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The National Space Centre Wins Unique Venue of the Year 2016 Award

The National Space Centre has been awarded the Unique Venue of the Year Award 2016 at the UK Events Awards last week, in a category that included the iconic View from the Shard, the venue atop the 95-storey £1.5 billion skyscraper in London.

The awards were hosted by The Drum in a prestigious black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square.

Other winners on the night included venues such as The O2 and Manchester Central, as well as Microsoft and Google, who both received awards for exhibitions and events.

The National Space Centre, alongside the educational and family visits, is a venue hosting conferences, launches, meetings, private parties and even weddings.

Working with the Operational and Educational teams, a dedicated Corporate team welcome over 20,000 people a year to the Centre, which helps support the charitable objectives of the organisation and utilises this amazing venue in periods where it is traditionally closed to the public.

This week also saw the team begin ten days of sold out Christmas Party Nights at the Centre, so it has been a very busy week for them.

Teresa Maguire, Head of Events at the National Space Centre, said; "It has been a fantastic honour for the whole team to receive this award for all their hard work. This year we have worked with some brilliant international, national and local companies to bring significant business tourism to the region. We know that this award will highlight not only the National Space Centre, but also the great offering we have here in Leicestershire, to hundreds of potential businesses to consider bringing their next conference to our great region."