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Making your event more secure

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Security is something that is often overlooked when it comes to corporate events. Who’s responsible for ensuring only invited guests are allowed in? Andy Barr, Director of Event Connections discusses his experiences and gives some advice for PAs A few months ago, I was attending a meeting at one of our clients’ offices. As a […]

Tips for the perfect venue contract from Capita Travel and Events

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Booking a venue? Don’t sign on the dotted line until you’ve read Capita Travel and Events’ expert checklist for what to look out for. Master the venue contract basics A contract should include the name of the space being booked and the times; factor in the time taken to set up/clear the room, especially for […]

Panellists confirmed for the London Venues Summit

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The line-up has been announced for the panel at the upcoming London Venues Summit on 3 July. Discussing Technology and social media for events: Best practices to drive brand awareness, the panel will feature a mix of established PAs and industry experts tackling the topic of how to utilise the growing power of technology to […]

De Vere Latimer Estate’s £7 million renovation reveals secret past

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De Vere Latimer Estate’s plans for a £7 million renovation on the Grade I-listed mansion at the heart of the estate have led to the discovery of a hidden history on the property. Located in in Latimer, Buckinghamshire, the mansion was nicknamed the The Spy House due to its connections to World War II, although […]

Tech in meetings needs to enhance, not distract

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Technology in meetings needs to be used carefully to bring people together instead of causing unneeded distractions, according to a statement by Imago Venues. The conference and events venue provider researched the value of face-to-face communication in meetings and examined how technology affected audience retention. Established to unify Loughborough University’s various meeting spaces under a […]

Investment plans announced for Birmingham’s Grand Hotel

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Plans have been announced to redevelop the hotel at The Grand, a Grade II-listed Birmingham building, 15 years after it shut down. he redevelopment is expected to bring the hotel up to the standards of modern times while maintaining more than 120 years of history. The announcement revealed a partnership between building owner Hortons’ Estate […]

Event suppliers double their presence at the London Christmas Party Show

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Over 700 event buyers were welcomed to the latest London Christmas Party Show, nearly doubling the presence of exhibitors from the previous year. With nearly 20% more corporate buyers appearing compared to 2016 and attendees representing major businesses from Barclays and Sainsbury’s to The Guardian and Facebook, the show was warmly received by attendees and […]

Searcys launches one-stop venue booking service

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Hospitality company Searcys has launched an online venue sourcing and booking service, hoping to offer a streamlined, centralised, one-stop solution for event organisation. The service, Exclusive Events, covers all of the company’s event destinations across London and Bath, including restaurants, champagne bars and private clubs from The Gherkin to the Bath Assembly Rooms. The team […]

Top summer event planning tips from BMA House, plus 15% off room hire

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The summer event season is almost upon us, so check out the BMA House team’s top tips for planning an unforgettable event. Save on room hire in London Shop around to find the perfect venue; many will have special offers or early booking discounts, meaning you have more of your budget to spend on the […]

Everything you need to know about MeetingPackage.com

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MeetingPackage.com, a site for booking all-inclusive meeting packages and meeting rooms for offsite meetings & events, is the only service to standardise meeting packages of Half-Day, Full-Day, Overnight or 2 Days for a side-by-side price comparison and live online booking. Corporate clients can add their negotiated rates with preferred hotels and get real-time reporting of […]

Victory Services Club celebrates 110 year anniversary

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London’s Victory Service’s Club (VSC) has launched a campaign marking the venue’s 110 year anniversary. The campaign, VSC 110, will showcase the history of the private military members club, while looking into the site’s future in events. Through the anniversary year, a series of initiatives will be exploring the core beliefs of value, service and […]

Unique and unusual venues must ‘take on more leadership’

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The unique and unusual venue market has been highlighted as playing a key role in the UK venue industry according to new research. The report, Unique & Unusual: A Market Overview, is the first market report of its kind and suggests that as the sector continues to grow, so too will its impact on the […]

Event profs discuss ROI at thought-leading clic+ Club seminar

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Event professionals from across the country gathered in Cambridge on Friday, 24 March for the last clic+ Club event in the ‘5 Steps to Successful Events’ series. The free seminar provided industry professionals with key insight to measure the effectiveness of their events against clear and realistic business objectives. David Preston and Richard John from […]

84% of organisers are putting delegates at risk from allergies

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A recent survey conducted by 30 Euston Square has revealed the need for more dietary information to be gathered by organisers ahead of their events. The results show that of 131 organisers surveyed, only 16.3% specifically asked for details of potentially life threatening allergies. “Our research shows that 84% of organisers need to be more […]

How to create disruptive events

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With businesses looking for new ways to stand out and engage attendees, could PAs use the power of disruption to shake things up and boost sales? The experts at Apex provide their insight. Insight into your target market is key. How can you reach out to attendees in new and absorbing ways if you don’t […]

Charity calling for PAs to encourage colleagues to ‘be inspired’

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Sporting charity Legacy 300 is setting its sights on the corporate world as it encourages workers to get out of the office and train with Team GB Olympians. Having raised over £367,000 since the London 2012 Olympics, the charity is looking to PAs to inspire internally, by running staff and client fundraising events with Olympic […]

Princess Diana fashion show celebrates her life 20 years later

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Princess Diana fashion show celebrates her life 20 years later Kensington Palace has launched its new fashion exhibition exploring the style of Diana, Princess of Wales. ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ hopes to ‘trace the evolution’ of the style of Diana through her life. To reflect her style and generation, guests were welcomed into the palace’s […]

London becoming more cost effective for non-UK businesses despite Brexit

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Central London has dropped to the third most expensive business travel destination according to a study by data specialists ECA International. Falling from second place last year, it has come as a surprise to experts expecting London to become a less favourable destination following last year’s EU referendum. The results show that the capital city […]