Millennium Point wins Excellence in Hospitality & Retail award at 2021 Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards.
We received the award due to the fundamental role our landmark venue has played in protecting the region, and leading hospitality, during the pandemic – including our rapid response to covid-19 and becoming the first mass vaccination centre in the West Midlands. The announcement was made on Tuesday night in the prestigious awards ceremony held online via the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce website.
We are delighted to see the hard work of our team recognised and rewarded after a such a difficult period of time for the industry. Despite the pandemic limiting a lot of activity across the country, our venue excelled in highlighting how professional and robust we are as an events and conference venue.
Rebecca Delmore, Commercial Director added “Words cannot describe how proud I am of the whole Millennium Point team for achieving this milestone. This last year has been crippling for the events & hospitality industry. Our team has risen to the challenge and come out of it with some exceptional achievements which demonstrate what Millennium Point is all about.”
What have we achieved?
Bringing “normality” back
Our venue has remained agile and forward-thinking throughout the pandemic. Our venue was one of the first to publish a response to tackling the pandemic. In May 2020, we published our Client Protection Plan and implemented a number of safety measures in place to make our venue safe and secure for staff and visitors.
In the summer of 2020, we launched a programme of socially distanced film screenings to provide the public with entertainment and escapism during the restrictions. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with film goers commenting they felt safe and appreciated the opportunity to ‘feel normal’.
Making history and protecting lives
Millennium Point made history in January of this year as we became the first Mass Vaccination Centre for the West Midlands. Our team worked diligently alongside the NHS Birmingham and Solihull, to transform our spaces ensuring we created a safe and welcoming environment for the public. Our staff went the extra mile and were on site and online 24/7 to aid staff, volunteers and the public as well as give information where necessary. The opening week of our vaccination centre saw top media outlets visit our venue including Sky News, BBC and Channel 4.
New and improved Auditorium
We didn’t stop there as we invested over £350,000 into upgrading our Auditorium, formerly the first IMAX in Birmingham, to include a larger stage and more sophisticated AV equipment, improved lighting, and rigging. Additionally, we transformed the projection room and reception areas into studio spaces where we have hosted a number of events including Q&As, Music Recordings and live streams.
The future of events
In May we ran our first ever Hybrid event in our new and improved Auditorium. Talking Point: The Future of Events, was a free to attend (physically or virtually) two hour conference that examined the roadmap to recovery for events and the rising importance of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The event was a huge success and received positive feedback from attendees. We also saw a rise in enquiries for our new range of Hybrid and Virtual event packages.
Our diverse event spaces
We have a diverse mix of 17 event spaces here at Millennium Point, enabling us to provide a great deal of flexibility for clients. We have the benefit of having both public and private event spaces which means we can provide everything from a small meeting for three people to a large-scale public exhibition for up to 1500 people. With seminar spaces, a 354-seater Auditorium, bar area and flexible workspaces we pride ourselves on putting the customer first and work closely with our existing and prospective clients to deliver their event to the highest standard.
What’s on at Millennium Point?
The Mockingbird Cinema takes over our giant screen
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with The Mockingbird Cinema to bring you new and classic film screenings at Millennium Point this summer. These events contain a mix of new and classic titles, including Black Widow, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, In The Heights and much more. For more information or to book tickets please click below.
Don’t miss out on the next two Wine Events Company screenings!
We have once again teamed up with The Wine Events Company to bring you two more unique film screenings, served with themed wines and cocktails. On Saturday 11th September feel the need for speed with the 1986 action hit Top Gun, with four themed cocktails. A couple of months later get ready for a good sing a long and reach the sky with Rocketman, alongside five themed wines. Both of these events are on sale now and you can book by clicking below.
Why we do it?
Profits from our commercial assets are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events, and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) education and support local communities in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. Over the past 6 years, the charitable trust have given more than £25m back into the local region. This means every time someone books, hosts, attends an event, or becomes a tenant, they help us support more projects in Birmingham and the wider region.
Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.