AVS Partners

Academic Venue Solutions are pleased to introduce our Preferred Partners programme, introducing leading hospitality suppliers to our members and clients. 

Our mission is to help member venues to identify and maximise their commercial opportunities, by working collaboratively and strategically. Our partners are of the highest quality, offering ethical products, and have a proven track record offering relevant services to academic venues and our clients.

Our Partners 


For Allwag Promotions, sustainability is key, and our wide range of sustainable promotional merchandise is ready for you to explore and add to your range of give aways, gifts and clothing. As a multi award-winning promotional merchandise and branded clothing supplier, we have helped thousands of companies get their brand recognised. With an in-house design team to bring your designs to life, an experienced account management team to help you find new and inspiring ideas and our warehouse team managing corporate stock schemes and university web shops- Allwag Promotions is set up to manage, advise and assist with all your needs.

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First Travel Solutions

First Travel Solutions offers a single point of contact for arranging all of your coach, minibus and managed taxi travel throughout the UK.  We have c.1,500 approved suppliers located across the country, all of whom have met our standards as per our 3 x ISO accreditations, which we hold for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management.  In turn these standards safeguard your own due diligence and duty of care when making your travel arrangements with us.  Furthermore, all of our work is proactively managed by our 24/7 Control Centre, to which you have direct access as a client.  We deal with single vehicle jobs through to managing an overall travel plan for a major event such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, etc.  Why not call for some free, expert advice for your next trip from one of our friendly experts?

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Greengage Solutions

Sustainability is now high on the agenda for many organisations - the result is a trend towards selection of greener venues for meeting and events. Greengage Solutions specialises in supporting meeting bookers to make an informed choice through its ECOsmart accreditation programme for sustainable venues. For academic venues independent audit and accreditation adds credibility to your green initiatives and identifieany gaps so you can prioritise improvements and make sure you are on the right track.   

ECOsmart accreditation provides a quality stamp of approval to help organisations make a sustainable decision when booking, so providing properties with a competitive edge.  Our clear objective is to make the whole end to end accreditation process the quickest, simplest and most cost effective.  Online surveys have simple questions in plain English and split into 5 clear sections. You don’t have to be an environmental expert to complete it! Accreditation is reviewed and renewed annually.

Venues that successfully complete the audit are awarded from Bronze to Platinum status. We’ll be on the sustainability journey with you – advising during the audit and afterwards helping with continuous improvement and best practice. Greengage operates its audit process within the framework of The United Nations Sustainable Development goals with our accreditation based on UN indicators and criteria as well as those of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and ISO 14001. 

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Paje Learning & Development Academy

The Team at Paje Consultancy Ltd are passionate about the Hotel, Conference and Venue industry and the Paje Learning & Development Academy is a leading provider of training specifically designed for conference and venue teams.

All their Trainers have extensive experience and understanding of the hospitality and events industry, enabling them to help guide and support you towards getting the best from your teams.

Courses cover sales, marketing, social media, revenue management, agency sales, body language, and account management. Paje Consultancy work in partnership with other leading training providers to offer programmes in customer service, management development and leadership skills

All courses can be online and interactive or in person. Bespoke packages are also available to motivate and bring teams together for high performance. If you don’t see mode of training, dates or content matching your specific requirement, please contact the team, who are always happy to help – academy@paje-uk.com

Paje Consultancy are delighted to be partnered with AVS and we look forward to working with you to help your business and this industry be the best it can be.

All AVS members are eligible for a 10% discount off all training.

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Kinetic is the leading event management and student accommodation software supplier to the higher education sector and unique venues. We provide innovative software to help university accommodation and conferencing teams deliver the best student and customer experiences possible. We are the technology partner of choice to the world's leading universities and colleges, supplying mission-critical software to over 350 customers, not to mention over 84% of universities in the UK and Ireland.

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StarRez was founded in 1992 by Alan Knipe. Born out of his love of technology and interest in problem-solving, Knipe wanted to improve the lives of residential communities through innovative, user-friendly software. Now led by our CEO, Travis Knipe, StarRez is a leading residential community cloud management platform, with over 30 years’ experience, 1300 customers worldwide and over 3 million beds under management across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East. The StarRez platform is uniquely equipped to help you transform the traditional investor, developer, and operator relationship into a trusted partnership. Our solutions feature comprehensive functionality and automation capabilities that save your staff time, optimise business operations, and provide powerful and easy integrations so you can deliver exceptional residential experiences. 

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Turbo PMS

In 2017 a group of Academic Venues approached us to build their dream Property Management System (PMS). They described what they wanted, we have done the building (5 modules complete), and it’s up and running. TurboPMS offers 5modules : Stay, Events & Groups, Student, Maintenance and Staffing. And all the advantages of a cloud-based solution with out the price tag, and includes 7 days a week support for no extra cost. “Using Turbo has made it much easier to manage our B&B bookings, combining the online bookings with room allocations and catering needs. Support from SpeedyBooker has been excellent. ”-WycliffeHall, University of Oxford. “Using Turbo Stay, Student and Maintenance has made it easy to allocate, manage and plan our bedroom bookings, support the management of our property maintenance requirements and ensuring staff and students are kept informed. We have found the support to be excellent and responsive to our needs. ”Reuben College, University of Oxford. With everything we build, we are guided by our coreprinciples of innovation, automation, and continuous improvement.

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View It 360 

View It 360 are a leading UK interactive media specialist. Whether you are looking for the very best virtual tours, 360° videos or interactive web platforms then they are here to help. 

Using their in-house bespoke overlay platform has shown to increase visits to the tours by over 30% as they can add audio tours from your sales team, automatic pop-up information messages and many more features that aren’t available from other suppliers.

For members who have a number of venues on campus, View It 360 can also create interactive ground and aerial campus maps where users can get an understanding of the campus, parking and the venues they need to visit, all from one engaging platform. Although their speciality is 360° media, they also create professional traditional 2D content such as promotional videos and photography along with CGI works and animation so whatever your marketing need, ensure you speak to the View It 360 team.

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Visions Event Solutions

Welcome to Visions, where innovation meets excellence in AV and technical production. As one of the UK's foremost suppliers in sound, lighting, video, virtual events, event production, and stage design and build, we are committed to delivering unforgettable experiences that captivate audiences worldwide.

With our unparalleled expertise and cutting-edge technology, we bring your visions to life, transforming, ordinary events into extraordinary spectacles. Whether you're organizing a corporate conference, a live concert, a theatrical production, or a virtual gathering, our dedicated team of professionals is ready to elevate your, event to new heights. Discover the power of immersive audio, breathtaking lighting designs, and stunning visuals that will leave a lasting impression on your audience. From concept to execution, we provide end-to-end solutions tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring seamless integration and flawless delivery.

Now is the time to take your event to the next level. Embrace the possibilities of our state-of-the-art equipment and our team's expertise. Contact Billy today at 07442 815 944 to discuss your vision and let us embark on a journey of unparalleled success together.

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For more information on any of our partners please contact the academic venue solutions team on 0114 2453423 or email sales@academicvenuesolutions.co.uk