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Craft spirit distillery and flagship visitor experience coming to historic Hensol Castle in South Wales

Craft spirit distillery and flagship visitor experience coming to historic Hensol Castle in South Wales

Craft spirit distillery and flagship visitor experience coming to historic Hensol Castle in South Wales

• A craft spirit distillery, gin school, visitor experience, bonded warehouse and bottling plant is coming to Hensol Castle, at the Vale Resort in South Wales, as part of a £7m scheme to bring the castle back into use

The basement of a 17th century, Grade I-listed castle in South Wales will be converted into a craft spirit distillery, bonded warehouse, gin school and visitor experience as part of a £7 million scheme to bring the castle back into use.

The 400-year old Hensol Castle, which has been used as a backdrop in BBC dramas including Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Torchwood and sits in the grounds of the four-star Vale Resort, will become a flagship tourism destination. Continue reading

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Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at Longleat

Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at Longleat

Endangered Tiger Cubs Born at Longleat

A pair of Endangered Amur tiger cubs – the world’s largest big cats – have been born at Longleat.

The tiger births are the first at the Wiltshire safari park for nearly 20 years and keepers say they are delighted with the cubs’ progress so far.

In preparation for their arrival, keepers created a purpose-built den and birthing area. The cubs, a male and female, weighed around a kilogramme at birth and were born with their eyes closed. Continue reading

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Leicester Tigers to Join Lime Venue Portfolio

Leicester Tigers to Join Lime Venue Portfolio

Leicester Tigers to Join Lime Venue Portfolio

19th July 19, UK: Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, has become the latest stadia venue to join the Lime Venue Portfolio. The historic ground joins the group of 80+ unique and unusual venues, further adding to the portfolio’s geographic reach, particularly in Leicester where it joins the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club.

As part of the agreement, LVP’s sister company and leading sport and entertainment caterer, Levy UK, will implement a new catering vision for both match day and conference and events within the stadium. Meanwhile, Lime Venue Portfolio will support the stadium’s conference and events business with its own award-winning sales and marketing function. Continue reading

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Teach First returns to Well Met with record number of trainee teachers

Teach First returns to Well Met with record number of trainee teachers

Teach First returns to Well Met with record number of trainee teachers

• Well Met hosts 6th annual Teach First Summer Institute
• Charity grows the number of teachers recruited by 38% in a year
• Most diverse group ever, increasing the proportion of BAME trainees to make up a fifth of this year’s cohort, whilst STEM[1] trainees has increased by 78% in a year

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, welcomes back the Teach First Summer Institute (22nd – 26th July) for a sixth year, as the education charity celebrates a record year of 1,735 trainee teachers start training in schools serving disadvantaged communities across England and Wales. These teachers will work in over 750 schools supporting an estimated 300,000 children over the next two years. Continue reading

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An Enchanted Christmas at Allianz Park

An Enchanted Christmas at Allianz Park

An Enchanted Christmas at Allianz Park

With the summer holidays yet to fully kick in for most of us, dare we mention the ‘C’ word in July? Christmas may still be a fair few months away when we are all dreaming of sunny days and balmy nights but now is the perfect time to tick one job off that never-ending list that always seems to accompany the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re planning an end of year staff party or a Christmas get-together with friends and family – we would love to welcome you to share an enchanted celebration with us. Continue reading

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Well Met hosts Regional NUS Lead and Change Conference at the Rose Bowl Leeds

Well Met hosts Regional NUS Lead and Change Conference at the Rose Bowl Leeds

Well Met hosts Regional NUS Lead and Change Conference at the Rose Bowl Leeds

Well Met, the conference office of Leeds Beckett University, will host the National Union of Students (NUS) flagship training event Lead and Change, North Conference at the Rose Bowl city campus (30th July – 1st August 2019).

Each year Students’ Unions across the country elect full-time officers to help lead their Student Unions and ensure that students have a voice during their time studying. The NUS’ Lead and Change conference is a training event where newly elected and re-elected Officers can network with their peers, learn about the challenges facing the sector and develop their leadership capabilities over the three-day conference. Continue reading

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Change Please: New coffee initiative at Central Hall Westminster café supports the homeless

Change Please: New coffee initiative at Central Hall Westminster café supports the homeless

Change Please: New coffee initiative at Central Hall Westminster café supports the homeless

Central Hall Westminster, together with its onsite caterers Kudos, today announces the launch of its new Change Please coffee kiosk designed to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

The Change Please coffee station in the venue’s popular Wesley’s Café was opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony which took place on Wednesday 3rd July, attended by representatives from each organisation.

Revenue from the Change Please coffee station goes to help support the 4,000 homeless people sleeping rough in London every night, with 100% of the profits going towards reducing homelessness in the UK. Through the innovative scheme, the organisation provides an opportunity for homeless people to progress to a positive future by providing in-house barista training, a living wage job and support into future long-term employment training to become coffee baristas. Continue reading

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Well Met welcomes health specialists and cutting-edge tech to clinical skills conference

Well Met welcomes health specialists and cutting-edge tech to clinical skills conference

Well Met welcomes health specialists and cutting-edge tech to clinical skills conference

The team at Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, are putting the final touches to the Rose Bowl city campus, ready to host The Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference on Wednesday 10th July.

The conference – run in partnership with Health Education England, the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Network and is supported by a range of leading simulation technology and training solution providers – brings together health practitioners and technology providers. Continue reading

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New catering company launches – Feasts from the Middle East

New catering company launches – Feasts from the Middle East

New catering company launches – Feasts from the Middle East

The founder of Comptoir Libanais, the successful restaurant chain, has followed his dream and launched a catering company.

Tony Kitous, also founder of Levant, Kenza and Shawa, has unveiled Feasts from the Middle East, a specialist catering company that promises to deliver the bold flavours of the Middle East to homes and venues across the UK and Europe.

Kitous has formed a partnership with The Admirable Crichton, the celebrated event design specialist, to create the new offer that will bring the best food and hospitality of the Middle East and North Africa to events, product launches, award ceremonies, weddings and private parties. Continue reading

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Go big at Allianz Park

Go big at Allianz Park

Go big at Allianz Park

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing a location for a sizeable event; accessibility for attendees, good transport links and on-site parking to name but a few. Putting on a large event calls for an impressive venue and here at Allianz Park, we are proud to tick all of the above boxes in spades.

Just minutes from the M1, A1 and only twenty minutes from Central London, our stadium has the flexibility to hold a whole host of large-scale events. From car launches to family fun days and Asian weddings to exhibitions – we are one of the few venues in North London that has the capacity to offer both an inspiring location and unparalleled facilities to wow your guests and delegates. Continue reading

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