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Culinary Excellence Served at Annual Food and Beverage Competition

Venues of Excellence hosted its annual culinary competition ‘The Cook and Serve Challenge’ on 29th October, with record entrants in the longstanding competition. The competition, between teams from the venue consortium’s members, is now in its 18th year and showcases the very best aspiring talent within the catering teams.…

Gold Again for the Golden Jubilee

Gold Again for the Golden Jubilee The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has secured the prestigious Gold Accreditation from VenueVerdict. Based on feedback from hundreds of meetings across the UK, this important accreditation takes into consideration responses from customers in the third quarter of this year.…

Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale named on Leicestershire’s Most Influential People listing

Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale named on Leicestershire’s Most Influential People listing Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale, co-founders of Ashby-based catering company, Wilson Vale, have jointly appeared on the Top 200 Most Influential People in Leicestershire listing, compiled by the Leicester Mercury newspaper.…

EEF Venues Woodland Grange Lands Air Ambulance

Woodland Grange Lands Air Ambulance EEF Venues’ Woodland Grange conference venue in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, became the base for one of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s regional air ambulances over the weekend of 14th -15th October. The ambulance, which was on call and available for emergencies, was stationed at the AIM gold accredited venue as it hosted the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) and Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPhC) Conference.…

EEF Venues uses drone technology to showcase venue

EEF Venues has taken to the skies to showcase the group’s flagship venue, Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Thanks to drone technology, potential bookers can now get a bird’s eye view of the award winning conference centre which is set in 16 acres of grounds.…

imago makes new marketing appointment

imago has appointed a new marketing manager as it looks to raise awareness of its portfolio of venues. Rob Chamberlain took up his position having previously held marketing and event management roles at Warwick University, Body Power Expo, and Keele University.…

Duncan Ashby Cooks Up a Storm at the Thame Food Festival

Duncan Ashby, Sous Chef at Missenden Abbey, Cooks Up a Storm at the Thame Food Festival   The Annual ‘Cook Off’ between Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saison and Aylesbury College took centre stage at the Thames Food Festival on Saturday. Duncan Ashby (Catering Worked Based Assessor) and Richie Carter (Catering Lecturer) took on two of Raymond Blanc’s chefs, Mark Peregrine and Adam Johnson, from the famous restaurant in Oxfordshire.…

Cumberland Lodge joins Venues of Excellence

Cumberland Lodge, a distinctive residential conference centre and educational foundation in Windsor Great Park, has joined Venues of Excellence as its latest member. The former royal residence, a beautiful Grade II listed building nestled in the heart of the Crown Estate, provides delegates with a distinctive setting for creative thinking and inspiring discussion.…

Come and Get inspired at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

Clients, colleagues and stakeholders were recently invited to a special first look at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s new Inspiration Space. The Inspiration Space is a brand new versatile and flexible meeting space, which will allow the Hotel to continue to grow as a Venue of Excellence as they receive an ever increasing number of delegates from around the UK and beyond.…

EEF Venues strengthens sales team

EEF Venues has expanded its sales team with the appointment of a new sales executive to support its busy sales operation across its three AIM gold-accredited venues: Broadway House in Westminster, Engineers’ House, Bristol and Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa. Shakeela Cumberbatch joined the business at Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa on the 12th September 2016 where she is now responsible for generating new leads and developing business across the group.…