Monthly Archives: August 2017

Cloth Hall Court hosts crucial Cross Rail North Summit

Written on August 29, 2017 at 10:47 am, by

Business leaders and political figureheads joined together yesterday, Wednesday 23 August, for a special Transport Summit at Leeds Beckett University’s Cloth Hall Court, managed by Well Met Conferencing. The meeting was called following the announcement from Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to scrap the proposed plan for investment in Cross Rail North. With…

Center Parcs announces two new appointments at Woburn Forest

Written on August 25, 2017 at 10:11 am, by

Center Parcs has strengthened its Corporate Events team at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire with the promotion of Kelvin Hayward as Conference & Events Manager and Catherine Mansfield as Event Co-ordinator. Kelvin has a wealth of experience in the management of conferences and events from previous roles at 5-star hotels such as Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf…

Quality of venue service vital to overall event success, say 83% of organisers in VSC survey

Written on August 24, 2017 at 10:12 am, by

The quality of service received at a venue is one of the most important aspects of the overall event experience, according to 83.5% of event organisers surveyed by the Victory Services Club (VSC) recently. Conducted in June and July this year, the survey focused on the concept of service within events venues as part of…

Woburn House food rating remains five star

Written on August 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm, by

Central London meeting and events venue Woburn House, has retained the top food hygiene rating of five stars following a recent inspection by the Food Standards Agency. Richard Bull, General Manager at Woburn House said: “We really are foodies at Woburn House, and we pride ourselves on our stellar catering offering with innovative flavours and…

Church House Westminster heads Stateside for IMEX America

Written on August 16, 2017 at 10:34 am, by

Church House Westminster will be exhibiting at IMEX America for the first time as it seeks build on its international business. Exhibiting with London & Partners (Booth B2416), visitors to IMEX America will have the opportunity to learn more about how Church House Westminster can provide the ideal backdrop for international events, with flexible event…

Manchester Central secures contracts with big name retail brands

Written on August 16, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Manchester Central has secured contracts with numerous well-known retail brands including SPAR and Co-op. After attracting a host of big name clients, the industry-leading venue has seen a 43% increase in average spend on retail events. The venue has had increased interest from in-house and agency event planners, looking to make use of Manchester Central’s…

Midlands business leaders invited to focus group on mental health in the meetings industry

Written on August 15, 2017 at 9:08 am, by

  The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is working with internationally renowned leadership and organisational development expert Roffey Park Institute, in a campaign to raise awareness of mental health, compassion and resilience in the events and hospitality sector. The campaign is offerings hospitality business leaders in the Midlands the chance to participate in a focus group…

The International Centre, Telford, hosts 40 buyers for mystery escape room experience

Written on August 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm, by

Corporate Hospitality re-envisaged Over 15,000 m2 used for escape room and game-play Secret Venue Mission creative from start to finish The International Centre, Telford, has welcomed some 40 agency and corporate buyers to its Midlands venue for a highly creative familiarisation event, based on an escape room secret mission, a first for the venue. Held…

Glasgow Convention Bureau launches new green campaign to grow sustainable business tourism

Written on August 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm, by

Glasgow has today (Tuesday, May 16) unveiled a new ‘green conventions team’ which will champion the city’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism. Led by Glasgow Convention Bureau, which is part of Glasgow Life, the 20-strong team brings together representatives from across the city’s tourism and hospitality sectors, academic and business communities, and…

BMA House up for best London Meeting room at London Venue Awards 2017

Written on August 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm, by

BMA House’s Worcester Room has been shortlisted for Best London Meeting Room for up to 50 in the 2017 London Venue Awards.  The awards identify excellence and exceptional quality at different types of venues across the capital. Sarah Franczak, Head of Events at BMA House said: “We are so pleased to be a finalist in…

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