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.…


29 Jan: Boosting business for venues

Rendezvous Version 5 from NFS

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 financial transactions and frees up time for your staff to spend on customer service and new business.…

Greener business

24 Oct: 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 urgent need to take better care of the world we live in.

Golden Jubilee Audiitorium with people

16 Oct: 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. It’s that simple”.

Businesses in the UK are investing more and more in the development of their employees.…

Victory Services Club Food

29 Aug: 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 thinking about how they can add some ‘me’ time to their business trips and conferences.…