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The HAC joins Venues of Excellence


Venues of Excellence, the leading UK consortium for independent venues, are please to announce that The HAC Honourable Artillery Company) as the latest member to join their 45 plus strong venues portfolio. ‘Quality’ is always at the core of its ethos when auditing new venues for membership.

The HAC is a unique and historic London venue and offers an unparalleled space for corporate, private and sporting events. The venue has a beautiful range of traditional rooms, complemented by the outstanding Artillery Garden to host events.

Stewart Elsmore, Chair of the Advisory Group carried out the Quality Assessment for The HAC prior to being invited into membership and following his assessment said: “There is crystal clear evidence of best practice and a high attention to detail running through the operations at The HAC. There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and encouragement for the team to perform well and to provide excellent service which is borne out by the positive customer feedback and supported by their mystery shopper programme.  Without hesitation, we welcome The HAC into the membership of Venues of Excellence.  Their values and behaviours fit hand-in-glove with ours and their membership will increase our presence in London.”

The HAC is pleased to join Venues of Excellence

As part of the onboarding process for new members, Rowan Kitching, Director of Catering and Events at The HAC was asked why she chose Venues of Excellence as the sales and marketing consortium to support their venue and commented: “We are delighted that The HAC will be joining the Venues of Excellence community, the peer to peer networking, knowledge sharing and of course striving for industry best practice and excellence are at the heart of everything we do.”

Specialising in unique and independent venues, the consortium welcomes private clubs who have a commercial arm to their business to support the core purpose of the organisation.

Mandy Jennings, CEO for Venues of Excellence welcoming the HAC into membership said: We are absolutely delighted The HAC is joining our excellent family of venues, from the moment we entered their venue it was evident they were a perfect fit. The superb location in the city of London, the high-quality meeting and event space, along with the talented and motivated team will make a great addition for our valued clients and agency partners. We are focused on bringing more central London venues into our membership to satisfy the demand we are generating.

More about Venues of Excellence

Venues of Excellence is the UK’s leading sales and marketing consortium representing over 45 independent venues in the UK. As a membership organisation we bring together the leading collection of spaces for training, conference, events, and meetings. Each venue is hand-picked based on a number of quality and service criteria that means they truly represent Excellence.

In another recent article we cover the news of Mark Field from the Victory Services Club joining the Venues of Excellence Advisory Group