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Peninsula property news

Two new Peninsula properties are getting ready to wow the luxury market

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Help us build a forest

When you sign-up and attend The BNC Show (21st Sept at The HAC) you can opt-in to plant a tree

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What else is being added-on?

BNC Club members discuss being faced with 'unexpected extras' at the end of events

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Business is booming at Wyboston

A couple of bold decisions taken by Wyboston Lakes Resort's management is reaping rewards

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Central Hall Venues' Nicholson Square Edinburgh hosts Fringe Festival

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Meeting Needs' Chair laces-up

Chris Peacock joins events industry colleagues in a summer of training ahead of October's Royal Parks Half Marathon

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The Wesley is ready for Afternoon Tea Week!

A delicious deal for Afternoon Tea for two is on offer

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New hotel in Oslo

Radisson RED blends style with sustainability in its newest Norwegian installation

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Ruthie Coverdale, Diane Worcester and Jenna Roberts are the new events team at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

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Recently at Vue West End on Leicester Square, 250 event organisers and agents attended the launch of Vue’s immersive cinema experience, themed around the highly acclaimed Baz Luhrmann film ‘Elvis.’

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The Barceló Tenerife 5* hotel, located right on the beach and near the San Blas Nature Reserve in southern Tenerife, is re-opening after fully refurbishing its guest rooms and common areas thanks to an €8.6 million investment.

Owned by Hotel Investment Partners, the sustainable and environmentally-friendly architecture makes this the perfect destination for people who love nature, the local culture and adventure sports. Read more

Center Parcs is set to reawaken The Venue, its conference and events space, in September 2022 at two of its most accessible and sought-after destinations in the UK: Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. Read more

Andrew Woods, Meeting and Event Sales Director Leonardo Royal Hotels heads out to Romania to volunteer as a summer camp leader, bringing fun, joy and friendship to vulnerable, disabled or seriously ill children who benefit from the UK-founded Hospices of Hope. Read more

Silverstone is racing towards its sustainability goals with an industry first

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We chat with Andrew Cussens, BNC Preferred Supplier, film maker and director of FilmFolk

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Monday 18th July 2022 we will be personally delivering a sweet treat to your offices to help you cool down in this heatwave. With the help of The Ice Cream Cab and some friendly faces, we would love to have 5-10 minutes of your time to simply swap business cards and have you return back to your desks having INDULGED in a little scoop of happiness. Read more

COVID-19 and contracts

BNC Corporate Buyer Members discuss contracts and which clauses stay in

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Values and venues

Do your company values affect your venue and destination choices? They do for many.

Read what some BNC Club Members say

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Charity looking for festival volunteers

Action for Children has an event on Sunday July 17 called FestivAll - and they are looking for as many eventprof volunteers as possible

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Top of the pole for Totem

Totem wins ‘Best Employer between 26 – 100 employees’ award

at the Event Technology Awards – The People 2022

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Come to our Grand Spaces Showcase on Thursday 21st July

Open from 9.00am to 5.00pm and enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea as our guest! Read more

Jason Kitt, formerly of The Londonder Hotel, announces new position as Director of Group & Events at The Peninsula Hotels!

New Sustainability focus at The Kia Oval

Emily Pritchard, formerly the Conference and Event Manager The Kia Oval - Surrey County Cricket Club, has recently switched roles to become Head of Sustainability. Here she tells us all about that important move

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Spaces & Stories

A new chapter has begun in the ever-growing tale of the Broadwick Group with 'Spaces & Stories', a new collection of venues and services offered by the creative, design-led team

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The State of the industry - six months on

Lyndsey Taylor, owner and director of Park Lane Events, takes Eventprofs on an insightful tour of the state of the industry in her latest webinar for the conference and event market. Click here

Hilton's Anca cycles for love

Event professionals never do anything by halves – and that includes planning and taking part in their own leisure activities and holidays.

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Five expert high heel hacks to try this summer

As the season of garden parties and racing events gets underway, many of us are dusting off our best dresses and fascinators ready to enjoy a glass of fizz in the sunshine.

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New Hard Rock hotel

Hard Rock International has announced its latest joint venture that will see new property Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens opening in 2026.

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Located in Pontresina, six miles from St. Moritz, Grand Hotel Kronenhof offers the best of both worlds: the chance to enjoy the glitz of St. Moritz, while staying in a peaceful mountain village.

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Oracle Red Bull Racing is to expand its high-end corporate experiences by providing access to race-day screenings at its MK-7 home Read more

Events agency Conference Care launched Carbon Consultancy in October 2021, following over a year of planning and development. Click here

Les Etincelles may be new, but – due to rapid expansion fuelled by an ambitious investment plan – it is already the largest luxury hospitality operator in the French Alps, with a collection of over 35 hotels, chalets and residences in high altitude, snow-sure resorts. Read more

The 222 bedroom and suite hotel is housed in Edinburgh’s Old Town, in the India Buildings, a collection of Victorian buildings on Victoria Street. Click here

A new £2.5million roof terrace has recently opened at Swingers West End, the immersive crazy golf experience just off of Oxford Street. Click here

We asked three BNC team members to list their top ten moments from the day. Click here

Your fundraising will make a significant impact on local communities. Click here

Exciting times ahead for TU

Team Umbrella are proud to announce that the legendary Anna Johnsson is no longer their Operations Director... She's now the Managing Director! In the words of outgoing MD, Martin E. : Anna really deserves this. She's been a driving force behind the company and if anyone can lead us forward, it's Anna. As the company continues to grow, Martin will be focusing on working behind the scenes, taking care of financial, legal and administrative matters.


Two new jobs this week:

Operations Executive

Meetings and Events Executive

If you are looking for an event professional or sales professional in the event industry, send them in and we'll post them out to our network

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Meeting technology, able to use any platform, has been integrated into the Marlborough suite, Edwards and Maxwell rooms at No.11 Cavendish Square. Read more

Getting back into events has had a profound and spring-like affect on The BNC team, as Kim Paulden says in his honest Q&A about the return to full-time, unrestricted events. Read more

The waterfront venue will pay the rates as soon as the event deposit is received, bringing payment forward, in some cases, by several years. ACC Liverpool & Sodexo Live! at ACC Liverpool are exhibiting at The BNC Show on stand 137. Read more

Dockyards is a vibrant open-air destination where all forms of culture converge at the gateway to the capital. Read more

Red Bull Racing Events are exhibiting at The BNC Show on stand 172. Read more

Grade II listed Buckinghamshire hotel Horwood House has recently launched the brand-new H Spa. Read more

Salary survey results are in!

Providing an insightful perspective and overview of salaries, roles, employment perks and packages. Sign up to The BNC to see the results. Click here

Leading event industry mentoring programme, Fast Forward 15 (FF15) has announced its 2022 charity event, The Bingo Ball, in aid of MindOut - a mental health charity for the LGBTQ community in the UK. Read more

***Save the date***

Wednesday 21st September

The BNC Show at The HAC, London. Click here

The Action for Children Events Team are getting ready for two of their annual High Value special events, raising vital funds to give more UK children a safe and happy childhood. Read more

Event Coordinator role in Mayfair, London. Click here

One supplier who is consistently recommended through The BNC Network is BNC Show exhibitor Performing Artistes. Read more

The last BNC networking newsletter of 2021 saw suggestions for: venues in Dubai, entertainment for events in Washinton DC, recommendations for Event Safety training providers.

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Glasshouses announces the appointment of Kevin Ramsawack as Director of Sales of The Glasshouse. Ramsawack joins the management team of Jack Guttman, Alex Holiday and Megan Lerchenmuller to launch the company’s new flagship event space at 660 12th Avenue, New York City. Read more

Connect with the UK's top freelance event professionals

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Central, a family-owned retail, real estate and hospitality group and Signa, one of Europe’s leading real estate and retail groups, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Selfridges Group, a leading luxury retail group, from the Weston family. Read more

We have lots planned for 2022. Click here and get the dates in your diary.

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As Covid cases forced organisers at three venues into last minute cancellations – at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, The HAC and IET Savoy Place - the food would have otherwise gone to waste. Read more

This week our members have been discussing: badge printing software/ hardware, European AV Production companies and COVID rules and procedures. If you're a corporate event manager you can join in the discussions, click here

The Arora Group today announces that it has completed the purchase of the 5-star 228 room Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa from Elite Hotels. Read more

Top-quality event manager roles posted every week. If you are looking for an event professional or sales professional in the event industry, send them in and we'll post them out to our network Click here

All you budding singers, dancers, comics, musicians and performers out there in the event professional world. Now is your chance to shine and show us that talent you’ve been keeping quiet about! Read more

Past BNC salary survey results have provided a benchmark and in some cases influenced salary increases and empowered BNC members to negotiate better bonus and employee packages. Dropping soon! Sign up to get involved: Click here

Our state-of-the-art equipment brings together physical and virtual audiences into one live collaborative experience. Read more

We bring together a strong, well-resourced and educated community of event professionals both online and face-to-face at our trademark fun and friendly events. Click here

BMA House has developed a series of filming and photography shoot options for clients following several successful ad-hoc bookings over the last 18 months. Read more

Watch the recordings of our seminar sessions from our recent BNC Show. Topics include: recruitment, work-life balance, parenting, creative planning, back to live and hybrid events. Click here

Red Bull Racing is set to mark a record-breaking year for its conference and events team... Read more

These events will include international conferences of 1000+ participants... Click here

With all the current discussion about COP26, sustainability and a real focus on Carbon Footprints, both business and personal, do you as an event organiser, want to be a pioneer for the Meeting and Events industry like Tesla? Read more

Temp role - Immediate start

Temp role available with an immediate start. Would suit someone who has experience in virtual and physical events to come in and support the team. Click here

The new look is visible throughout the hotel’s 6,000sqm of meeting and events facilities, with all 31 event spaces receiving a contemporary facelift that belies the venue’s 45-year tenure. Read more

Q&A for Event Professionals

This week our members have been discussing: Sustainable venues and signage, virtual gamification, client gifting and Manchester venues. If you're a corporate event manager you can join in the discussions, click here

You can’t get much more central than YOTEL Manchester Deansgate. Just off Deansgate, in the beating heart of the city, expect innovative design, eco-friendly credentials and time-saving technology – and that’s just our cabins. Read more


Senior Event Manager

Conference Producer

Event Content Producer

Account Manager

Events Manager

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There's no better way to fundraise. Donating to fantastic causes whilst you have a great time shopping! Read more

Event Management Agencies

Are you looking for an Event Management Company? We have over 50 to choose from. Click here

Rooms range from smaller intimate spaces to larger events areas, that can cater for up to 270 guest’s theatre style. All rooms are fully equipped with screen projectors and superfast WiFi. Read more

Dates for BNC Shows

We have lots planned for 2022. Click here and get the dates in your diary.

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The QEII Centre is working closely with the HandsOn London’s ‘WrapUp London campaign. They want to provide a warm coat to anyone who is in need of one. To date they collected over 3000 coats since 2018. Read more

John Swift, Head of Sales at Fairmont Windsor Park, is delighted to have held their first large event. Read more

Offering everything all in one place, Butlin’s boasts showstopping spaces and state-of-the-art facilities, along with mouth-watering menus, exciting activities and a variety of accommodation options that will make any conference or event memorable. Read more

Situated in Covent Garden, the Photographic Exhibition is a central and unique new event space providing ample flexibility to be able to host evening events from 50 – 400 guests. Read more

Venue Lab partners with WeWork to present The Chapel at Aviation House and 16th Floor at 10 York Road - two brand new event spaces. Read more


We have been asked by many of you to share stories of what's new and happening right now.

Want to write in to share your experiences?

Write to ask@thebnc.co.uk

Between now and 2022 event planners booking an event with ten or more delegates and for a two or more overnight stay will receive grants based on a per-delegate spend.

Event Manager Sarah, from a leading global brand and consumer protection scheme, has nominated her boss Michelle for a BNC Eventprof Shout-out.

Chris Peacock talks about career highlights and how Conference Care shaped-up to the challenges brought on by the global pandemic.

Lauren and team confidently handle the challenges of virtual events.

Abi Luty from Goldcrest Events tells Melissa Paulden how a fledgling events business flies strong, even in the toughest of times.

Here Bloomsbury’s Director Andrew Cussens tells Melissa Paulden all about the beginnings of the reactions to Lessons Learned in Lockdown.

Rachel Thornber from the events team at Hilti has nominated fellow teammate Emma Bowley.

Mariam Abu at has been nominated by her manager, Mercedes Ernst. Mariam is IWA’s Global Events Officer and has been with the association for one and half years where the small team organise meetings, conferences, exhibitions and awards ceremonies globally.

Grace Jackson, Head of Operations at TXF and her Managing Director, Hesham Zakai, talk to Melissa Paulden about *Kujenga – a virtual event platform built by event managers for event managers.

With reports in that some BNC members are choosing to postpone large events until they can deliver them live, many event professionals are putting their focus elsewhere. But what if the show must go on? What if you can’t delay and postpone?

Tina Compton, of agency Tx2events is making the most of virtual connections as an organiser AND as an invited attendee of virtual awards, parties and events – and she’s really quite enjoying it.

Super-organiser Rebecca Selkirk has many event successes under her belt (including her own whirlwind wedding) and is currently volunteering for Pride in London

Caroline Scapin talks to Melissa Paulden about working with dmg events - where one event saw the opening ceremony done by the King of Spain - and about her volunteer work for FightPandemics

Claire Barrance talks with Melissa Paulden about career progress, passions and personal development as she navigates through this tough time.

Bringing Gender Diversity to the IT World

Sarah Johnson produces large events for a huge retail association. Tackling event tech is challenge that she faces head-on and welcomes. Here she talks about one of her favourite products: Network Tables

The events industry is a dynamic, powerful community of proactive people – with just the right kind of people in it to bring about big change. Our events influence what companies and customers do and that influence ripples out, reaching thousands, possibly millions. In honour all the amazing people within this wonderful sector we are featuring series of articles on eventprofs and their events - shining a light on their brilliance, their skill, their experience and their uniqueness.

Send your story to: ask@thebnc.co.uk