UK: The AIM Secure accreditation has already been achieved by 50 venues since its launch over one week ago by the Meetings Industry Association (mia).
The enhanced national quality accreditation for venues features vital infection prevention and control protocols. It forms part of the mia’s package to support and assist the sector for reopening.
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We have been delighted with the response from both hotels and venues across the UK, who clearly appreciate the need to help reassure event buyers that, when we are given the green light, they will be operating safely.
“Nearly 50 venues have already achieved the rigorous new annual AIM Secure standard, while those currently going through the process are soon expected to take this figure to the 100 mark, demonstrating the quality of their meeting and events facilities, their commitment to delivering a healthy and hygienic environment, as well as their service delivery and compliance with legislation. At any time during the 12 months they could be asked to allow our independent assessors to visit and review their venue and portfolio of evidence.”
Over 800 AIM accredited venues need to meet the new criteria.
The mia will be revealing a further benefit for securing AIM Secure to ensure venues remain compliant.
Further information about the accreditation can be found here.