venues have scooped top honours at the VENUEMASTERS Marketing Awards - established to celebrate the best ways of marketing university and college facilities.

The Awards were presented to City University London for ‘Best Brochure’ with highly commended entries coming from Conference Aston, Royal Holloway and the University of Kent. University of East Anglia was the overall winner in the ‘Best Website’ category with the two runners up being City University London and University of Liverpool. Thirdly the University of Kent won ‘Best Promotional Activity’ with University of Bath and Croeso Welcome Bangor being highly commended.

This year also saw the introduction of two new categories the first of which, “Best Market Research”, was won by Conference Hertfordshire with highly commended entries from Sheffield Hallam University and Croeso Welcome Bangor. Warwick Conferences won the second new category, “Best Customer Focus”, with an entry from the University of Reading being highly commended.

VENUEMASTERS Chief Executive Officer, Terry Billingham, said, “This was the second year we have run the awards and they have proved to be extremely popular with a record number of entries this year. The Awards Ceremony was spectacular and we all enjoyed a great night.”

The results were announced at the awards ceremony during the gala dinner at the VENUEMASTERS Annual Conference on Thursday 4th November 2004 at the Manchester Conference Centre. The theme of the conference was ‘Sales and Marketing’ and was hailed a success by both VENUEMASTERS and delegates a like.

Heather Stewart, of Queens University, Belfast, who attended the event, said, “The meetings and workshops were very useful and very entertaining. I have returned to Belfast a much more motivated person”.

For further information about VENUEMASTERS or the winning entries, please call the Sheffield office on 0114 249 3090 or visit the website at

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