etc.venues secures further Government contract

etc.venues has secured another major long term Government contract with its Maple House venue in Birmingham selected by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) as a Nightingale Court.

The company says that so far, this new strand of business has brought in around £2m in extra income to the venues since the first lockdown ended while its core business of providing space for events, meetings and conferences is suppressed.

etc.venues has been working in partnership with HMCTS since early summer 2020 and its Prospero House venue in London was the first Nightingale Court to open in early August 2020.

Nick Hoare, COO of etc.venues, said: “It’s a great compliment to our Covid-secure facilities and our operations team that we have been chosen to further assist the Ministry of Justice to reduce the backlog of trials by providing Maple House as a Nightingale Court.

“We are expecting a growing number of organisations to use our venues as “space on demand” over the coming months once lockdown ends.

“The enforced new way of working has prompted many organisations to review their need for working space. Some do not want to commit to office leases while the future is uncertain, others have decided to operate without an HQ, with staff mainly working from home, so are booking rooms as a place to maintain connections with their team, suppliers and clients by meeting face-to-face on demand.”