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Venues of Excellence launch “Stronger Together” Campaign for Independent Venues

As the UK’s largest sales and marketing consortium of specialist conference, meeting and training spaces, Venues of Excellence are able to offer considerable benefits to individual venues. From national sales and marketing activity to a collective negotiating power with key industry suppliers, not forgetting a professional support network of likeminded people.…

Edgbaston Park Hotel lights up to save events industry

Edgbaston Park Hotel will glow red on 30 September, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of the threat to the events industry. The hotel and conference centre at the University of Birmingham joined the Eat Out To Help Out scheme in August, the UK’s plan to support hospitality venues.…

NTU Events and Conferencing wins at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020

Following the regional win for NTU Events and Conferencing at the annual Nottinghamshire Hospitality Awards in October 2019, scooping Gold in the ‘Best Business Events Venue of the Year’ category, they have now been awarded Bronze Winner at the recent Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020.…

Gloucester Rugby gains support of six MPs to host hundreds at job fair on 11 September

Working with local politicians and the government to ensure a COVID-19 secure environment, Gloucester Rugby will host hundreds of job seekers on 11 September for the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships Liftoff 2020 event.  Keynote speakers include Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP and Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan MP.…

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 for Coombe Abbey

A Warwickshire hotel has been named as one of the top ten per cent hospitality businesses in the world for the first time. Coombe Abbey Hotel has been presented with the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 – making them one of the few out of more than 8.7 million businesses on TripAdvisor to receive the recognition.…

Venues of Excellence supports “Lets Meet Out to Help Out”

Following ‘Sunak’s suppers’ it’s now time for ‘Sunak’s seminars’! “Let’s Meet out to Help Out” says Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com The success of the Government-backed dining sector promotion scheme needs to be replicated with a promotional campaign to boost the business events industry, argues Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com: …

Edgbaston Events secures We’re Good To Go status

Edgbaston Events has secured the We’re Good To Go national consumer mark, which has been created by Visit Britain and the national tourism organisations of all four nations to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort continues to expand its sustainability initiative by installing more electric car charger points

As Wyboston Lakes Resort continues to search for opportunities and to introduce initiatives to be more sustainable, it has installed ten more electric car supercharger points for guests to encourage electric car usage. There is now a total of 24 charger points on the site.…

Virtual and hybrid services boost Warwick Conferences’ offering as doors re-open

Warwick Conferences has responded to the ever-changing requirements of event organisers and their delegates by adding three new services, to its award-winning portfolio. Following the rise of online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic – which allows both audiences and speakers to receive and deliver content remotely – Warwick Conferences has combined its experience and technical expertise to deliver a number of hybrid and online conferencing solutions.…