Joe Manby Limited, one of the UK’s largest exhibition and conference service providers, which boasts an annual show portfolio of 60 events in over 20 UK venues, has clinched another high-profile commission.
The Harrogate-based company has won the contract to provide all the services – including the shell scheme, electrics, graphics and special feature areas – for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference.
The family-run business, established in 1974 by Joe Manby, and now run by his sons Andrew and Richard, beat off stiff competition to clinch the prestigious event.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is responsible for training and examining paediatricians in the UK. The College has over 12,000 members in the UK and abroad and sets standards for professional and postgraduate medical education.
Andrew and Richard Manby (front row) with some of the Joe Manby team
The college’s three-day annual conference is the UK’s largest paediatrics and child healthcare event. Taking place at the SECC in Glasgow in May 2012, it not only marks the event’s major transition from a university venue to a larger, commercial venue but is also the first annual conference held by the college in Scotland.
Andrew Manby said:
It’s great news that our deep-rooted ethos of constantly striving for excellence in customer service and of delivering really great events in the healthcare and medical sector has enabled us to win this prestigious national event for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
He added: “The Royal College liked the fact that we are a family-run business and passionate about what we do. Another plus was our successful track record in creating top notch-events for major national medical charities, such as the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), coupled with a wholehearted endorsement by the SECC team.”
The conference is a flagship event for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is expected to exceed 2010 delegate numbers of 1,500.