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Record number of event enquiries worth £1.2m in third week after roadmap news

Wyboston Lakes Resort last week saw strong indications that interest in booking meetings, events and training is building momentum. In the three weeks since the Prime Minister’s roadmap announcement, the sales team at Wyboston Lakes Resort received 96 enquiries for new events worth almost £1.8m, with 54 of these coming through in the last week alone, totalling £1.2m – the highest amount in the last 12 months.…

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MIA Update on Site Visits for Future Events

Jane Longhurst, Chief Executive of MIA has shared with Venues of Excellence an important update for conference and event planners when looking to arrange site inspections at prospective venues for their events: We have just received confirmation from DCMS that after Monday 29th March, when the stay at home restriction is lifted, visiting a business event venue for a site visit for a future booking for a work based event will be permitted, if this cannot be carried out remotely.…

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Bookings flood into Wyboston Lakes Resort after road map announcement

There was a flood of bookings for all the facilities at Wyboston Lakes Resort immediately after the Prime Minister’s ‘roadmap’ announcement. From the spa and golf course to the hotel and conference centres, the few staff working were kept continually busy throughout the week handling enquiries and confirmations.…

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Make Venues Continue Investment Programme

Make Venues has completed its latest round of investments in its people and product, ready for the industry’s return later in the Spring. Today the group has announced upgrades in the businesses virtual conferencing, hybrid and digital technology across it’s three venues in London, Bristol and Leamington Spa.…

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IACC DETAILS THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS EVENT BREAKS AND LUNCHES

IACC has published two guides which define new approaches to serving food and beverages at business events, conferences and meetings. The IACC Guide to Re-Imagining Refreshment Breaks and the IACC Guide to Re-Imagining Conference Breaks were developed from research and insights from global IACC certified venues.…

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HBAA joins forces with Evcom to celebrate this resilient industry with a month of inspiring events in March

Leading industry associations HBAA and Evcom are working in collaboration to inspire and celebrate people within the industry with a month-long campaign throughout March. The campaign will kick-off on International Women’s Day on 8 March with a session titled ‘Freedom: Work/Life Balance, Life/Work Balance – regardless’, which will take place on Clubhouse.…

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Venuedirectory.com reports 48% increase in enquiries

Venuedirectory.com has reported a 48%  increase in enquiry volumes. The largest booking and data distribution service of venue information in the UK MICE industry saw the week on week increase just 24 hours after Boris Johnson set out the roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions.…

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Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted for prestigious Award

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has been recognised for the quality of its digital marketing by the judges of a prestigious industry awards. It has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category for Best Use of Digital Media to Promote Sales or Service, one of the Springboard Virtual Awards for Excellence which are highly coveted with the hospitality industry.…

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Edgbaston Events and Park Regis Birmingham have agreed a partnership to become the venue’s Preferred Accommodation Partner for corporate meetings and events.

The new partnership with the four-star luxury hotel located in the city centre will see Edgbaston Events clients receive preferential rates when they book a meeting or event at Edgbaston and a night’s stay at Park Regis Birmingham. This will offer clients and guests travelling from further afield piece of mind when they book or attend an event at Edgbaston Stadium.…

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HBAA partners with Brightspace Events to provide COVID Secure Training for meetings and events

HBAA is partnering with Brightspace Events to provide COVID Secure training in preparation for the resumption of live events and to support hybrid and virtual business. The overall objective of the training is to drive customer confidence through increased knowledge and guidance.…

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Sustainability-focused partnership between Hertfordshire’s JPA Workspaces and Rothamsted Enterprises

Sustainability-focused partnership between Hertfordshire’s JPA Workspaces and Rothamsted Enterprises  The Russell Building at Rothamsted Enterprises in Harpenden, has been newly refurbished to provide much-needed office and hotdesking space for growing SMEs across agriculture, innovation and technology. The historic red-brick building, which had lain empty since 2014, has been transformed with the support of the Lawes Agricultural Trust and Rothamsted Enterprises, and the help of a £1.7m Local Growth Fund investment from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Herts Innovation Quarter (Herts IQ), to boost agri-tech growth in the county.…

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Michael Begley of Venue Directory talks about the Brexit effect on EU-UK Data

Two important actions that UK meetings and event organisations need to carry out now in order to maintain business in Europe “I’m in regular contact with venues, agencies and planners across the UK and many are currently unaware of the impact of Brexit on UK GDPR and EU GDPR, and the action they now need to take to ensure their business continues to operate legally,” says Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com,…