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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.

5 helpful tips to find your perfect venue

31 May 2019

Our friends at the Studio Leeds have written this piece about how to find a perfect venue…..We appreciate finding the perfect match is a challenge, we appreciate a helping hand never goes a miss… With that in mind, here are their best tips for finding your dream venue.

Sustainability spotlight: Ways to make your event paperless

17 May 2019

The hospitality sector has already been identified as one of the biggest offenders when it comes to being sustainable. Many believe this starts and ends with plastic, and though we’ve discussed the detrimental effect that plastic pollution is having on the planet, reducing your plastic waste is a small step on a larger journey to becoming self-sustainable.

Sustainability spotlight: How to reduce plastic use at your next event

10 May 2019

The stats on plastic pollution paint a scary picture about the impact it is having on the planet. For example, 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every single year, and only 14% of the world’s plastic packaging is actively recycled - resulting in about 83% of the world’s drinking water containing plastic fibre. With these in mind, it’s never been more essential for conference and events spaces and their organisers to work together to try and reduce single-use plastics for their events.

Another year, another excellent digital festival!

26 April 2019

The Leeds Digital Festival, the North’s largest digital festival, takes place between 23rd April – 3rd May 2019 and is a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within the city. Since its birth in 2016, the festival has grown in numerous ways, with a new record of 236 events and an expected 15,000 attendees this year