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Sustainable Yorkshire venues on the Great Yorkshire Showground


Sustainability is firmly at the top of the agenda at the sustainable Yorkshire venues on the Great Yorkshire Showground and their green credentials are growing year by year. None of the waste is sent to landfill, it is either recycled or converted back into energy. Toilet doors in two of the businesses are made from recycled plastic bottles and the on-site catering services only use recycled food packaging,
wooden cutlery, and paper straws…

Alongside these sustainable working practices, both the Yorkshire Event Centre and its sister venue, Pavilions of Harrogate, have reduced their onsite grid energy usage by installing 960 large solar panels across the site while LED lighting is used for all internal and external lighting.

Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) and Pavilions of Harrogate are both award-winning event venues on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Both are set in stunning Yorkshire countryside with great transport links. The 250-acre showground benefits from enchanting woodlands, a picturesque White Pavilion bandstand, an award-winning farm shop and thousands of free car parking spaces making both venues ideal locations for any occasion.

The YEC recently underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment and is now one of the largest sustainable event spaces in the North. Meanwhile, Pavilions of Harrogate is a 13-room, award-winning event space which can cater for a diverse range of smaller events, from glittering awards dinners to exhibitions and conferences.

Two iconic sustainable Yorkshire venues

These two iconic sustainable Yorkshire venues have hosted several sustainable events, most notably, the Fully Charged Live in May 2023 – the global event, promoting clean energy and electric vehicles, attracted over 10,000 visitors over its three show days.

A new Events Director, Richard Moorhouse, has been promoted to head up these prestigious venues. Richard has held the Venue Manager position of the Yorkshire Event Centre for the past 12 years. Richard said: “We have had a hugely successful year at the Yorkshire Event Centre. This has included hosting the launch of Fully Charged North and the Great Holiday Home Show in addition to our established events calendar.

Pavilions of Harrogate hosted over 350 events during 2023 and bookings for 2024 are looking strong. It is a privilege to lead such a fantastic and passionate team. I am looking forward to building on successful foundations to create more business opportunities while retaining our regular events and taking the venues to the next level.”

All the profits are invested to fund the charitable work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a registered charity helping to develop an environment where farming, food and the countryside thrives and grows.

How to book these sustainable Yorkshire venues

Booking your event at either venue supports Yorkshire’s agricultural communities.

For more information on event bookings:

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PA life Club will visit Yorkshire Agricultural Society in June 7th-8th. Details of the FAM Trip, including a registration form can be reviewed in be in our Upcoming Events diary soon. The PA Life Club is free to join for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers.