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12 Aug: Excellence In Practice: The Shedden Centre At Ashorne Hill

In this month’s Excellence in Practice feature, we head to Leamington Spa to find out more about Ashorne Hill’s newest addition – the Shedden Centre.

Unveiled in 2018, the facility is a self-contained assessment and development centre that offers clients full use of the space for recruitment, assessment and development-focused events that require privacy and confidentiality.…


29 Jul: Excellence In Practice: Lancaster Conferences +

In our latest Excellence in Practice feature, we talk sustainability with Naomi Cooper, Business Development Manager at Lancaster Conferences +.

As part of Lancaster University, Lancaster Conferences + places sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

The University prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and to supporting the environment, with all of its recently refurbished buildings achieving ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and buildings.…

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02 Jul: Looking for a fully assessed Healthcare Venue?

Did you know The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is a fully assessed Healthcare Venue that ticks all the boxes for meetings and events for the medical and pharma sector?

Following rigorous assessment in 2017, the Golden Jubilee received the Green assessment rating, the highest ranking available, meaning the Hotel is now recognised as being part of an elite group of venues in the UK which are able to meet the strict criteria required for medical events from across the globe.…

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02 Jul: Venues of Excellence finds out why Individuality and Ethics are influencing events in the latest Meeting Room of the Future™ report from IACC

Now in its third year, IACC has released its annual Meeting Room of The Future™ report. Exploring the emerging and ongoing trends in the meeting industry, the report seeks insight from IACC Members, meeting planner and industry experts to build a perspective on how the world of events is evolving.…


19 Jun: Soft skills in your hospitality role: Why they are important, and how you can improve them?

Mandy Jennings, Managing Director of Paje Consultancy and Executive Director of Venues of Excellence shares insight into her top 3 soft skills that really make a difference in a hospitality sales environment.

You’ve worked hard studying exams to enable a pathway to your career, and you’ve busted out some long hours at work to climb the career ladder, but have you all the skills you need to really succeed?…

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12 Jun: Excellence in Practice: How Lane End Conference Centre is working for a more sustainable future

In his latest blog, Heni Fourie – sales and marketing director at Lane End Conference Centre, a Venues of Excellence member – shares an insight into how the site is working for a greener future.

Our 50th birthday celebrations this year provide us with a great opportunity to pause and look ahead at what the next half-century could hold for Lane End Conference Centre and the wider meetings and events industry, too.…


21 May: Excellence in Practice: Lumley Castle

In the first of our new Excellence in Practice features, we meet Lumley Castle – a historic venue dating back to the 14th century.

The team at the venue, which boasts elegant event spaces suitable for everything from Elizabethan Banquets to fairytale weddings, has recently turned towards a contemporary trend to enhance the customer experience.…