NEWS & OFFERS

Keep up to date with industry insights from the team, along with all the latest news and offers from our venues, hotels and partners across the UK.

Insights | Great Britain
August 14, 2022

What makes a venue unique?

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, ‘what makes a venue unique?’ With so many amazing venues up and down the country, each offering various event solutions – we recognise it can be a challenge for event planners. ‘Unique’ is defined in the dictionary as being the only one of its kind, or more generally, unusual and special in some way.A truly unique venue needs to have something that no other venue possesses. Whether it’s in a space that doesn’t exist anywhere else, or there is something unusual about it that can only be found in that venue.Offering something differentWe have always described a unique venue as one that has something ‘different’ to its clients. When a venue has something distinctive to offer, the physical space itself doesn’t have to b

Offers | Manchester
November 9, 2021

Christmas at The Grove

Hire Grove at Manchester Met this Christmas and celebrate in style!It’s been a very exciting year for us here at Manchester Met Conference and Events, with a range of new buildings opening and exciting additions to our campus.For us though, the most exciting of all has been opening on campus eatery and fully licenced bar – Grove.Located on the corner of Oxford Rd and Cavendish St opposite All Saints Park, Grove is right in the heart of our campus, and is already getting rave reviews from students, staff, and the community.Christmas C

News | Leeds
September 20, 2021

Leeds Independent Venues Month

Conference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds, is celebrating the return of in-person events to connect with the city’s independent venues through the launch of a month-long campaign which will shine a spotlight on the fantastic range of independent venues the city has to offer.Independent Venues Month will see the bureau highlight the pivotal role played by the city’s indies by publishing a suite of content designed to inspire conference organisers and delegates alike to explore the unique experiences, benefits and first-class service on offer.In doing so, the campaign will showcase the range of independent venues operating across the epicentre of the modern North. An epicentre that is acknowledged as the UK’s first city of health innovation, the largest financial centre outside of London, with a fast growing digital and informati

News | Great Britain
September 20, 2021

Welcome back to our venues

The thing about people who organize events is, they LOVE organising events. To have had a period of time where we couldn’t has been quite challenging for the team. We’ve remained upbeat, we’ve helped a lot of other teams, but still, in the back of our heads, has been the nagging desire to get cracking with some of what we’re good at.So, it’s been brilliant to work with the National Citizen Service for six weeks over summer, collaborating to make their student experience as positive as it can be, and all in our lovely new Grosvenor Building. Beth Lincoln (Manchester Met Conference Coordinator) organised the event:“After another year of lockdowns, it’s been absolutely fantastic to be able to breathe life into the new Grosvenor Building over the summer holidays.

News | Manchester
September 20, 2021

The LifeCentre lives up to its name!

When The LifeCentre opened its doors nearly 9 years ago, the community at LifeChurch Manchester wanted to be able to serve the community in offering space for local groups, businesses and charities to be able to meet.  With 10 meeting rooms and capacity for up to 250 people, there are always plenty of options here for people.Following the first lockdown, The LifeCentre was able to adapt like never before and whilst initially opening for a primary school, and then a dance school it soon moved on to NHS based provision to help people in our region. Patients arriving for diabetic eye screening and flu vaccines was something we were getting used to when we were approached for the most life saving adventure yet: Covid-19 vaccinations! Litera

Insights | Leeds
September 1, 2021

Technology, safety & bespoke experiences

Conference Leeds identifies conference organisers’ top considerationsConference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds, has revealed the key considerations of conference organisers as in-person events resume, following the results from the Independent Venues Group’s round table discussion which was hosted by Conference Leeds. The Independent Venues Group represents some of Leeds’ leading independent venues.The discussion revealed that the Independent Venues Group were all genuinely excited to welcome the return of in-person conferences and events to the city. Representatives from each of the venues have

Offers | Manchester
September 1, 2021

Limited Time Offer

National Football Museum are offering a reduced evening room hire of up to 30% off, for anyone wishing to book an event for 2022.Visit our venue page on Unique Venues of Manchester, call us or email your enquiry and quote UVMHire on booking.National Football Museum is a fantastic and unique city centre venue. With inbuild LED lighting and fun interactive galleries we have everything you

Offers | Great Britain
August 9, 2021

Bolton Whites Hotel Offers

Why not join us for Early Bird Dining at Bolton Whites Hotel and take advantage of 2 great offers:2 courses @ £12.95 per person3 courses @ £16.95 per personServed in our Pure Bar & Grill with a relaxing atmosphere at the heart of the hotel, our chef has put together 2 great menus to suit everyone. Available Monday – Friday 3pm – 5.30pm. Dietary requirements can be catered for. So why not join colleagues, friends and family and take advantage of this amazing offer!Bottomless Brunch just £35.00 per person - Come and join us at Bolton Whites Hotel and enjoy a bottomless brunch with views of the pitch at Bolton Wanderers, University of Bolton stadium.Why not treat a loved one to our amazing Bottomle

News | Great Britain
August 9, 2021

Join the Selling Savvy Team!

We are looking for entrepreneurial hospitality and event professionals to join our team. This is a unique opportunity that allows you the chance to run your own business, whilst having the training, support and backing from a viable business and a fabulous team!We are looking for new team members who...… are self-motivated… bring proactive ideas to the table… have a ‘get up and go’ attitude… have entrepreneurial spirit… are driven and passionate about being the best they can be… are willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone… enthusiastic about being their own boss… LOVE the hospitality and event industry!Our new team must...

Offers | Manchester
August 9, 2021

Christmas Boogie Nights at Whites

Get your dancing shoes on and head down to Bolton Whites Hotel for Boogie Nights at Whites.Two nights of festive entertainment and fun.Boogie Winterland with live disco entertainment - Thursday 16th December£350 per table - up to 10 people, Premier SuiteA night filled with fun entertainment, food and drinks! Table includes a 2 course Festive buffet, Entertainment & Drinks Package (1 x Prosecco, 1 x House wine, 1 x Bucket of Beer)Boogie Bingo with fun prizes to be won - Friday 17th December

News | Manchester
August 9, 2021

PHM announces Open Kitchen partnership

People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester has partnered with leading conscious food company Open Kitchen. Beautiful dishes will be created for Venue Hire clients that reflect local, seasonal, organic, independent, short supply chains, interception of food and Fairtrade.The menus will change seasonally, with the Open Kitchen team working directly with farms in the North West to highlight delicious sustainably grown veg and fruit.Different menus will be created for different occasions, whether a meeting, workshop, celebration, conference, wedding, or drinks reception.  All can be enjoyed in the museum’s stunning spaces, with a number of options; from large open areas to smaller meeting rooms, in the magnificent Grade II listed Edwardian Pump House.

Offers | Great Britain
June 25, 2021

Staycation at Bolton Whites

Fancy a sensational Staycation at Bolton Whites? There is so much to do right on our doorstep! Shopping, Activity Days, Cinema Trips, Beaches & Entertainment, there’s plenty to do for the whole family.With the scenic West Pennine moors in the background, Bolton Whites Hotel is positioned in the heart of the North West and is ideally located for business and leisure guests looking for a friendly welcome and traditional Northern hospitality. Alongside 125 bedrooms we also boast over 50 meeting rooms with space for 1 to 4,000 people. Prices from £180.00 for 2 adults and

News | Manchester
June 23, 2021

University Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of the meeting and event spaces at The University of Manchester Conferences and VenuesWe are delighted to be able to now showcase our venues in a sustainable way with virtual tours, which includes year round day meeting spaces, the beautiful Whitworth Hall for formal dinners and University Place which hosts conferences for up to 1000 delegates.The 3D tours are featured on our conference website and include a dolls house function so that visitors can get a better sense of the venue layout, location of all the meeting spaces,

News | Great Britain
June 3, 2021

Vue Hybrid Package

Vue Conferences & Events announces its biggest hybrid package: In excess of 50K delegates.Vue launched its biggest hybrid conference package, incorporating the UK, Ireland and Europe, with the expertise to be able to host fifty thousand (50,000) delegates safely at multiple sites.Head of conferences and events Rachel Macaulay from Vue, said “we have been streaming events via satellite for over 10 years, it’s second nature. Our ability to host hybrid events doesn’t just mean from site to site. We can stream to individual’s houses too, so the size of an event can be exponential, it’s not a problem for us.”From 17th May Vue in England opened its 91 sites, incorporating 870 screens. Using fail-safe satellite capability, hybrid events

News | Manchester
June 3, 2021

INNSiDE LiVE Studio

INNSiDE Manchester has partnered with one of the UK's leading technical event production and AV hire companies, Sterling Event Group to set up a permanent virtual / hybrid event studio.‘INNSiDE LiVE’, is a virtual event solution that features a state-of-the-art studio setting, offering a live streaming experience, designed to facilitate a virtual or hybrid event.Sterling Event Group has taken over part of the self-contained event space to provide a creative technical studio production that enables businesses to engage, communicate and inspire employees, suppliers, clients and stakeholders by combining cutting edge technologies and expertise to create live, virtual and hybrid events.The set features a central rear projection screen with HD laser projection, 2 x65 In

News | Manchester
May 25, 2021

Vue Flexible Meetings

The last 12 months has made us realise that we live in a world where nothing stays the same for long, we work in an industry where timeframes are even shorter.At VUE we understand that when it comes to business our clients need flexibility and peace of mind. Not only do we offer bespoke conference and meeting solutions but we have the ability to adapt to your numbers and space needed with our plethora of screen sizes, this together with our flexible terms and conditions give you the security needed to book your next event with confidence.Contact the dedicated events team on events@vuemail.com to discuss how we can help you

Insights | Great Britain
May 18, 2021

Enhance your Events

As we continue on the roadmap to reopening, and the events industry starts to think about delivering live events again, how will they stand-out. To make your event even more memorable, look no further than musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.A leading international conservatoire training students to world-class levels in music, RNCM musicians perform at a range of private and public events including weddings, festivals, corporate or charity functions, offering classical, jazz and popular music. So, if you want to add that special element to your wedding, birthday or coming of age party, charity ball or business dinner, please get in touch at bookourmusicians@rncm.ac.uk to discuss your individual requirements. By booking RNCM performers, you’re supporting the next generation of young mu

News | Great Britain
May 11, 2021

Stress Matters New Courses

Stress Matters launches event industry specific online courses tocoincide with Mental Health Awareness WeekStress Matters are launching a series of support services to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the 10th – 16th May. Two online courses: Managing mental health and stress for eventprofs and Designing and delivering mentally safe events are being launched to support the mental health of the industry re-opening.The self-study courses are the only bespoke courses available for the events industry and have been developed with the support of professionals across all sectors.

News | Manchester
April 30, 2021

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is global number one for action on sustainable development21 Apr 2021The University topped the table of more than 1,200 universities from around the world on action taken towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.The UN’s 17 SDGs are the world’s call to action on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facin

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