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      Searcys at The Gherkin unveils new dining, meeting & events spaces

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      Searcys at The Gherkin has taken the wraps off new private dining, meeting and events spaces designed by London-based studio Softroom. The five inter-connected rooms are named after clouds (it’s high up there): Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus, providing space for small, targeted conferences for 18 delegates or larger parties of up to 100 guests. […]

      Hanbury Manor relaunches meeting spaces after £1.7m refurb

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      Following a £1.7 million renovation, Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club has showcased its new meeting and event spaces. Designed to create a seamless flow between each meeting and event area, delegates and guests can now enjoy upgraded technology and some modern designs courtesy of Lucid Interior Design. Three new meeting rooms have been […]

      Join us at the PA Life Summit 2018

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      The PA Life Summit is returning once again this year, where senior and board-level PAs will discover new opportunities to help respond to their daily challenges. The ‘must-attend’ event will take place on Monday 10 September, 2018 at Altitude 360 London, where guests will be able to experience a day of private meetings with corporate […]

      How to order food for office meetings

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      As a PA, your reputation is on the line every time you organise a meeting. From C-suite roundtables to weekly status calls, execution must be flawless. Tick one hassle off the list and order catering online with OfficeServe, a catering platform for breakfast meetings, working lunch and afternoon tea. Here’s the situation: you have a […]

      5 ways to make meetings more useful

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      Research has found that unproductive meetings cost the UK £582 million a week. Poor preparation and a tendency to go off-topic can ruin your plans for efficiency, but there are certain steps you can take when wrapping up a meeting to ensure everyone gets the right message from it. 1 Go through the agenda again […]

      Poor meeting preparation is harming businesses

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      Badly prepared, over-running business meetings are harming businesses, say the directors and managers who are wasting almost three days on average a year in unproductive meetings. To make matters worse, more than a half (51%) of UK business managers say they have been to meetings where documents were found to be missing or else incorrect, […]

      Delegates don’t feel encouraged to participate in meetings

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      More needs to be done by event organisers to encourage participation in meetings, according to research carried out by Imago Venues. While gaining knowledge, building relationships and learning from peers and colleagues rank highly as reasons why people commit their time to attending meetings, the results show that just 51% of delegates and 37% of […]

      App of the week: Charlie

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      Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we get briefed on our meeting attendees with Charlie. An intro to Charlie Your big […]

      CWT 2017 Meetings & Events Forecast predicts event growth

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      CWT Meetings & Events has launched its 2017 Forecast. CWT uses data and insights about all aspects of the industry to provide meeting planners essential information they need to successfully plan and budget for the coming year. From a global perspective, analysts predict GDP growth will be slightly lower in 2017, so now is the time for […]

      Digital tools shunned at UK board meetings

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      New research with senior business executives has revealed that many UK boards are not utilising digital tools in meetings, with 59% admitting that minutes are still hand written and then circulated once typed out. The research, conducted by TLF Research for technology firm eShare, also revealed an overwhelming reliance on email for sharing agendas and other meeting information. […]