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Unique Venues Birmingham partners with Pistachio ViewTM to enhance their venue booking service

The events team at UVB have partnered with Pistachio ViewTM to enhance their offering to event organisers. This partnership has been created with the client in mind, to allow UVB to offer them a bespoke quote for event enquiries. Pistachio View allows the event team to record and send authentic video to event organisers as part of the enquiry process.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort partners with the Princes Trust to help young professionals ‘Get into’ hospitality and events

Wyboston Lakes Resort is partnering with the Princes Trust ‘Get into’ programme to help the next generation of aspiring hospitality and events professionals become ‘job ready’. Taking place from 18 November to 1 December, the ‘Get into’ programme will welcome six young professionals to gain valuable work experience across Wyboston Lakes Resort’s multiple onsite venues, including the Woodlands Event Centre and Willows Training Centre.…

Sophia Montagna wins the IACC Europe Future Leaders Award

Sophia Montagna, HR Manager for the Woodlands Event Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort (pictured centre), has won the IACC Europe Future Leaders Award. Sophia won the coveted award for producing and implementing innovative ideas and initiatives in her workplace. The ideas were designed to create the best possible delegate experience following a major refurbishment of the venue by maximising engagement among all the teams working there.…

Venues of Excellence members go head-to-head in the kitchen

Eleven venues from across the UK went head-to-head this weekend, at the annual Venues of Excellence Cook and Serve Challenge 2019. The competition, which sees Venues of Excellence members battle it out to create culinary masterpieces and provide top quality service to invited guests, recognises best individual courses and services in both junior and senior categories, as well as Food Service Champion and Best Team.…

Southampton FC in the running for prestigious hospitality award

Southampton Football Club’s brand-new pitch facing meeting space, 1885, has been nominated by the Stadium Business Design and Development Awards as a finalist for the Interior and Fit Out award. The award recognises the interior, hospitality, fan zone, concourse or makeover project that sets a new industry standard for interior design and fit-out in major sports venues.…

String of award nominations for Imago Venues

Imago Venues at Loughborough University has been nominated for a string of awards in the 2019 Academic Venue Awards. The awards celebrate the impact that academic venues have on the current UK Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) landscape. Imago Venues has been shortlisted in the following categories: Best Conference Venue (Under 250 delegates) – Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel Best Training Venue – Holywell Park Conference Centre Best Accessibility – Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel Imago Venues will also be entered to win the Best Residential Venue of the Year award.…

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel retains prestigious VisitEngland awards

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University has retained its four-star hotel rating from VisitEngland. The hotel has also retained its Silver Award – which celebrates accommodation establishments that outperform in their category – and a Breakfast award. During the assessment, Burleigh Court was judged in six different areas and received an overall score of 85%.…

Gloucester Rugby scores Venues of Excellence accreditation

Gloucester Rugby, one of the South West’s leading conference and event venues has been awarded Venues of Excellence accreditation for its events and conferencing facilities. Independent venue consortium, Venues of Excellence (VofE), has welcomed Gloucester Rugby Conferencing & Events as its newest accredited member thanks to its excellent customer service and versatile venue space.…

Phyllis Court Members Club achieves Venues of Excellence accreditation

One of Oxfordshire’s historic riverside mansions – Phyllis Court Members Club – is the latest location to achieve the Venue of Excellence accreditation, adding to the consortium’s premium portfolio. The private members club, which has hotel rooms and is located on the River Thames in Henley, was established in 1906, and offers a unique slice of history and elegance, making it a prime venue for the prestigious VofE accreditation.…

Lauren brings wealth of experience to the table

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has appointed a new Food and Beverage Manager who brings a wealth of experience to the table. Lauren Miller began her career in the hotel industry back in 2001 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow where she had a summer job whilst still at school.…

Working in a woodland wonderland – Warwick Conferences launches new outdoor space

Event organisers can now make the most of Warwick Conferences’ tranquil green spaces after the venue announced the launch of its new outdoor meeting offering, The Woodland Retreat. Conveniently located near Scarman, The Woodland Retreat offers a serene woodland environment, designed to help engage delegates and boost productivity.…

The Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2019 shortlist is out, and College Court are in!

Returning for its 9th year the awards are aimed at finding the very best tourism businesses in Leicestershire. Local businesses will come together on Thursday 28th November for a night of entertainment and celebrations, hosted by Leicestershire Promotions.…