Imperial War Museum Duxford wins business tourism award in industry 'Oscars'

IMPERIAL War Museum Duxford is has won the Business Tourism Award in the Regional Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009. A spokesman for the museum hailed it as a fantastic testament to Duxford s unique position as a remarkable venue for business visi

IMPERIAL War Museum Duxford is has won the Business Tourism Award in the Regional Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009.

A spokesman for the museum hailed it as a "fantastic testament to Duxford's unique position as a remarkable venue for business visitors and also to the excellent service offered by digby trout Restaurants".

Partnerships manager for east of England tourism, Jane Cryer, said "AirSpace at IWM Duxford is a unique venue and combines purpose-built conference facilities with a first class visitor attraction.

"The venue can cater for every event - from a small meeting to a full-blown conference or a corporate event - with ample car parking and efficient, knowledgeable staff on hand to ensure a successful event every time."


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IWM Duxford's director, Richard Ashton, said: "On behalf of IWM Duxford, I'm delighted to receive this award.

"It is a resounding endorsement to the skill and dedication of all staff at the museum and digby trout Restaurants, who ensure that customer needs are met to the very highest level. I hope that more business customers will be encouraged to experience Duxford as a distinctive destination for business tourism."

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To date, IWM Duxford has entertained over 30,000 delegates and currently enjoys over 50 per cent repeat business.

In addition to providing a superb bespoke service to all business customers, IWM

Duxford is a prestigious destination for business tourism. It provides a unique setting within award-winning contemporary buildings and historical architecture.

The museum is an inspirational business model in its own right, combining an innovative and exciting approach to aviation history with a can-do attitude and high level customer focus.

IWM Duxford is able to facilitate a wide range of activities, from large-scale outdoor events to intimate conferences, meetings and dinners. It has an exceptional range and scale of business venues which, with bespoke lighting, staging, entertainment and excellent cuisine, can be transformed to suit the customer's needs.

IWM Duxford is currently hosting Destination Growth, East of England Development Agency's flagship business event. Guest speakers will include Greg Dyke, Lord Alan

Sugar, Michelle Mone (creator of the Ultimo brand) and Jessica Sansom (Innocent Drinks).

For further information regarding business opportunities at Imperial War Museum

Duxford, browse the website at duxford.iwm.org.uk

For further information regarding business opportunities at Imperial War Museum

Duxford contact: commercial manager Helen Joyner on 01223 499 310 or email hjoyner@iwm.org.uk

For further information regarding conference and banqueting facilities provided by digby trout Restaurants please contact the sales and conference team on 01223 497501 or e-mail duxfordconferences@digbytrout.co.uk

Imperial War Museum Duxford is just south of Cambridge at junction 10 of the

M11. Ample free parking is available. For a full list of Duxford's air shows and other exciting events in 2009, visit www.iwm.org.uk/duxford or call 01223 835 000.

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