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A Rapid Evolution

A look into the future for UK wedding and events venues with Charlotte Winship. Whilst we await the results of the recent pilot events, the UK weddings and events industry is gearing up for the […]

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Ghost Events

With a surge in enquiries, savvy venues need to keep an eye to business at risk of being ghosted, writes Andrew White. The locks are lifting and along with the massive sigh of relief, there’s […]

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Filling the Gap

Caroline Cooper shares nine tips for attracting and retaining new team members. The past year has given people plenty of time for reflection. Whether they’ve been made redundant, or simply felt forgotten whilst on furlough, […]

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Back to Work

How to re-engage your team post lockdown. The excitement is palpable. There is so much pent up demand, and still lots to do before reopening. But… How long have your team been on furlough? Whether […]

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Storytelling

Charlotte Winship explains how the art of telling a story can increase venue sales. One of my favourite parts of venue management is venue sales. The thrill of winning another booking, successfully achieving your target […]

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Destination Venues

We pick Kelly Chandler’s brains on the trend towards destination weddings. What is a destination wedding? A destination wedding is a wedding celebration that takes place in a location that’s quite far away from the […]

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Freelance and Flexible

With events coming back online, it’s time to capitalise on the talent mountain seeking new roles. Autumn it seems is the optimal time for business events to be back on the agenda. With employees vaccinated […]

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Learn to Let Go

The art of delegation with Caroline Cooper. Do you ever find yourself doing something that you feel isn’t the best use of your time, that someone else in your team ought to be doing? I’m […]

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Venue Ventures

Kelly Chandler outlines key consideration before starting a wedding venue. You may have already taken great leaps to diversify your income streams as a landowner. You’ve perhaps created a glamping site on your land or […]

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Match Fit to Meet?

It’s all about ‘flex’, bubbles and the open air says Andrew White as venues prepare to welcome back corporates later this year. While there’s still some way to go, there is a marked change in […]

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Old Habits Die Hard

How to develop new habits – seven tips from Caroline Cooper for managers to support their teams. At the start of any new year many of us set goals and plans for the year ahead. […]

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We Need £680m

With 824,000 UK weddings in the pipeline, the industry tells ministers “support us now or the entire country loses out”. The weddings sector, paralysed by the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic, has […]