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Venues of Excellence add new commitment pledge to health, safety and security in response to COVID-19

Leading UK consortium Venues of Excellence, have shown their commitment to provide their clients with a commitment from their members in how they will work towards providing the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness providing peace of mind for our customers, their teams and suppliers as the hospitality industry plan to reopen businesses over the next few months.…

Lane End Conference Centre welcomes new Sales and Marketing Manager

Lane End welcomes Belinda Gardner to the management team as the new Sales & Marketing Manager. The appointment follows the departure of predecessor Heni Fourie, with a long-term tenure stretching more than a decade. Belinda who recently emigrated from South Africa with her family joined the Sun International Group in 2000 where she held various management roles, most recently as National Sales Manager for the Group.…

Unique Venues Birmingham launch new live straming conference service

In preparation for reopening to conferences and events later in the year, Unique Venues Birmingham have developed a brand new conferencing package to allow event organisers to live stream their conferences to thousands of delegates worldwide. Attach this package to any of our theatre or event conference bookings to ensure a high quality of presentation and impressive staging in one of their stunning theatres or conference spaces.…

Conversations in Lockdown: Education key for events and hospitality sector

The way we use technology is changing, and it’s likely that the events and hospitality sector will have to adapt over the next six to 12 months. Combining 75 years of experience, Warwick Conferences’ Sarah Dietrich sat down with Pistachio View Director, Mia Butler, and Mandy Jennings, Managing Director of Paje Consultancy and Executive Director of Venues of Excellence, to discuss what the events and hospitality industry can do to prepare ahead of lockdown restrictions being lifted.…

M&IT Magazine – Ready to go! Venues across UK eyeing July reopening

Venues across the country are unveiling their strategies for reopening their doors following the government’s announcement that certain hospitality businesses may be able to operate from July. Among the venues and venue groups preparing for lockdown to be lifted, Make Venues has committed to being ‘ready to go’ from early July, while Wyboston Lakes Resort has launched Safe Events, a comprehensive plan for a safe reopening.…

Zoom…to…Boom! 64 join our first virtual Members Forum!

During these challenging industry times, Venues of Excellence have been working hard to support our member venues and we were delighted to have 64 members on our first Members Forum on Wednesday 6th May, when we had two great presentations from industry partners: Venue Directory and PA Life.…

Awards hat-trick for Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has been named Conference Hotel of the Year 2020 at the Scottish Hotel Awards. In a night of triple success, the four-star venue also picked up the Reception Team of the Year award with Scott Fraser being named Chef De Partie of the Year.…

Rothamsted Restaurant launches food package collection service

Rothamsted Restaurant, based on the world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has launched its essentials fresh food packages. To support the local community with the fantastic fresh produce usually served in the restaurant, the packages are made up daily using sustainable ingredients from local suppliers, for collection only.…

The Meetings Show 2020 postponed to October

The Meetings Show – due to take place on 24-25 June – is being postponed to the autumn as a result of the continuing situation with COVID-19. The UK’s leading exhibition for event and meetings professionals will now be held on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October at Olympia London.…