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Edgbaston Park Hotel lights up to save events industry

Edgbaston Park Hotel will glow red on 30 September, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of the threat to the events industry. The hotel and conference centre at the University of Birmingham joined the Eat Out To Help Out scheme in August, the UK’s plan to support hospitality venues.…

NTU Events and Conferencing wins at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020

Following the regional win for NTU Events and Conferencing at the annual Nottinghamshire Hospitality Awards in October 2019, scooping Gold in the ‘Best Business Events Venue of the Year’ category, they have now been awarded Bronze Winner at the recent Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020.…

Gloucester Rugby gains support of six MPs to host hundreds at job fair on 11 September

Working with local politicians and the government to ensure a COVID-19 secure environment, Gloucester Rugby will host hundreds of job seekers on 11 September for the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships Liftoff 2020 event.  Keynote speakers include Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP and Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan MP.…

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 for Coombe Abbey

A Warwickshire hotel has been named as one of the top ten per cent hospitality businesses in the world for the first time. Coombe Abbey Hotel has been presented with the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 – making them one of the few out of more than 8.7 million businesses on TripAdvisor to receive the recognition.…

Venues of Excellence supports “Lets Meet Out to Help Out”

Following ‘Sunak’s suppers’ it’s now time for ‘Sunak’s seminars’! “Let’s Meet out to Help Out” says Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com The success of the Government-backed dining sector promotion scheme needs to be replicated with a promotional campaign to boost the business events industry, argues Michael Begley, managing director of venuedirectory.com: …

Edgbaston Events secures We’re Good To Go status

Edgbaston Events has secured the We’re Good To Go national consumer mark, which has been created by Visit Britain and the national tourism organisations of all four nations to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort continues to expand its sustainability initiative by installing more electric car charger points

As Wyboston Lakes Resort continues to search for opportunities and to introduce initiatives to be more sustainable, it has installed ten more electric car supercharger points for guests to encourage electric car usage. There is now a total of 24 charger points on the site.…

Virtual and hybrid services boost Warwick Conferences’ offering as doors re-open

Warwick Conferences has responded to the ever-changing requirements of event organisers and their delegates by adding three new services, to its award-winning portfolio. Following the rise of online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic – which allows both audiences and speakers to receive and deliver content remotely – Warwick Conferences has combined its experience and technical expertise to deliver a number of hybrid and online conferencing solutions.…

College Court awarded SILVER at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020!

The VisitEngland Awards, which celebrated their 30th anniversary last year, champion the very best of the country’s tourism industry, celebrating quality, innovation and best practice. This year, the programme aligned with 18 local competitions around the country, with winners automatically put forward for the national awards.…

Illuminating Open Air Experience will be on offer at Coombe Abbey this Christmas

A spectacular seasonal light show is set to illuminate a beautiful Coventry park to help celebrate the Christmas period. The magical light trail is heading to Coombe Abbey Park and will help to herald in the festive season. A joint venture between Coombe Abbey Hotel, Luminate and Coventry City Council, the brand-new special event is set to run from November 25 to December 23.…

Venues of Excellence and Academic Venue Solutions announce business collaboration for members

UK Consortia Venues of Excellence (VoE) and Academic Venue Solutions (AVS) have announced a new business collaboration for members, as venues in both memberships continue to reopen their businesses after the COVID-19 lockdown. The events industry has been hugely impacted during the lockdown, and as restrictions slowly ease, both consortia recognised the challenges their members faces over the next 18 months to re-establish themselves within the hospitality sector as leading venues to host conferences, meetings and events.…

High interest in event bookings at Gloucester Rugby attributed to location and safety measures

Gloucester Rugby is seeing a high level of confirmations from September onwards for events. Venue car-parking, location and investment in safety and security measures are key reasons clients have chosen to switch to the stadium. New business, which includes bookings from finance, pharmaceutical, emergency services, construction and the local authority, ranges in size but meets both government and venue policies on social distancing.…