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Horseradish secures three year catering agreement with Wales Rally GB

Horseradish and Wales Rally GB

Horseradish and Wales Rally GB

Horseradish, the award winning catering and events division of Chester Race Company is pleased to announce a lucrative three year catering agreement with motorsport giant, Wales Rally GB, worth £350,000.

Horseradish will provide the hospitality offerings at each stage of the event, with bespoke packages including provision of temporary marquee structures, set-up, food and service for over 500 guests each year, beginning in 2016. In addition, Horseradish will provide supplementary support to both promote and service bookings, offering a holistic approach to event catering solutions. Continue reading

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Leeds welcomes the return of the UK’s largest Teacher Training event

Leeds welcomes the return of the UK’s largest Teacher Training event

Leeds welcomes the return of the UK’s largest Teacher Training event

3,000 delegates are joined by leading education and business professionals

For the third year running, Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds will host 3,000 delegates to the Teach First Summer Institute which sees their teachers attend a range of training sessions and events from 16 – 30 July.

As the biggest teacher training event in the UK, education charity Teach First will accommodate over 3,000 delegates from their 2015 and 2016 cohorts. The event brings together Teach First participants, university tutors along with education and business leaders across a two week period. Having been held in Leeds for the past three years, the conference has contributed a total investment of £8m to the city. Continue reading

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Sundial Strikes Gold for Customer Service Again

Highgate House - Sundial Group

Highgate House – Sundial Group

Sundial Group has come up trumps once again as it achieves a top customer service accreditation for two of its meeting venues, Highgate House in Northamptonshire and Woodside in Warwickshire.

The venues have both received ‘VenueVerdict’s Gold Standard Accreditation’ for Q2 by BDRC Continental, the UK’s largest independent research consultancy. Continue reading

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Learn Golf in a Day lessons at Wiltshire’s Bowood

Ahead of Golf’s return as an Olympic Sport, ‘Learn Golf in a Day’ lessons at Wiltshire’s Bowood will welcome newcomers to the game.

Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort

Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort

Series of introductory classes begins this Saturday 16 July and extends into October

For those excited and inspired by the re-admittance of golf as an Olympic sport at the Rio games (5th-21st August), Bowood’s resident PGA golf pros are ready to introduce newcomers to the game with their series of ‘Learn Golf in a Day’ lessons, beginning this Saturday 16th July. Always keen to ‘grow the game’, Bowood will be running this series through to the end of October. Continue reading

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The Vale Resort coins a royal experience

The Vale Resort - Royal Mint Experience

The Vale Resort – Royal Mint Experience

The four-star Vale Resort in Hensol, South Wales, is offering guests the chance to see the other side of the coin and discover the history of British currency with a visit to The Royal Mint’s new visitor attraction, The Royal Mint Experience.

The Royal Mint, which was opened by the Queen after its move from the Tower of London to Wales in 1968, is the only place in the world where guests can see British coins being created. Continue reading

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74% of Delegates Want More Interactive Training Environments

Today’s delegates want fresh air, colour, sights and aromas, not to be cramped in airless rooms, according to latest research by Sundial Group.

Results from Sundial’s Learning and Development Survey found that nearly three-quarters of participants at training events want to escape the four

Green business.

walls of traditional meeting rooms and embrace outside space and creative environments instead. There is also an appetite for more multisensory events, utilising colour, sounds and scents to help stimulate the senses to increase productivity and creativity. Continue reading

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The Middle: Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection

Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection

The Middle

 

This September, The Wallace Collection presents a new, contemporary exhibition of the work of Tom Ellis. Through a specially commissioned series of paintings and self-made furniture, Tom Ellis: The Middle will redefine the notion of public and private space and examine how the status of the space impacts the objects displayed within it.

Echoing the Wallace Collection’s domestic curation, The Middle will be on display in three different spaces within the Museum, displaying enigmatic figurative paintings alongside furniture. By presenting these artworks in the surrounds of Hertford House, The Middle offers a rare opportunity to view contemporary works in direct dialogue with historic fine and decorative art. Continue reading

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Horseradish Blooming After New Contract Wins

Horseradish Blooming After New Contract Wins

Horseradish Blooming After New Contract Wins

Horseradish Catering has secured contracts to deliver hospitality services to two of the North West’s leading summer events in the seasonal calendar; Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show Tatton Park and Southport Flower Show.

Attracting over 80,000 visitors to each site for events staged in July and August respectively, Horseradish Catering has been appointed to deliver all show hospitality for sponsors and VIP guests in attendance in 2016.

Over the 5-day event (staged from 20 – 24 July) in the picturesque grounds of Tatton Park, Horseradish Catering has been chosen by tender to deliver bespoke menus and offerings for sponsors and hospitality guests, as well as catering for 200 covers per day in the on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy tastes from the best of the region, including slow braised Vale of Clwyd beef and Goosnargh chicken, as well as afternoon tea. Continue reading

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Whittlebury Hall supports Josh Webster at The British Grand Prix 2016

Whittlebury Hall supports Josh Webster at The British Grand Prix 2016

Whittlebury Hall supports Josh Webster at The British Grand Prix 2016

Porsche Scholar and Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion, Josh Webster, will be racing in the Porsche Supercup race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

He will be racing in one of two striking yellow and white liveried cars of the German Project 1 race team. This will be Josh’s first outing in a Porsche this season. There will be a 45 minute practice on Friday 8th July at 16.45 before a 30 minute qualifying session on Saturday morning at 11.25. The race will be on Sunday 10th July at 10.35.

Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa, a 4-star venue synonymous with motor racing is located next to the Silverstone Circuit and has enjoyed hosting Grand Prix teams, drivers and VIPs since opening in 1999. It is a big event on the UK motorsport calendar and Whittlebury Hall is proud to be one of Josh’s sponsors.

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Well Met appoints new Conference and Events Officer, Samantha Gee

Well Met appoints new Conference and Events Officer, Samantha Gee

Well Met appoints new Conference and Events Officer, Samantha Gee

Samantha Gee joins Well Met Conferencing as Conference and Events Officer, having previously attended Leeds Beckett University for her degree in Managing Cultural and Major Events (BA) hons.

Samantha’s career in conferencing started at the tender age of 16, working at Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa in Leeds in the restaurant before moving on to host weddings which is where her love for events began. On completion of her degree, Samantha was promoted to Senior Conference Co-ordinator at Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, having previously dabbled in front of house reservations. However, her experience isn’t tied solely to the hotel industry, honing her skills at the Rugby Football League’s annual Dacia Magic Weekend and as a freelance Wedding Co-ordinator also. Continue reading

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