Sunderland ‘UniSpace’ in line for honours

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A CONFERENCE facility has been nominated for a national award.

UniSpace has been shortlisted in the Best Venue Customer Service category, in the National Conference Venue and Supplier Awards.

The conference and events arm of Sunderland University, UniSpace is competing for the title against the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle, Excel London, Nottingham Conference Centre, Robinson College and the Science Museum and Business Design Centre, both in London.

Sharon Olver, the university’s commercial services manager, said: “We are delighted to have received this nomination in recognition of the first-class customer service that the UniSpace team deliver on a daily basis.

“UniSpace Sunderland has been firmly established as a leading conference and events space in both Sunderland and the entire North East region, and we look to continue this momentum in the coming months. We will be keeping our fingers crossed for the win on June 7.”

The winners will be announced at the Conference Awards lunchtime ceremony at The Brewery in London, where more than 500 industry professionals will be hosted by Bafta award-wining comedienne Jo Brand.

UniSpace has hosted a variety of events, including Sunderland Folk Festival and showcasing a new Dr Who series.