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Conversations in Lockdown: Education key for events and hospitality sector

The way we use technology is changing, and it’s likely that the events and hospitality sector will have to adapt over the next six to 12 months. Combining 75 years of experience, Warwick Conferences’ Sarah Dietrich sat down with Pistachio View Director, Mia Butler, and Mandy Jennings, Managing Director of Paje Consultancy and Executive Director of Venues of Excellence, to discuss what the events and hospitality industry can do to prepare ahead of lockdown restrictions being lifted.…

M&IT Magazine – Ready to go! Venues across UK eyeing July reopening

Venues across the country are unveiling their strategies for reopening their doors following the government’s announcement that certain hospitality businesses may be able to operate from July. Among the venues and venue groups preparing for lockdown to be lifted, Make Venues has committed to being ‘ready to go’ from early July, while Wyboston Lakes Resort has launched Safe Events, a comprehensive plan for a safe reopening.…

Zoom…to…Boom! 64 join our first virtual Members Forum!

During these challenging industry times, Venues of Excellence have been working hard to support our member venues and we were delighted to have 64 members on our first Members Forum on Wednesday 6th May, when we had two great presentations from industry partners: Venue Directory and PA Life.…

Awards hat-trick for Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has been named Conference Hotel of the Year 2020 at the Scottish Hotel Awards. In a night of triple success, the four-star venue also picked up the Reception Team of the Year award with Scott Fraser being named Chef De Partie of the Year.…

Rothamsted Restaurant launches food package collection service

Rothamsted Restaurant, based on the world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, has launched its essentials fresh food packages. To support the local community with the fantastic fresh produce usually served in the restaurant, the packages are made up daily using sustainable ingredients from local suppliers, for collection only.…

The Meetings Show 2020 postponed to October

The Meetings Show – due to take place on 24-25 June – is being postponed to the autumn as a result of the continuing situation with COVID-19. The UK’s leading exhibition for event and meetings professionals will now be held on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October at Olympia London.…

Millennium Point profits from the event business funded grant to produce vital PPE equipment

Grant recipient Bishop Vesey Grammar School has been using their equipment Millennium Point funded with profits from the event business to produce vital PPE equipment for several hospitals and nursing homes in the region. Staff at Bishop Vesey Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield, have been putting their design technology equipment and technical knowledge to good use to produce crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff and key workers at several hospitals and nursing homes across Greater Birmingham and the Black Country.…

COVID-19: Business Events Recovery Sentiment Survey

In partnership with the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) davies tanner created a short survey across the UK events industry, designed to assist Venues, Destinations and other key sector suppliers in planning recover activity post the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is designed to provide a snapshot of sentiment across the UK business events industry, and was completed by both buyers (corporate planners, associations and agencies) and venues.…

New research finds majority of events have been cancelled or postponed say Eventsforce in recent study

London, UK – 22nd April 2020 – A new research study investigating the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the events industry has found that most organisers are postponing their events to autumn/fall this year. The survey also shows that 50% are moving their events online, with the majority opting for smaller-scale events with streamed sessions, virtual attendee engagement and networking.…

The Victory Services Club transforms itself into a Key-Worker Hotel to support the fight against COVID-19

The Victory Services Club, a private military Club and events venue in Marble Arch London, has been transformed into a hotel to accommodate key workers. The Club has 100 rooms available, of which 50 to 60 are currently being used to support military personal deployed in London to help with the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Ashorne Hill Winners in the Midlands Business Awards 2020

Ashorne Hill are pleased to announce that they are winners at the Midland Business Awards 2020 in the category of ‘Midlands Service Provider of the Year £1m + 2020’. The awards ceremony took place on March 6th in Leicester and celebrated the finest business talent the Midlands has to offer.…

Conference Aston to Provide Bedroom and Meeting Facilities for Keyworkers during Covid 19

The Conference Aston Hotel in Birmingham City Centre is still open to support the requirements of key workers during the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation. We have been supporting with enquiries from the NHS for accommodation for staff in nearby hospitals and for training rooms as they train volunteers or new staff.…

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