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A Sustainable Future – by Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort

The rapid rise of sustainability on the business agenda is remarkable. In just a few years it has quickly moved up from the lower down the agenda and Action List to close to the top, always under discussion and a high priority.…

Imago Venues receives prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation

Imago Venues has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum Accreditation. The award is IIP’s highest accolade and less than 2% of all the organisations world-wide assessed are rated at the Platinum level. IIP is an international standard for people management and recognises organisations for their commitment to high performance through strong people management and development.…

Rothamsted Conference Centre achieves Venues of Excellence accreditation

Independent venue consortium, Venues of Excellence (VofE), has welcomed Rothamsted Conference Centre as its newest accredited member. The centre, which is part of Rothamsted Enterprises – a pioneering facility enabling collaboration and innovation in agri-tech and thereby tackling climate change and driving agricultural development – has been awarded VofE accreditation in recognition of its high-quality facilities and excellent customer service.…

Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) celebrates 141 years with week of Birthday Rides at Wyboston Lakes Resort

350 members of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) gathered at Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire, for a week-long event to celebrate the club’s 141st birthday. The CTC Birthday Rides provided a packed programme, all day every day, of daily cycling routes, visits to Bletchley Park and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford near Cambridge, informative talks, live music performances, quiz nights and film screenings.…

Imago Venues supports sustainable clothing initiative to help students prepare for interviews

Imago Venues at Loughborough University is supporting a new initiative to help students save money and to enable them to feel their best in upcoming interviews. Suitably Dressed is a project led by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Enterprise Section and aims to support students who may not have the funds to buy a new outfit for a work interview or formal event.…

Warwick Conferences steps up delegate wellbeing with Scarman lounge refurbishment

Warwick Conferences has made yet another step to enhance delegate welfare and experiences after refurbishment works in its Scarman lounge area were completed. Following feedback from delegates, the new lounge has been designed to meet the needs of those attending meeting and events at Scarman.…

Venue Cranfield is fundraising for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes!

If you need some motivation to get cycling this summer, the Willen Hospice Milton Keynes ‘Ride for Willen’ Cycling Sportive will be taking place on Sunday 1 September 2019. Venues of Excellence member Venue Cranfield is fundraising for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes!…

Whittlebury Park welcomes two new recruits to the Event Sales team ​

Whittlebury Park in Northamptonshire has recruited two new team members to join their Event Sales Team. Claire Clarke is the new Business Development Manager and Laina Read is the new Event Planner. The two new roles have been created to grow the range of clients that Whittlebury works with and to develop an extended events programme for both corporate and leisure guests.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with St Neots based community interest company Switch Now to take on new recruit

Wyboston Lakes Resort’s partnership with St Neots based community interest company Switch Now has led to the recruitment of Lizzie Atkinson as a member of its Food & Beverage team at its Willows Training Centre. Lizzie is the first student from the company to join the leading leisure, conference and events venue after gaining work experience alongside her colleagues Joseph Clark, Katie Naylor, and Alex Watton.…

Conference Aston Hotel receives TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Conference Aston Hotel has received TripAdvisor’s 2019 Certificate of Excellence, putting it in the top 10 per cent of businesses registered on the industry site. This is the first time in the hotel’s history that it has received the honour which is reserved for businesses that consistently achieve an overall rating of at least four out of five.…

Married one thousand times – Whittlebury Park’s Head of Weddings celebrates 15 years

Whittlebury Park’s Head of Weddings, Janine Hunt, is this year celebrating her work anniversary having coordinated over 1,000 weddings spanning 15 years at the Northamptonshire estate. Janine has worked her way to this prestigious position after starting her career at Whittlebury as a wedding assistant in 2004, to establishing herself as the integral member of the team she is today.…

One Small Step for Man… One Giant Leap for MILLENNIUM POINT

Iconic landmark Millennium Point has marked the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon – with its very own lunar landing in Birmingham city centre. Millennium Point’s astronaut boldly went where no man had gone before – in a spacesuit, at least – when he ‘moonwalked’ past bemused Brummie shoppers, before planting his MP Events flag in front of Birmingham Council House.…

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