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Venue Cranfield is fundraising for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes!

If you need some motivation to get cycling this summer, the Willen Hospice Milton Keynes ‘Ride for Willen’ Cycling Sportive will be taking place on Sunday 1 September 2019. Venues of Excellence member Venue Cranfield is fundraising for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes!…

Whittlebury Park welcomes two new recruits to the Event Sales team ​

Whittlebury Park in Northamptonshire has recruited two new team members to join their Event Sales Team. Claire Clarke is the new Business Development Manager and Laina Read is the new Event Planner. The two new roles have been created to grow the range of clients that Whittlebury works with and to develop an extended events programme for both corporate and leisure guests.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with St Neots based community interest company Switch Now to take on new recruit

Wyboston Lakes Resort’s partnership with St Neots based community interest company Switch Now has led to the recruitment of Lizzie Atkinson as a member of its Food & Beverage team at its Willows Training Centre. Lizzie is the first student from the company to join the leading leisure, conference and events venue after gaining work experience alongside her colleagues Joseph Clark, Katie Naylor, and Alex Watton.…

Conference Aston Hotel receives TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Conference Aston Hotel has received TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence, putting it in the top 10 per cent of businesses registered on the industry site. This is the first time in the hotel’s history that it has received the honour which is reserved for businesses that consistently achieve an overall rating of at least four out of five.…

Married one thousand times – Whittlebury Park’s Head of Weddings celebrates 15 years

Whittlebury Park’s Head of Weddings, Janine Hunt, is this year celebrating her work anniversary having coordinated over 1,000 weddings spanning 15 years at the Northamptonshire estate. Janine has worked her way to this prestigious position after starting her career at Whittlebury as a wedding assistant in 2004, to establishing herself as the integral member of the team she is today.…

One Small Step for Man… One Giant Leap for MILLENNIUM POINT

Iconic landmark Millennium Point has marked the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon – with its very own lunar landing in Birmingham city centre. Millennium Point’s astronaut boldly went where no man had gone before – in a spacesuit, at least – when he ‘moonwalked’ past bemused Brummie shoppers, before planting his MP Events flag in front of Birmingham Council House.…

A new study by Imago Venues reveals the most effective ways to network

Conversation analysts Professor Elizabeth Stokoe and Dr Magnus Hamann observed how people behave and communicate in networking spaces, and how their actions were influenced by the environment they were in and the objects that were around them. Based on the findings of the study, they have identified several research-based tips to enable people to network better.…

Harpenden-based Rothamsted Enterprises unveils new brand

Harpenden-based Rothamsted Enterprises, formally known as the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE), is this month proudly unveiling its new brand. Part of the historic, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Rothamsted Enterprises is the commercial arm of Rothamsted, delivering a range of services to businesses, tenant companies and the local community.…

Celebrating Excellence: Venues of Excellence lends its support to champion figure skating duo

VENUES OF EXCELLENCE has lent a helping hand to a pair of young ice dance skating champions tipped to be the next Torvill and Dean. The sales and marketing consortium – which recognises excellence across the meetings and events sector – has announced it is sponsoring Olivia Jenkinson (13) and Stanley Evans (15) throughout 2019 and into 2020.…

How UK event organisers can make the most of ‘bleisure’ to increase delegate engagement

Event organisers in the UK can boost delegate engagement if they do more to help them to make the most of ‘bleisure’ opportunities. The concept of enabling delegates to extend their business visit with leisure time at the venue or nearby has grown rapidly over the last ten years.…

Inclusive Food is the Future – Corporate & Agency Representatives Talk Food with Make Venues

Event organisers are looking to make food more inclusive at events, giving every delegate the chance to eat a good healthy and ethical meal, but without those with ‘specialist’ food requests feeling left out.  That was one of the talking points at the recent Make Venues ‘Make Food’ focus group, which saw senior event professionals, from across the corporate and agency markets, convene to discuss the latest thinking around food at events.…

How the influence of the next generation is transforming food and drink at venues and events

The hospitality and event sector has to transform its thinking about food and beverage (F&B) to adapt to the way the latest generation fit eating and drinking into their lives. For baby boomers and before, the time and place for eating were fixed into the defined framework of the traditional working day.…

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