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Advice

Welcome Back

16th September 2020

It’s back to business for corporates, and rural venues are top of the list for rebooting team culture. Prior to the pandemic, events had finally come of age earning a line in the marketing budget […]

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Digital Action

16th September 2020

Iain Beaumont details how to really make a presence in an online world . 25 years ago, I remember our first modem being delivered to the house. Having dutifully asked my mother for permission to […]

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Lessons from Lockdown

2nd September 2020

Venue owner James Martin shares Baddow Park House’s plans for coming out of lockdown. 2020 was set to be a busy year at Baddow Park House. We were nearing the end of our extensive renovations […]

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Opportunity Knocks

2nd September 2020

How coronavirus provides an opportunity for local, low footfall venues to get on the corporate event bookers’ short-lists. This column was set up to help venues capitalise on the high-yielding business of corporate events, advice […]

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Covid-19 Comment: Hospitality

2nd September 2020

Views on the hospitality sector in light of Covid-19. Kate Nicholls Chief executive, UKHospitality There is no point in sugar-coating the pill or dancing around the facts of the matter, this is the worst crisis […]

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To seed or not to seed, that is the question…

2nd September 2020

In a typical year as Plantlife’s meadows adviser, I get a huge number of enquiries from meadow owners in July and August, desperate for advice on how to create, restore or manage their meadows. Here […]

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Customer Relations

6th August 2020

Nicola Russill-Roy asks industry experts to share advice on delivering first class customer relations. Do you know the key to great customer relations? Surviving this current storm will mean focusing on the bigger picture but […]

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New Covid-19 Guidance for Weddings

30th June 2020

Weddings taking place when coronavirus restrictions are eased next month are being encouraged to follow new government guidance, reports Sky News, which means avoiding food, drink and singing. Under the guidelines, which apply to wedding […]

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Event Opportunities in a COVID-19 World

28th May 2020

Venues and Ventures’ Iain Beaumont delivers some positive news about an end of year bounce back. 2020 has unequivocally taken the top spot on the ‘worst year for the events industry’ podium and the early […]

Advice

Being All-Inclusive

28th May 2020

How to make sure your company is speaking to an all-inclusive audience with advice from Vaishali Shah, founder of Culturally Minded. The internet has helped businesses to compete on the global stage. Building a brand […]

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Strategies and Actions for Now

12th May 2020

Kelly Chandler discusses what to do while the doors to your venue are closed to keep your business moving forwards. It’s hard to believe quite what’s happened over the past few weeks. The last feature […]

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Taking Pro Pictures on a Smartphone

12th May 2020

Be in control of your own professional photography using your smartphone with tips from Jet Lendon of Jet Black Squares. One of the frustrating aspects of the lockdown is the restriction on our ability to […]