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How to spend your first three hours in Leeds

17 September 2019


The importance of setting event aims and objectives

28 August 2019

This week Megan is discussing event aims and objectives and why we love to hear all about them.

Hosting a conference with a difference?

27 August 2019

When it comes to hosting a conference in a new location, organisers have a variety of considerations to make. Firstly, they have to consider the transport links to the city and understand how these can accommodate delegates travelling internationally and nationally. Then, they need to explore the venue portfolio of the city and choose a venue that suits their conference, and finally, they will need to understand the culture and offers available within the host city and plan their delegates’ days around this.

5 Top Tips for Networking

23 August 2019

A lot of people find networking a mystery. Whether I walk into the office pumped-up after a morning of networking, or I’m seen popping on my heels and topping up my make-up ready to go to a networking event as people are leaving for their commute home, I am always met with intrigue and usually the comment: “networking, oh I don’t know how you can do that!”

How to increase delegate health and wellbeing

7 August 2019

Megan Macbrairdy, venue manager at Horizon Leeds, a digitally lead conference and meeting centre developed by NHS Employers, shares tips on how to increase delegate health and wellbeing at events.

Innovating conference offerings: bringing technology to your next event

12 July 2019

Leeds is a thriving digital hub and a popular conferencing destination in the heart of the UK. The city’s reputation as a digital city has attracted many major brands to base operations here, including NHS Digital, which is headquartered in the city.

What’s on this summer in Leeds?

12 July 2019

Leeds is a city bursting with culture, energy and unforgettable experiences for delegates.

Taking pride in its vibrant art scenes, rich sporting heritage and worldly mix of restaurants, bars and clubs, the city always has something for delegates to immerse themselves in, come day or night. The city comes alive in the summer time, and the true nature of the walkable city comes into its own when the sun shines. Not only this, but the transport links out of the city are second to none, and you can hop on a bus or a train with ease and open up a new world of experiences out of the centre

Avoid getting hot under the collar this summer…

10 July 2019

It’s finally here, the British summer has decided to make an appearance halfway through the year. Better late than never we say! Before we strut our stuff in shorts and add cocktail umbrellas to all our cold drinks, there is one hurdle to jump…

The dreaded C word! …Reasons to book Christmas venue now!

3 July 2019

It feels as though the long-awaited British summer has abandoned us and now businesses are already advertising for Christmas?! We understand the injustice, it might seem unthinkably soon to entertain the thought, so here’s a few reasons why it’s a brilliant idea to get cracking on the planning…

Sustainability spotlight: Go local with your event catering

3 June 2019

The Menurama survey, undertaken by food service analyst Horizons, recently found that there is a growing trend for restaurants listing the provenance, local sourcing and the weighting of meat and fish options available on their menus.