Commercial Services team celebration

Commercial Services team celebration

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The Commercial Services team was joined by Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press, Director of Services, Paul Kingsmore, and Director of Facilities, Claire Twaites, to celebrate the recent success of their teams.

The Student Living team recently won the AUDE Facilities Team of the Year award for their Residential Life model; Catering were celebrating their recent Cost Sector Catering Team of the Year, Free from Eating Out Silver award and U-Dine Casual Dining award. Conference and Events also achieved Highly Commended for Best Green/Sustainable Venue at the Conference and Hospitality Show Awards, Silver accreditation for the AIM Meeting Industry Standard, and four star campus accommodation from Visit England, also with Student Living.

The Vice-Chancellor praised the teams’ achievements:”I only have one word for you and that is ‘congratulations’. You have definitely gone from good to great.”

He added how colleagues from other universities were impressed by the quality of the services at Manchester Metropolitan and how important it is to receive external recognition.

Claire expressed how proud she is of the teams’ success and highlighted how important it is for them to have received recognition outside the Higher Education sector.