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EVENT: 2017 Gala Dinner at The REP

Join us on Saturday 1st July 2017 for a very special Gala Dinner. The REP’s 2017 Gala Dinner is a truly unique event and as a registered charity will raise vital funds for The REP’s work on stage and in the local community.…

Grow with Imago Venues at International Confex

Imago Venues is returning to International Confex. As well as showcasing its choice of award-winning venues, it will be inviting visitors to discover how meetings and events can help them grow. To promote its ‘Let’s Grow Together’ campaign, Imago Venues has teamed up with The Crop Club – a Loughborough University funded start up business which helps people to grow their own food and connects communities through growing.…

New Research from Imago finds Delegates don’t feel encouraged to participate in meetings

More needs to be done by event organisers to encourage participation in meetings, according to research carried out by Imago Venues. Whilst gaining knowledge, building relationships and learning from peers and colleagues rank highly as reasons why people commit their time to attending meetings, the results show that just 51% of delegates and 37% of students feel fully encouraged to take part, highlighting that more needs to be done to make the experience worthwhile for them.…

Venues of Excellence Welcomes New Board Member

Venues of Exellence are pleased to welcome its newest board member Eamonn Cole. Eamonn has been the Director of Conference Centre at CEME in East London since 2012. Prior to that, he was General Operations Manager at the 265 bedroom Victory Services Club in Marble Arch who were the first London venue to achieve Accredited in Meetings with the MIA at Gold Standard and who were also members of Venues of Excellence.…

Venues of Excellence Consortium shared 2016 successes at their Annual Conference with members

Venues of Excellence Consortium shared 2016 successes at their Annual Conference with members. Our Key Successes of 2016: Rebrand to Venues of Excellence at the Meetings Show 2016 to encourage a more diverse range of venues into membership 31% growth in membership venues increasing our footprint across the UK, with a great diversity in member venues New members welcomed to Venues of Excellence; Alderley Park Conference Centre, Keele Hall, Manchester Conference Centre, Jurys Hinckley Island, The Lensbury, Cumberland Lodge, The REP, Victory Services Club and Lancaster Conferences In conjunction with Paje Consultancy, we launched the Venues of Excellence Training Academy and trained 100 delegates across 9 programmes in our first 9 months.…

Golden Jubilee Foundation delighted to host West Dunbartonshire’s first ever Disability Confident Event

Friday 10 February 2017, the Golden Jubilee Foundation together with the department for Work and Pensions, hosted West Dunbartonshire’s first Disability Confident employer engagement event, providing  employers with support and knowledge on how to attract, retain and recruit disabled people. The Golden Jubilee has a strong culture and proven track record of valuing the diversity of all of our staff and has put in place a range of employee friendly policies and procedures to support staff through different phases of their lives.…

CIM | Moor Hall – Top Referral Award 2017

At the Venues of Excellence 2017 Annual Conference in January, the Top Referral Award was won, for the second time running, by CIM | Moor Hall – congratulations to the team! Save Save Save…

Martin Parsons to talk about children of war zones, in free event at Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Lodge, the educational foundation in Winsor Great Park, is hosting an evening conversation with wartime evacuation expert Dr Martin Parsons, on Monday 24 April 2017 from 6-8pm. Dr Parsons will be talking to Edmund Newell, Principal of Cumberland Lodge, about the impacts of war on children caught up in conflict around the world.…

EEF Venues enhances the client experience with new appointment

EEF Venues has appointed Katie Bolshaw as assistant operations manager at the group’s flagship conference venue, Woodland Grange, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Katie has joined EEF Venues from Ashfield Meeting & Events where her role involved delegate and logistical management for international events, working on a dedicated account for a leading pharmaceutical client with global reach.…

Ashorne Hill Reveals State Of The Art Sherbourne Suite

Ashorne Hill, dedicated conference venue and training provider reveals the latest phase of investment with the state of the art Sherbourne Suite refurbishment. As part of a continuous investment programme, the largest suite in the conference venue has been completely refurbished at a cost of £120,000.…