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Venue finding service

Corporate events

Event management

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Medical Events, International Medical Conferences, Advisory Boards, Medical Secretariat…

Our Vision

To create the perfect environment for people to interact and engage.

Our Mission

To offer a personal and professional service on every occasion, maintaining a high level of product knowledge; investing in new systems; maximising our connectivity with clients and suppliers.


We are a boutique venue finding agency with an experienced team of venue finders who treat each enquiry and client individually. We care about our clients and their events.

As there is no charge for our venue finding service, this means we will always strive to find the ideal venue to match your brief.

Integrity – we conduct our business in a professional manner and value our relationships with clients and suppliers alike.

You will have one dedicated point of contact – if for any reason your contact is not in the office another member of the team will be able to help.

With our specialist knowledge within the medical and pharmaceutical industries, we can also arrange all types of medical events.

Are you looking for a venue for a corporate event ?

Then may we introduce our free venue finding service where we can find you the perfect venue for your event for free!

We appreciate that venue finding can take up a lot of time so we are here to save you time and money.

We take the time to find out your requirements so we can select the perfect venue for your event – whether it is for 10 or 500 people, we are happy to help.

Since Lida started the company in 1995 we have established relationships with venues of all types, shapes and sizes to enable us to find the right venues for our clients at the right price.

Our service covers venues in the UK, Europe and Worldwide

Still not sure ? Have a look at our FAQs or go to our venue finding page for more information

Click here to make an enquiry, or call us on +44 (0)1252 722185 and speak to one of the team. We look forward to hearing from you!

meet the team

  • Lida DeSouza
    Lida DeSouza
  • Catherine Harding
    Catherine Harding
  • Kate McSweeny
    Kate McSweeny

our clients say

  • DeSouza Associates have found us the most beautiful venue to hold our conference, in a location we would never have thought of ourselves. We were not sure if the event was going to be feasible to run, but thanks to Lida and the team it’s looking to be a great success. Our whole office is very excited!

    Hattie - Gas Information Provider
  • It was a pleasure talking to you over the past couple of days. I have found you and your service very helpful, informative and your venue options covering all discussed aspects. Great attention to detail! Please get back in touch in order to book future events as we will definitely be using your services again! Many thanks for all your help!

    Karolina - Advertising Agency
  • Finding venues always takes so much longer than I expect it to, so being able to outsource it gives me back time to focus on my core job; DeSouza Associates' service really comes into its own when there are queries or changes as this can be hugely time consuming. The service is always fast, efficient, reliable and free. They work to even the most challenging brief to find venues that surprise and delight.

    Natasha - Training Company
  • DeSouza Associates are our go to for arranging meetings, conferences and company away days. The nature of our business means we have to get conference venues arranged at short notice and DeSouza Associates always bend over backwards to help us find the perfect venue & stay within budget. Lida, Catherine and the team are super helpful; the venues they select are perfectly tailored & fit the events requirements, their attention to detail is second to none, I couldn’t recommend them more highly!

    Olivia - Procurement
  • I have used DeSouza Associates with two different companies and keep returning. Having worked in the industries they support, they truly understand what is required. They are thorough, adaptable and say what they are going to do. Lida leads by example and has instilled her high standards and infectious enthusiasm into each and every member of her team. They treat each client equally, however big or small the enquiry. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed

    Vanessa - Medical Company
  • I’ve been working with Lida and her team for a few years now for venue search and selection. I must say that the level of service I get is second to none; great response times and superb professionalism

    Matt - IT Company
  • Thanks again Penny - fab service from you as always !

    Rebecca - Housing Association
  • Your service is spot on, you take care of everything and provide a smooth efficient service….

    Housing Association
  • “Working with the team at De-Souza is always a pleasure due to all the extra miles they go to deliver an exceptional customer service”

    Petra - Business Consultancy
  • Lida, I would like to thank you for helping us put this event together and helping us co-ordinate on all the activities, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. Dinner went down really well. The courtyard was a real wow factor especially as it was a beautiful warm evening. All in all the event was a great success from start to finish. Once again, thank you for your help and support and I will certainly recommend you to other companies.

    Helen - Software Company
  • I have used Desouza Associates for many years and value the excellent service they always provide no matter what the request or timescale given.  They are always polite, helpful and very efficient at dealing with anything I ask for.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective clients and will continue to use their services in the coming years.

    Karen – Medical Company
  • We have been working with DeSouza Associates for two years now and have been extremely delighted with the quality of the work they have carried out for us. DeSouza has great people working in the company, which translates to successful projects and happy returning clients. What I particularly like about the company is that they make the clients’ customer service journeys very personalised by for instance taking the time to understand businesses’ needs and project requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend DeSouza Associates

    Henna – Procurement company
  • I have had the opportunity to be partnered with ‘DeSouza Associates’ over many years, both as working as a Hotelier for a luxury 5 star hotel chain and as one of the largest Global Independent Destination Management Companies. I find Lida, Kate and the team ultimate professionals to work alongside and who have built great client relationships. Their dedication, knowledge and commitment shines through

    Rachel – International DMC
  • “The event was a BIG success. Everyone loved the venue & it was an amazing evening. It certainly has exceeded everyone’s already high expectations. Thank you for your help in finding the place.”

    Suzanne – Financial Company
  • I would like to thank DeSouza Associates for your prompt, friendly service and support over the years.  Without your help and follow-up we would not have been aware of many of the wonderful venues we have used, in various locations up and down the country.  Wishing you continued success

    Marva – Medical Company
  • Lida, thank you for your on-site assistance at our corporate reception at the Orangery at Kensington Palace recently.  You managed this responsibility professionally and with the same commitment to high quality we enjoy from our own staff.  The event was a huge success and ran very smoothly.

    Julie – Energy Company
  • I will definitely be using your team again in future. You’ve been brilliant both times that I’ve used you and saved me so much time, so thank you.

    Emma - Automotive
  • Just a quick note to thank you for recommending and arranging the dinner venue for my meeting this week.  The food at Corrigans was incredible and the private room overlooking the kitchen was  stunning, really set the meeting off on the right foot and certainly a talking point. Everyone was very impressed

    Jamie Software Company
  • Always feel looked after and treated as a client rather than as an enquiry that comes through a portal. They are always happy to pick up to phone to talk things through and get back to me with venues that fit both our budget and style.

    Emma - Tech company
  • Your service is easy, quick and convenient! I can see why my colleagues recommended you.

    Ali - Financial Company
  • I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their efforts over the years in helping us to find the perfect venues for our meetings.  I appreciate the amount of work involved (and that we do not always make it very easy with our needs and my often delayed responses!), but we truly are grateful for all your support, and hard work.

    Leanne - Association
  • Lida has been so good with helping us. She has turned around our request so quickly. We would not be in the position we are in with our event if it weren’t for her! Thanks Lida!

    Becky - Management Consultancy
  • It has been great working with you, you have made the process very simple, clear and quick. I am very impressed with the turn around times and how you were able to find something that fitted what we needed! I am sure that my colleague will be in touch with you about our Xmas party!  

    Ed - Management Consultancy
  • I think we are finally at the finish line now with this. Thanks again for all your patience and determination to get this sorted out with our best interests in mind, much appreciated.

    Jacqui Software Company
  • Congrats on the perfect organisation of this very enlightening virtual conference.

    Regine-Drug Regulatory Authority
  • I also wish to express my thanks for organizing the virtual ISIRV conference. The organization was perfect and very very professional. I loved the way the presenters and chairpersons appeared on the screen, the question box, the home website, eposters, … Everything was really wonderful and very efficient.

    Lieve - Medical
  • "I don't normally organise my company social events so the prospect was quite a daunting one. I spoke with Lida and immediately I felt assured that we'd find the right venue and have a great night. She took a comprehensive brief and came back promptly with a shortlist of venues. I'd recommend Lida and DeSouza Associates to anyone looking to arrange a corporate event."

    Alex Technology Company
  • “Lida you did an outstanding job in organising this meeting.”

    November 2021, speaker and delegate US national public health agency
  • I cannot tell you how relieved I am to have finally got there.  We certainly put you through your paces every year, and I am very grateful that you continue to see it through with us, and so thank you to you all for your hard work and patience, and for not giving up!

    Leann Office Manager, Association
  • So far I have had only good feedback! The venue was perfect, the team have highly praised it so you really hit the nail on the head with this one. They loved the set up, view, general feel of the place, food was good and we had a good turnout which always helps. Thanks for all your help on this

    Lauren Finance Client
  • “ Lida, I would like to thank you again for organising this meeting, we had great feedback from attendees both for your event services and for the venue itself.”

    Lindsey – Medical Company
  • “I shouldn’t openly admit this but I often rely on Kate and Lida to save the day for me. We host all sorts of events and nothing is ever too much trouble for the team at DeSouza Associates. From sourcing large conference venues to team activities and restaurants in both the UK and Europe, nothing is ever too much trouble or too big a challenge for this team! They are wonderful to work with, professional and always hit the brief and timelines. I’ve been going to them for year and can’t see myself ever going to anyone else! The best in the business.”  

    Natalie - Consultancy
  • 'Thank you for all your help and for organising it and helping in the success of the event'

    Malini Finance Client
  • "Lida was excellent in her role managing the event operations for our 2022 Summit, Lida’s years of experience was evident right from the outset. She was clearly able to understand our goals and was able to share her experience on the best strategy to deliver this. She displayed a confident, reassuring and calming presence in dealing with the hotel reservations, event logistics and catering leading up to the event which gave us peace of mind and critically allowed the business to focus on the editorial aspect of promoting the conference. On the day of the event she managed the relationship with the hotel staff and any issues we had in an exemplary fashion and needless to say the event went as planned. I can’t speak highly enough of working with Lida and the Desouza Associates team and I look forward to working with her on future events"

    Victor - Event Management Client
  • Kate - I finally have a minute and I just wanted to send a thank you email for all your help dealing with several quick enquiries lately. I couldn’t have done it without you!!

    Erin - Management Solution Company

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