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Central Hall Westminster provides backdrop for star-studded March4Women event

CARE International’s March4Women was held at Central Hall Westminster.

CARE International’s March4Women was held at Central Hall Westminster.

Over 1600 people joined celebrities and high-profile guests at Central Hall Westminster on Sunday 3rd March for CARE International’s March4Women event, held indoors for the first time in the event’s seven-year history.

The event, held in the venue’s historic Great Hall, was attended by a number of famous faces including Helena Bonham Carter, David Tennant, Sue Perkins, Beverley Knight, Annie Lennox, Amanda Abbington and Nicola Thorp. Continue reading

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New Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment at Crowne Plaza Marlow

New Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment at Crowne Plaza Marlow

New Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment at Crowne Plaza Marlow

Meridian Leisure Hotels, committed to creating hotels that deliver excellence in design and standard, today announced the refurbishment of its distinguished Crowne Plaza Marlow Hotel, a recent acquisition, which will transform the stunning lakeside hotel location into one of the finest resorts under the Crowne Plaza brand.

On 18th March 2019, the hotel will commence an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment programme, which includes a transformation of the hotels 168 spacious bedrooms. The contemporary revamp will be completed by the internationally acclaimed design team Twenty2 Degrees in order to achieve the inspired makeover reflected in the concept design. Continue reading

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CH&CO And ZSL London Zoo Launch Renovated Event Space With Glittering Showcase ‘Into The Wild’

CH&CO And ZSL London Zoo Launch Renovated Event Space With Glittering Showcase ‘Into The Wild’

CH&CO And ZSL London Zoo Launch Renovated Event Space With Glittering Showcase ‘Into The Wild’

This week CH&CO unveiled its refurbished event space, The Prince Albert Suite, at ZSL London Zoo. Esteemed event planners from Disney, Bloomberg, ASOS, Vodafone and the Premier League got a first look at the buzzing CH&CO party.

Inspired by the international conservation charity’s ethos, the 300-guest venue, features energy saving lights and natural materials throughout, including carpet recycled from discarded fishing nets.

CH&CO, ZSL London Zoo’s hospitality and catering partner of over 10 years, continuously works to minimise its impact on the environment. For example, in-season fruit and vegetables are bought from local suppliers, fish is sourced sustainably, and packaging is compostable. Continue reading

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau recognised as best in England

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau recognised as best in England

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau recognised as best in England

The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau secured the accolade of silver at a prestigious international industry awards ceremony last week (Friday 1 March).

The team, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, won silver for ‘best UK Convention Bureau’ at the Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry Awards (M&IT) 2019.

Glasgow Convention Bureau won gold, meaning NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau can claim to be the best convention bureau in England, beating off stiff competition from many other UK cities including London who won bronze. Continue reading

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LVP Reports Rise in Roadshows

LVP Reports Rise in Roadshows

LVP Reports Rise in Roadshows

6th March 18, UK: Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) has seen a significant rise in roadshow events, according to its year on year data from 2018. The group has also seen more enquiries for roadshow events in the first 6 months of its 18/19 financial year, than in the whole of the previous 12 months, making it one of the most popular event types being booked in 2019.

The research indicates a growing opportunity for the industry to work with brands to encourage events that engage delegates more locally.

Roadshows are characterised by a business’ need to spread a central message or piece of learning across a large region, usually nationally, through a series of events. Further research from LVP suggests that the resurgence Continue reading

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‘Native’ Wolves Return To The Woods Of Longleat

‘Native’ Wolves Return To The Woods Of Longleat

‘Native’ Wolves Return To The Woods Of Longleat

A pack of European wolves is settling in to its new woodland home at Longleat.

It’s the first time the species, which once roamed wild in the UK, has gone on public display at the Wiltshire safari park.

The eight-strong pack, which consists of mum Eliska, dad Jango and their six pups, moved into the Wolf Wood earlier this year and will be accessible to visitors during the February Half Term Holidays. Continue reading

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CHS Awards 2019 Deadline for entries extended

CHS Awards 2019 Deadline for entries extended

CHS Awards 2019 Deadline for entries extended

CHS AWARDS 2019 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED UNTIL 13 MARCH 2019

This year represents two major milestones for CHS as it celebrates its tenth anniversary of the Conference & Hospitality Show and the CHS Awards celebrate its 5th. To mark the auspicious anniversary, significant changes have been made to the awards in 2019, and we’ve extended the deadline for entries until 5 pm on 8th March. Samme Allen, Chair of the CHS Awards explains why.

“The CHS Awards have enjoyed five years of exceptional entries from the best of our industry. That won’t change and will continue to recognise and celebrate success. However, a year of such significant milestones seemed like a great opportunity to reflect on where the sector will progress in the future. Continue reading

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Leaping Crocodiles Make A Splash At Longleat

Leaping Crocodiles Make A Splash At Longleat

Leaping Crocodiles Make A Splash At Longleat

A pair of Critically Endangered crocodiles, renowned for their ability to jump out of the water, is settling in to a new purpose-built semi-aquatic display at Longleat.

The female Cuban crocodiles, each measuring close to two metres in length, are among the newest arrivals at the Wiltshire attraction.

They’re sharing their new 80,000-litre home with shoals of freshwater fish and, it is hoped, dozens of exotic butterflies will soon be joining them in their tropical display. Continue reading

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Wellness is a Leadership Opportunity

Wellness is a Leadership Opportunity

Wellness is a Leadership Opportunity

– Industry Panel Discusses Wellness at International Confex –

27th February 19, UK: The subject of wellness in the events industry was again discussed this year at International Confex, with a panel of experts debating the importance of leadership in addressing mental health in the work place. The panel looked to move discussions forward into how event professionals can strive towards better wellness in the work place, and the important role of employers and leadership. Continue reading

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#CHS19 Practically Perfect PA Panel features Channel 4, GHD and PA of the Year

#CHS19 Practically Perfect PA Panel features Channel 4, GHD and PA of the Year

#CHS19 Practically Perfect PA Panel features Channel 4, GHD and PA of the Year

The Conference & Hospitality Show turns ten this year and CHS19 – at first direct arena, Leeds on Tuesday 30th April – promises to be bigger and better than ever.

There’s a packed schedule of speakers taking part at the 10th anniversary #CHS19, much of the focus will be on the future of the industry and what it means to event profs. A key event is the Rockstar PA’s Panel discussion led by the PA’s PA and founder of Practically Perfect PA, Nicky Christmas.

If Jane Austen were still amongst us, she’d be the first to admit that it is a truth universally acknowledged that PAs, EAs and Executive Secretaries are, more-often-than-not, the right-hand people enabling their managers to effectively run the company. Continue reading

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