Corporate Magazine May 2017

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Whether you decide to stage a meeting in the West End, herd duck in Hampshire or head to Leicester for some seriously delicious delegate dishes, this month's magazine serves up a fine menu of meeting, conference and event spaces ready to host you, your delegates and your guests.

May 2017

Elvetham Hotel

& Business

Behind the scenes with Aimee Chilton

Head Chef David

Ferguson talks

delegate dishes

Turn a meeting into a

West End

showstopper

Inside the Natural

History Museum


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Contents

Yarnfield Park Training &

Conference Centre: 5 >>

Contents

Front Cover:

The Elvetham Hotel & Business

Natural History

Museum: 7 >>

This month's

top picks: 4 >>

Apollo Hotel: 6 >>

Grand Harbour

Hotel: 10 >>

Industry Interview with

Aimee Chilton: 12 >>

The Corporate Chef

Interview: 8 >>

The Elvetham Hotel &

Business: 11 >>

FMAC Venue Finder

App: 17 >>

Sharing our Showcase

News - Liz Wood

Associates : 21 >>

In the Spotlight: 14 >>

Sharing our Showcase

News - Qhotels: 18 >>

Talash Hotels

Group: 26 >>

Using FMAC: 30 >>

West Warwickshire

Sports Club: 25 >>

Latest Offers: 28 >>

Findmeaconference & Findmeahotelroom are both divisions of Infotel Solutions Ltd. Copyright © 2017.

All rights reserved. Any rates contained in this magazine are correct at the time of sending.

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This month's top picks

A selection of top meeting & conference venues

Wroxall Abbey

Estate >>

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall >>

Birmingham Repertory

Theatre & Conference

Centre >>

Normandy Hotel

Glasgow Airport >>

Tylney Hall Hotel >>

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa >>

Ashdown Park Hotel

& Country Club >>

Mercure Burton-upon-Trent Newton Park >>

Grand Hotel >>

View more >>

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Featured Venue

Yarnfield Park Training

& Conference Centre

Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL

Day Rates from

£25

24hr Rates from

£99

Yarnfield Park, with 338 on-site bedrooms and parking

for up to 400 vehicles, has a successful track record

in delivering residential conference and training

programmes for association, government and

corporate clients.

Located just ten minutes from the M6 in Staffordshire,

halfway between Birmingham and Manchester, the

centre has 32 meeting spaces, with the Knighton Suite

being the single, largest space, accommodating up to

450 delegates. It has a totally new AV system, ceiling

mounted projectors, stage backdrop, lectern and

repeater screens.

The centre has one of the UK’s fastest free internet and

WiFi solutions, with a dedicated 300Mbps capacity

allowing 800 devices to be connected at any one time.

The range of indoor and outdoor space offers a great

choice for any team-building activities. Working with

selected partners, the venue can offer anything from

human table football and blindfold tent pitching to a bake

off or a chocolate chip challenge.

The executive head chef and his team deliver high quality

food, working closely with clients to create bespoke menus,

whether catering for a private lunch for ten or an award

dinner for 250 guests. Expert technical support and a

dedicated event organiser ensure a smooth and

professional service.

400 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Private

Parties

Audio &

Visual

Technical

Support

Team

Building

Fitness

Centre

Archery

Outdoor

Pursuits

Sports

250 Max

Delegates

32 Function

Rooms

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Featured Venue

Apollo Hotel

Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NU

Day Rates from

£29

24hr Rates from

£130

A purpose built, well appointed

venue located just one mile from

junction 6 of the M3 and convenient

for the numerous business parks in

Basingstoke. A choice of 15 meeting

and event rooms accommodating

one-to-one meetings or a larger

event for up to 300 guests.

New refreshment stations on both the

ground and first floor provide speciality

'bean to cup' coffee machines, a wide

selection of teas and infusions, a juice

bar, ice cream machine and sweets!

Alternatively, healthy snacks can be

provided at various times throughout

the event.

Wireless presentation displaying

content directly from smart phones,

tablets and laptops onto meeting

room screens are available in the

smaller rooms, accommodating up

to 30 delegates.

A dedicated member of the

conference team will be on hand to

guarantee the smooth running and

success of your event.

200 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Weddings

Private

Parties

Technical

Support

Team

Building

Fitness

Centre

Indoor Pool

300 Max

Delegates

15 Function

Rooms

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Featured Venue

Natural History Museum

South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

Rates available on

Request

The Natural History Museum is one of London's

most iconic venues. Its magnificent architecture

and collections create a truly memorable experience

for delegates and guests attending a wide range

of events. From informal and intimate to creative

and spectacular, there's huge scope to deliver an

impressive meeting or conference with the museum

as the perfect backdrop.

The Hintze Hall reopens this summer, accommodating

up to 1200 delegates for a reception and 600 guests

for dinner. The space will feature new specimens and

FREE

Parking

FREE

WiFi

Catering

Private

Parties

Museum

1200 Max

Delegates

9 Function

Rooms

exhibits which reflect the story of evolution, diversity

and protecting the planet. Diving through the heart

of the hall will be a blue whale skeleton, taking on the

role of the much-loved Diplodocus which will be

touring the UK from 2018.

The Darwin Centre and Courtyard has a maximum

capacity for 350 guests. Steel beams and reflective

glass, curved concrete walls and a white limestone

floor create a bright and modern event setting with the

courtyard perfect for summer parties and receptions.

A total of nine unique and special spaces plus a

dedicated and experienced team to provide expert

support in planning and delivering events makes this

extraordinary venue a natural choice.

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The Corporate Chef Interview

The Corporate

Chef Interview

David Ferguson is Head

Chef at the Belmont Hotel

in Leicester, which offers a

choice of ten meeting rooms

and suites, the largest space

accommodating up to 200

delegates. He recently took

some time out from his busy

kitchen to talk food…

How long have you worked as a chef,

where did you train and how long have

you worked at the Belmont Hotel?

I have been working as a chef for 19 years,

starting at Nairn’s in Glasgow in 1998, where

I worked my way up to pastry chef during my

four and a half years there.

I joined the Belmont Hotel back in July 2016

and we have just gained our first AA rosette

for the restaurant.

What do you enjoy most?

I love being able to constantly look at ways

to change and improve the menu and create

exciting new dishes, as well as trying to

challenge the local restaurant scene and

push fine dining in Leicester.

What should event organisers consider

when planning food for their event or

conference?

I would suggest keeping the menu simple

in order to cater for their guests special

requirements. For conference buffets we

always provide a hot meat and vegetarian

options along with a selection of salads.

We offer a naughty option for dessert along

with fruit as a healthy alternative!

Do you have a fine dining option at

the venue, if so what type of cuisine do

you offer?

We do offer a fine dining experience which

allows guests to choose up to three courses

from a set menu. Our dishes and cuisine has

an underlying British feel, with a few modern

elements to excite diners and bring classic

flavour combinations into the 21st Century.

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The Corporate Chef Interview

What's your favourite dish on the menu at

the moment?

It's a new dish we've recently added to the

menu. It's rump of lamb, served with cucumber,

onion, mint and preserved lemon. While we

have played on a classic combination of lamb

with mint, the dish also has a few modern twists

with the cucumber and lemon, which brings an

element of freshness. The dish is full of flavour

but it's light to eat.

We're lucky that we work with some great

suppliers who provide us with high quality,

fresh ingredients, which really is important in

bringing together a good tasting plate of food.

Have you found delegates are wanting

different things now - healthier options,

food for energy etc?

Yes this is a popular request and one my

kitchen and I always try to accommodate -

I try to keep my cooking clean and crisp.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced

when producing food for an event?

Probably ensuring that the menu created is

suitable and based exactly on what the

customer requires. It has to be special and

bespoke to them.

Follow the link

to find out about

the facilities and

services available

at the Belmont

Hotel >>

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Featured Venue

Grand Harbour Hotel

Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1AG

Marco Pierre White

Steakhouse Bar & Grill

opens 17 May 2017

Day Rates from

£28

24hr Rates from

£128

Located near Southampton

Waterfront, this impressive building

has state-of-the-art facilities for events

accommodating up to 500 delegates.

Ten flexible meeting spaces are

available reached via a separate

entrance from the main hotel, and

offering a cloakroom and bespoke

break-out area, along with ample car

parking. The Bradford Suite, with views

over the waterfront, can be arranged

with circular tables for dinner or

classroom style for training sessions

for up to 30 delegates.

The elegantly designed and furnished

multi-functional Mayflower Suite is

suitable for conferences, banquets

and exhibitions and has its own bar,

lounge, foyer and entrance, which is

large enough for vehicles to enter.

An on-site AV and technical

production team will help organisers

get the most from their event.

190 Spaces

On-site £1

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Weddings

Private

Parties

Audio &

Visual

Technical

Support

Team

Building

Fitness

Centre

5-a-side

Football

Indoor

Pool & Spa

500 Max

Delegates

10 Function

Rooms

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Featured Venue

The Elvetham Hotel

& Business

Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS

Day Rates from

£50

24hr Rates from

£170

Set within 35 acres of immaculate gardens and grounds, The Elvetham Hotel is a beautiful 19th Century mansion

perfect for business meetings, conferences and residential stays, with 72 stylish bedrooms.

Eight dedicated meeting rooms with eight syndicate rooms, catering for up to 120 delegates, plus several marquee

sites are available for larger numbers. All meeting rooms have special magnetic walls for flip chart paper, natural

daylight and high-speed wireless internet connection. The 24 hour delegate rates and day delegate packages

include all standard AV equipment.

Outdoor space includes grounds and fields for a variety of activities, including motorised sport, clay shooting

and raft building. Four private dining options are available for up to 320 guests and include BBQs and hog roasts.

Parking

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Private

Parties

Technical

Support

Team

Building

Gym

5-a-side

Football

Outdoor

Pursuits

Archery

200 Max

Delegates

8 Function

Rooms

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Industry Interview

Located just 15 minutes

from the M3 and M4 and

with easy access to

London and its airports,

The Elvetham has been

Senior Event Specialist

Aimee Chilton's work place

for almost six years.

She tells us what it's like

working in this stunning

Hampshire mansion.

What does your role as an Event

Specialist involve?

My main responsibilities include handling

enquiries for small meetings up to large

team-building events for over 100 delegates,

negotiating with clients on the best price for

their event, which can include organising

different packages with additional inclusions.

I work with our on-site logistics team in

organising events and client viewings of the

venue. I meet and greet clients when they

arrive for their event and follow-up with post

event feedback.

Which events stand out for you?

The largest event we've held at The Elvetham

was for Hasbro. It lasted three days and included

internal meetings, outdoor team building and

private dinners. They had a five foot My Little

Pony which was brilliant!

The co-ordination for the whole event was

excellent, with the events team absolutely on fire!

All the delegates were friendly and everyone

enjoyed themselves, especially as the sun shone

every day and the client was super happy.

What's the most rewarding thing about

working in this industry and what do you

love most about your job?

I love the variety in my role as no two days are

the same and I get to meet so many people

from lots of different industries. I love to see

happy delegates and the venue getting

repeat bookings.

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Industry Interview

Which team-building activities do you offer?

We cater for all types including motorised

sports. Some memorable team-building

moments involved blindfolded Land Rover

driving, duck herding, GPS treasure hunts,

Hover crafting and rocket building and launch!

Why should an event organiser choose

The Elvetham?

We always pride ourselves on the amount

of repeat business we receive. Our front and

back of house teams pay great attention to

detail, which is crucial in supporting event

organisers, and the venue is really flexible

and offers an amazing setting.

The Main House has centuries of history

while our learning and development centre is

contemporary. Our grounds provide the perfect

place for delegates to break out, take a stroll,

network and take part in team-building and

outdoor events.

Our location is so accessible, whether

delegates arrive by road or public transport.

We're within an hour of London, 30 minutes

for both Reading and Basingstoke and close

to junction 5 of the M3.

What achievements are you most proud of?

Managing our Christmas season, which is

extremely busy from the middle of November.

We attach a large marquee to the side of our

conservatory and run parties for up to 320

guests. Throughout the venue we can operate

over 500 people a night, which takes a huge

amount of organising, starting from early in the

year when bookings begin to come through.

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In the Spotlight

Inspire guests and delegates by following

in the footlights of famous actors, much

loved musicals and well known long running

productions by putting your event centre

stage on one of London's West End theatres.

All performers dream of appearing at the London

Palladium Theatre. Quite possibly one of the

most famous stages in the world, theatre history

overflows, from front of house to backstage, with

the impressive productions and stars who've

entertained millions. Recent runs have included

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music and

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Coat. Back

in the 1950s and 60s, millions of families around

the UK tuned into Sunday Night at the London

Palladium.

The show was a television highlight of the week,

made household names of Norman Wisdom,

Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck and attracted

the biggest names in showbiz, with Judy Garland,

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, The Rolling Stones, The

Beatles and Dusty Springfield helping to bring in

audiences of 28 million every Sunday night.

Fast forward to today and this iconic theatre can

host the grandest of business conferences and

launches, presentations, meetings and receptions.

The lavish auditorium, with its rich plaster work and

rose marble, seats over 2,200 people and offers

uninterrupted views of the stage.

The two beautifully decorated private bars,

The Cinderella Bar and The Val Parnell Bar,

provide flexible space for up to 150 delegates.

Following a recent £5 million renovation project,

The Val Parnell Bar captures the heart and soul

of one hundred years of Variety Performances at

the theatre. Extremely versatile, with the option of

a cabaret stage, the space is perfect for meetings,

presentations and training days as well as a

post-show venue in the evenings.

Day Rates from

£29.50

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In the Spotlight

Centrally located in Drury Lane, the New London

Theatre is a modern venue with a history of

entertainment going back to Elizabethan times.

Nell Gwynne, mistress of Charles II, was associated

with the tavern on the site, which by the early 18th

Century, was a meeting place for Glee Clubs and

'sing-songs'.

The first production in the current building was a

television recording of Marlene Dietrich's one-woman

show and subsequent productions included Grease

with Richard Gere as Danny, Bruce Forsyth's one-man

show and Shelia Hancock in Deja Revue.

Between 1977 and 1980, the auditorium was

successfully used as a television studio for broadcasts

of championship snooker and This Is Your Life, with

occasional use as a conference venue, as had been

intended in the building's revolutionary design.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, starring Elaine

Page, Brian Blessed, Wayne Sleep, Paul Nicholas,

Sarah Brightman and Bonnie Langford, launched the

venue back into full-time operation as a theatre with

the production making full use of technology, which

included the revolving auditorium. Now part of the

Really Useful Group, the New London Theatre was

home to the award-winning War Horse, which played

to packed houses after its transfer from the National

Theatre in 2009 until this year, when The School of

Rock stormed the stage!

If you're looking to add a touch of magic to your

meeting, presentation or reception, then the New

London Theatre will wave the wand and bring sparkle

to your event. Originally designed as a multi-purpose

building the vast open-plan foyer and bar spaces are

ideal for exhibitions and entertaining.

Smaller areas for meetings and break-out groups are

available and The Middlesex and Winter Garden bars,

named after earlier theatres which occupied this site,

are suitable for events accommodating up to

200 delegates.

Day Rates from

£29.50

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In the Spotlight

Since 1663 the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

has been entertaining the masses! It was here

people first heard both the National Anthem and

Rule Britannia and, with its two royal boxes, the

theatre has welcomed every monarch since

the Restoration.

The present day building was opened in 1812

and was financed by a 'committee of renters'

recruited by the brewer Samuel Whitbread, with

Lord Bryon as chairman of the board. The great

clown Joseph Grimaldi would give his farewell

benefit performance here and Dan Leno and

Herbert Campbell triumph in a series of

spectacular pantomimes.

Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries, the

theatre became famous for staging spectacles;

chariot races in Ben Hur, an earthquake in

The Hope, underwater fights, the flooding of

Paris, sinking ships, a train crash and Alpine

avalanches to name a few!

More recently, Drury Lane was home to the

all-singing, all-dancing spectacular Shrek the

Musical with Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood,

Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden, followed by

another family favourite, Charlie and the Chocolate

Factory. Cameron Mackintosh's production of Miss

Saigon, with a scene stealing actual helicopter,

complete with throbbing sound effects and wind

from its propellers which audiences could actually

feel, holds the record for the theatre's longest

running production, with 4,263 performances,

and the helicopter landed at almost every one

of them!

The empire style auditorium has 2,154 seats

across four levels; stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle

and Balcony. The distinctive green colouring of the

seats blends with the gold features highlighted in

the plaster decoration and the names of important

people from the theatre's history are emblazoned

in panels across the Royal Circle.

The theatre's Novello Room, named after the

matinee idol and composer Ivor Novello who saved

the fortunes of the theatre in the 1930s, is decorated

with posters and photographs from the period, is

suitable for meetings for up to ten delegates

while The Grand Saloon is large and versatile,

accommodating up to 350 guests for a reception

or 200 for theatre style events. Fully licensed and

equipped with a kitchen, it's a fabulous backdrop

for conferences, presentations and receptions.

The South Room and The North Room are both

smaller than The Grand Saloon, but equally luxurious

and perfect for more intimate occasions, from dinners

to meetings, training days and auditions for up to

30 people.

Day Rates from

£29.50

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in Business

Award 2016

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THE MARKET!”

Helping organisers source their next venue

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Sharing our Showcase News

Qhotels recently visited the

teams at Findmehotelroom and

Findmeaconference with news

on their properties.

Whether it's an event in the city or

the countryside, the group has a

great mix of four star hotels bringing

a little more luxury to events

and stays.

Findmeaconference

@FMAConference

Great showcase catching up

with @Crewe_Hall @MottramHall

@TankersleyQ @Dunston_Hall

@CambridgeBelfry #exciting

#refurb news! #eventprofs

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Cambridge Belfry

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 6BW

The Cambridge Belfry is situated at the gateway

of Cambourne Village and Business Park, and is

ideally positioned for easy access to the historic

city of Cambridge and is extremely accessible

with close proximity to both the A1 and M11.

A range of eight conference and banqueting

rooms cater for up to 300 people. All rooms have

free WiFi and are flexible with sub-dividers to

create breakout rooms and training areas.

Our Pro Tip: the award winning restaurant

offers quality food from a menu selected

personally by the Head Chef. Dishes

incorporate seasonal and local ingredients

and also reflect current eating trends.

Day Rates from

£35

24hr

Rates from

£135

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Crewe Hall

Crewe, Cheshire CW1 6UZ

Situated in the heart of Cheshire, a mile from

Crewe Train Station, and less than 30 miles

from Manchester Airport, Crewe Hall boasts

traditional meeting rooms with ornate ceilings

and a purpose built state-of-the-art conference

and events centre, ideal for any event type for

up to 364 delegates.

Our Pro Tip: with eight-acres of stunning

grounds, make the most of British Summer

Time with a fun team-building activity.

Dunston Hall

Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8PQ

A choice of 11 light and airy meeting rooms,

accommodating up to 300 delegates, in this

stunning red brick country house which is set in

150 acres of Norfolk parkland. From intimate

meetings to large conferences, the experienced

on-site team with help plan and deliver your event

with first class support and technical back-up.

Our Pro Tip: for residential stays, delegates

will experience brand new luxury bedrooms

following a huge £1 million investment.

Day Rates from

£35

24hr Rates from

£135

Day Rates from

£30

24hr Rates from

£135

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Tankersley Manor

Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3DQ

Tankersley Manor offers quaint Yorkshire charm

with state-of-the-art business facilities. There's five

meeting rooms within the main hotel, suitable for

board meetings and medium scale conferences,

and a further seven rooms in the dedicated events

centre. All have free WiFi and an AV production

team will guarantee events run like clockwork.

Our Pro Tip: if a product launch or exhibition

is in the pipeline, the Tankersley Suite is

large enough to launch a car to 400 delegates

and has its own private entrance and

reception area.

Mottram Hall

Prestbury, Cheshire SK10 4QT

Accommodating up to 50 delegates,

The Conference Hub at Mottram Hall is a

self-contained contemporary space with a

café hub and nine event spaces, fully equipped

with the latest AV equipment, complimentary

WiFi and lots of natural light. The 270 acre

site offers plenty of opportunities for

team-building too.

Our Pro Tip: tee off the Championship golf

course which hosted the PGA Seniors Golf

Tournament in 2013 and then take to the

19th in the brand new Claret Jug House.

Day Rates from

£29

24hr

Rates from

£129

Day Rates from

£39

24hr

Rates from

£149

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Sharing our Showcase News

We also welcomed Liz Wood

Associates for a round-up

on the latest news from

independent venues.

Findmeaconference

@FMAConference

Wonderful showcase today with

@LizWAssociates - thanks for

coming in & giving us all a #fab

update on all the hotels!

#eventprofs

Belmont Hotel

Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7GR

Just three minutes from Leicester Train Station,

situated in a separate wing of the hotel, the

Orchard Business Centre offers four versatile

conference rooms suitable for one-to-one

interviews through to business meetings and

conferences for up to 175 delegates.

Our Pro Tip: take advantage of the Belmont's

special delegate offer; enjoy a free mini

breakfast with every booking made until the

end of June 2017 & DDR from £29pp.

Day Rates from

£30

24hr

Rates from

£130

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3EN

Sitting on the Llangollen Canal, one of the most

popular waterways in Europe, with outstanding

scenic beauty, there's a choice of eight rooms and

suites, suitable for up to 600 delegates, a dedicated

event organiser, free on-site parking and WiFi.

Our Pro Tip: for residential stays enjoy all the

facilities of the adjoining Country Club, tennis

courts, bowls and the spa.

Day Rates from

£37.50

24hr Rates from

£140

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Best Western Cresta

Court Hotel

Manchester, Greater Manchester WA14 4DP

Contemporary, modern and stylish, with eight fully

equipped air-conditioned rooms with the largest

space, the Belgrave Suite, accommodating up to

350 delegates. There's plenty of free on-site car

parking and a dedicated event organiser to assist

from initial enquiry through to event completion.

Our Pro Tip: hold your event here before the

end of August 2017 and 1 in 10 delegates are

free or for residential conferences for over 50,

enjoy free wine!

Day Rates from

£31

24hr Rates from

£115

Barton Grange Hotel

Preston, Lancashire PR3 5AA

If you're looking for great food and a friendly

working atmosphere, the warm welcome at Barton

Grange Hotel ticks the boxes. Suitable for events

accommodating up to 300 delegates, there's super

fast free WiFi and lots of free on-site parking too.

Our Pro Tip: dine in the Walled Garden

Restaurant which serves a traditional home

grown bistro menu from locally sourced

produce.

Day Rates from

£29

24hr Rates from

£134

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Mercure Southampton

Centre Dolphin Hotel

Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2HN

Situated in the heart of the city, with two classically

designed meeting rooms, the Dolphin Hotel's

corporate packages include complimentary

stationary, confectionary, mineral water, flip charts,

screens and LED projectors.

Our Pro Tip: if delegates need to leave one

event and head to another via train or plane,

Southampton Railway is one mile away and

Southampton Airport is less than five miles.

Day Rates from

£40

24hr

Rates from

£140

Taplow House Hotel

& Restaurant

Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 0DA

A traditional English, Georgian country house,

boasting architecturally stunning rooms and only

40 minutes from London. There's eight meeting

rooms available, with the Tulip Tree the largest and

accommodating up to 95 delegates for theatre

style events.

Our Pro Tip: it's a brilliant alternative to a

city conference or meeting. As well as lots of

charm, the venue sits in six acres of landscaped

countryside, perfect for hosting corporate

parties, photo shoots and product launches.

Day Rates from

£80

24hr

Rates from

£220

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Last Drop Village

Hotel & Spa

Bolton, Lancashire BL7 9PZ

A range of rooms and suites are available, the

Pennine Suite being the largest, accommodating

up to 700 delegates for theatre style events and the

stand-alone Penny Farthing Suite, with stunning

views of the surrounding fields, holds up to 200

guests. AV conferencing, free WiFi and excellent

leisure facilities are also available.

Our Pro Tip: team-building opportunities

including orienteering and human table

football are available!

Day Rates from

£25

24hr

Rates from

£99

Weetwood Hall

Conference Centre

& Hotel

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 5PS

A stylish and flexible conference venue in Leeds,

with 35 comfortable and well facilitated meeting

and seminar rooms, complimentary WiFi and

parking. This award-winning venue has all the

ingredients for stress-free and effectual meetings.

Our Pro Tip: the venue is ideally positioned

for visiting Yorkshire's highlights, including

York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales.

Day Rates from

£30

24hr

Rates from

£120

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Featured Venue

West Warwickshire

Sports Club

Solihull, West Midlands B91 1DA

Day Rates from

£25

West Warwickshire Sports Club is

an established community based

Multi-Sports Club in Solihull. Following

a multi-million pound redevelopment

and building programme, the club

has excellent facilities for tennis,

squash, cricket, racketball, hockey

and bowls plus superb changing

rooms and a clubhouse.

Four event spaces are available

accommodating up to a maximum

of 220 delegates.

Audio and video equipment, free

WiFi and complimentary parking

for up to 125 vehicles are available.

An extensive menu for buffets,

breakfasts and lunches is offered.

125 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Private

Parties

Audio &

Visual

Fitness

Centre

5-a-side

Football

Dance

Studio

Sports

Facilities

220 Max

Delegates

4 Function

Rooms

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Featured Group

The Talash Hotels Group offers

individual character hotels with

exceptional levels of service

and facilities.

They are committed to continual

investment and are flexible in

delivering tailor-made events.

Day Rates from

£23.50

VIEW GROUP

24hr Rates from

£99

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Using Findmeaconference

Using our services

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Step 2:

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Our Proposal

Email us

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Step 4:

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Booking

Once you’re happy with the

proposal, a Findmeaconference

specialist will liaise with all the

relevant parties, securing the

booking on your behalf, and will

continue to support you over the

weeks or months leading up to

your event.

A Findmeaconference specialist

will take your enquiry, gathering

as much information as possible.

We want your event to be a great

success, however small or large,

so this fact finding stage will lay

the foundations of your event.

Step 5:

Your Event

Date

Your event successfully takes

place and a Findmeaconference

specialist contacts you to gather

feedback on the venue, facilities

and services.

Working in partnerhsip with you,

your dedicated Findmeaconference

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Meet the Corporate Team...

Corporate Team

Amy

Accommodation

Specialist

Georgie

Accommodation

Specialist

Jennie

Venue Finding

Specialist

Jack

Accommodation

Specialist

Josh

Accommodation

Specialist

Jade

Reservations

Support

Kim

Sales Account

Manager

Kimberley

Director

Mags

Account

Manager

Mary

Venue Finding

Specialist

Rory

Accommodation

Specialist

Sarah

Group Account

Manager

Sarah

Accommodation

Specialist

Simon

Accommodation

Specialist

Stefanie

Account

Manager

Susie

Director

Tanya

Director

Vicky

Venue Finding

Specialist

Wendy

Travel

Specialist

Zoe

Client

Services

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