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WE’RE BACK! 01.09.20 – Conference Aston announces its reopening date

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement, Conference Aston are delighted to have a reopening date for their meeting and training venue in Birmingham City Centre. The venue will reopen on 1st September 2020 for events up to 30 people and we’ll continue the preparations to reopen fully for larger events from 1st October.…

College Court makes national finalist 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.…

Venues of Excellence collaborates with Institute of Hospitality

As venues plan to open their doors once again to the MICE sector, leading UK Consortium Venues of Excellence (V0E) are delighted to become a Strategic Partner of the Institute of Hospitality. Over the past few months, VOE have been integral to position additional membership benefits to with their 47 member venues and their hospitality teams, and their focus has been to help position them strongly to regrow their business post COVID-19.…

MIA responds to PM’s announcement to Events Industry

Jane Longhurst, Chief Executive, MIA responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement that majoy business meetings and events can restart from 1 October 2020: Following Friday’s announcement that major business meetings and events can restart from 1 October, subject to pilots, we are delighted that the government has been listening to the sector and recognises our ability to open and operate safely.…

UVB launch new video showcasing the benefits of hosting an event with their live streaming package

We have all seen the ‘whoops’ moments going viral of virtual meeting fails and many of us have experienced issues hosting and attending virtual events. Well, UVB may have the perfect solution for you! Say goodbye to constant interruptions, technical glitches and intermittent WiFi connection and say HELLO!…

Conference News – Business Events reopening

Conference News have released all the key information you need to plan your Business Events. Click Here to read the Conference News Article…

HBAA shares information for easing of restrictions for events

HBAA shares information received from DCMS following Prime Minister’s announcement around the further easing of restrictions for events. Additional guidance received following the announcement Meetings of up to 30 people indoors are now allowed in permitted venues if social distancing can be maintained and the venue can demonstrate that it has followed the Covid-19 guidance.…

Highgate House Re – opening

Highgate House sits in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside in the village of Creaton. A family-run Hotel with over five decades of experience. Their ethos is now more important than ever, to look after customers with the same care and empathy they gave their first guests 50 years ago.…

Media Statement from Unique Venues Birmingham

Unique Venues Birmingham is not directly affected by Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s recent announcement of redundancy consultations. However, UVB continues to face the same challenges and tough decisions as the rest of the wider entertainment, conferencing and events industry which has resulted in our own redundancy consultations with 20 members of staff.…

New report by Warwick Conferences reveals importance of L&D evaluation

L&D evaluation more important than ever, says new report New report by Warwick Conferences reveals inconsistencies with industry surrounding evaluation process of training programmes One in five admit running the same programme annually, regardless of feedback or business impact 44% L&D directors concerned that calculating ROI could reveal problems with programme, forcing a change of structure 20% senior leaders do not have training programmes in place Learning and development (L&D) has an important role to play in the long-term business recovery plans, but evaluation processes must be reviewed, according to a new report.…

Keele University Events and Conferencing Team assist in the creation of a Clinical Trials Unit

As part of the major programme to develop antibody tests to track the level of COVID-19 infection in the community, Emma Woodcock, Head of Event and Business Development assisted in the delivery of what is normally sports event space to be transformed into a Clinical Trial Unit.…

Wyboston Lakes Resort shortlisted as Best Conference Centre at this year’s Conference Awards

Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country. It has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category for Best Conference Centre at the highly coveted Conference Awards, organised by Global Conference Network.…