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Experience the British Grand Prix at Whittlebury Park

Whittlebury Park, the closest hotel to the world-famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, is offering a range of hospitality, camping and accommodation options during this year’s Formula One British Grand Prix, which will take place at the adjacent Silverstone Circuit from the 13th to the 19th July 2021.…

Coombe Abbey Country Parks catering outlets see growth year on year

Catering outlets at a landmark Midlands country park have beaten their own annual turnover record – despite the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Coombe Abbey Country Park’s three catering outlets generated more than £490,000 of income in 2020 compared to £400,000 of income in 2019, despite a two-and-a-half month closure as part of the national lockdown.…

Venues of Excellence welcomes two new partners to Preferred Partner Programme

Venues of Excellence are delighted to announce to its members two new partners who have joined the Preferred Partner Programme in 2021. Mayan Furniture was first introduced to the Venues of Excellence Members when they exhibited at the annual conference in 2020. …

Warwick Conferences starts 2021 with gold sustainability status

Warwick Conferences has been commended for its ‘outstanding approach to sustainability’ after achieving the prestigious ECOSmart Gold Status by Greengage Solutions. Receiving the gold award, Warwick Conferences demonstrated high standards of environmental sustainability. ECOSmart Gold Status is an industry standard accreditation, awarded to hotels and meeting venues that can demonstrate an eco-friendly approach in five key areas.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort appoints new chair

Wyboston Lakes Resort has appointed Chelsey Hutchinson as chair of the 380-acre conference, training and leisure resort in Bedfordshire. Hutchinson, 34, has spent a decade working across every area of the Resort, including four years as a board director. She will now take over at the helm of the ever-growing business, which includes two state-of-the-art residential event and training centres, a four-star hotel, brasserie, bar and award-winning spa, 18-hole golf course and water sports centre ideal for teambuilding activities.…

Make Venues Builds Leadership Team

Make Venues has announced the appointment of Paul Martins to its senior management team. Paul will join the company as New Business Development Manager for its Broadway House and Engineers’ House Venues, underlining the company’s commitment to investment in staff and infrastructure in 2021.…

Millennium Point announced as Birmingham’s flagship mass vaccination centre

Millennium Point announced today (6th January 2021) that it will become the first Covid-19 mass vaccination centre to operate in the Midlands. The centre will be run by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the region’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.…

Keele University Events and Conferencing showcase Project Management and Customer Service Skills

As students head home at the end of the University term, the Keele University Events and Conferencing (KUEC) Team reflect on how they have transferred their project management and customer service skills to support the students on Campus and head up the COVID Response Teams.…

Surge in booking enquiries shows ‘clear sign of confidence’

Venuedirectory.com sees positive numbers following #Greenlightfriday campaign Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com says: “There’s growing momentum in the events industry and we’ve seen a recent surge in enquiries. Last week (w.c 30 November) we saw a massive 52% increase in enquiry numbers.…

Unique Venues Birmingham delivers a Christmas Party in a Box

Venue Christmas Parties may be a ‘no go’ for 2020 but the team at UVB didn’t want their party goers to miss out on some festive fun, so have partnered with Moonlight and Mistletoe to create a festive concept ‘Christmas in a Box’.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort and mia hosted pilot event to test guidelines for government ahead of recent announcement of business meetings restarting

Wyboston Lakes Resort and the Meetings Industry Association (mia) worked in unison to host a mock awards dinner as part of the government’s pilot events to test the COVID-Secure guidelines that all venues must follow. Ahead of the latest announcement permitting business meetings for up to 1,000 people indoors to restart, the mock gala dinner for 120 people took place at the Bedfordshire-based Resort’s Woodlands Event Centre in accordance with the COVID-Secure guidelines and was observed by officials from Public Health England.…

Whittlebury Park launches post-lockdown festive afternoon tea

Whittlebury Park luxury countryside hotel and spa in rural Northamptonshire has created a limited-edition festive afternoon tea to enjoy in the hotel from 3rd to 22nd December – the perfect treat to share with loved ones over the holiday period. Priced at £24.50 per person and available to book online, the festive afternoon tea includes a variety of sweet and savoury treats, inspired by the classic Christmas dinner.…

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