Birmingham was announced as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on 21 December 2017 following a lengthy bid process.
The senior team of the NEC Group, which includes the NEC, Genting Arena and the Barclaycard Arena, played a role in securing the Games for the city.
Commenting on the success, Paul Thandi, chief executive of NEC Group, said: “Host cities are required to demonstrate world-class sporting facilities and NEC Group is proud to be supplying four of our top venues across Birmingham and Solihull. All our sites had to meet rigorous guidelines around athletes’ needs, technical specifications, seating capacity and Games-time logistics.
“This result is testament to our track record of delivering large-scale international sporting events and investing significantly into our venues to set us apart from our competitors. It also reflects the expertise and professionalism of our people.
“Securing the bid is great news for the city and surrounding area and great news for NEC Group. It’s a celebration of Birmingham’s sporting culture and equally exciting for the local economy – creating opportunities for people across the region and guaranteeing that Summer 2022 will be a busy period for us.
“This has been a great team effort by many people based in Birmingham and on the wider team. I would particularly like to congratulate Birmingham Council City Leader Cllr Ian Ward and Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street as well as our own MD of NEC Group Arenas, Phil Mead, international sports consultant Debbie Jevans and Birmingham City Council Corporate Director Waheed Nazir.”