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Sometimes our clients say to us ‘ I didn’t realise you could help me book that event, I thought you only booked meetings!’ So we thought we would run through the types of corporate events we can book for you.

This list is not exhaustive by any means so please drop us an email or give us a call and ask if your event is something we can help with. If we can’t help you then we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can.

As no two events are the same, we will take a detailed brief from you – our advice is “tell us as much as you can” to help us find that perfect fit for you.

We can help with all types of corporate events

Sourcing the right style of venue for your event is key as it reflects your company ethos and different events or companies may require different styles of venue. One venue style does not fit all!

This is where we can come in and give you some valuable support

Conferences

Finding the right venue can be an important factor in any conference’s success especially when there is such a great choice of venues available to book. We know some great venues in London and nationwide which can cater for conferences large and small.

Whether it is a conference for 50 theatre style or 400 cabaret with exhibition space and several syndicate rooms, we can find you the perfect venue and work hard to get you the very best rates.

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Our experienced team are waiting for your call!

Meetings

From small one-to-one meetings for 2 people to classroom meetings for 50 (and everything in-between), we can help you find a great space for your next meeting. We have access to an extensive network of the very best meeting venues in London and nationwide, boasting different styles and room capacities.

Some meetings may require a modern, minimalist environment, for example, whereas on other occasions a more traditional setting will be appropriate. They can be residential and non-residential.

Kick Off Meetings/Away Days

Following on from the ‘standard’ meeting event, we have noticed in the past couple of years that Kick Off Meeting are very popular, bringing teams back together again after a couple of years of disrupted work life.

Breakfast Meetings

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In this busy world we live in, executives can always make time for Breakfast! Ranging from a full blown seated English Breakfast to more informal lighter options the choice is yours!

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Product Launches / Roadshows / Press Event

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Making the right first impression – you only get one chance to make a great first impression and whilst this can apply to a lot of event types it’s even more important when you are trying to sell or launch a product or service.

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Let us help you book a fabulous venue for your next event

Training

With access to a wide range of training venues across the UK our team can find the ideal space for your training events.

We know that the right environment can make all the difference. Let us save you time finding somewhere that perfectly complements the type of training course you are running.

Executive Dinners

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Looking for somewhere a little special for your CEO to entertain clients or perhaps for a presentation?  Whether it is a private dining room in a swanky 5 star hotel, private dining in a Michelin starred restaurant or simply a private dining room in a Restaurant – we can help!

We know some great venues that will tick the box.

Gala/Awards Dinners/ Dinner Dances

Organising an Awards or Gala dinner can be daunting as there can be so many elements, so our tip is to start planning as early as you can. Popular venues can get booked up early so the more time you have to find the venue the better.

Gala and Charity dinners typically feature entertainment, dinner and dancing and sometimes a raffle or auction. This type of event is often about the wow factor, whether that means having a theme or the choice of venue becomes the wow factor!

Some venues offer dinner packages making it easier to cost. These do vary but usually this includes venue hire, an arrival drink, a 3-course dinner with coffee, half a bottle of wine and water.

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Awards dinners (or Award lunches) can be a black-tie formal dinner event, or equally you could go for a less formal event with poseur tables, canapés and a cocktail reception, and a snappy 45 minute ceremony.

Entertainment is another factor to consider and we can help you with this too!

Working with a selected number of trusted suppliers we can help you book all types of entertainment from the wacky to the more traditional.

Christmas Parties

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The Christmas Party comes but once a year so it’s important to get it right. Whether you are looking for an intimate dining experience with traditional turkey and trimmings for a dozen people, or a themed party for a hundred or more, there are so many options to choose from.

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We know loads of venues offering different types of events from stand up receptions, activity venues, join a parties to full party packages with exclusive venue hire.

Don’t forget we can help you with your entertainment too!

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If the responsibility has fallen upon you to organise this year’s Christmas party, get in touch

Summer Parties

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Whether you are rewarding staff or entertaining clients in the summer months, there are many amazing venues with outside space to choose from. Whether it’s a stylish corporate soiree or laidback garden party, we can find you that venue for your Summer Party– the only thing we can’t guarantee is the sunshine!

Summer Events

Networking Events/Drinks Receptions

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Though the format for these events are generally more casual than a sit-down dinner, you still have to choose carefully when it comes to venue.

From evening presentations to drinks & canapé receptions, we have access to some of the UK’s most unique and inventive event spaces to create a memorable evening. We can find you a venue whatever your budget from modern purpose built venues to spaces that will wow your guests.

 Team Building/Activity Days

These are very popular events and are a great way of getting re-acquainted with your work colleagues, old and new.

There is now such a range of activities and team building available that it can become mind blowing. Give us a call and we will talk through what you want to achieve from the event and choose the right activity for you.

Ranging from a just a couple of hours or a full day of activities, an on-site activity venue to an evening of fun and laughter during a conference dinner, we can help you!

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Other events we can help you with ……

Trade Shows / Exhibitions

Corporate Hospitality

Virtual Events

Group accommodation

Hybrid events

Workshops

International Events

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You will be amazed by how many difference styles of venues there are available for all your events and we know some great ones!

So stop searching, get in touch with our experienced team and let us do the hard work for you.

It's easy - just pick up the phone or drop us an email!

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