Accreditations and benchmarks
Diamond Award for the Accommodation Centre
The first diamond award ceremony for Commercial Services took place in the Hamilton Centre at Brunel University London in October 2014, with Tracy Strachan (Director of Commercial Services) and Tony Davies (Training and Quality Manager) announcing the winners. There were four awards judged by a panel of the Commercial Services Management Team, with three individuals and one team receiving the prizes. The categories were: 'People', 'Service', 'Results' and 'Team'. All nominees were automatically put forward for a STAR award, so those who did not win on this occasion could still be awarded at the end of the year.
Investors in People
The Accommodation Centre are proud to say that as part of Commercial Services Directorate we have been awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation in June 2015.
The Accommodation Centre has held an Investors in People accreditation since September 2008. Investors in People is a prestigious national benchmark of good practice, setting the standard for organisations to improve their business performance.
Best Business Meeting Venue
Brunel University London has been awarded 'Best Business Meeting Venue' in the West London Business Awards.
The Awards celebrate business excellence and showcase the innovative and entrepreneurial character of the local area. Entries were encouraged from companies in all sectors.
Brunel has invested £400 million in buildings and infrastructure in the last decade and can now provide conferencing spaces suitable for a variety of events, from international conferences to weddings. Venues include the Antonin Artaud Building, Eastern Gateway Building, Hamilton Centre and Lecture Centre, and the Lancaster Suite offers a 70 bedroom hotel.
Training and Development Award
Commercial Services were shortlisted for the Training and Development Award by West London Business.
UUK Code of Practice
Brunel University London is signed up to the UUK Code of Practice. The Code outlines best practice and provides benchmarks for the management and quality of student housing in the Higher Education sector. A full version of the UUK Code of Practice is available to download from the Universities UK website.