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Stunning meeting and event spaces in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

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Let’s explore some of the most stunning meeting and event spaces in Hampshire & Isle of Wight with MEET Beyond London… Hop on a train from central London, and in less than 50 minutes, you’re in Hampshire. It’s a county with 1,400 square miles of breathtaking coastline, picturesque countryside, and vibrant urban culture. Making it […]

The UK’s corporate summer events forecast

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The season of summer is fast approaching, and it’s bringing a new events season with it. Joah Freeman, a journalism student and intern at PA Life, spoke to hospitality venues across the UK to find out more about the trends for the UK’s corporate summer events forecast… Ascot Racecourse Spokesperson on behalf or Ascot Racecourses […]

Elegance meets excitement at The Jockey Club Venues

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Step into a world where elegance meets excitement, where history blends seamlessly with innovation – welcome to The Jockey Club Venues Collection, where the thrill of world-class horse racing converges with the art of hosting unforgettable events. In our illustrious stable of 15 venues across the nation, we don’t just organise events; we craft experiences […]

Flexibility is top priority for sports event organisers

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Athena, the iconic Art Deco events venue in Leicester’s vibrant cultural quarter, has conducted new research shedding light on the top priorities of sports event organisers.  The research revealed that flexibility is the key priority for sports event organisers, who also place a high value on independent venues and in-house teams.   Planners highlighted the […]

Perfecting the Backdrop: Key considerations when scouting corporate event venues

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As a PA or an event manager, your role in orchestrating successful corporate events is pivotal. An integral part of this process is the selection of the perfect venue. We’ve pulled together a list of the key considerations when searching for a home for your next project… Corporate event venue guide 1. Location and Accessibility: […]

Great Northern Hotel launches new ‘Journey Through Italy’ wine tasting series

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A stylish hotspot in the heart of London’s King’s Cross, luxury Grade II listed Great Northern Hotel is delighted to introduce its new wine tasting series Journey Through Italy. Taking place every month from 5-7pm in the hotel’s intimate events space, The Carriage, guests will enjoy unprecedented access to its extensive wine cellar and little black book of winemakers with an exciting new masterclass and food pairing […]

CHECKING IN: Sheffield’s Kenwood Hall offers new outdoor spaces

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Conference and event planners can now take advantage of a new outdoor dining space at the Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa, as this popular Sheffield hotel and events venue has unveiled three new private dining pods this month. Each occupy a prime vantage point high on the Hotel’s manicured lawns, from where delegates […]

Searching for Hotels for business trips? The PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory can help!

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If you’re researching hotels for business trips and events, then the PA Life Recommended Supplier Directory is home to lots of trusted partners ready to help. Our list of hotels covers everything from large to boutique and airports to beach resorts – There’s something to suit every requirement! Start Your Search Now Get listed! Are […]

Green light given for £25m Barbican Centre upgrades

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The City of London Corporation has agreed £25 million in funding to start the first phase of the Barbican Renewal Programme, which will reinvigorate the famous arts and conference venue. Members of the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee approved the money to develop elements of a long-term ‘masterplan’ for the Barbican Centre, undertake further consultation, and deliver early systems and infrastructure work to boost […]

Christmas is coming early for event planners, indicates Twickenham Stadium data

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Data from Twickenham Stadium is showing a rise in Christmas Party bookings for the 2023/24 season, with the venue reporting a 250% rise in converted enquiries and 24% growth in the average booking size across the stadia’s exclusive use events, compared with figures from this time last year. Naturally it says the growth reflects positively […]

CASE STUDY: Eat, Meet, Sleep, Repeat – Pets at Home Pet Care Conference takes over Butlin’s

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Butlin’s Bognor Regis acted as the host venue for the recent Pets at Home Pet Care Conference – Here’s how its event management team helped put on the show… With its state-of-the-art audio-visual infrastructure, diverse catering options, and ability to accommodate up to 1200 guests together, Butlin’s Bognor Regis resort proved to be the perfect […]

What’s coming up at Destination Emirates Old Trafford?

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Destination Emirates Old Trafford is an award-winning and multi-purpose live experience venue and hotel known for delivering international sporting and music events, conferences, meetings, incentives, multi-day events, award-dinners, Christmas parties and much more. Every year from November onwards, Destination Emirates Old Trafford host their legendary Christmas Parties programme, bringing partygoers together to celebrate the festivities […]

PA Life guide for top UK venues

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Great venues are made for great events – where will you be taking your meetings and events next? PA Life rounds up some of the very best options to help make your event the success it deserves to be. The venues are presented in alphabetical order. Aspects at the National Memorial Arboretum This unique conference […]

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: the ultimate destination for extraordinary events

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From MVPs to VIPs, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was made to deliver extraordinary experiences. The stadium is forever looking at ways to deliver even more and are building a stadium for the future. More than just a venue, think of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a universe where worlds collide, bringing together the best of the best. […]


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Why plan an extraordinary event at an ordinary venue when you can take anything from a speech to a dinner to a product launch in the futuristic viewing pod at Brighton i360?   Say it from the sky at 450ft! Announce a new product, celebrate a company anniversary, or toast your business success – whatever type […]

PA Life Club at Reading Venue Showcase with MEET Beyond London and Visit Reading

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MEET Beyond London and Visit Reading Venue Showcase put on a fantastic venue showcase for PA Life Club on 18th and 19th of May. Despite spending less than 24 hours in Reading, we managed to visit some of the best venues in this capital town of Thames Valley. Reading is known as a business town […]

The Jockey Club Venues, more than a great day at the races

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Set within leafy countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of inner-city spots, you will find The Jockey Club Venues, some of the most iconic and prestigious event venues in the UK. With a long history of hosting world-class horse racing events, these venues offer much more than just a great day out at the […]

Venues of Excellence welcomes Mark Field, Victory Services Club onto Advisory Group

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The UK’s leading sales and marketing consortium, Venues of Excellence (VOE) is expanding its Advisory Group of member venues, welcoming Mark Field FIH, Operations Director, Victory Services Club. The Advisory Group comprises of senior leaders from a selection of member venues throughout the UK. They bring vast industry expertise across a range of disciplines and […]