Venues across Newcastle and Gateshead have united to demonstrate their commitment to quality, safety and professionalism as event organisers are planning events for 2022 and beyond in a world with Covid.
A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings have joined forces to help build back event organisers’ confidence in staging everything from international conferences to team building sessions in Newcastle and Gateshead.
As part of a campaign – called Tyne To Get Back To Business – all 35 venues have gained coveted AIM Secure accreditation. As the only government-recognised accreditation for business meetings and events, the quality standard has been especially enhanced over the last two years to help venues adapt to deliver events as safely as possible in a world with Covid.
NewcastleGateshead is the first destination in the UK where venues have joined together to create a co-ordinated group of AIM Secure accredited hotels and meeting places.
Tyne To Get Back To Business is led by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau in collaboration with the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and has been funded by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council. The MIA has supported the the 35 venues through their journey to achieve AIM Secure accreditation.