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3 ways to drive more revenue at your events

3 ways to drive more revenue at your events   Membership fees only make up around a third of revenue for many member organisations. Therefore, we understand that generating revenue and cost savings from other sources is key. So here are our top three ideas for...

Rendezvous Version 5 from NFS – boosting business for venues

Rendezvous Version 5 from NFS – boosting business for venues This is a sponsored article from one of our preferred partners.  Rendezvous Version 5 is the fully-integrated venue management solution from NFS Technology that streamlines venue operations, sorts out your...

Greener business: How our industry can lead the way

Greener business: How our industry can lead the way Mandy Jennings, executive director at Venues of Excellence, takes a close look at how Venues of Excellence members are leading by example when it comes to greener business. Nowadays, we are all more than aware of the...

Our guide to finding the right training venue

Our guide to finding the right training venue What do Google and Virgin have in common? They both focus on having the happiest and most engaged employees. Richard Branson famously said “If you look after your employees, they’ll look after your customers....

4 real-life trends that are important to our industry

4 real-life trends that are important to our industry – and how our venues can and are maximising them Bleisure – Everyone loves a new word, and this one is causing a fair bit of discussion. As work-life balance is on everyone’s agenda, more and more employees are...

Mandy Jennings on Making your venue stand out from the crowd

Making your venue stand out from the crowd by Mandy Jennings Executive Director of Venues of Excellence Mandy Jennings spoke exclusively to C&IT about how venues ca standout from the crowd. “In an increasingly competitive conference and events market, making...

Five ideas to supercharge learning retention at your next event

Five ideas to supercharge learning retention We all know that the key to successful training is making sure that people retain and recall what they have learned. Whether you’re organising the training or tasked with finding the perfect venue, these 5 top tips will...

Latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey 2018

Latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey 2018 The latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey has been released revealing that expenditure is up to an estimated £18.1 billion of direct expenditure generated by conference and meeting delegates in venues and in wider...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Food choice can be one of the biggest challenges in event planning, now more than ever. According to ONS in the UK we eat out more than we have in 5 years, spending on average £45 per week in restaurants and hotels (March 2016) and therefore our food...

Team Building

Team Building Team building is a small word for a huge topic. Employee wellbeing and morale is a consistently hot topic, and more companies than ever see its value. At Venues of Excellence, we know that team building isn’t as simple as an activity to encourage...

Training Facilities

Training Facilities Training is often the most challenging type of event to deliver. The trainer and organiser face trying to ensure attendees leave retaining the information and achieving the desired outcomes. With everything from getting the food right to the...