Venue finder reaches Start Up Awards finals

Online venue specialist Conferences-UK has reached the finals of this year’s Nat West Startups Awards in the Online Business of the Year category. Judges said Conferences-UK’s “innovative concept and future potential” distinguished it from other entries. The company is also in contention for the overall Startups Business of the Year award and accompanying £5,000 prize. Founded in 2005, Conferences-UK claims to have the largest searchable database for individual rooms and suites in the UK, with over 3,000 conference venues currently listed. “We are delighted to be shortlisted,” said Conferences-UK managing director Simon Thompson. “This nomination recognises the hard work put in by all of the team and we are very pleased be associated with these prestigious awards.” The Startups Awards are designed to showcase the best new businesses in the UK and are endorsed by the Department of Trade and Industry. The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on 31 October at London’s Royal Garden Hotel.

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