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The Venues Collection completes refurbishments Of Eastwood Hall & Sedgebrook Hall

The Venues Collection has announced the completion of the extensive refurbishments of two of their conference and training venues, Eastwood Hall in Nottingham and Sedgebrook Hall in Northampton. Both venues have benefited from the refurbishment of all communal space, including lounges, bars and restaurants. Sedgebrook Hall’s 103 bedrooms are all now fully refurbished and their …

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Edge Hotel School’s Student Conference, Sharing Stories of Success

Edge Hotel School hosted its Student Conference recently (23rd -27th January). The main aim was to inspire students with stories of successful careers, but also to address the challenges the industry faces. Current hotel and event management students, alumni and industry professionals attended the conference at Leonardo Royal Hotel St Paul’s. The compact programme featured …

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Reed Smith launches Legal Guide for Hospitality

International law firm Reed Smith has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ A-Z legal guide exploring the future of the hospitality industry globally. In six chapters written by leading lawyers across multiple practices, Reed Smith’s ‘Tomorrow’s Hospitality: A-Z Navigating The Future’ guide covers themes including finance, sustainability, tech and marketing, new trends, data, and employment. Jimmy Theodorou, chair …

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Marriott International & Groups360 Announce Online Instant Booking

Marriott International and Groups360 recently announced the launch of instant online booking for Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in the United States and Canada. According to the press release… “Marriott International is the first brand to have a direct integration with Groups360 to offer the ‘Instant Book’ functionality for both guest rooms and meeting space at …

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Eventcombo Virtual Town Hall Celebrated 2022 With Global Team

Eventcombo recently hosted a virtual town hall on their own Fireworks platform with their global team. The event, which took place before the end of 2022, brought together employees from over 10 regions and cultures. The virtual town hall was all about celebrating achievements, discussing the company’s growth path, and recognising performance excellence, along with …

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Wise Productions Becomes An Employee Owned Business

Wise Productions, a live and virtual creative event production company, has become an employee owned business. The founder, David Wise, has taken this action to recognise the abilities of the team and so that he can pursue philanthropic projects. He recently pledged almost £500k to philanthropic causes based around homelessness and music education. From the …

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MIA Collaborates With Stress Matters To Make Wellbeing A Priority

The Meeting Industry Association (MIA) announced on the 16th of this month a collaboration with Stress Matters. Stress Matters is an organisation that works to raise awareness wellbeing in the workplace… “Stress Matters aims to improve workplace wellbeing by providing a range of services based on a 3-pillar approach of Insights, Accountability and Support.“ Kerrin …

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Government Ban On Single-Use Plastics Welcomed By 15Hatfields

The UK Government has announced a ban on single use plastics, it will come in to affect in October this year. The ban will include plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. According to the UK Government’s own estimated figures, “…England uses 2.7 billion items of …

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