Whether you’re planning a conference, corporate party, private meeting or a special event, the list of considerations when choosing a venue can be overwhelming. Every planner works to a specific checklist of attributes such as venue location and capacity, quality, technology, health and safety, accommodation, catering and availability. However, an AIM Accreditation is possibly the most important consideration of all.
What is an AIM Accreditation?
Created by the Meeting Industry Association (MIA), AIM is the UK’s only recognised quality standard for the events industry. Endorsed by Visit Britain, Meet England, the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers, (ABPCO), Meeting Professionals International, (MPI) and Hotel Booking Agents’ Association, (HBAA), the accreditation is an industry-wide mark of excellence.
To achieve an AIM Accreditation, venues and service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry must meet 50 strict criteria from an industry-wide benchmarking system. Only those venues delivering first-class service, excellent facilities and a commitment to legal compliance, health and hygiene protocols will achieve the accolade.
AIM reviews include legal compliance, accessibility and quality checks of facilities, as well as customer service, experience and performance against a strict code of conduct and best practice standards. There are three levels of accreditation including Entry, Silver and Gold status.
Why should you book a venue with AIM Accreditation?
Choosing a venue with a formal accreditation is very important. With just over 500 industry suppliers in the UK having achieved accreditation, it gives planners confidence that their chosen venue has credibility in the industry and a hallmark of quality. An Aim Accreditation provides a benchmark of the highest standard which guarantees that the venue;
- Offers a high level of quality
- Is fit for purpose
- Provides excellent quality catering
- Has ‘honest and transparent’ pricing
- Adheres to decent and ethical practices
Planners are reassured that they are working with the most experienced and dedicated professionals, as any venue that has achieved AIM Accreditation has met a rigorous set of standards and adhered to a strict code of practice which demonstrates their excellence in terms of legal compliance, ethical business operations, capability, quality of facilities and overall fit for purpose.
With so many dedicated conference and events venues to choose from in the UK, it provides a useful way to check the quality of your selections, ultimately saving you time, anxiety and reputation down the line.
Keble College guarantees high levels of quality and service
Keble College is not only a unique location with 152 years of history, it offers a premium events proposition with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Keble’s dedicated team are passionate about providing a bespoke service for a variety of events from small, private meetings and celebrations to full-scale events spanning several hundred people.
Keble has successfully achieved the iconic status of AIM Accreditation, positioning the College as one of the best venues in Oxford. Whether you’re hosting an awards dinner, board meeting, seminar, conference or banquet, you can relax knowing that Keble’s experienced events team guarantee exceptional catering, excellent service, unrivalled industry knowledge and an unwavering attention to detail.
The College offers a range of first-class facilities across its 20+ meetings and events rooms, as well as 350 bedrooms across two sites. Keble’s Parks Road Site boasts historical charm within an iconic setting, while its HB Allen Centre offers a range of multi-purpose buildings showcasing modern charisma. All meeting rooms feature AV and WIFI accessibility, accommodating as little as six delegates in smaller rooms up to 300 guests in the magnificent, Neo-Gothic Dining Hall.
Having AIM Accreditation is not only a fantastic testament to the highly experienced team at Keble College, it guarantees that the venue is passionate about best practice. Keble’s conference and events team understand that every event is unique and they draw from years of experience to ensure that each event exceeds expectations. The College provides excellent value for money with exceptional service delivered by friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Their commitment to each and every booking is what makes the College so highly recommended.
If you’d like to discover more about Keble College’s quality services for your next event, click here to enquire and one of the team will get back to you as soon they can.