UMIC Events is based on Grafton Street
UMIC Events is based on Grafton Street
Richard Bell

Record events revenue for University of Manchester Innovation Centre

The University of Manchester Innovation Centre’s (UMIC) Events business has achieved record revenues after refurbishing its conference spaces.

The company generated £211,859 last year, an increase of 32% against the £160,455 revenue recorded in 2016.

UMIC hosted 462 events at its base on Grafton Street in 2017, during which it also secured 47 new clients.

Subsea services provider Acteon, edtech firm Blackboard International and IT company Lan2Lan were some of the businesses that used UMIC’s seven events and conference spaces in 2017.

UMIC Events executive Colin Curwen said: “The past 12 months at UMIC Events has been eventful to say the least.

“The seven spaces we offer – which lie in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor innovation district – are all in prime condition and seem to attract a wide range of organisations.”

He continued: “Our biggest space, The Dalton Room, which can hold up to 140 guests, has undergone major technological improvements.

“Users now have access to more space, a 98-inch 4k UHD screen and new click share technology which all adds up to a slicker and more welcoming environment.”

Further upgrades of UMIC’s event spaces are planned this year, with work to transform the main atrium into a business hub for networking and co-working. in the autumn.

Speaking further, Colin said: “We are well positioned to continue our growth story while remaining agile to the needs of current and potential clients.”

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