St Martins House Conference Centre has joined the Meetings Industry Association (mia) – one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector. 
 
Nigel Jobson, Business Manager at St Martins House Conference Centre comments: “Joining the mia will bring many benefits to St Martins House Conference Centre including useful networking opportunities and a valuable industry benchmarking tool. The meeting and events sector is responsible for thousands of jobs and I think it is incredibly important to work together as an industry, in order to continually improve the standards of the service we are offering.” 
As part of its membership, St Martins House Conference Centre has secured the mia’s highly acclaimed AIM accreditation. AIM is the UK’s nationally recognised standard for venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry and has 50 strict criteria that venues must meet to achieve accreditation. 
 
Jane Longhurst, mia chief executive, says: “We’re delighted to welcome St Martins House Conference Centre as our latest member. Securing AIM accreditation acts as a guarantee to buyers that when they choose St Martins House Conference Centre they’re choosing a venue that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed their expectations. With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control their selections that could ultimately save them time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.” 
 
The mia facilitates meetings, debates and gatherings with some of the brightest minds in the industry to solve business problems, to encourage learning and to create valuable networking opportunities. 
St Martins House
Notes to editors: 
 
About venue 
Located at the heart of the historic Cathedral Area in the City of Leicester, St Martins House Conference Centre is the perfect venue for meetings, conferences, weddings and events offering 5 flexible spaces which can accommodate from 2 to 200 people. The venue also offers luxury accommodation at St Martins Lodge with 28 bedrooms, including a top floor suite. St Martins House Conference Centre and St Martins Lodge are Divisions of Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance. 
 
About the mia 
The mia is one of the fastest growing associations in the conference, meetings and events sector, founded by a proactive group of hotel and conference centre operators and booking agents to lead the conference, meetings and events industry, providing accreditation, industry awards, research and a voice to government. It has 530 accredited members. 
 
The mia supports members by: 
Providing extensive regional networking opportunities on a monthly basis. 
Helping them to achieve the highest standards of facilities and service through achievement of AIM, the industry standard of quality and excellence. 
Providing a library of best practice and quality standards guidelines. 
Promoting AIM to industry buyers. 
Delivering tangible benefits which support members in the achievement of their own business goals. 
By the provision of information, education, research and advice all of which lead to improved business performance. 
By sharing issues of sector importance with them. 
By raising the profile of business tourism with government. 
 
 
For media enquiries, please contact Nigel Jobson on nigel.jobson@stmartinshouse.com or call 0116 261 5200
 
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