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June 2013 ISSUE 105

Event Organisers Update

The newsletter for organisers of events.

Event Organisers Update (EOU) is an independent information source published by the Society of Event Organisers (SEO). EOU is FREE and circulated monthly to more than 30,000 selected organisers and others interested in keeping abreast of development in the event industry (includes conferences, incentive travel, training events, etc.)

If you have any views on how our newsletter could be more useful to you please e-mail us at info@eou.org.uk

PUBLISHERS ANNOUNCEMENT

The Society of Event Organisers (SEO) which publishes this newsletter has moved to individual free membership, which can be taken up by organisers, venues, suppliers and agencies in the event sector.

All will receive all the SEO’s free newsletters, which can be unsubscribed at any time, as well as a 20% reduction on all qualifications, tutorials and conferences presented by the SEO. Supplier members, venues and agencies receive a 20% reduction on advertising rates.

NEWS

LOSSES AND DEPARTURES AT MEETINGS SHOW UK FIRM
Two senior executives at publishers Centaur Media have left following a slump in ad and recruitment revenue, and losses from a newly acquired digital consultancy.

These are managing director of business publishing Tim Potter, who leaves after more than 20 years with the firm, and chief executive for the last seven years Geoff Wilmot. Centaur publish a large portfolio of business magazines, including the long-established Marketing Week and The Lawyer.

The exhibition division, which runs shows such as Marketing Week Live, the Business Travel Show and the new Meetings Show UK lost its marketing director, Nolan O'Connor last September after five years with the division. The current managing director is Andrew Evans, who joined in September 2011.

According to the latest (June) issue of Conference News, which coincidentally ran five pages of advertising for the Meetings Show, the exhibition division is expecting to buck the Centaur trend and enjoy healthy growth.

The Meetings Show UK takes place July 9-11 at Olympia and is running a hosted buyers programme. www.themeetingsshow.com

 

HOTEL GRIPES
Two readers responded to our Hotel Gripes Survey as follows.

o Additional charges for WiFi, or use of equipment such as lectern or flipcharts which they have on site so doesn't cost them anything to provide. Buffet lunches which don't include a drink in the price. Failure to signpost your event and/or reception desk staff who are unaware of which room its in. Noisy aircon or poor sound insulation with adjacent room. (We are an association for acoustic consultants and my members sit in the meeting diagnosing the problem and lamenting the failure to spend a relatively small sum on sorting it out!)

o Lack of power points next to bed. Doesn't everyone charge their phone(s) at night and use them as an alarm? Charging for wifi.

Keep them coming. Event Organisers Update is also happy to publish responses to the gripes from hoteliers.

Click here to take our survey or email details to peter.cotterell@eou.org.uk

 

NO PHONE RIP-OFFS AT HEADINGLEY LODGE
One pleasant surprise we found at the Headingley Lodge hotel at Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, was that telephone calls from the room to UK landlines are free. Apparently so many guests now use mobiles and other technology anyway that the revenue lost by the hotel in giving this most welcome service is minimal. Let's hope, for the sake of all our fellow technophobes out there that this catches on.

Meanwhile the Lodge also delivers 36 large, modern rooms, all with views over the famous rugby and cricket pitches and with large beds, tea/coffee facilities, Sky Sports on the TV and free and secure on-site parking for a price from £55 per room. Continental breakfast served in the room is £6 per person. Next to the Lodge, for fans of the game is the Yorkshire County Cricket Club Museum and guided tours of the Museum and Ground can be arranged.

For those running events the adjacent Headingley Carnegie Stadium complex offers a range of spaces, all with views over the cricket and/or rugby pitches. These comprise the Long Room with panoramic views over the cricket and a capacity for 350 theatre style, the Premier Suite for up to 250 with a drop down projector and screen, the Lewis Jones Suite for 180 with three drop down screens and projector, the Executive Suite for 140 with views of the cricket ground from the bar, the historic Taverners Suite with cricket and rugby pitch views for 50, two other suites for 50/30 and a boardroom for ten.

Headingley Lodge Tel 0113 278 5323 www.headingleylodge.co.uk
Headingley Carnegie Stadium Tel 0113 203 3222 www.theheadingleyexperience.co.uk

 

LONDON BUZZ
One central London hotel that has spaces for events from 10 to 1200 delegates, and a honey farm, is the four-star Lancaster London, at Lancaster Gate.

This offers 416 bedrooms with great London views from the higher floors, either across Hyde Park, up Bayswater Road to the West End and City, or both from a corner room, like the one we were given to sample. This featured a large marble bathroom with a deep bath, a large comfortable bed, flat screen TV, loads of space and a coffee maker, and kettle for tea.

For large meetings, conferences, exhibitions and conferences with exhibitions there two large flexible ground floor suites, both divisible into four and with on-street access and recessed load-bearing hanging bars in the ceilings. The Westbourne has a floor area of 1008 square metres, a capacity for 1200 delegates theatre-style, or 1500 for a reception and a ceiling height from 3-3.8 metres. The Nine Kings has a total floor area of 1263 square metres, including a large foyer area which takes 650 for a reception and is divisible into three, can take 950 delegates theatre-style in the main, pillar less room, and has a ceiling height of 4.2-5.1 metres. By using combinations of parts of suites delegate numbers (theatre-style) of 120, 180, 200, 250, 300, 440, 550, and 650 can be accommodated, and for exhibitions, perhaps looking for a home with the impending closure of Earls Court, there is a total floor area of 2271 square metres.

Up on the first floor there are four divisible suites and three rooms, giving a total of 14 spaces for smaller events and private dining.. All have audio-visual links to the two main suites downstairs, making them also usable as satellite or overspill rooms. Capacities are from 20 to 205 and many have natural light and views over the park.

And the honey farm? This comprises 10 hives and four bee-keepers on the roof of the ground-floor suites and visible from some upper-floor bedrooms. This is the reason for the hotel's honeycomb logo. And did you know that the one queen bee in each hive can lay 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day in the summer, or that to collect a half-kilo of honey one bee would have to fly the equivalent of twice around the world and visit 10,000 flowers? Now you do.

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7262 6737 www.lancasterlondon.com

 

RELAX AND REFLECT IN YORK
One country house hotel we feel is made for relaxing and reflecting is Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, located next to the racecourse in York.

One of three hotels packed with history and owned by the National Trust the Queen Anne style house was built in 1699, opened as a hotel in 1984 and was donated to the Trust in 2008. It offers twenty nine bedrooms, nine of them large enough to use for interviews and syndicates and comprising ten in the main house, sixteen in an 18th century courtyard, a garden suite and two suites in an adjacent cottage. The main meeting room is located fifty yards from the house, is purpose-built and self-contained, accommodates up to 56 delegates theatre style, is divisible into two and has its own bar, cloakrooms and kitchen. For smaller meetings there is a boardroom for ten in the main house and for private dining there are rooms for 14 and 22, and a restaurant for up to 56 with its own sitting room for pre-dinner drinks.

For relaxing and reflecting Middlethorpe has twenty acres of attractive landscaped gardens and parkland for restful meandering or quality thinking time. For relaxing pampering there is a health and beauty spa comprising a large indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym, a club room for drinks and meals and three beauty salons with qualified therapists.

Tel 01904 641241 www.middlethorpe.com

 

A SUMMER SPIN AROUND ESSEX
A free familiarisation visit for organisers to some Essex venues and attractions is being organised by Visit Essex for Wednesday July 17th.

This will take in the Waltham Abbey Marriott, the Lea Valley White Water Centre, Ingatestone Hall, the Holiday Inn Brentwood, Valentines Mansion and Topgolf.

Contact: natalie.halls@essex.gov.uk Tel. 01245 437932

 

MEET ON OXFORD STREET
An open day for organisers is being held by MSE Meeting Rooms, Oxford Street, London on Thursday June 13th.

This runs from 1.30pm to 6.30pm and food and drink is supplied by MSE's caterers, ABSevents.

Tel. 0203 470 0295 email info@msemeetingrooms.co.uk

 

MEET AND EAT
A free all you can eat buffet breakfast for delegates is included in an offer of meeting rooms in London from budget chain Travelodge.

Prices start from £25 per delegate per day and properties offered include High Holborn with a room for 25 and City Road with a boardroom for up to 14.

www.travelodge.co.uk/business

 

ALICANTE UPDATE
A recent trip to Alicante, stylish coastal capital of the Spanish Costa Blanca, yielded some more impressive venues for conferences, meetings and incentives, since our last press trip there in 2009. Since then the city has increased its four-star bedroom stock to 1784 rooms across 10 hotels, complemented by one five-star 81-room hotel and 1239 three-star rooms across 15 hotels. For those considering Southern Spain it is worth remembering that low prices there can be had in October and November, when the weather is still summery by UK standards and the UK venues are charging some of their highest prices.

o The Sercotel Porta Maris Spa hotel was sampled and is located between the marina and Postiguet beach, and a five minute walk from the Town Hall and historic quarter with many tapas bars and restaurants. Breakfast at the Porta Maris was a very substantial buffet, enhanced by very scenic sea views to the east of the city and a machine for supplying fresh-squeezed orange juice, which is so fascinating to watch working that many forget that their glass is over-running underneath.

The hotel rooms comprise 113 standard and 19 standard junior suites, all with balconies and views over the beach and ocean or the marina. All are air-conditioned, have thoughtful separate toilet areas from the bath with shower over, a safe, minibar, LCD TV and free broadband internet connection. Next door to the Porta Maris and part of it is the Suites del Mar offering 45 junior suites and two suites, all with an area of more than 50 square metres and with a large granite shower stall with floor to ceiling glass window looking out to sea, lounge areas with adjustable lighting, designer furniture and, in most suites a hydro-massage bath.

For those into pampering some rooms have inclusive access to an outdoor pool but there is also a large Wellness Centre as part of the hotel but separately run offering hot tubs, cold tubs, steam room, sauna, large heated pool, rain walk, gym and Jacuzzi, as well a treatments such as 11 different types of massage, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing.

For meetings there are 6 rooms with capacities of 12 to up to 300 when used in combination and all have sea views and natural light. (These were being refurbished when we visited) Also out of action was the hotel's restaurant, although the cafeteria was operating for light meals. We took one of the recommendations made for the Lizerian tapas bar located next to KFC on the main Rambla and enjoyed the Basque tapas served on a piece of baguette (pinchos) washed down with half pints of the excellent Mahou draught beer for one euro each, giving a good meal for two for less than £10 each.

www.hotelspaportamaris.com

 

o For those with delegates who like to play golf there is plenty in Alicante and the newest golf resort, which opened in July 2009 and which we sampled on this trip is El Plantio to the north-west of the city and just 5 km from the airport.

El Plantio offers an 18-hole par 72 and a 9 hole par 3 course, both pay and play with no members and backed with a driving range, putting green, golf school, club house, gym, cafeteria and restaurant. For events the club house has one large room with a high ceiling for up to 250, two smaller rooms for 50 each and a board room for up to 25, all with natural light.

The large, modern self-catering apartments offer four-star quality, and at two star prices in the autumn. Our two bedroom unit - and there are 65 of these - comprised more than 90 square metres of space, around twice the size of a hotel suite, and included enough cupboard and wardrobe space for a two-week stay, two bathrooms (one with a large, walk in shower, sinks, toilet and bidet and one with a full sized deep bath, sink and toilet) a lounge area with large TV, a dining room with table for 6, a large balcony area with table and chairs for 4 and a large kitchen, fully equipped with full-sized fridge and separate freezer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, iron and ironing board and good range of utensils. There is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and those fortunate enough to occupy a third (top) floor apartment get a large rooftop area with mountain views for private sunbathing. There are also 33 apartments with three bedrooms and an area of more than 119 square metres.

Those whose delegates don’t fancy self-catering - and for those who do there is a Carrefour around 5 km away - El Plantio has two eating places with tapas menus and good quality cafeteria dishes. Highlights for us were the "sirloin steak" which fell apart and tasted like a very tender rib eye (18 Euros), the "Crunchy of Orly prawns" which were 5 battered butterfly prawns for 6 Euros, a meaty spaghetti Bolognese sold as a starter but generously-portioned enough for a main course and a snip at 7.50 Euros and the nougat ice cream which tasted like a good, rich coffee. Drinks are reasonably priced at 2.75 Euros for a glass of house wine or 12 Euros for a bottle and pints of draught Amstel for 3 Euros. Breakfast is 10 Euros, half board (with lunch or dinner) is 30 Euros and full board is 45 Euros on top of the apartment price.

This can vary from 50 Euros to 108 Euros a night, with discounts available for longer stays, and with the lower rate for November to mid February, 60/70 Euros for mid Feb to May and September/October, 90 Euros for July and part of August and the top rate for the first two weeks of August. Transfers to and from the airport can be made for 15 Euros for a mini-bus holding 6-8, the same price as a taxi. Lifts into Alicante and back can also be arranged.

www.elplantiogolfresort.es

 

o Organisers looking for a good three star option on a beach will want to know about the Hotel Almirante, located overlooking one of Spain's largest and least crowded choices, the four mile long (6.2 km) Playa de San Juan.

Refurbished in 2012 this offers 64 bedrooms, all with private balcony, views over the beach or the hotel's outdoor pool and gardens, and comprising 37 standard, 17 economy, 5 family and 5 on the corner of the building with double sized balconies and views both ways. Rooms have full bathrooms with bath and shower over, toilet, bidet and sink. For meetings there is one room for up to 80 theatre-styles with a similar-sized balcony area, with beach and pool views, for al fresco beverage and food breaks and cocktails, plus another for 50. There is a restaurant serving a range of tapas, sandwiches and a three course dinner option for 17.10 Euros.

The Almirante is 18 minutes on the modern tram line from Alicante, and 60 minutes by bus or 20 by taxi from the airport.

www.hotelalmirante.com

 

o In addition to the above we also viewed three non-residential venues in Alicante. The new ADDA (Auditorio de la Diputacion de Alicante) just in the north of the city has more than 38,000 square metres of event spaces, including a fixed seat symphony hall for 1,225 spectators, seven rooms for 40 to 482, exhibition areas and a unique theatre in the round for 150 with a hemispherical cupola in the ceiling which provides natural amplification. A few minutes away is a former tobacco factory, Las Cigarreras, where one of the former warehouses has been converted into a cultural centre and offers a room for 200 seated and 150 standing up and a Roman-style outside auditorium for 100. Down by the sea, and very close to the Porta Maris Hotel, casino and marina is the modern Volvo Ocean Race Museum which offers its Regatta Room with a capacity of 180, high ceilings and a built in projector and screen, and sailing opportunities on the harbour in the future.

 

o For those interested in gastronomy we sampled the tasty and substantial tapas sitting outside in the sun at the Monastrell restaurant of Alicante's only five-star hotel, the Hosperes Amerigo in the Historic Quarter.

Most were from the San Romain set menu (29 Euros per person, minimum two) and this comprised a Russian potato salad with tuna, some wonderfully sweet Alicante tomatoes with basil juice and a creamy dressing, a salty and sharp tartar of raw salmon with fennel and orange (one for the sashimi fans) a very moreish saute of spring mushrooms with poached egg, and slices of very mild and thinly sliced Iberico roast pork with cream cheese, chips and watercress. All this was finished off with a slice of forest fruits cheesecake, but not before the staff had kindly slipped in a portion of chistora, a slightly spicy choizo sausage served with honey to perfectly balance the salt/sweet ratio.

 

o Alicante is well served with flights from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Exeter and Newcastle. Recently Southend Airport has joined the list and last month jetXtra.com started from Humberside Airport with fares from £19.99.

 

Event Organisers Update would like to thank the managements of the Spa Porta Maris, El Plantio Golf Resort, the Hotel Almirante and the Hosperes Amerigo for their kind hospitality. Thanks also to Cristina Cunchillos of Latina Marketing and Marina Campello Herrero of the Alicante Tourist Board for their help in organising the trip.

OLD GRITS DIARY

Wednesday
Interesting, it was, to visit this year's Academic Venue Show and attend a talk, "Sustaining Excellence" by Olympian gold-medallist Sally Gunnell OBE.

This featured lots of common sense wisdom, such as the importance of setting goals and visualising oneself achieving them, moving out of one's own comfort zone, putting setbacks behind one quickly, getting good people around one and working out worst-case scenarios and the solutions before they happened. All good, sound advice.

What, however, impressed OG the most was that it was all delivered without a note, or PowerPoint, nor hiding behind a lectern. She just stood there and did it.

Our Sal could teach some of our corporate presenters a thing or three............

 

Friday
Has the US got some of the world's most unwelcoming hoteliers, to go with its customs officers?

OG asks this on reading about the treatment of British tourists by the staff and an armed security guard at the budget Knights Inn hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. (London Evening Standard) The three British country music fans had rooms booked and paid for with the credit card of a fourth member of their group, who had checked in earlier and was upstairs in his room when his friends arrived at reception and were told by the receptionist that they couldn't check in without the card-holder present. When the jet-lagged group, which unfortunately for the hotel included a journalist and a retired PR manager protested the receptionist, rather than sensibly call their friend upstairs and sort out the problem, instead called the hotel's armed security guard to have them ejected.

Reportedly this friendly gentleman stood with his hand on his gun - a heavy-handed threat to shoot them if they didn't do what his employer told them? - While they loaded their luggage back into their hired vehicle and drove off to find another hotel, which they finally did on the fourth attempt.

The hotel manager James Patel later realised his employer's clumsy mishandling of the situation and offered a discounted stay, but would it not have been better if he had trained his staff, and his security guard properly in the first place?

 

FOODIE NEWS

o A recent food sampling at the Tulip Inn York Burn Hall hotel delivered some memorable flavours, which started with the huge tomato hit of the tomato and basil soup. A citrus dill and lemon cream sauce gave a creamy tang to the salmon and prawn gnocchi. And the vegetarian option of wild mushroom, red onion and pearl barley hot pot pleased this non-vegetarian with its tasty ceps and oyster mushrooms, as did the flavourful bed of sauteed peppers, onions, leek and courgette served under the fillet of pan-fried seabass and the stack of lightly fried fat chips. A seriously refreshing lemon posset with cream, raspberries, fruit coulis and home-made shortbread was the perfect finish.

Tel 01347 825 400 www.tulipinnyork.com

 

o Fans of the dim sum Chinese tapas can enjoy a selection of high quality examples at the stylish Plum Valley in London's Gerrard Street, arguably one of the best in the area for entertaining and impressing. Large glasses of jasmine lotus tea set the scene with whole flowers dropped into boiling water and ready to drink when unfurled. (£2.90) Good choices for taste were the baby octopus with sweet chilli sauce (£3.60) the juicy paper-wrapped prawn (£3.40) the scallop cheung fun (£3.80) the venison yam croquette (£3.20) and the sticky rice in lotus leaf (large portion £3.80) The total selection however was large enough to tempt us back for more choices, and the bill of £16.75 per person, inclusive optional service charge, was pocket-friendly for the quality.

Tel 020 7494 4366

 

STOP THE SALES PITCHES SURVEY

Please complete this survey if you have attended, in 2013, an "educational" seminar at an exhibition, or session at a conference that turned out to be a sales pitch, and you feel that others should be warned.

Click here to take our survey: STOP THE SALES PITCHES

 

SEO NEWS

o The Society is now in a position to let out its offices at 29a Market Square, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 8AQ for any tenancy period up to 80 years.

There is one large office on the first floor of around 350 square feet and suitable for 6-8, available from around £300 per month. On the second floor are two offices, suitable for 2/3 people in each, a storeroom area (which could accomodate 1/2 people) and a bathroom/toilet, totalling around 350 square feet, and available from around £250 per month for the whole space. (or could be split)

Please call Peter Cotterell on 01767 312986, or email peter.cotterell@eou.org.uk to arrange a viewing

o The Society of Event Organisers now has 777 members, representing corporate, association and charity organisations, as well as event venues and suppliers. Most are based in the UK.

o Member offer

A special 20% discount is offered for 2013 to SEO members booking events at The Enterprise Hotel, Earls Court, London. This is a three-star property with 100 bedrooms and capacity for up to 100 delegates, space divisible into two. Current rates are £79.50 for the day delegate and £229.50 for the 24-hour.

The offer is made subject to availability and also applies to food served in the hotel's 15/25 restaurant, which features carefully prepared, authentic and competitively priced Asian dishes as well as a European range.

Contact Kripen Dhrona 020 7373 4502, email info@enterprisehotel.co.uk or visit www.enterprisehotel.co.uk

 

NEXT ISSUE

A spokesperson for Mash Media advises: "The positive spin we put on the Centaur story in the June issue of Conference News is no way related to the most lucrative five pages of advertising booked by them. And nor was the four page feature on Scotland and the three page Big Interview with Marketing Edinburgh's head of business tourism anything to do with the three pages of advertising placed by Visit Scotland and Aberdeen, oh no".......... Hotels flock to offer free WiFi to organisers.......... Sally Gunnell OBE finds another new career in speaker training.............. J. Wayne from the Association of Retired Security Executives in the USA confirms: " Security guards here always play with their guns when ejecting customers with a grievance. It's part of the intimidation process and a big contributor to job satisfaction".......... A new heavy-metal rock band, Swamp of Sleaze, is to sponsor and re-name Westminster tube station. A spokesperson for Transport for London tells MPs " Unfortunately we have no legal right to refuse them, although we are fully aware that the new name will be thought totally inappropriate by every right-thinking member of society"........... and much, much more..........

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Text only ANNOUNCEMENTS can be run once for new products, new venues, venue refurbishments, new packages, organiser's trips, and industry showcases, receptions, seminars, conferences and exhibitions likely to be of high interest to event organisers.

Sizes, when printed out on an A4 page, and prices of ANNOUNCEMENT boxes available are:

One fifth page, 45mm x 170mm £200
One quarter page, 60mm x 170mm £250
One third page, 85mm x 170mm £325
One half page, 120mm x 170mm £400

To book email peter.cotterell@eou.org.uk

 

MORE FREE NEWSLETTERS

o Exhibitor Update for all those who exhibit. www.eou.org.uk

o Association News (AN) for all those who associate. www.associationnews.org.uk

o Charity Matters (CM) for those working in charities. www.ezinematters.com

o Marketing Matters (MM) for those working in marketing. www.ezinematters.com

 

MEMBER'S DIRECTORY

This is published in every issue of Event Organisers Update and the cost to suppliers, based on a headline, forty words of text and contact details, is £95 for one year (twelve issues) or £65 for 6 months (six issues) Costs are being kept low to encourage small suppliers to participate.

If, as an organiser you know of any good suppliers you feel other organisers should know about please forward this issue on to them, or refer them to the SEO website at www.seoevent.co.uk

 

SEO SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY

o AUDIO VISUAL AND IT COMPANIES

EXHIBITIONS & LIVE EVENT AUDIO VISUAL SUPPLIER COVERING UK & EUROPE
Located in London and Birmingham, Computec AV cater for all your rental requirements. Equipment available includes LCD/Plasma screens, PA systems, Projection Equipment and Lighting. Also in-house we have our Set Creation company specialising in staging, bespoke set design and build. Tel 020 8807 2002, Fax 020 8807 3818, email: sales@computecgroup.com Web: www.computecgroup.com

o EVENT CATERING

AUBREY ALLEN
Quality event catering services for private & corporate functions using the finest ingredients in delicious & creative menus that can be tailored for any occasion, taste & budget. We work with quality venues in & around Warwickshire, inc. Compton Verney. Telephone: 01926 311208 Enquire in-store at Aubrey Allen, 108 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa ,CV34 5DB Email: events@aubreyallen.co.uk Visit our website: www.aubreyallenevents.co.uk

o EVENT TRAINING

EVENT TRAINING - WITH A QUALIFICATION
The Society of Event Organisers, SEO, offers a four-day qualification course, the Certificate in Conference Organisation (CCO) running in Central London three times a year, and which can also be presented at your premesis - dates by arrangement. Contact Peter Cotterell Tel. 01767 312986, email peter.cotterell@eou.org.uk visit www.seoevent.co.uk

o MEDIA COMPANIES

EMAIL MARKETING
Newsletter, promotion, event invitation or just staying in touch? We can provide a low-cost, effective solution, tailored to your needs. Our bulk rates are as low as 0.3p per email, or £3 per thousand. email: mark.ely@sg7.biz www.sg7.biz

MOCHA:IDEAS, FILM AND MOTION CONTENT THAT CONNECT
Mocha offer a complete film and motion design service to corporate, association and charity event organisers, venues and others in the event sector. Mocha also offer a 10% discount to readers of this publication and visitors to www.seoevent.co.uk - just quote "SEO". Tel: 0151 706 0761 email: hq@mocha.tv Web: www.mocha.tv Vimeo:http://vimeo.com/user4995482/videos

o NEWSLETTERS

Association News
For all those who associate. www.associationnews.org.uk

Charity Matters
For those working in charities. www.ezinematters.com

Marketing Matters
For those working in marketing. www.ezinematters.com

o VENUES. LEEDS

CONFERENCES & MEETINGS UP TO 90 DELEGATES
LCI offers conferencing with an ethical edge in Leeds City Centre. Five Rooms (Max 90 people) with Smartboards, loop systems, WIFI. Disabled access. LCI supports community/voluntary groups by offering significant discounts. Very close to railway & bus stations. Contact Moira or Wendy on 0113 245 4700 or email conferencing@leedschurchinstitute.org

o VENUES. LONDON. NON-RESIDENTIAL

BOARDROOM OFF CITY ROAD
Our pleasant boardroom is available for full or half day meetings. It seats 14 people, boardroom-style, or can be arranged to suit your needs. Catering and equipment is available on request. We are conveniently located just off City Road. Call Claire/Nora on 0207 324 0750; fax 0207 324 0760; email: enquiries@keyring.org; address: 27, Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR

BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE. BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS. HEART OF LONDON
The classical regency terrace at Park Crescent, near Regents Park includes number 16, which offers seven beautifully appointed meetings rooms, all with natural light and modern facilities, for up to 60 delegates, and a dedicated team to ensure event success. Tel. 020 7612 7070, Fax. 020 7612 7078, email. enquiries@16parkcrescent.co.uk visit www.16parkcrescent.co.uk .

o VENUES. LONDON. RESIDENTIAL

GREAT VALUE! PRIME LOCATION! WARM HOSPITALITY!
The 100-bedroom,three-star Enterprise Hotel is located in Kensington, close to Earls Court tube and offers the Earls Suite for 100 delegates, which is divisible. Contact us for a tour, with an Asian or European lunch in our 15/25 Restaurant. Contact Kripen Dhrona 020 7373 4502, email info@enterprisehotel.co.uk visit www.enterprisehotel.co.uk

o VENUE TRAINING

VENUE TRAINING, WITH A QUALIFICATION
The Society of Event Organisers, SEO, offers a four-day qualification course, the Certificate in Conference Venue Marketing (CCVM) running in Central London once a year, and which can also be presented at your premesis - dates by arrangement. Contact Peter Cotterell Tel. 01767 312986, email peter.cotterell@eou.org.uk visit www.seoevent.co.uk

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