• In Depth

    Checking In: Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa

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    Nestled in the Surrey countryside, on the fringes of London, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa, offers an unforgettable setting for business meetings and corporate days of all sizes. Hamish Kilburn checks in to the 19th Century venue to find out more… London is overrated, is the audacious conclusion I have made following a recent trip […]

    CHRISTMAS EVENT PLANNING: How to ditch the turkey

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    Maybe it’s time to ditch the turkey and pigs-in-blankets when it comes to the office party, says Mark Field, Operations Director at the Victory Services Club. Why not try bringing the flavours of European Christmas markets to your event?… The working environment has changed and many of us now work in a more flexible and […]

    Christmas Party Planning: The necessary evil?

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    Is Christmas party planning getting earlier? It’s crazy that we’re already running around finding venues and crafting the seating plan, says Declan Halton-Woodward, EA at Handelsbanken Wealth/Heartwood… My unpopular opinion is that Christmas parties are a bit of a scam; it’s astounding the premium we pay for events in December and there’s the ever expanding […]

    Case Study: Event planning – Growth Conference 2019 with Metro Ecosse

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    Metro Ecosse – who will be attending the London Events Summit in October – were recently asked by the Growth Conference 2019 to create an event that put personal interaction at it’s heart; focusing on experiential content, networking and choice – Here’s how they did it… The Project The Venue The Growth Conference 2019 was […]

    How to host events with a business approach

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    Creativity is important, but corporate events need to be managed with a more business-centric approach, argues Martin Richardson, Managing Director at Ten Thousand Hours. And maybe it’s time to quit doing the same thing… The creation of impactful and meaningful events is becoming increasingly important to PAs, but how often do you get the full […]

    The biggest workplace distractions… and how to avoid them

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    Picture this scene. You’ve arrived at the office nice and early, a hot coffee on your desk and fingers poised over the keyboard. You’re ready to work and ready to smash it. But before you can start, laughter and loud conversation breaks out, your phone starts to ping with Facebook notifications, someone’s talking about TV […]

    Top tips for organising an international conference

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    Imago Venues was asked to help organise and host the International Conference of Conversations Analysis(ICCA) at Loughborough University. This required planning a six day international conference, for 550 delegates from 32 different countries. Their experts have shared their top tips for organising a successful international conference… Get professional help and use the experts around you Explore […]

    Shared parental leave: A revolutionary concept, but sadly moving at a glacial pace of change

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    By Paul Guess, CABA Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced in April 2015. When asked about it, the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg explained, ‘more and more fathers want to play a hands-on role with their young children, but too many feel that they can’t.’ The SPL scheme was a way to give more ‘choice’ […]

    How to deal with a nightmare boss

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    By Bernardo Moya There is no single entity known as the “nightmare boss”, but here a few phrases you might recognise.  ‘I want the impossible…yesterday!’ ‘You’re useless, you idiot!’ ‘Where did I put that thingummy?’ ‘What is my job, exactly?’ ‘You can’t tell me anything, I already know about it!’ ‘Didn’t you know about it? […]

    Staying sane in a loud office: A guide

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    Open plan office environments are more popular than ever. Without walls and cubicles to get in the way, creativity and collaboration are made effortless and business culture can thrive, which is why employers opt for a modern, open-plan layout when designing their offices. But the increase in volume that is common in open spaces isn’t […]