Where Mountains Meet the Sea
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
1w ago
Go North Wales shines a spotlight on the attractions drawing event organisers to North Wales. With versatile venues and accommodation for conferences and meetings, rugged landscapes and breath-taking coastlines as backdrops, coupled with adrenaline fuelled activities North Wales offers unforgettable experiences for team building and incentive groups. With beautiful surroundings close to nature and offering competitive pricing and increased value for money, North Wales is easily accessible from the north of England, by rail in under two hours from Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham and under ..read more
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GBTA joins Net Zero Carbon Events
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
1w ago
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organisation and the voice of the industry, has joined Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the worldwide events industry initiative to address climate change as a supporter of the campaign. Since its launch at COP 26 in Glasgow in 2021, Net Zero Carbon Events has developed a wealth of resources to support events industry organisations on their journeys to net zero carbon emissions. These include a Roadmap and advisory reports on Venue Energy; Smart Production and Waste Management; Logistics; Travel ..read more
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‘Strong Growth Trajectory’ Reports Manchester Central
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
1w ago
One of the UK’s largest event venues – has said it ‘remains extremely confident in its growth trajectory’ as quarterly figures show a strong business performance ahead of new CEO, Lori Hoinkes. Figures from its latest Economic Index covering the first three months of the year (1st January – 31st March 2024) revealed the venue welcomed over 123,600 visitors to 41 events in the quarter (an increase of over 8,440 on the same period last year) once again signalling the region’s economic strength and organiser appetite to host large-scale events outside London. Events held at the 10,000-capacity ve ..read more
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ASM Global Europe to Launch New UK Venues
Hospitality & Events North
by HEN
1w ago
ASM Global Europe, a leader in venue management, has announced plans to open four state-of-the-art venues across the UK (in London, Newcastle Gateshead, Derby and Southport) by 2027, further solidifying its position as one of the top venue operators. The new venues, which will be opened between spring 2025 and spring 2027 will provide spaces for a wide range of events including exhibitions, congresses, conferences, hospitality and meetings. In addition, they will offer significant new entertainment and consumer event spaces for thousands of live event attendees. The openings, which include Oly ..read more
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Ready, Steady, Cook
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
1w ago
We speak to Ken Loades, Owner of Ghillies Kitchen, bespoke event caterers in the Highlands, to find out about his career, popular dishes, and favourite ingredients. Hi Ken! Tell us about your background? Hi! I started as a Commis Chef in the prestigious Culloden House Hotel in Inverness. I then went to college at the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, where I graduated with honours, following which I worked in Australia for a year before returning and helping a friend open a hotel in Inverness. I moved to Edinburgh where I opened a restaurant on the Royal Mile before moving back to In ..read more
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Knowledge is King
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
1w ago
Claire Drakeley, Senior Lecturer in Event Management at University of Northampton, tells us about the research she is undertaking through the Event Industry Insights App. The Power of Events, in collaboration with Claire Drakeley at the University of Northampton, recently announced the deployment of a pioneering pilot research project through the recently launched Events Industry Insight App. The pilot research project will take place fortnightly until mid-July. Each deployment will take less than five minutes to complete, providing industry professionals with an accessible opportunity to cont ..read more
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Above and Beyond
Hospitality & Events North
by HEN
1w ago
A recent event at Jodrell Bank shows us how to use a venue’s unique selling points to elevate an event. Creating a memorable event requires more than just impeccable planning and execution; it calls for a unique setting that captivates and inspires. Hosting any corporate event at a unique venue provides an unparalleled opportunity to create impactful experiences. By integrating the venue’s unique characteristics into the event theme and ensuring the catering and atmosphere align with the overall concept, you can elevate your event beyond the ordinary to ensure your event is truly unforgettable ..read more
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Get the Hype
Hospitality & Events North
by HEN
1w ago
Justine Meek, Agency Relationship Manager at Warwick Conferences, talks about generating buy-in on your sustainability journey. “Unprecedented circumstances” have been the norm in the hospitality sector in recent years. During my varied career in hospitality and conferences – from my first role as a hotel receptionist to now entering my 16th year at Warwick Conferences – I have seen firsthand how innovative this industry can be. Climate change represents one of the next biggest threats, and as a sector, we undoubtedly have a duty to minimise our environmental impact. Setting goals effectively ..read more
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Be Well
Hospitality & Events North
by HEN
1w ago
As corporate wellness activities continue to generate buzz, we speak to Julia Green, Head of Corporate Events at Center Parcs Conferences & Events, about their increasing demand. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d no doubt seen tonnes of headlines discussing mental health at work over the last few years. Work wellbeing is an issue which came under discussion heavily during the pandemic and has gone nowhere since. It’s no surprise then that this interest has spread into our industry, with corporate wellness experiences as part of an event – or even for team building – having expe ..read more
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IET Birmingham: Austin Court
Hospitality and Events North Magazine
by HEN
2w ago
IET Birmingham: Austin Court offers the convenience and efficiency of a state-of-the art venue with the charm and character of a historic building. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s trendy Brindleyplace 14 event spaces Groups of any size – from 2-150 delegates 1 staff contact from enquiry to invoice Sustainable and accessible High-tech auditorium, with HD projection in all rooms Expert video and webcasting solutions from iet.tv WiFi (100mb) Find out more at: www.austincourt.theiet.org Contact Us: Phone – +44 (0)121 667 9070 Social Media: Twitter – @ietvenues Instagram – @ietvenues Lin ..read more
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