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Competition Heats Up For Cook and Serve Challenge

Venues of Excellence hosts its annual culinary competition ‘The Cook and Serve Challenge’ in October, and the heat is on with a record entry of 15 teams from within the venue consortium. Now in its 18th year, the competition previously known as the Chefs’ Challenge, has been renamed to reflect the addition of the team element to include a chef and waiter or waitress.…

New Business Development Manager for the Golden Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has appointed Crystal Durok as their new Business Development Manager. The role will focus on the 2020 Conference Hotel strategy by developing business opportunities aligned to its vision to become an internationally renowned venue of excellence, focussing on medical and healthcare related association and research meetings from around the world.…

Double AIM Gold for EEF Venues

EEF Venues’ Broadway House in Westminster and Engineers’ House in Bristol have both achieved Gold in the stringent Accredited in Meetings (AIM) assessment – the nationwide ‘kite mark’ of quality. Assessments take place every three years, and this is the second time that each of the venues has received the highest ranking.…

Alderley Park Conference Centre joins Venues of Excellence

Internationally renowned conference and event venue Alderley Park has joined Venues of Excellence as one of its newest members. With its 233 seat Auditorium, eight breakout rooms and exhibition and catering space, Alderley Park has an international reputation and easily meets the stringent standards of facilities and service required to join the Venues of Excellence consortium.…

University of Leicester Conference venue receives new accolade

College Court win at Niche Business Awards follows East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Award last week The University of Leicester’s conference and training venue College Court has taken pride of place in a prestigious local awards dinner. It is the winner of the ‘Professional Services’ category at the Niche Business Awards organised by Niche Magazine, a Leicestershire publication presenting some of the very best of what the county has to offer.…

Discovered in Windsor: the hidden home of Roald Dahl’s BFG

A BBC documentary about the life of Roald Dahl, airing for the first time on Tuesday 13 September, the centenary of the author’s birth, will shed light on the true home of one of his best-loved characters, the BFG. The house is revealed as none other than former royal residence and hidden gem of Windsor Great Park, Cumberland Lodge.…

All abuzz about sustainability at Wilson Vale

With the global honey bee population in decline, Wilson Vale has committed to adopting 50 bee hives from the British Beekeepers Association to support vital research into honey bee health and education into good bee husbandry. “We are doing what we can to support Mother Nature,” said Andrew Wilson, co-founder of Wilson Vale.…

imago retains Investors in People Gold

imago has retained its Investors in People Gold accreditation following its latest audit, maintaining its reputation for achieving high standards. The conference and events arm of Loughborough University first achieved Investors in People Gold accreditation two years ago. imago employs 300 people across its portfolio of venues – Burleigh Court, Holywell Park, The Link Hotel and Loughborough University campus, and believes in providing its staff with excellent working conditions and career development opportunities.…

Venues of Excellence consolidates growth

Venues of Excellence, formerly known as Conference Centres of Excellence, consolidates growth in the portfolio with further venues joining since the rebrand earlier in the summer. The new additions to the venue portfolio demonstrate the growth of the consortium both geographically into the North of England, and with a broader range of venues adding value and meeting the requirements of customers.…

College Court wins award at Chamber of Commerce event

The University of Leicester’s conference and training venue College Court has taken pride of place in a prestigious regional awards dinner. The £17.5million facility has already won a clutch of awards- the latest coming from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner.…

Celebrate Your Business at Warren House

The office Christmas party is the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of your business, highlight members of your team who have particularly excelled in their roles and even set in motion some bold and ambitious plans for the future. With a range of rooms available, from intimate dining spaces to versatile conference rooms, the team at Warren House are confident they can exceed all of your business requirements this Christmas season.…

Imago hosts 25th Anniversary Charity Dinner

DIG DEEP, BID HIGH AND DON’T FORGET YOUR SPLASH OF RIO! Imago hosts 25th Anniversary Charity Dinner Imago is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, is hosting a fundraising dinner in support of its partner charities – Minnie’s Friends and Twenty Twenty.…