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Warwick Conferences hosts the National TUCO Skills Competitions

Warwick Conferences, at the University of Warwick, last week hosted the National TUCO Skills Competitions (21-22 March), the annual showcase for the culinary talents within Higher and Further Education. This was a major change of venue as for the previous 14 years the competition had been hosted in Blackpool.…

Conference Centres of Excellence Announces New Learning and Training Academy

Conference Centres of Excellence are delighted to introduce the launch of the first four training courses for their new Learning and Training Academy which was announced at their Annual Conference this year. With their preferred training supplier Paje Consultancy, Conference Centres of Excellence have entered into a partnership to offer training courses bespoke to the hospitality industry which will be delivered by Paje Consultancy and their Associate Partners Rattray Milne and the Conference Doctors all of whom offer first class expertise in the industry.…

A hat-trick for Woodland Grange

EEF Venues’ Woodland Grange conference centre in Leamington Spa has won three awards, underlining the quality of the venue and its team. For the fourth consecutive year the venue has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.…

Taste Our Best at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

The Taste Our Best Award celebrates restaurants and dining venues in Scotland who strive to deliver sustainable, high quality, local, fresh food and ingredients on a daily basis for their customers. This accreditation, which is recognised by the national tourism organisation for Scotland, makes the Conference Hotel part of an elite list of dining venues across the country.…

Fine dining at the Golden Jubilee

The Catering Team at the Golden Jubilee are in the running for one of the most coveted accolades in the executive hospitality industry – at their first attempt. The Golden Jubilee team have made it to the top three in the Healthcare Category of the 2016 Cost Sector Catering Awards.…

Warwick Conferences achieves VenueVerdict Gold Standard

Warwick Conferences is celebrating their venue Scarman achieving the BDRC Continental VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation. The VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation is given to those venues recording a twelve-month Net Promoter Score of +70 from 40 or more business event hosts responses in 2015 and is testament to the team’s dedication to providing a first-rate meeting experience to every customer.…

Wyboston Lakes confirms its place in The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ Awards 2016

Conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes has achieved 43rd position in this year’s The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to work for’ List. This is the third consecutive year that Wyboston Lakes has ranked in the top 100. “We are truly delighted to be recognised for the third consecutive year, it brings an enormous sense of pride, throughout the organisation, to be ranked within the top 100” said Mark Jones, managing director of Wyboston Lakes: “Our employees are the best and most valuable asset we have, so it is vitally important to us to know that we have a happy and engaged team.” As part of the process, employee feedback is rated according to a Best Companies Index (BCI) score on a scale of 1 to 1000.…

‘Best UK Management Training Centre’ – M&IT Gold award for Møller Centre

The Møller Centre won the prestigious Gold award for ‘Best UK Management Training Centre’ at the Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Industry Awards 2016. The awards recognise excellent customer service and are the meetings and events industry’s only independently verified and audited awards.…

Warwick Conferences discovers five ways event bookers can create better experiences

Warwick Conferences has released a new set of guidelines to help event bookers meet and surpass both their managers’ and delegates’ expectations. According to the Value of Expertise report, 99% of managers expect bookers to be experts on booking events.…

Woodland Grange takes silver at the National Apprenticeships4England Awards

EEF Venues’ Woodland Grange conference centre in Leamington Grange, Warwickshire has been awarded silver under the ‘25-100 Employer Awards’ category at the Apprenticeship4England Awards 2016 for the team’s outstanding work with apprentices and for the provision of training to staff. Matthew Parsons, executive chef, (Mentor of the Year in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 and Apprenticeship Ambassador with The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network) and Ailish Griffin, originally an apprentice but now a commis chef at Woodland Grange, attended the award ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday 25th February.…