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Public Sector Communications Academy selects Leeds for 2017 conference

17 July 2017

ConferenceLeeds has announced that the Public Sector Communications Academy conference will be taking place on the 18th and 19th October at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds, following a successful bid through the city’s conference ambassador programme. The annual national conference, which is organised by LGCommunications and the Government Communications Service, will see 600 of the country’s leading public sector communications professionals visit the city.

Leeds venues celebrate success at Conference and Hospitality Show following investment

10 July 2017

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating a string of wins amongst its venue portfolio at the Conference and Hospitality Show, following significant investment in a number of Leeds locations. Across the city a total of £100 million has been invested to make improvements to some of the city’s most prestigious venues, alongside a range of new openings.

Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance as city prepares to submit European Capital

6 July 2017

VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increase from 2015. These figures support the overall upward trend for visitor numbers which has shown a notable 9.7% increase between 2013 and 2016.

Leeds Beckett University to host LSA Annual Conference

29 June 2017

Well Met, the conference office for Leeds Beckett University will be hosting this year’s internationally acclaimed annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference at The Rose Bowl from Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July.

Leeds Meeting Venues Showcased to National Business Events Leaders

27 June 2017

A delegation of senior events industry representatives visited Leeds today to learn about the city’s growing success in attracting business visits and events to the region.

Members of the events industry’s Business Visits & Events Partnership were given an overview of the city’s impressive meetings and events venues by Jennifer Young, Head of Visit and Conference Leeds. The delegation also enjoyed a tour of unique business and cultural venues including Cloth Hall Court, the First Direct Arena and the Northern Ballet in the city’s central cultural quarter.

Sheppard Robson completes the refurbishment of Well Met’s latest venue: Cloth Hall Court

26 May 2017

Once a major trading centre for the textile industry in Leeds, between the 18th- 19th centuries, this Grade II listed building has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment and is now a contemporary dedicated conference venue. Set to open in July, Cloth Hall Court will be the latest addition to Well Met’s portfolio of venues and has already received around £700k worth of enquires.

thestudioleeds undergoes expansion to double in size

23 May 2017

10 years since launching, thestudio seems to be winning at the numbers game: less than one year after opening in a fourth location, the group’s third venue is gearing up for expansion works that will double its existing size. thestudioleeds will be taking over the floor adjacent to it, adding an extra 7,000 sq. ft. to the space and creating four new rooms. This will take the venues total room count to 11, capable of accommodating from 2 to 185 guests, just in time for thestudioleeds’ second birthday in September this year.

ConferenceLeeds celebrates record number of meetings & city climbs 149 ICCA places

12 May 2017

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating continued success as the city has hosted a record number of international association meetings in 2016 according to the International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) statistics report.

ConferenceLeeds’ first ambassador event with Northern Ballet celebrates culture in Leeds in support

28 April 2017

ConferenceLeeds and its conference ambassadors have pledged support for Leeds’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023, following Northern Ballet’s world premiere of Casanova in the city recently. Further support for the bid has also been recently announced, with high-profile sponsors including Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water.

Well Met appoints Senior Management Team for Cloth Hall Court

28 April 2017

Well Met, the conference office for Leeds Beckett University, is delighted to announce the appointment of Senior Conference and Events Executive, Alexandra Wood.