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Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre launches new Outdoor Terrace

As the industry opens back to welcome clients, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre have launched a new Tapas Menu to complement their Bar Menu which will be served in their new Outdoor Terrace area. Guests are invited to book their table online With the temperatures starting to warm up and meeting up with friends and family are back on the cards, its an excellent way to catch up and enjoy dining al fresco.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort launches recruitment drive following record-breaking enquiries and bookings

Wyboston Lakes Resort in Bedfordshire has launched a recruitment drive to take on up to 25 new team members. As a priority, it is starting by ‘re-recruiting’, offering the opportunity to re-apply for roles within the business to former team members who were made redundant when the resort was forced to close during the pandemic.…

Warwick Conferences Gains Green Star for Sustainability

In recognition of Warwick Conferences’ remarkable commitment to operating sustainably, the venue provider has been awarded the esteemed IACC Green Star for its eco-friendly efforts. Achieving the prestigious Gold Tier status, Warwick Conferences has demonstrated its dedication to implementing green initiatives.…

the studio partners with Bright Ltd to deliver dedicated virtual and hybrid event solutions

Bryght Ltd the West Midlands based Audio-visual and event equipment hire company, has announced the launch of its new “Bryght Studio at thestudio” which is now being offered to clients as a seamless city centre production solution. Director Nick Ricketts commented “It’s been our ambition to offer a city centre production facility for some time and during the last few months we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for this offer.…

The Studio reports 88% increase in event confirmations

Venue group The Studio has seen an 88% increase in event confirmations in the weeks following the Prime Minister announcing the Government’s roadmap for lockdown easing last month. The Birmingham based company, which has venues across the UK, has said the increase in business comes on the back of the announcement coupled with work it has been doing to diversify its offer and increase flexibility though its Booking Guarantee, which is now being offered to clients.…

Jo Neville Joins the University of Birmingham’s Conferences & Events Team

The University welcomes hospitality and event sales expert, Jo Neville, to Campus Services as its new Business Development Manager. Jo began her career in the hospitality industry aged 18, working in hotel chains such as Forte, Best Western and Queens Moat House, where she gained valuable, hands-on experience in a variety of roles.…

Q&A with Greg Darkes – Head of Leisure Club Operations at Whittlebury Park

With the leisure club at Whittlebury Park re-opening on the 12th of April, Head of Leisure Club Operations, Greg Darkes, reveals how lockdown has inspired him to re-think the leisure club experience for his members, and how lockdown has been a learning experience for him and his team.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…