Corporate Magazine November 2017

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Festive fever strikes this month with pages of parties to pick from, plus as Remembrance Day approaches, we salute some of the country's custodians of history with a closer look inside HM Tower of London, Royal Air Force Museum London and the Imperial War Museum North.

Ever wondered what a hotel GM gets up to? We spend a Day in the Life of the boss at Barton Grange Hotel and if you’re starting to think about hitting the slopes this winter, we take you there via this month's edition of the Corporate Magazine!

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Contents

Remembrance Day

“We will remember them.”

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

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This month's

top picks

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Featured Venue:

Barton Grange Hotel

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A Day in the Life of

Daniel Rich

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Featured Venue:

Tamburlaine Hotel

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Featured Venue: Room

Four Conference Venue

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Christmas Crackers!

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Featured Venue:

Park Regis Birmingham

Featured Venue:

Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Featured Venue:

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

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Front Cover: Royal Air Force Museum London

Venue Showcase:

Taplow House Hotel

& Restaurant

Remembrance Day

Feature

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HM Tower

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Royal Air Force

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Imperial War

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Museum North

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

A selection of top meeting & conference venues

Hotel Du Vin

Birmingham >>

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly >>

Malmaison

Birmingham >>

Malmaison

Manchester >>

Holiday Inn Darlington -

North A1(M), Jct.59 >>

Village Portsmouth >>

The London Edition >>

Station Hotel >>

Malmaison Leeds >>

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01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Featured Venue

Tamburlaine Hotel

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2FB

Day Rates from

£50

24hr Rates from

£290

Delegates certainly step out of the

office and into the extraordinary with

an event at this elegant Cambridge

hotel.

A choice of five distinctly different

rooms are available, all with neutral

colours and natural daylight to create

a peaceful and productive atmosphere

for board meetings, conferences

and awaydays.

Glittering parties, receptions,

launches and private dining events

are equally at home. With exceptional

service and tailor made menus

created by award-winning chef Alan

Dann, it's a stylish experience guests

and delegates will remember for all

the right reasons.

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Parties &

Dinners

Fitness

Centre

Concierge

140 Max

Delegates

5 Function

Rooms

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Featured Venue

Park Regis Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1DT

Day Rates from

£30

24hr Rates from

£130

This new upscale hotel is located in the

heart of the City Centre and offers modern,

contemporary conference and meeting

facilities on one dedicated floor.

The 15th floor, which has impressive

panoramic views of Birmingham,

provides five meeting rooms, additional

space for refreshments and breakout

areas, plus a dedicated reception and

exclusive secretarial business services.

Banquets and receptions are also

catered for and there’s a choice of two

stylish restaurants; Rofuto for skyline

views and a Japanese menu, and the

1565 Restaurant and Bar for brunch,

lunch, dinner and drinks.

110 Spaces

On-site (Fee)

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Weddings

Parties &

Dinners

Gym

Spa

170 Max

Delegates

5 Function

Rooms

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Featured Venue

Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5RH

Day Rates from

£30

24hr Rates from

£130

From boardroom meetings to banquets, the Crowne Plaza Nottingham offers

a business centre, conference foyer and 17 meeting rooms, with the Royal Suite

being the largest and accommodating up to 400 delegates for theatre style events

and 250 guests for a cabaret.

600 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Rooms have free WiFi and plenty of charging power points, and there's a technical

support and AV production team to assist with the smooth set-up of events.

The hotel offers plenty of on-site parking for a fixed fee and is located just one mile

from Nottingham rail station and 13 miles from East Midlands Airport.

Weddings

Parties &

Dinners

Fitness

Centre

Health &

Beauty Spa

A recent refurbishment of the ground floor bar, restaurant and reception lounge

areas, as well as the hotel's bedrooms, ensure delegates have a first rate experience.

AV Team &

Equipment

Technical

Support

400 Max

Capacity

17 Function

Rooms

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Featured Venue

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 3EN

Day Rates from

£33

24hr Rates from

£133

Situated in the North West corner of

Shropshire, surrounded by the North

Wales Borderlands, with Chester to

the East and the dramatic Snowdonia

National Park to the West, Lion

Quays Hotel and Spa offers quality

conferencing, customer satisfaction

and great value for money.

Business meetings, corporate

celebrations and outdoor activities

are catered for in eight unique spaces.

The Cabinet Room, Number 10,

Number 11 and the Westminster Suite

are themed with walls depicting their

iconic namesakes and include

red budget boxes!

The Garden, Montgomery and Lion

Suites have large windows, lots of

natural daylight and garden views

and are equally suitable for receptions

and parties welcoming from 80 to

330 guests or large meetings for

400 delegates.

150 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Weddings

Parties &

Dinners

Fitness

Centre

Indoor Pool

& Spa

400 Max

Capacity

8 Function

Rooms

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Featured Venue

Barton Grange Hotel

Preston, Lancashire PR3 5AA

Day Rates from

£29

24hr Rates from

£134

Architects, builders, painters, spa therapists and garden landscapers from

Lancashire have been busy at Barton Grange Hotel which is enjoying the benefits of

a three year upgrade programme and an investment close to £1 million.

Modern facilities and versatile space plus plenty of breakout rooms for smaller

workshops and newly landscaped gardens make this venue an excellent choice

for meetings, conferences and corporate celebrations for up to 300 delegates.

250 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

The ergonomically designed meeting rooms have air-conditioning, adjustable

heating, 'eight hour chairs', LCD projectors and a hearing loop for the hard

of hearing.

Weddings

Parties &

Dinners

Fitness

Centre

Indoor

Pool

Barton Grange Hotel is close to Preston City Centre, Blackpool and the Lake

District. Turn to page 20 for A Day in the Life of Barton Grange General Manager.

300 Max

Capacity

6 Function

Rooms

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Featured Venue

Room Four Conference Venue

Warrington, Cheshire WA3 3PA

Day Rates from

£25

Housed in a beautiful building dating back to 1869, Room Four

Conference Venue offers the choice of six spacious function rooms,

the Pendle being the largest in accommodating up to 100 delegates

for theatre style events.

A comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, delivered by a professional

and friendly team, this North West venue is ideal for interviews,

meetings, conferences and training sessions.

Food is home-cooked, WiFi and parking are complimentary.

FREE

Parking

FREE

WiFi

Catering

100 Max

Delegates

6 Function

Rooms

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Showcase Venue

Taplow House Hotel

& Restaurant

Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 0DA

Six acres of beautiful grounds for parties, photo shoots and product launches and

eight meeting rooms and suites accommodating up to 100 delegates. This traditional

Georgian country house offers architecturally stunning rooms and is convenient for

London, Heathrow Airport and Maidenhead.

Day Rates from

£80

24hr Rates from

£220

Pick ‘n’ Mix

conference offer!

Free delegates, drinks

receptions, bacon rolls,

canapés and room upgrades

available (T&C apply).

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Remembrance Day

At 11am on 11 November 1918 guns fell silent on a 400 mile stretch of land, from the Swiss border

through France, into Belgium and up to the North Sea. This marked the signing of the Armistice and

brought an end to World War I.

Today, we continue to remember this and all the men and women who lost their lives in two world

wars and the conflicts which have followed. Two minutes silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day

of the 11th month, the laying of wreaths across the world, marching parades, Chelsea Pensioners

and millions of people wearing a poppy with pride and in honour of the fallen, are synonymous

with Remembrance Day.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

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There can’t be many who weren’t

moved by the ceramic poppies

which filled HM Tower of London’s

famous moat with the Blood Swept

Lands and Seas of Red installation

in 2014.

Created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, the

888,246 poppies represented a British military

fatality and marked 100 years since the first full

day of Britain’s involvement in WWI.

This powerful visual commemoration also

included a sunset ceremony each evening;

a roll of Honour where the names of 180 people

from the Commonwealth troops killed during

the war were read out before the playing of the

Last Post.

There are few London spaces capable of

accommodating 2,000 people but the iconic

Tower of London Moat ticks the box. Available

for exclusive evening hire, it’s a summer drinks

reception, a pop-up party or a winter ice-skating

session waiting to happen!

The New Armouries Meeting Suite is perfect for

conferences and meetings for up 100 delegates

and if you’re looking for a dramatic backdrop for

dining, the choice is staggering; the Jewel House,

the White Tower, Wakefield Tower, the Banqueting

Suite and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are our

particular favourites.

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Photo by Martin Pettitt / CC BY 2.0

Working with approved suppliers, catering, flowers, photography, music and entertainment can be

co-ordinated through the dedicated events team - all with military precision!

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Founded in 1918 towards the end

of WWI, the Royal Air Force quickly

grew in the lead up to WWII when

it was responsible for defending

Great Britain, supporting the British

army and carrying out a tactical

bombing campaign over Germany.

Large-scale night time raids saw

Lancaster bombers, Hurricanes and

Spitfires amongst the thousands

of aircraft taking to the deadly

night skies.

These planes have captured a place in the nation’s heart

and one of the best places to appreciate them is at the

Royal Air Force Museum London in the Battle of Britain Hall.

Imagine a banquet for 400 guests sat beneath the wings of

a magnificent Lancaster bomber or an evening reception

with a Spitfire as the centrepiece; it’s a dramatic and striking

setting which can’t possibly fail to impress and inspire.

Equally impactful is the Milestones of Flight building which

was opened in 2003, 100 years after Orville Wright flew the

first powered flight. The space has high viewing platforms

so the stunning display of suspended aircraft can be truly

appreciated and interactive technology takes guests and

delegates on a journey through some of the most important

milestones in aviation history. Suitable for up to 100 people,

it’s an atmospheric setting for a memorable event.

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For meetings, exhibitions, conferences and product

launches consider the Dermot Boyle Wing which

has 480 square metres of floor space and

accommodates up to 250 delegates for a theatre

style event with projection or the pillar free tiered

Lecture Theatre which seats 224 people.

As well as having an experienced events team

to oversee technical requirements and venue

management, delegates have the opportunity

to explore the museum and all its artefacts free

of charge.

Located just 20 minutes from central London and

outside the congestion charge zone, with good

road, rail and tube links and ample free parking,

charter an event at the Royal Air Force Museum

and delegates will be flying high with satisfaction!

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Opened in 2002, the multi-award

winning Imperial War Museum North

is a visionary symbol of the effects of

war. The design, by world renowned

architect Daniel Libeskind, is based

on a world shattered by conflict and

has three interlocking shards which

represent conflict on land, water

and in the air.

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Overlooking Media City and The Quays, the museum

has the capacity for 700 guests in the main exhibition

space or smaller meetings can be arranged in the

Director’s Boardroom for up 30 delegates.

Unique to the venue is the Big Picture Show, an

immersive cinematic experience presenting film,

imagery and sound from the museum’s collection.

These short films explore various themes, from

service and separation to Remembrance or

organisers can work with the technical team to

create a bespoke picture show. The digital

wallpapers provide a spectacular

backdrop for receptions, award

ceremonies and gala dinners

and with head chef Tony Pickup

creating fabulous food from a

seasonal menu, the scene is

set for victory!

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A Day in the Life…

Daniel Rich, General Manger at Barton Grange

Hotel, Preston, tells us about his day...

My working day usually starts at 6.30am when I attend

one of the regular local breakfast networking meetings

that I either chair or contribute to. Networking, and getting

to know businesses around the local area, is key to the

success of the hotel, and in particular, to the growth of

our conference business.

Espresso at the ready, and in the office for 8.30am, I’m

prepared to clear some of the overnight emails from my

insomniac contacts!

I always take a 15 minute walk around the hotel and the

grounds. The exercise is good of course, but really, you can

never be complacent about how your hotel looks, and this

is my time to cast a critical eye over everything.

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A Day in the Life…

During the past couple of years, we have undergone

an extensive refurbishment in our bedrooms and

conference rooms, and are about to embark on the

next phase of this with the introduction of two new spa

treatment rooms and a refurbished gym. I have been

working with all the teams involved in this, from interior

design through to build, so the first thing I like to do is

catch up with the various contractors involved.

I have a senior team meeting at 9.30am everyday

where we run through the day’s business, ensure the

teams are properly resourced and it’s a chance for me

to ensure that every ‘i’ is dotted and ‘t’ is crossed.

Great service is everything.

The Grange Room is next, where breakfast service

is coming to an end. I like to make sure this has run

smoothly. Any issues at breakfast can ruin a guest’s stay;

it’s the last thing they remember before checking-out.

So, I am not ashamed to admit to being a little pedantic

about how this is served. As we’re heading into the

Christmas season, the Walled Garden restaurant will

become very busy with festive diners, and so a Christmas

planning meeting takes up much of my morning.

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A Day in the Life…

Together with the kitchen and conference teams, we

are planning a selection of corporate Christmas parties,

private party nights as well as Christmas Day and Boxing

Day menus. It’s important that we get the balance right

between catering for Christmas events and our regular

corporate guests, and for me that’s all about ensuring we

have the right people and resources in the right place.

And that is down to great planning. We sample menus

until they are perfect. Fortunately, with such amazing local

produce on our doorstep, Chef has a great foundation to

create mouth-watering festive food so menu tastings are

not exactly a hardship!

Lunch is often taken up meeting a corporate client or

local supplier. We are proud of our local supplier policy,

and it means that we are able to serve the highest quality

food and drink and contribute to the local economy at

the same time. From local fish, to cheese and chickens,

we have a wide selection of local produce on our menus

and we are always looking for new partners.

It’s vital that the hospitality industry attracts good, new

talent and I’m passionate about ensuring that the hotel

and catering industry recruits the best. I’m a proud

supporter of employing apprentices to ensure we help

develop careers and attract the best people into the

industry. The first part of my afternoon is spent meeting

with my contacts who run the hospitality courses at

various local colleges to confirm if we can employ a

number of apprentices across all departments, and then

interviewing a number of them for various posts here at

the Barton Grange Hotel.

We’re always on the lookout for new talent and want to

develop the careers of all our staff so it’s vital that they

have the correct training plans in place so they develop

to realise their full potential. We also recruit extra help

over the Christmas period, so part of my role is to ensure

that all the posts are filled and teams are fully staffed.

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A Day in the Life…

Late afternoon I always touch base with the finance team

to go through budgets and ensure the figures stack up!

Managing a major refurbishment over the past couple of

years and the forthcoming work is as much about

balancing the numbers as it is managing the contractors,

so this is a crucial part of the day.

The last part of the afternoon I try to spend time front of

house, meeting guests that are checking in or relaxing

in the lounge areas. I also like to catch up with any

conference clients to ensure all went well. It’s always good

to hear first-hand feedback on our facilities and service.

We have a range of refurbished conference suites and

outdoor event space available, and regularly host clients

for one day to week long events; and this is growing. Our

excellent location blends the tranquillity of the Lancashire

countryside with the ease of free parking and close

proximity to the M6, which has proven to be popular with

corporate event guests, those looking to host an annual

dinner or an award event.

A quick run through the emails, my last espresso of the day

and returning telephone calls rounds off the afternoon.

Early evening, I prepare for a specially designed dinner

I’m hosting in the Walled Garden restaurant. It will be

attended by national corporate travel agents and

conference and event managers. It will include a tailored

tasting menu developed especially for them, with specific

wines served with each dish. We try to include seasonal

products as much as we can and as we enter autumn and

winter there’s so much choice from the local area.

We invite our local suppliers to get involved and this gives

them the opportunity to showcase their fantastic products

and for us to demonstrate the superb dishes we can

create. We have an excellent chef and kitchen team and

our sommelier has an in-depth knowledge of wine to

serve which is a great asset to our team.

I’ll then head home. A quick catch up on emails and paper

work that has come in during the afternoon, so I’m all

ready to go and have a ‘clear’ desk in the morning! And

then, it’s family time. Work-life balance is a difficult one to

strike in the hospitality sector; 24 hour a day businesses

don’t lend themselves to ‘down time’ very well...but I am

working on it!

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Christmas

Crackers!

Looking for the perfect party place to thank

the team or a fine dining experience to celebrate

with clients? We have a round-up of some of the

country’s finest festive venues ready to host

your Christmas entertainment.

Natural History

Museum

A Christmas Party Night at

the Museum

from £74

IET London: Savoy

Place

Sparkling wine reception |

Private dining room | Festive

menu | Minimum 80 guests

from £105

Carlisle Racecourse

Shared parties | White Christmas

Cocktail | Festive menu | DJ

from £54

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

The Ageas Bowl

Festive Night at the Oscars |

Prosecco | 3 course dinner |

Photo booth | DJ

from £39.50

Christmas at

Saracens - Allianz

Park

Drinks reception | Festive

menu |Sporting speaker | DJ

from £49

Park Regis Birmingham

Festive Lunch from £22

Festive Afternoon Tea from £35

Christmas party nights from £37.95

Host a private party in the Sky Bar

& claim a £100 free bar tab!

Norwich City FC

Family Christmas Carvery | Pitch

view restaurant | Stadium tour

2 course lunch | Visit & a gift

from Santa!

£12.50 children &

£29.50 adults

PLUS Delia’s Classic Christmas Party

Nights (£42) or themed party nights (£35)

The Cumberland

Hotel Marble Arch

Casual Christmas Dining |

Private Parties

from £59

Christmas

Crackers!

The Tower

St Katherine’s Way | Private

Christmas Parties & Dinners

from £79

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Christmas

Crackers!

White Christmas

at Haydock Park

Racecourse

Arrival drinks | Dinner | DJ |

Carriages 1:30am

from £39

Pendley Manor

Festive Afternoon Tea |

Christmas Open House Parties |

Christmas Fayre

from £23.95

The St David’s Hotel,

Cardiff

Christmas Party Nights |

Welcome drink | 3 course

festive dinner | Entertainment |

Midnight munchies

from £32

Radisson Blu

Edwardian

Bloomsbury

Street Hotel

Private dining | Private parties

from £31

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Mercure Bristol

Holland House Hotel

& Spa

Glitterball Party Nights | Festive

lunches & dinners | New Years

Eve Celebrations

from £35

Ramada Solihull

Hotel

Christmas & New Year

Celebrations | Festive Party

Nights | Live entertainment |

3 course festive menu | Disco

from £25

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Last Drop Village

Hotel & Spa

Dance through the Decades

Party Night

from £84

Crowne Plaza

Stratford-upon-Avon

Riverside Party Nights

from £27.95

Amba Hotel

Charing Cross

Fabulous festivities

from £43

Village Hotel

Bournemouth

That’s What I Call a

Christmas Party

from £15

Danubius Hotel

Regents Park

Magical Evening Package

from £45

Royal Armouries &

New Dock Hall, Leeds

Christmas Party Nights

from £27.95

Christmas

Crackers!

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Christmas

Crackers!

East Sussex National

Hotel Golf Resort

& Spa

Sunday Night Christmas Parties

from £27.50

Radisson Blu Hotel

Liverpool

Putting on the Glitz

from £36

Aintree Racecourse

Private Parties

from £43

Strand Palace Hotel

Christmas on the Strand

from £60

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Ricoh Arena

Alpine Nights

from £50

The Royal Society

Celebrate Christmas in Style

from £70.50

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Latest Offers

The Elvetham Hotel

& Business

Hampshire

Buy one delegate, get one

half price

from £55

The Belfry

West Midlands

Sunday/Monday discounted

delegate deals

from £49 (usually £89)

Liverpool Marriott

Hotel City Centre

Merseyside

Winter warmer meeting offer

from £29

Solent Hotel & Spa

Hampshire

Cracking December

delegate offer

from £35

Heathrow Windsor

Marriott

Berkshire

Special day delegate rate

from £35

Crowne Plaza

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

Meet & Save: one in ten

goes free or free upgrades

from £29

Museum of Science &

Industry in Manchester

Gtr Mancheter

Banqueting packages

from £43.95

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Turn Christmas shopping into an

overnight stay and experience your

chosen city destination by night!

Aberdeen has an abundance

of choice with five shopping

centres and the Granite Mile

shopping street leading to the West

End shopping area. Designer outlets,

boutiques and independents as well

as all the big names on the high

street make Aberdeen an

attractive destination.

Arrange your

Aberdeen

adventure >>

Grab the bags in

Birmingham’s famous

Bullring, head to the Mailbox

for luxury high end fashion,

Grand Central for discounts and

the Fort Shopping Park for high

street fashion and homeware.

Book a Birmingham

night away >>

There’s capital shopping

to be had in Cardiff with style

reigning at St David’s Dewi Sant

Centre and high street shopping

at either the Capitol Shopping

Centre or Queen’s Arcade.

Choose your Cardiff

stop over >>

Experience

all Edinburgh has

to offer, from luxury

high end shopping at

Multrees Walk, designer

fashion boutiques

in the cobbled streets

of West End, high street

and high end shops on Princes

Street and George Street and take

in Princes Street Gardens for

a traditional German

Christmas market.

Enjoy an Edinburgh encounter >>

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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The list of places to

shop in Leeds is legendary!

Just one year old, Victoria Gate

delivers designer brands while Trinity

Leeds has the high street names. Total

sophistication and style at the Victoria

Quarter, independents occupy the Grand

Arcade, local traders fill the historic Corn

Exchange and White Rose, St John’s and

the Merrion Centre keep giving with

fashion and homeware brands.

Locate your Leeds

leisure stay >>

01775 843402

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

The list is even

longer in London!

Designer outlets and

landmark stores line Oxford

Street, elegant Regent Street provides

some of the capitals oldest and most famous

shops, Bond Street and Mayfair deliver the best

in luxury retail therapy, Carnaby Street is the home of

60s fashion and culture and Covent Garden combines

the hippest shopping with performance arts.

Chic boutiques on Chelsea’s fashionable King’s Road,

Knightsbridge for Harrods and Harvey Nic’s and Saville Row

for bespoke British tailoring...then there are the two

Westfield Shopping Centres...and so much more!

Manchester is a mecca

for shopaholics with

international brands and

the best of British coming

together in the Arndale,

Trafford Centre, Exchange

Square and Market Street.

Spinning Fields and New

Cathedral Street buzz with

boutiques and the Northern Quarter

rocks with record shops, vintage stores,

cafes, bars and restaurants.

Manage a Manchester stopover >>

To find your London

look >>

There’s never a dull moment in Newcastle

and with over 330 shops in the Metro Centre,

this scene is set for a successful shopping

spree! Eldon Square offers two flagship

department stores and 140 on-trend shops

for fashion, accessories, electrics and

technology. Eldon Gardens is an

independent paradise while Monument

Mall is three floors of stores in a landmark

building. Royal Quays offers discounted

designer and high street shopping

and Northumberland Street provides

pedestrian shopping.

Your night in Newcastle >>

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Featured Group

A collection of first class 4 star hotels in key locations across the UK which are

renowned for their attention to detail. Each hotel has an individual character and style, but

all six are united in their relaxed professional approach to service and hospitality. The hotels

offer contemporary meeting facilities, an extensive spa with treatments and fantastic dining

options. Each Head Chef works with local suppliers to create menus that are both local and

seasonal, showcasing the best of the region.

Solent Hotel & Spa

Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AJ

Cottons Hotel & Spa

Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0SU

Aztec Hotel & Spa

Bristol, Somerset BS32 4TS

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8QT

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS15 8ZB

Kettering Park Hotel

Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6XT

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Using our Services

Email 01775 843410

Step 2

Your Enquiry

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 4

Confirmation

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.

Helping organisers source their next venue

Step 1

Get in touch!

Step 3

Our Proposal

Working in partnership

with you, your dedicated

Findmeaconference specialist

will prepare a proposal with

options for your consideration.

Step 5

Your Event

Your event successfully takes

place and a Findmeaconference

specialist contacts you to gather

feedback on the venue, facilities

and services.

What our clients

say about

Findmeaconference

“My contact with Infotel Solutions

Ltd and Findmeaconference has

been invaluable in the course of

my work in the UK. This has

saved me a lot of time that I

would have spent searching

on the internet.

All members of the team

have always been helpful and

professional, my usual contact

is especially knowledgeable

on what is necessary when I

require a new venue.”

Rosemary Thompson

- Examinations Administrator

“Our company has used

lnfotel Solutions Ltd for many

years for both accommodation

and conference bookings.

They provide an excellent

service and their staff are both

friendly and efficient. lnfotel

Solutions always manages to

get our bookings at a great

discount and never fail

to deliver.

We have recently used their

bill-back service which again

has removed a huge amount

of administration from us and

I would recommend their

services to any organisation.”

Malcolm Tuckett

- Meadplan Ltd

We would love to

hear from you if

you have used

our service >>

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Meet the Corporate Team

Ali

Marketing

Executive

Amy

Venue Finding

Specialist

Elise

Venue Finding

Specialist

Harvey

Reservations

Support

Jack

Accommodation

Specialist

Jade

Reservations

Support

Jennie

Venue Finding

Specialist

Jurita

Client Services

Karen

Accommodation

Specialist

Katie

Accommodation

Specialist

Kim

Sales Account

Manager

Kimberley

Director

Mags

Account

Manager

Mary

Venue Finding

Specialist

Nicole

Social Media &

Marketing Assistant

Rory

Accommodation

Specialist

Sarah

Accommodation

Specialist

Sarah

Group Account

Manager

Stefanie

Account

Manager

Susie

Director

Tanya

Director

Vicky

Accommodation

Specialist

Wendy

Travel Specialist

Zoe

Client Services

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