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Double award win for Lancaster Conferences+

Lancaster University’s Conference and Events team have won two awards in the national Academic Venue Awards. Lancaster Conferences+ won ‘Best Sustainability’ and ‘Best Event Management Team.’ The awards recognise excellence in academic venues across a range of categories, from Sustainability to Sales.…

Whittlebury Park’s Wedding Team are Regional Winners at The Wedding Industry Awards 2020

Whittlebury Park‘s Wedding Team has been announced as East Midlands Regional Winners for the category of Best Event Team at The Wedding Industry Awards 2020. Whittlebury has been welcoming couples since 1992 and the team host over 70 weddings per year in one or more of their four self-contained venues, all of which are located within the 700-acre estate.…

Murrays at Whittlebury Park wins Restaurant of the Year at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards

Whittlebury Park is celebrating a big win at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards as their fine dining restaurant, Murrays, has been announced as the winner for Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Whitco Catering & Bakery Equipment.…

The Victory Services Club receives a visit from The Princess Royal

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, was the guest of honour at the National Coastwatch Institution’s (NCI) Twenty Fifth Anniversary Annual Station Managers’ Meeting held at The Victory Services Club (VSC), London. The NCI is the voluntary organisation that assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and along the United Kingdom coastline.  Her Royal Highness is the NCI’s Patron, she met the station managers, board of trustees and management team who had gathered for their annual meeting.…

RNLI launches 2 unique and unforgettable experience days giving participants a taste of the training their brave lifeboat crews under-go.

From January 2020 the Royal National Lifeboat Institution College in Poole Dorset will be launching two new and unique experience days taking place in their world class Sea Survival Centre delivered by qualified RNLI trainers. Participants can choose from the half day Capsize Experience or half day Sea Survival Experience or combine the two to make a day of it.…

Learning facilities accredited at Warwick Conferences

Warwick Conferences has once again achieved the globally-recognised benchmark for workplace learning facilities, after receiving accreditation with the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). The LPI is the leading authority on workplace learning, and Warwick Conferences’ renewed accreditation demonstrates quality standards for successful learning events, and commitment to the learning and development (L&D) sector.…

A scientist’s Christmas party survival guide for people who hate networking

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and if you hate networking, the next few weeks could be a real struggle. But now, a study by Loughborough University and Imago Venues has revealed the most and least effective ways to network.…

Keele University Events and Conferencing’s Adrian Ascinia wins Best Cocktail

Adrian Ascinia (Senior Food & Beverage Assistant at Keele University Events and Conferencing), scooped the Best Cocktail Award at the recent Cook and Serve Challenge 2019 which was sponsored by Boë Gin. The Cook and Serve Challenge is an annual competition organised by Venues of Excellence and this year, eleven teams competed serving a three course lunch to invited guests with complimentary beverages. …

Keele University Events and Conferencing win at Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards 2019

Leading academic venue Keele University Events and Conferencing picked up Silver at the recent Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards 2019 in the Business Events Venue of the Year category. Adrian Lowe, General Manager at Keele Hall, commented: “Staffordshire has a great number of reputable venues all worthy or recognition, and we are delighted that the team here at Keele Hall have been awarded Silver in the Business Events Venue of the Year category. …

Awards Success at the 2019 Cook and Serve Challenge!

The heat was on Saturday 26th October as the annual cook and serve challenge went underway! The cook and serve challenge organised by Venues of Excellence is now in its 20th year and the gala dinner was attended by over 100 guests.…

Whittlebury Park invests £1m to create new inspirational spaces for its Conference & Events guests

Whittlebury Park has announced plans to invest £1 million in its Conference & Events spaces. Phase one of the significant project will commence from 11th November 2019 and includes a range of exciting new room concepts including an ‘inside, outside’ space, contemporary corridor seating and brand new coffee stations.…

UK Corporate Games Launches in Lancaster

On Thursday 10th October the University of Cumbria hosted the Launch event for the UK Corporate Games which will be held in and around Lancaster from the 23rd – 26th July 2020. Businesses and members of other institutions were invited from all over the region to hear about what the Games has to offer for the participants and local economy.…