It's a double win for Millennium Point at GBCC awards Millennium Point has scooped two top awards in the prestigious annual awards of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), receiving the awards in front of 1,300 guests at the International Convention Centre. It was a great night – especially for our team who have worked so hard to deliver the best hospitality, venue and event facilities in the region whilst we also play a big role in supporting training and education. Fig 1: 1,300 guests from businesses across the city attended the awards The awards are a double triumph for us with our winning the top awards for both Excellence in Hospitality and Excellence in Training and Education categories beating off competition from eight short-listed organisations in each category. Judith Armstrong, Millennium Point’s CEO, has paid tribute to the team – and thanked all of Millennium Point’s customers, clients and supporters. “This is fantastic recognition for the hard work we have been undertaking in further developing our event and hospitality offer and the huge amount of work we deliver in providing education and training facilities and support. But I also want to thank all those who support Millennium Point: our tenants, our event organisers and the thousands of visitors we receive each year.” Fig 2: The Millennium Point team celebrating our double-win During the past two years, event and hospitality turnover at Millennium Point has more than doubled following our investment of £1million in the development of several new advanced and adaptable conference & banqueting suites, and AUDITORIUM – A 350 tiered seating space with state of the art AV and lighting facilities, making it one of the largest auditoriums in the West. Also launching this summer will be our brand new co-working and private office space ideal for businesses looking for flexible working in a growing part of the city. Fig 3: Our brand new co-working and private office space will be launching this summer This will also help us to continue to support our charitable trust - Millennium Point Trust - that grant funds specifically for training and education especially STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). During the past four years, its grant funding has totalled some £4m including the Millennium Point Scholarship that is now in its fourth year – funding students through STEM degrees and working in conjunction with Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Fig 4: Ryan Dowell was awarded this year's Millennium Point Scholarship and will start his Civil Engineering Course at BCU this September. Our thanks go to all those who support us and who have played their part in making Millennium Point the best venue there is – whilst also supporting education and training in the Midlands.