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5 big benefits of small business events

Here at LVP we’re determined to stay positive and focus on the good news: that small business events are starting to be held in COVID-secure venues.

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How to market an exhibition

So you’ve picked a date, chosen from your shortlist of amazing exhibition venues, and finalised your lists of exhibitors and suppliers. Now, how do you make sure people attend?

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Function Fixers & Food

As we emerge out of the lockdown and into a new world for events, it seems to us that there are three kinds of people looking at venue bookings.

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5 Marquee venues to hire for your next event

At Lime Venue Portfolio we have a range of marquee venues located in castle grounds, country gardens and even sports stadiums. We’ve selected 5 of our favourites where you can celebrate in style.

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Unique, Unusual and Open for Business

Following the recent announcement from the UK government that small meetings and larger conferences have the green light to take place from August and October respectively, Lime Venue Portfolio is delighted to announce that venues across the portfolio are opening their doors once again to meetings and events.

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Space: Bringing the Indoors Outdoors

At Lime Venue Portfolio we’re looking at space, a lot. Not the night sky, but the space we have within our venues, and how it can be best used for the meetings and events we’re hosting this summer, and into the autumn.

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Our Top 5 Outdoor Party Venues

To help you plan your event safely and successfully, we’ve made a list of our favourite party venues with outdoor space to give you some inspiration.

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Weddings in the time of coronavirus

For many people, their wedding is the most planned-out day of their life. Yet for those unlucky people who had their big day booked in for 2020, they’ve been faced with a problem that not even the most experienced wedding planner could have predicted: the coronavirus pandemic.

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How to train your team members in a pandemic

Despite the lockdown, all hope for employee training is not lost. In line with the huge boom in virtual events we’ve seen over the past few months, remote training has become a go-to resource for professionals across the UK.

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The Venues Collection: Association Special Offers for 2020

Take a look at the special offers available for Associations in 2020 for The Venues Collection!

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A Segment of Lime: Reading FC Conference & Events - VIRTUAL EVENT

Come along to the virtual event!

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Why put on a roadshow?

Discover how putting on a roadshow will benefit your business, from finding new recruits to showing how your new product works.

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Hit the Road; Save the World

As event organisers look to create more personalised and bespoke events and bring more relevant content to their audiences, how can the meetings and events industry do this whilst remaining environmentally-conscious? At LVP we say, "Hit the road, save the world!"

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Your unique guide to roadshow venues

We’ve created a map of some of the lesser-known standout venues around the UK to host your roadshow.

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Pop Up and Network at Newmarket Racecourse: Tuesday 12th May 2020

On Tuesday 12th May 2020 Newmarket Racecourse will be hosting a Pop Up and Network event, open to all local and regional business who want to meet new business contacts.

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Our People: Angela Colley, Regional Head of Sales for Levy UK and Memusi Foundation Trustee

This month we're introducing Angela Colley, who some of you may remember as she previously worked for Compass as Head of Sales. She is delighted to be back with Levy as Regional Head of Sales for Northampton Saints, Aston Villa Football Club and Sheffield United Football Club and is sharing her story of her work with the Memusi Foundation, where she is a trustee.

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Sheffield United Football Club Conference & Events to Host C&E Relaunch Event

Join the Conference and Events team at SUFC for the relaunch of their C&E offering

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PA Life Club Members invited to an exclusive Meet Up networking event at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

PA Life Club Members are invited to an exclusive Meet Up networking event at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday April 16th 2020.

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10 unusual private dining venues your guests will love

Private dining is set to take off in 2020, so we're bringing you our pick of the most unusual private dining venues to hire for your next event.

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Why your next work event should be a gala dinner

We’ve put together some reasons why a gala dinner could be exactly the work event your business needs in 2020.

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A Q&A with.... Mikey Rothwell & Rob Wilson from Toast Ale

Toast Ale make award-winning craft beer brewed with surplus fresh bread that would otherwise go to waste and are one of the suppliers that Foodbuy are supporting through their #BuySocial initiatives. At LVP we’re keen to spread the word about such social enterprises, particularly those that focus on impacting food waste, plus it's a product stocked across several of our venues! Click to read all things Toast with Mikey Rothwell, Breadwinner and Rob Wilson, Chief Toaster at Toast Ale.

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Edgbaston to Host Conference & Event Networking Showcase

Agents and businesses are invited to attend the Conference & Events Networking Showcase on Friday 7th February from 2pm to 4pm at Edgbaston Stadum, Birmingham.

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What training should you be providing for employees at each stage of their employment lifecycle?

To retain top talent you need to keep your employees engaged and happy and the most effective way to do this is through consistent and ongoing personalized training.

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Corporate Training Trends 2020 - An Innovative Approach to Employee Learning

It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to start thinking about and planning your employee training programme.

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Christmas Champagne Cocktail Riff

Christmas is a time to treat yourself and nothing is more indulgent when it comes to beverages than choosing a mocktail or cocktail from the menu that gets your mouth watering. So, as well as opting for a cocktail bar at your next event to offer delegates a variety of flavours, give this cocktail a go at home to try something different for Christmas!

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Jo Kenny from Lime Venue Portfolio Added to Industry ‘A List’

Lime Venue Portfolio’s Jo Kenny added to the 2019 mia A List as part of the meetings industry association’s (mia) annual roll call of key performers across the industry

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Payne & Gunter Case Study: Conference & Exhibition Catering

Payne & Gunter, sister company to Lime Venue Portfolio, share their case study from the MIPIM UK Summit where they provided conference and exhibition catering for 800 guests at Old Billingsgate, London.

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Organise a Greener Conference

10 questions to ask a venue when you're trying to organise a greener conference...

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Stephenson's Rocket at the National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum invites you to join the Corporate Events team for an exclusive dining experience, featuring the original Stephenson's Rocket locomotive.

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2020: The Future of Conference Experiences

Once upon a time, there was a conference… People turned up, walked around, grabbed a tote bag full of swag and left. The following year they didn’t return. But why?

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Lime Venue Portfolio Family Bootcamp

In January 2020 we're bringing back the LVP bootcamp! We're inviting you and the family (teenagers 13+ years) to join us in learning about nutrition, health and wellbeing on 17th & 18th January 2020.

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Christmas Canapes

Christmas means delicious food and festive flavours, so what better way to celebrate the holidays than by creating your own Christmas canapes? We think these are great to make for pre-Christmas dinner nibbles or they can be the perfect bite-sized snacks for a Boxing day brunch.

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Pop Up and Network at Newmarket Racecourse

On Tuesday 20th August Newmarket Racecourse will be hosting a Pop Up and Network event, open to all local and regional business who want to meet new business contacts.

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Fillet Steak Beef Bourguignon with Mushroom Puree

Fine dining events such as dinners, award ceremonies and Christmas parties allow for food to take the main stage, with delicious menus tailored to the event, food presentation being sophisticated and extravagant and chefs pouring sauces or explaining dishes to guests at the table. We think this dinner dish is one to save for a special occasion.

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Pop Up and Network at Newmarket Racecourse - January 2020

Newmarket Racecourse, part of The Jockey Club, will be hosting a Pop Up and Network event from 9.45am - 12pm on Tuesday 14th January 2020, open to all local and regional business who want to meet new business contacts.

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Milton Hill House: Your Exclusive Invite

Join the team at Milton Hill House, part of The Venues Collection, for a sneak peek of what you will be able to enjoy at Milton Hill House during 2020 and beyond.

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Over Lunch with... Grace Bryan, Smith & Sinclair

We invited Grace Bryan from Smith & Sinclair over for lunch to discuss Christmas parties and the festive experience as Christmas party season approaches.

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Greener Meetings Guide

Going green may seem like a daunting task but a few simple changes to the way you organise meetings can really make a difference. Take a look at our Greener Meetings Guide.

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Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Events are all about experiences and that doesn’t stop when it comes to the food! These tacos are a great street-food offering that can encourage a more social approach to dining. This menu option means guests can choose the fillings that they fancy and make a meal tailored to their own individual tastes, something that is essential to enhancing personal experiences.

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Ice Berries with White Hot Chocolate Ganache

It’s important to have a little indulgence every now and again, so this dessert is inspired by our winter menus and is a dish that you can DIY with ease. You can mix up the frozen fruit according to your own tastes but give the white chocolate a try – you can always swap for milk or dark chocolate next time. You can also freeze fresh fruit, rather than throwing it away, and save to use in future for this recipe.

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The New Meeting Experience

Sat in an uncomfortable chair in a strip lit cold room, staring at a meeting agenda - meetings don’t need to be like this...

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Cucumber & Ginger Gin Fizz

Summer drinks call for bubbles and refreshing, light flavours. This is a drink that you can easily re-create at home to enjoy on a summer's evening or a family tea party, and is also a great cocktail to serve at drinks receptions as an alternative to your typical champagne or prosecco reception. You can also swap the gin for Seedlip for a sophisticated alcohol-free alternative.

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London Safari Tours: September 2020

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

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London Safari Tours: December 2020

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 8th December 2020.

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Pop Up and Network at Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket Racecourse, a Jockey Club Venue, invite all local and regional businesses who want to meet and network with new business contacts.

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London Safari Tours: March 2020

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

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London Safari Tours: June 2020

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 9th June 2020

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Coconut Chai Quinoa & Chia Seed Porridge

Give your delegates the choice of different breakfast items that will provide slow-release energy to keep them fuelled throughout the day. We suggest this chia seed porridge recipe for the colder months – a delicious winter warmer that you can recreate at home.

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The Christmas Party: Shared Vs Private

Let's nail the most crucial aspects of the Christmas party planning and make sure that you choose the right kind of party for you and your group this year.

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Hot Tea Detox Tonic

In the winter months you sometimes need a hot cup of something to warm you up, but sometimes you might need to give yourself a break from strong coffee and caffeine. So, as a comforting and refreshing alternative, why not try our Hot Tea Detox Tonic to help warm you up without the caffeine overload.

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Destination Christmas: 10 Festivities That You Need To Experience This Year

The waiting is over, the time has arrived, September is the official month that you've been waiting for to start planning your Christmas festivities.

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Dine with Lime Manchester Weekend

IWM North and Concorde Conference Centre are delighted to invite agents to experience a weekend in Manchester, in partnership with Zest Mixology and Holiday Inn MedicaCityUK.

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RBCC to celebrate rebrand to Reading FC Conference & Events

The conference and events team ad Madejski Stadium invite you to join them in celebrating their venue rebrand and the launch of Club 106.

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Protein Pancakes

Whatever your profession, breakfast is an important meal that helps get you off to the right start and energise your day. These pancakes are packed with protein and are easy to make. You add whatever toppings you fancy, savoury or sweet, or give the classic bacon and maple syrup a try.

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Kale Stem Vegan Pesto

This vegan pesto recipe is created using leftover kale stem that people often throw away. It can be added to courgetti, spaghetti, spread onto a slice of bread or used to dress roasted veg or a fresh salad.

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Korean Chicken Baguette

Being a busy #eventprof can sometimes call for a working lunch, but that doesn’t mean you should compromise on taste or flavour. These Korean chicken baguettes will help keep hunger at bay as well as entertain those taste buds.

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20 Food Trends For Christmas 2019

Whether you're planning your office Christmas do, or you're organising an intimate get-together with your top clients, remember that it's the food that people will be talking about.

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Anything Goes Cookies

Food waste is an issue within the meetings and events industry but is an issue we can also help to tackle at home too. These ‘anything goes’ cookies help to use leftover cupboard bits to make delicious treats that are different every time.

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Salmon, Pea Puree & Horseradish Ice

Dinners and banquets are typically events that allow for the most extravagant and creative dishes to be explored. It might be worth practicing before you reveal this showstopper to guests, but this dish tastes even better than it looks and is sure to impress at the dinner table, be it at an event or at home.

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5 Ultimate Tips For An Unusual Christmas Party

We've put together five ultimate tips for an unusual Christmas party that'll make it unlike any other before.

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Conference & Events Corporate Showcase at Royal Armouries

The events team at the Royal Armouries & New Dock Hall invite you to their next corporate showcase on Wednesday 18th September.

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Christmas Showcase at Milton Hill House

The events team at Milton Hill House invite you to their Christmas showcase on Thursday 3rd October to experience what Christmas looks like in their Oxfordshire venue.

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Ettington Chase to host Christmas Showcase

The events team at Ettington Chase invite you to their Christmas showcase on Thursday 26th September.

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Christmas at Sedgebrook Hall

Taste some delicious Christmas canapes at the Christmas showcase at Sedgebrook Hall on Thursday 26th September.

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Experience Christmas at Kents Hill Park

The events team at Kents Hill Park invite you to their Christmas showcase on Thursday 3rd October.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Networking Lunch: The New Look Molineux Revealed

The Wolves Events Team invites you to see their multi-million pound refurbishment of the main suites in the Billy Wright Stand. on Thursday 12th September.

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Alexandra House invite you to their Christmas Showcase

The events team at Alexandra House invite you to their Christmas showcase on Tuesday 17th September

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Tunnel Networking returns to Leicester City Football Club!

The conference and events team at Leicester City Football Club, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, invite you to an evening of networking, activities, great food & drinks!

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Q&A with Thomas Pill, Chef at Farnham Castle and finalist as Young Chef of the Year by the Craft Guild of Chefs

Thomas Pill, Chef-de-Partie at Farnham Castle, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, talks all things food after making it as one of 3 finalists in the Young Chef of the Year by the Craft Guild of Chefs.

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How to Organise a ‘Greener’ Awards Event

Believe it or not, organising a 'Green' awards ceremony isn't as strenuous a task as you would imagine. We've got some simple tips to help transform your event into a 'greener' one.

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50 is the Magic Number!

Find out why 50 is the magic number for LVP's Julia Simpson, Key Account Director, as she talks about doing her bit for charity,

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Organise an Awards Ceremony That Has a Positive Social and Environmental Impact 


Let’s forget about the Oscars and the Grammys, for now, and try and delve deeper into what attendees really want from an awards event.

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Unique Experiences Tour at the SnowDome and Twycross Zoo

Join Lime Venue Portfolio for a Family Fun Day exploring two of our Midlands venues, the SnowDome and Twycross Zoo.

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A Q&A with… Laura Neville, Category Manager & Social Value Lead at Foodbuy

As Lime Venue Portfolio work so closely with Foodbuy across various levels of our business, we thought it was about time that we got to know a little bit more about the company. We sat down with Laura Neville, Category Manager & Social Value Lead at Foodbuy to find out more.

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A Segment of Lime at City Social: Save the Date!

Lime Venue Portfolio invite you to 'A Segment of Lime’, our networking events aimed at corporate event planners, inviting you to visit one of our amazing venues to have a memorable experience around great tasting food.

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A Segment of Lime at The Kia Oval: Save the Date!

Lime Venue Portfolio invite you to 'A Segment of Lime’, our networking events aimed at corporate event planners, inviting you to visit one of our amazing venues to have a memorable experience around great tasting food.

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Edgbaston Stadium Invite You to Their Conference & Events Networking Showcase

Edgbaston Stadium will be hosting a Conference & Events Networking Showcase on Friday 13 September from 12pm to 2.30pm, showcase the newest event space, the 501*.

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RBCC: Your VIP Evening Invitation

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre invite you and a guest to attend their complimentary VIP Christmas taster, taking place on Tuesday 16th July 2019.

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The Value of Face to Face Meetings

It's becoming easier every day to not have face to face meetings, that doesn't mean we shouldn't.

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The Future Ready Meeting

Meetings have come along way in the last few years, with the rise in technological advancements meetings no longer have to take the traditional flip chart and talk format.

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5 Hidden Benefits of Hospitality

Gareth Howells, Business Development Manager at Cheltenham Racecourse, a Jockey Club Venue, discusses the 5 hidden benefits of hospitality...

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Lime Venue Portfolio Invite You to Another Unique Experiences Tour

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Unique Experience Tour where you will have the opportunity to visit a number of our London venues.

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Christmas Showcase at Imperial War Museum North

Join the team at Imperial War Musuem North for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment in their Main Exhibition Space. Let them wow you with their stunning 360 HD digital wallpapers that bring any event to life at one of Manchester's iconic landmarks.

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How to Make an Exhibition More Unique

How can we look at a new model of exhibition venue, one which is a little more unusual, and that can help both exhibition organiser and exhibitor? For us, it’s all about looking to the unusual.

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HMS Belfast: Christmas on the Thames

HMS Belfast invite you to their Christmas showcase event on 3rd July 2019 to experience an exclusive evening on-board!

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Exhibition Venue and Event Sector Report 2019

Research conducted by Lime Venue Portfolio as part of Global Exhibition Day is showing an increase in the importance of food. Take a look at the rest of our findings.

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Mindful Meetings at Sheffield United FC

The team at Sheffield United FC are inviting event professionals to the stadium Tuesday 9th July from 8am-10am for the launch of their Mindful Meetings package.

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#FORO, and how to deal with it?

Anyone in events will tell you that there are many things a guest will forgive; AV failing, the speaker not quite hitting the mark, but running out of food is not one of them. With 42% of event feedback being about food, it is important an event organiser gets this aspect of their event right. This is why #FORO exists, the event industry’s justified fear of running out.

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Over Lunch with... Duncan Siegle, Portfolio Director, Mash Media

Exhibitions come in all shapes and sizes, from the beautifully big to the boutique, and venue choice can make a real difference to the success of the event. In fact, more and more exhibition organisers are looking at new and unusual venues to host their events as the industry grows in its diversity. So, to help us navigate through it all, who better to have lunch with than Duncan Siegle, the man who heads up the exhibition portfolio at industry publisher Mash Media...

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Will Business Festivals Replace Exhibition Events?

In 2019 exhibitions have become more about creating memorable interactive experiences rather than manning a traditional exhibition stand.

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Over Lunch with … Jon Davies, Managing Director, Levy Restaurants UK

The way people approach food; eating it, sourcing it, its provenance, and journey from farm to fork, is changing. So, for Jon Davies, Managing Director of Levy Restaurants UK and the catering partner for many of our sport and confex venues, it’s about really looking at where food fits into the modern-day event experience.

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Jockey Club Venues, Rebecca Elvin: The Devil is in the Detail

Jockey Club Venues South West Operations Manager, Rebecca Elvin explains that the devil is truly in the detail when planning a top quality corporate event.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Emma Bullas

Our latest Q&A session introduces Lime Venue Portfolio’s Meetings and Events Consultant, Emma Bullas. Emma has been part of the Central Sales Team since November 2018 and has already been to visit around 10 venues within the portfolio.

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Summer Party Trends: An Organiser’s Perspective

This month at Lime Venue Portfolio, we’re backing up our own insights on summer trends with those of the excellent folk at Mango Pie.

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Jenner Carter discusses Mental Health First Aid with Event Industry News

Lime Venue Portfolio's Head of Marketing and HBAA Marketing Chair, Jenner Carter, speaks to James Dixon, Event Industry News about mental health and mental health first aid.

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Summer Event Trends 2019

Dust off your flip flops, polish up your sunglasses, pick the sand out of your old sun cream lotion and take a look at what trends will be hitting summer events this year.

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Twycross Zoo Announce Wedding Showcase

Twycross Zoo, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, are delighted to announce their next Wedding Showcase which will be taking place on Sunday 12th May, between 11am - 3pm.

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Summer Drinks Trends 2019

Consumers appear to be falling out of love with alcohol. Join the ‘Low or No’ revolution and try adding some of these beverages to your summer drinks menu.

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The National Railway Museum Invites You to a Night at The Museum

The National Railway Museum invite you to a night at the museum on Friday 19th July 2019, in partnership with the Park Inn.

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An Obvious Elderflower Simply Won't Do

Chef Andrew Walker shares his summer concoctions with #TeamLVP as he says. "It's time to bring on excessive flavour."

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Royal Armouries to host Christmas Showcase Event

The team at Royal Armouries are offering the opportunity to have a sneaky peak of what they have to offer for the 2019 festive season.

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Kettering to Host Additional Event to Showcase Fair Isle Suite

Kettering Conference & Leisure Village, part of The Venues Collection, has announced a comprehensive upgrade to its largest conference room, and is inviting event professionals to a showcase event for a tour of the newly refurbished Fair Isle suite.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Jenner Carter

Jenner Carter is Head of Marketing at Lime Venue Portfolio and has 14 years’ experience working in the events industry. On top of this, Jenner is also Marketing Chair for the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA), one of the UK event industry’s most respected associations. Find out more in our Q&A session with her!

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LVP & TVC Invite Association Clients to Experience Eastwood Hall

Lime Venue Portfolio and The Venues Collection invite Association clients to experience Eastwood Hall followed by complimentary tickets to Nottingham Racecourse to experience their family fun day.

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#BigKidsLittleKids Returns at Yarnfield Park

Bring the family along to enjoy a complimentary entrance to a fun-filled day of entertainment followed by evening hospitality and overnight stay at Yarnfield Park.

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Safari Tours: October 2019

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

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How do you organise a spectacular Gala Dinner or Banquet event?

Gala Dinners and Banquets tend to be formal large meals that often serve a purpose, such as a charitable gathering, ceremony or celebration. But formal doesn’t have to mean boring.

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Villa Park Invite You to Take Time Out with New Mindful Meetings Package

A great opportunity to connect with other businesses and explore the Directors Boardroom at Villa Park and to learn how the menu was created with consideration for health, wellbeing and the environment.

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Bring on the Planquet

Author: Chef Andrew Walker

Chef Andrew Walker talks about plant-based event catering as he says "Bring on the planquet!"

Banquet Menu Rules

There's plenty of food choices available for diners today, and we all love to eat them. So, how do we get the best out of what we’re eating and create truly great food experiences for healthy happy guests?

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'A Segment of Lime' - Save the Date

Save the date! We will be holding our second 'A Segment of Lime' event on Wednesday 3rd July, 6pm-8pm at Kempton Park Racecourse, a Jockey Club Venue.

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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Events Team to Host Evening Gallery Viewings

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are hosting two special evening viewings of their new exhibition 'Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing' for clients, event organisers and all those who would like to explore working with the museum for both events or sponsorship.

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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to Host Second Evening Gallery Viewing

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are hosting their second evening viewing of their new exhibition 'Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing' for clients, event organisers and all those who would like to explore working with the museum for both events or sponsorship.

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Kettering Conference & Leisure Village to Host Tour of Newly Refurbished Fair Isle Suite

Kettering Conference & Leisure Village, part of The Venues Collection, has announced a comprehensive upgrade to its largest conference room, and is inviting event professionals to a showcase event for a tour of the newly refurbished Fair Isle suite.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Kerry Wright

Kerry Wright is our Head of Group Sales at Lime Venue Portfolio and her job has her travelling across the country visiting our clients and promoting the portfolio wherever she goes! She has been part of #TeamLVP since its inception in 2008 so have a read of our Q&A with her to find out more about her role.

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Over Lunch with… Toby Lewis, CEO, The Live Group

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

We chat with Toby Lewis, CEO, The Live Group, who shares his vast knowledge about roadshows, an event the company have been carefully perfecting for decades and have gotten incredibly good at.

Lime Venue Portfolio to Exhibit at CHS in April

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio are representing more than 80 diverse, unique and unusual venues on stand G11, at the Conference and Hospitality Show, at Leeds Arenas, on the 30th April 2019.

Connections will Fly at IWM Duxford

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

This one-day event will showcase over 80 companies from a range of sectors across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, bringing hundreds of visitors to take advantage of special offers, free speed networking and a seminar offering tips to take away to help grow your business.

An A-Z of Creating Extraordinary Roadshow Experiences

Planning a roadshow is your opportunity to create some unforgettable experiences and put your business firmly on the map.

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The Route to a Successful Roadshow

You've decided to take your show on the road. Great, what next?

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Safari Tours: June 2019

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

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Safari Tours: December 2019

Lime Venue Portfolio would like to invite you to another Safari Tours showcase where the unusual is made easy with a visit across a number of our London venues on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens Team Up with The Venues Collection

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Bristol Zoo Gardens have teamed up with Alexandra House, part of The Venues Collection, to offer an exciting April fam trip exclusively available to our Agent Partners with a free stay at Alexandra House.

Changing Mind(sets)

Jenner Carter, Head of Marketing at Lime Venue Portfolio discusses the topic of mental health and wellbeing ahead of her panel discussion at International Confex.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Mark Flashman

February hopefully means that those January blues should be long gone and it also means we get to know more about LVP’s latest recruit, National Sales Manager, Mark Flashman!

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A Zen Zoe or Dog Dan? What's Your Team's Training Style?

You can learn a lot about your employees from their desk. Taking note of how your staff use and interact with their workplace is a great way to determine what makes them happy and productive.

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How you can support charities through your training and development events.

2018 was a big year for Corporate Social Responsibility. So, how do you ensure that you have a company culture and CSR program that actually brings value to you, your team and your community?

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National Maritime Museum Launches New Event Space

The new Insight Investment Astronomy photography gallery at the National Maritime Museum is designed to celebrate the very best in astrophotography from around the world.

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ExCeL London launches ‘No Plastic’ campaign

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

With more than eight million tonnes of plastic being thrown away each year, single-use plastic is one of the world’s most talked about topics. ExCeL London is taking positive steps to reduce waste and is launching a ‘No Plastic’ campaign to outline the venue’s commitment to this global issue.

24 Hours of Training Bliss

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

What does a dreamy, blissful 24 hours of training excellence look like? Find out here!

Are You a Radiator or a Drain?

Author: Chef Andrew Walker

The event spaces in which teaching take place can make a huge difference to the quality of the training outcomes. Find out more of Chef Andrew Walker's thoughts on training venues, teachers and of course, the FOOD, as well as the meaning behind this month's blog title.

Over Lunch with… Gareth Otton

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Being zeitgeists of the meetings and events world, we like to keep a keen eye on training, it’s a good indication of economic event trends and the desire of business to invest in people. Who better to speak to, in that case, than Gareth Otton, Learning & Development Manager for Compass Group UK&I?

Introducing 'A Segment of Lime'

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

We're hosting our first 'A Segment of Lime' event on Thursday 4th April 2019!

Peanuts for Breakfast at Somerset House Private View Event

Over 100 event professionals and local businesses gathered at Somerset House on Thursday 24th January for an exclusive breakfast private view of their landmark ‘Good Grief Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts’ exhibition.

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Launch of New Conference & Events Menu at Madejski Stadium

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Come and join the team at the Madejski Stadium for the launch of the new Conference & Event Menus on Friday 05th April 2019.

Meet the Team - Q&A with Flora Donnelly

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

January's 'Meet the Team' Q&A introduces Flora Donnelly, Marketing Executive at Lime Venue Portfolio.

The Art of Mixology – The Perfect Addition to a Summer Party

Introducing Zest Mixology, who supply premium pop up bars, first class cocktail mixologists and bespoke cocktail solutions.

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Over Lunch with … Laura Capel-Abra, No More Ifs Or Buts

Healthy bodies are nothing without healthy minds, so we’ve been having lunch with Laura Capel-Abra, founder of ‘No More Ifs Or Buts’, a company name which is as decisive as the person who set it up, and underline’s Laura’s own passion and commitment for wellbeing.

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Lime Venue Portfolio Reassess the Role of Virtual Tours

Virtual Tour technology is proving to be a useful tool in supporting the venue booking process, according to a recent panel discussion that took place at the Lime Venue Portfolio ‘Beyond’ conference, which featured Skevi Constantinou, Founder of The PA Way and Letty Hill, Events Manager at the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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Harry King to Lead Sessions on Well-being and Nutrition at LVP Boot Camp

Harry King is a former GB International Sprinter and British Record Holder, who has been coaching at Performance level for over 15 years. He has a talent for nurturing and developing people with a strong focus on lifestyle awareness steering Elaine O'Neil, Marylyn Nwawulor and Ryan Raghoo to the World Championships, so the LVP team are excited to welcome him to Eastwood Hall on Saturday 19th January!

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Zena Weeks to Lead Healthy Lunch Preparation Session at LVP Boot Camp

Lime Venue Portfolio’s boot camp will be taking place on Saturday 19th January at Eastwood Hall, part of the Venues Collection, and in addition to the planned activities of HIIT workouts and yoga classes, Zena Weeks will be leading a session on prepping lunch the healthy way.

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Will You Be A Conferences Superhero in 2019? Part 2

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s the second instalment of our list of 30 superpowers that will be essential to organising knockout conferences in 2019.

Lime Venue Portfolio Launch Health & Wellbeing Boot Camp Weekend

Lime Venue Portfolio is kicking off 2019 with a weekend Boot Camp for the meetings and events industry. The boot camp aims to bring together event professionals and their families, to take part in a weekend focusing on health and wellbeing; including fitness activities, nutritional education and a mindfulness session.

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Make sure your meetings are kick ass by doing this one thing…

Author: Sam

If you’re organising a meeting this year settling for a traditional format just won’t cut it. Here’s 5 great reasons why you should be hosting your next meeting offsite.

New Year, New You, New Venue?

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

In our opinion (and thanks to the unique and unusual venues market) event organisers are spoilt for choice when it comes to professional, interesting, and effective meetings and events venues. So, how do you separate the venue you want from so many great options?

Healthy food event experiences

Author: Jenner Carter

Now more than ever, event planners are requesting healthier food and drink options, driven by what their customers want. Lime Venue explore the healthy event experience in this blog.

Make the Most of Your Meetings

Author: Flora Donnelly

Meetings come in all shapes and sizes, but the New Year is a great time to reassess your approach to meetings and how they could be made more productive and efficient. So, take a look at the points flagged up below and consider whether you could implement any changes and create new meetings habits.

Lime Venue Portfolio Close Curtain on Historic 10th Birthday

Author: Flora Donnelly

Lime Venue Portfolio’s 10th Birthday celebrations draw to a close this month following a year where the brand has launched a highly impactful market report, implemented a number of charity initiatives, and created a new conference brand for the event industry.

Our People: Charlie Metcalfe

Author: Charlie Metcale

This month we spoke with Charlie Metcalfe, Director of Sales at Alexandra House, part of The Venues Collection, who has raised just shy of £50k for a Swindon-based charity. So we wanted to know: what’s motivated her to organise charity balls and gala dinners that have raised such a show-stopping figure?

Integrity, Consistency & Authenticity: The Buzz Words for Modern Delegates

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Modern delegations are looking for more emotional values from brands and businesses through their event programmes, according to a panel discussion that took place at Lime Venue Portfolio’s Beyond Conference

Meet the Team - Q&A with Kiera-Marie Rafter

Author: Flora Donnelly

Our latest Q&A session sees us quiz another of Lime Venue Portfolio’s Meetings and Events Consultant, Kiera-Marie Rafter.

Team LVP Talk Turkey and Christmas Pudding

Author: Flora Donnelly

We asked #TeamLVP about their fave Christmas treats and tipples to indulge in during the December months!

Edgbaston to Host Lunchtime Open Day with Networking Event

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Edgbaston Stadium will be hosting a “Lunchtime Open Day with Networking Event” on Thursday 14th February 2019.

What Makes a Great Banquet?

Banquets are an exciting way to celebrate a range of occasions and a great opportunity to impress your guests and make them feel valued. But what makes a great banquet? Although times have changed we can still learn a lot from famous historical banquets. What made them unforgettable and enter the history books forever?

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Banquet Food That Make Sense

Banquets are popular events and the best banquets create a sense of atmosphere, delight and pleasure. But we all know it's’ really all about the food, so it’s essential that a lot of thought is put into the menu you create. Here's some banqueting food ideas that not only tickle the senses but will keep your guests happy and healthy.

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Banquets: Good, Bad & Ugly

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

It’s time to send Bad Banquets into the history books, it’s time to get rid of the ugly parts of these events for good, and to develop events with a better culture, more heart, and a greater respect for those that are attending. At Lime Venue Portfolio, we’re running a campaign to ‘Ban Bad Banqueting’ and shine a light on the new wave of banquets that are getting this right.

Spot the Elf!

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Can you spot the Elf on the LVP website?

An Event Profs Guide: How to Relax over the Festive Season

Author: Flora Donnelly

Working in the events industry is a lot of fun, but with the Christmas period one of the busiest times for events of all kinds, in all shapes and sizes, it can be hard to ensure the festive season really feels like a holiday. Read our list of suggestions on how to unwind...

Concorde Conference Centre to host Celebration Event for Manchester Airport's 80th Birthday

Manchester Airport’s Concorde Conference Centre is delighted to be hosting a supersonic celebration this November as it celebrates the airport’s 80th birthday and 15 years since Concorde took up its home at the Runway Visitor Park.

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Our People: Wayne Spicer

Author: Wayne Spicer

This month we’re introducing Wayne Spicer, Conference Services Manager from the University of Sussex who works for Chartwells, part of the wider Compass Group UK & Ireland family. Each year Wayne has the task of raising over £20k a year for his chosen charity, so why does he do it?

Smaller session sizes ‘a good thing for modern events’

Lime Venue Portfolio has welcomed new research predicting that individual sessions at conferences will reduce throughout 2019.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Jo Austin

Author: Flora Donnelly

November is almost over so it's about time we bring on our next Q&A session, this time with our fearless leader, Jo Austin, Lime Venue Portfolio’s Sales Director. Jo has been with the business for 8 years and helps #TeamLVP by steering the way forward for the unique & unusual within the MICE industry, as well as heading up the new residential venues that have joined the portfolio, The Venues Collection.

Redevelopment Plans Outlined for the Kia Oval

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Surrey County Cricket Club has announced that it has received full planning permission for the redevelopment of the Lock Laker Stand at Kia Oval, expanding the ground’s capacity to nearly 28,000.

Twickenham Stadium Unveils State-of-the-Art East Stand

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Twickenham Stadium has opened its state-of-the-art East Stand, unveiling an enhanced hospitality offering for meetings and events that will immerse event planners in an even greater destination experience.

Will you be a conferences superhero in 2019?

Author: Sam

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a conferences and events planner! The events industry is constantly evolving, with innovations and advances from both within and outside the industry.

Over Lunch with... Dr Rob Davidson

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

November is a time of year when the industry unleashes a series of new data, reports, trends, and opinions, into what the world of meetings and events will look like. Its busy out there, and there has been a lot documented, so we decided to invite Dr Rob Davidson, owner of MICE Knowledge, to hold our hand through this tricky terrain.

#LVPBOOTCAMP

Author: Flora Donnelly

#TeamLVP invite you to their January boot camp at Eastwoood Hall to get active and learn about nutrition, health and wellbeing.

Twickenham Prepares to Unveil New East Stand to the Industry

Author: Flora Donnelly

The new East Stand represents a multi-million pound redevelopment at the home of England Rugby, and offers space that not only provides new-found match day hospitality options, but also unexpected and dynamic settings that go far beyond a simple conference or banqueting space.

An Interview with... Ben Smith, Levy Chef

Author:

It's an exciting month in Manchester as Manchester Airport will be celebrating its 80th birthday, so we managed to speak with Ben to find out what inspires his cooking and what guests can expect when visiting the Concorde Conference Centre.

The Top 5 Conferences Events Experts Shouldn’t Miss in 2019

If you’re aspiring to be a leader in the events sector, getting up to speed on the latest events developments, hearing from thought leaders, and mingling with other event professionals, conferences are the place to be...

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Ever Considered Using an Auditorium?

Author: Flora Donnelly

With our very own #LVPBeyond conference taking place last month and November being prime conference booking time, we wanted to discuss auditorium and tiered seating venues and how suitable they can be for these types of event.

Jockey Club Catering goes Pink for Breast Cancer Now

Colleagues working across the Jockey Club’s racecourses took on various activities and challenges to raise funds over the last month with most of the activity taking place during the charity’s flagship fundraising day, Wear It Pink on 19th October.

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GDPR: SixMonths On...

Lime Venue Portfolio look into GDPR alongside our partners at the HBAA

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8 Conference Hacks for your January Conference

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

We've put together 8 conference hacks to help you ensure your January conference is a success.

5 Ways to Make Attending Conferences Alone Less Scary!

The word ’conference’ can often strike fear in even the most tenacious of us, particularly if you’ve been tasked to attend the ‘conference’ alone. Here’s our 5 tips to making attending a conference solo a less scary proposition and ensure that you have a scream!

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Lime Venue Portfolio Celebrated 10th Anniversary With ‘Beyond’ Conference

LVP recently held the Beyond conference, focused on the future of the events industry. Central to LVP’s ambition to retain their place as a key player within the events sector, the Beyond conference brought together both industry and non-industry leaders to discuss future trends and what “beyond” means to them.

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Deborah Simons

Author: Flora Donnelly

October’s Q&A instalment introduces Lime Venue Portfolio’s Central Sales Team Leader, Deborah Simons.

A Self Proclaimed Scrooge discusses Christmas Parties

Author: Chef Andrew Walker

“The end of summer is not the end of the world,” says Chef Andrew Walker. Nevertheless, Christmas is the next thing on everyone’s minds, or at least in the world of events, so we turned to the Chartwells chef to discuss the topic of the notorious Christmas party.

Over Lunch with... Jacob Scroby, Eventologists

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

“Events are all about experiences, they are created to leave a long-lasting impression," says Jacob Scroby, Eventologists.

Somerset House Corporate Events showcase their venue of the year

More than 150 event professionals gathered at Somerset House on Tuesday 16th October for an exclusive showcase of the prestigious East Wing Galleries. With a standing capacity of 300, it offers a versatile, opulent space for all kinds of events from press and product launches to Christmas parties.

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20 Food Trends for Christmas 2018

With such valuable promotional opportunities that social sharing can offer your brand, it’s crucial that you’re creating opportunities and unforgettable food experiences that your guests are inspired by, and most importantly, will want to share.

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PA Life Club Members Invitation to the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

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On December 4, PA Life Club members will be given an exclusive opportunity to view the conference centre and its facilities.

Twickenham unveils the 'Manapé'

Twickenham Stadium is set to unveil a range of new culinary experiences, which complement its new meetings and events proposition within the East Stand development. The ‘manapé’ – canapés for the larger appetite, will be just one option for corporate clients looking for a more hearty, filling and substantial entrée, and signals a move away from the traditional dainty bite-sized canapé.

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10 Christmas Party Themes for 2018

With just over 80 days to go until Christmas, have you started thinking about your Christmas party yet? Don’t panic, there’s still time to organise a party to remember.

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Testimonials for Imperial War Museum North

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"My company held a full day training course at this venue and I was more than impressed."

We'd love your vote!

Are you willing to support Team LVP in our endeavour to be voted miaList Team of the Year?

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Twickenham Launches its East Stand to International Audience

Twickenham Stadium is set to unveil its new East Stand redevelopment at an international launch to global buyers during IBTM World, Barcelona.

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An Interview with... Jason Allan Scott

Author: Flora Donnelly

‘For me, beyond means the next step, the next stage, an evolution. We look at the world together and we see challenge or opportunity. For me ‘beyond’ is about embracing the Chinese version of the word ‘Crisis’, which means both opportunity and disaster. I like the idea that beyond takes on both these sentiments,’ comments Jason.

Lime Venue Portfolio set to host Beyond Conference

Lime Venue Portfolio is celebrating an entire decade of success by hosting a celebratory conference looking at the future of the event industry and the world of business.

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The Gift of Giving

Author: Flora Donnelly

Christmas is the season of good will, and this is one of the reasons why December is a fantastic time to raise money for charity, whether it is simple fun and games within the office or a black tie charity ball. Take a look at our suggestions to raise money and awareness this festive season...

Meet the Team - Q&A with Maria Scullion

Author: Flora Donnelly

September’s Q&A introduces #TeamLVP's National Sales Manager, Maria Scullion.

Lime Venue Portfolio Win Best MICE Sales Team at the C&IT Awards

Lime Venue Portfolio are celebrating their 10th Anniversary in style this year with the latest accolade seeing the team picking up ‘Best MICE Sales Team’ at this years’ Conference & Incentive Travel Awards.

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Testimonials for Farnham Castle

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"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team at Farnham Castle. We had an absolutely fantastic day! "

Lime Venue Portfolio: Health and Wellbeing can Support Incentive Sector Growth

The meetings and event industry’s efforts in health and wellbeing present a great opportunity for growth in the incentive sector, according to Lime Venue Portfolio, Sales Director, Jo Austin.

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20 Reasons Why you Should be Having a Christmas Wedding

Whilst Summer is traditionally when weddings reach fever pitch we can often forget that there are other seasons to consider that offer the perfect opportunity to do something a little different and give your guests a unique experience.

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Safari Tours: November Showcase

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Book your place on the Safari Tours showcase on Wednesday 21st November 2018.

Safari Tours: January Showcase

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Book your place on the Safari Tours showcase on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

Introducing: Keith Prowse

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

We would like to introduce you to one of our sister brands, Keith Prowse, who are the official hospitality provider for many iconic venues and stadiums across the country, and who are passionate about delivering the ultimate experience.

Considering joining an Association?

Author: Flora Donnelly

Whether as a business or an individual, there are numerous associations out there that offer various benefits to their members across a variety of industries.

What Makes a Great Event?

Author: James Heapey

"For me great events capture the right mood, in the right place, at the right time."

Our People: Joanne Platt

The British summertime has been a scorcher this year, with the majority of us enjoying the outdoors and more than just the odd ice cream! But not everyone has been relaxing in the sunshine, some people have still been working hard whatever the weather to raise money for charities and encourage others to donate to their cause.

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Your Christmas Party A - Z

Author: Flora Donnelly

Planning a Christmas party? Don’t panic! We’ve got an A-Z to help you get started…

11 Tips to Improve Your Awards Ceremony Social Media Strategy

Author: Sam

Social media is a great way to share what your organisation is doing and an awards ceremony is the perfect event to get people talking and excited about who you are and what you’re up to.

An Interview with... Mark Stormont, London Event Productions

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

“Tie everything you can about the event into your company values and ensure that something interesting and engaging is always on the horizon."

Making the Unusual, Usual

Author: Jo Austin

In our latest blog, Jo Austin, Sales Director for Lime Venue Portfolio, reflects on the state of the unique and unusual venue market.

IWM to host Food for the Brain showcase

Author: Flora Donnelly

To celebrate their recent Food for the Brain accreditation, IWM North are hosting a launch and showcase day on Friday 28th September. from 12.15pm - 2.30pm.

Meet the Team - Q&A with Jo Kenny

Author: Flora Donnelly

August’s Q&A instalment introduces Lime Venue Portfolio’s Head of Central Sales, Jo Kenny. Jo has worked within the hospitality industry since leaving school, "It’s in my blood and I couldn’t imagine working in any other industry."

The National Railway Museum to celebrate return of Flying Scotsman with exclusive even

Author: Flora Donnelly

The iconic locomotive, Flying Scotsman, is set to return to the National Railway Museum, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, from October to January 2019. To mark the occasion and showcase the new themed corporate dinner package with drinks reception and Scottish-inspired cuisine, the museum is hosting an exclusive launch event on Wednesday 24 October.

The Ultimate Awards Ceremony Guide

Planning an awards ceremony can feel like an overwhelming task. Bringing together so many different elements and ensuring guests and nominees have an experience they won't forget can leave you wondering where on earth to start.

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Chef Andrew Walker: Make Award Ceremonies Great Again!

Author: Chef Andrew Walker

“Award ceremonies should be about celebrating success and should be great networking opportunities to meet and mingle within your industry." So where have they gone wrong and how can we make award ceremonies great again?

The Libra Company are the first to experience IWM Duxford new innovative 'Team Building with Purpose'

Author: Flora Donnelly

Having identified the challenges many companies face when looking to inspire and engage with their employees, Levy UK at IWM Duxford have developed a new concept - Team Building with Purpose - which combines a unique and memorable experience alongside thought provoking, leadership development.

Lime Venue Portfolio Invites You to the Unique Experiences Tour in October

Your opportunity to view four unique venues in ONE day!

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Menu Trends: What we’re eating in 2018…

Author: Sam

The business of food is changing.

Lime Venue Portfolio Unique & Unusual Market Report Returns

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Lime Venue Portfolio will be bringing back its highly acclaimed Unique & Unusual venue report.

How to Run a Successful Fundraising Event

Author: Flora Donnelly

Pulling off a successful event is always satisfying, but your achievements can pack even more of a punch if the purpose of your event is to raise money and awareness for a good cause. We’ve put together some essential tips to keep in mind before running your charity event.

Twickenham Stadium Christmas Preview Night: Fairy Tale in New York

Author: Flora Donnelly

Twickenham Stadium, proud to be part of Lime Venue Portfolio, invite you to their September showcase, a Christmas preview.

Andrew Walker - Chef, Designer, Psychologist, Theatrical Director...

Author: Chef Andrew Walker

Read our latest blog with Chef Andrew Walker, who dishes up his thoughts on banqueting, “an almost Victorian approach to dining” and how the roles and requirements of the chef are changing…

What’s Hot in Banqueting?

Author: Sam

In an ever-changing landscape, event planners need to stay up-to-date with the latest in events and event catering. Get this right and your guests are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

10 Years in 10 Stats

To celebrate the last decade of all things LVP we have produced an info-graphic with some amazing facts and stats.

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GET UP CLOSE AND PURR-SONAL WITH ED SHEERAN

Author: Flora Donnelly

Madame Tussauds London reveals new Ed Sheeran figure as sold-out gig tours the UK. Payne & Gunter, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, have been accredited caterers with Madame Tussauds for over 20 years.

Meet the Team - Q&A with Emma Devey

Author: Flora Donnelly

In our second 'Meet the Team' instalment we introduce you to one of our central sales star-players, Emma Devey, one of LVP's Meetings & Events Consultants.

Lime Venue Portfolio Celebrates a Decade of Unique & Unusual

Author: Jenner Carter

Over the past decade, the business has made a significant contribution to the establishment of the unique and unusual venue market and has established itself as a key player in the UK events industry.

Maximise Association membership with the right social media channels

Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) know that the challenge for all associations is to retain and grow its membership base. So, here at LVP HQ, we’re always looking for new ways to help our customers meet new audiences. Like our customers we like to stay open-minded.

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5 Stats to consider before throwing your Charity Fundraiser

£2.4 billion - the amount donated using online technology last year alone. Being in touch with technology is key for businesses and this is no different for non-profit organizations.

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Time = Money

Make a sterling donation by spending some of your TIME!

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How To Organise A Corporate Charity Event

Author: Sam

For many organisations, a fundraising event such as a quiz or games night is all that’s needed to reach their fundraising goals. But, if you’re looking to organise something really different and stand out from the crowd where do you start?

Yarnfield Park Invitation: Big Kids, Little Kids

Lime Venue Portfolio exclusively invites you to BIG KIDS, LITTLE KIDS. Bring the family along to enjoy an adrenalin filled day of entertainment at Alton Towers, followed by the excellent hospitality of Yarnfield Park and The Venue Collection.

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Scottish Event Campus Launches Streetspitality

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Meet the Team - Q&A with Julia Simpson

With all the World Cup 2018 ‘team spirit’ flying around, we’ve been inspired to introduce you to our own amazing team with a monthly 'Meet the Team' Q&A session...

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UKCAMS: New Research Reveals an Evolving UK Meetings Market

New research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector reveals an estimated £18.1 billion of direct expenditure generated by conference and meeting delegates in venues and in wider destination spend in 2017

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Lime Venue Portfolio Interviews Nicola Macdonald, Editor, EN

Author: Flora Donnelly

With such excitement abound within the world of exhibitions, we felt we needed to harness some high-powered wisdom, so this month we spoke to none other than Nicola Macdonald, Editor of EN magazine...

It’s true, Corporate Social Responsibility can boost your business's bottom line.

You might have heard a lot of discussions lately about the trend towards positioning your business as a ‘good company’. Whilst we’d all like to think of our company as one of the good guys, do strategies to ensure you are seen as ‘good’ actually benefit you and your company?

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Somerset House launches additional DDR packages for conferences up to 60 guests

A set of 18th Century rooms which were once home to the Navy Board for overseeing British Naval affairs can now be hired for the first time as a day delegate rate package at Somerset House.

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New Age Exhibition Venues

Author: Jenner Carter, Head of Marketing

New age exhibition organisers are now thinking with the same agility that they show in the curation of their event.

Big Club, Little Club, Cardboard Box

Author: Flora Donnelly

Chef Andrew Walker shares his thoughts on food and exhibitions: "Food fuels the business engine of all successful exhibitions; not just the foodie ones."

LVP Takes to the Skies with Manchester Airport Concorde Conference & Events Centre

The Manchester Airport Concorde Conference and Events Centre has become the latest venue to join the Lime Venue Portfolio. The main stand out space, the Concorde Hangar, gives event delegates the chance to meet in the same room as the iconic Concorde.

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Research Shows ‘Maturing’ Approach to Exhibitions

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Aintree Racecourse win 'Best External Event Space' at industry awards

Aintree Racecourse, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, named ‘Best External Event Space’ for its versatile outside space hire at the CHS Awards.

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HBAA welcomes Jenner Carter as new Marketing Chair

Leading hospitality, venue, meetings and agency association HBAA has announced Jenner Carter as its new Marketing Chair.

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LVP Interviews Ryan Galloway from Wildgoose

Lime Venue Portfolio interviews Ryan Galloway, Head of Business Development for Wildgoose about the benefits of employee engagement events.

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Are your team building activities improving teamwork?

Author: Sam

As a team leader, the most challenging part of the job often isn’t the work itself - it’s putting together a great team and supporting them throughout their day to day work life. This can mean dealing with the range of emotions and complicated issues that arise when people work in close quarters of each other. How can you ensure that your team building activities are improving teamwork?

Sandown Park, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, announces it is set to host Trophex Live for 2019

Sandown Park, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, has announced that Trophex live will be returning to the venue in 2019. The leading show for the trophy, awards and engraving industry in the UK will use the vast space on offer at Sandown Park.

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Lime Venue Portfolio Becomes ‘Meeting Needs’ Charity Partner

Lime Venue Portfolio, has become a charity partner to ‘Meeting Needs’. As part of the partnership Lime Venue Portfolio will create a series of fundraising activities across its 10th Anniversary celebrations, which will support the charity in its work in the UK and around the world.

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Christmas Party Showcase at Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms are hosting a Christmas Showcase – it’s never too early to plan!

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National Railway Museum Fam Trip

Join us for an unmissable evening to discover and learn about the event spaces and experiences on offer at the National Railway Museum. Whether you have visited often, or never before, there will be lots to enjoy.

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GDPR, Bad Marketing Come Good?

Author: Jenner Carter

We discuss some of the key aspects of the GDPR regulation, that have an impact on sales and marketing for the event industry.

Lime Venue Portfolio Venue’s Sweep Up at the UK Venue Awards

The unique and unusual venue sector was well represented at the inaugural UK Venue Awards, with Lime Venue Portfolio client venues making up a substantial percentage of the winners at the highly-credited award ceremony.

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Party by the Pitch at Twickenham Stadium

Author: Jenner Carter

On the 6th June, Twickenham Stadium are hosting a party by the pitch to kick the summer season off.

TEN reasons why your business should be arranging a team building activity.

Most people who’ve worked in the corporate setting have had a negative experience of team building. Often activities are put together at the last minute, are badly organised and ill-matched to your teams' needs and personality. We tend to remember negative experiences more, which can be the main reason employees have often been put off team building for life.

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If its Cyclical, then Maybe the Wheel is Getting Bigger?

Team building, training and incentives is a market where the impact of a cyclical economic outlook can be looked as almost a micro-climate. Read our more detailed blog looking at the UK team building market …

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Twickenham Launches New Incentive Products

Twickenham Stadium has launched a new series of both indoor and outdoor incentive options for event organisers. Read more...

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Al fresco Open Day & Networking at Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston stadium are hosting an Al fresco Open Day with networking on Wednesday 4th July. Reserve your place now...

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Team work…more than just a bacon bap

A warm welcome to our guest blogger, Chef Andrew Walker. In his first blog Andrew shares his thoughts on team building and bacon baps...

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LIME VENUE PORTFOLIO VENUES ACHIEVES AIM ACCREDITATION

Lime Venue Portfolio are proud to continue its partnership with the The Meetings Industry Association (mia) with several of the venues achieving highly sort after AIM accreditation.

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PARTY AT WESTON PARK THIS SUMMER

Author: Jenner Carter

Join the Weston Park Fam. trip on Thursday 10th May for a bite to eat and a glass of fizz, while exploring the venue and grounds for your next Summer event.

Success at CHS

Lime Venue Portfolio exhibited at the Conference & Hospitality Show (CHS18) which took place at First Direct Leeds Arena on Tuesday 24th April 2018

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Twickenham Stadium Announce Johanna Byrane Appointment

Johanna Byrane has returned to Twickenham in the role of Head of Business Development across the venue’s conference and events business.

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Boost your Brand Identity with a Summer Party

Author: Sam

Over the last year, we’ve seen a growing trend towards organisations adding a Summer party to their events calendar. The thought of spending more time, energy and money organising a party halfway through the year in addition to the regular Christmas meal fixture may fill you with dread. But wait, before you decide it’s too much work, there’s actually a real benefit to holding a party in the summer season.

How can having a Summer party improve your staff’s productivity?

Author: Sam

Recent research shows that organisations making an active effort to create the right environment and experiences for their staff are having a noticeable improvement in job satisfaction, therefore reducing the number of sick days taken, improving staff retention and overall productivity.

New spaces for 2018 summer parties at Somerset House

Following a successful 2017 season and unprecedented demand for 2018, Somerset House, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, are delighted to announce that the East and West Wings, primarily used as exhibition spaces throughout the year, are now available for private hire over the summer months.

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Will ‘Event Convergence’ Brighten Up the Summer?

Author: Jenner Carter

Event convergence you say? Not the sort of phrase that could brighten up anyone’s day, let alone their summer. Well hear us out, because this is important and a sign of where this industry could be going in the short and long term.

JOIN US FOR A FAMILY ROYAL OCCASION 18th & 19th MAY

May is a month of celebrations! Bring the family along to enjoy the hospitality of our new venues joining Lime Venue Portfolio.

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Lime Venue Portfolio Venues Support MCOCO

Midlands based venues within the Lime Venue Portfolio, were out in force this week at the Midlands Consortium of Conference Organisers (MCOCO) meeting.

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Exhibition venue and event sector report 2018

Understanding what your exhibitors are looking for at your event is critical to providing the right services and choosing the right exhibition venue.

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HMS Belfast celebrates 80th Anniversary

On 17 and 18 March 2018, London’s iconic HMS Belfast, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, marked its 80th anniversary.

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How can exhibitors get the most out of your event?

As an event planner, you want your exhibitors to come away from each event with a great list of quality leads, a measurable return on investment and a plan to pitch at your next event. Below we take you through the steps an exhibitor should be going through in order to make the most out of an event, and how you can be supporting them.

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VISIT LIME VENUE PORTFOLIO AND PARTNERS AT CHS

Author: Jenner Carter

Lime Venue Portfolio are hosting eight amazing venues on stand G12, at the Conference and Hospitality Show, at Leeds Arenas, on the 24th April

Edgbaston Stadium Launch NEW conference & Events Film

Edgbaston Stadium, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, are delighted to launch a brand new Conference and Events 2018 video which we guarantee you will love!

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Lime Venue Portfolio Nominated for Second COOL Venue Award

Lime Venue Portfolio has been nominated for a COOL Venue Award for the third time running.

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HOW TO DRIVE DELEGATES TO YOUR EVENT…EVEN IN BAD WEATHER

Author: Jenner Carter

Your big event day arrives and it snows! How can you ensure delegates still come to your event? Read Lime Venue Portfolio’s top 5 tips.

Museum of Science & Industry Launches ROBOTS DDR

The Museum of Science & Industry, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, has released a series of special events packages to correspond with the arrival of ‘ROBOTS’ exhibition.

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Lime Venue Portfolio Welcomes New Head of Marketing

Jenner Carter joins the venue group, strengthening the brand’s already strong reputation for sales and marketing excellence.

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BAFTA winner Gary Oldman visits Churchill War Rooms

Author: Jenner Carter

The team behind the Second World War Bafta winning film, Darkest Hour, spent hours of research in Churchill War Rooms but did you know it’s also a unique venue for meetings and events?

Welcome on Board - HMS Belfast Showcase

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Join us at NY-LON - Showcase event

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Riding School Returns - Hatfield House

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Robots VIP Dinner Evening Showcase

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New Year, New You - Your Exclusive Aston Villa VIP Invitation

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Top 4 Features to Look for in a Conference Registration Software

There are tons of conference software options on the market and deciding which one is right for you can seem daunting.

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Celebrate Christmas with London's Originals, Payne and Gunter

Author: Payne and Gunter

You'll receive a free perk when you book either a Christmas dinner package or reception package with London's Originals, Payne and Gunter.

National Railway Museum - Wedding Showcase

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Edgbaston Dining Club - Open for one night only!

We are thrilled to announce that Edgbaston Dining Club will be open to the public on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm with the Best of Brum theme as we celebrate iconic landmarks and famous people of Birmingham. Guests will enjoy a spectacular 5-course menu which will be set in our premium Warwickshire suite overlooking the pitch and Birmingham skyline.

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Payne & Gunter, launch Autumn/Winter menus

Author: Micah Zammit

Payne & Gunter, one of London's leading event caterers, has launched its new seasonal Autumn/Winter menu collection delivering renowned hospitality in all its quirky glory.

You are cordially invited to experience some of London's most unique venues

Satisfy your hunger for the unusual on our unique experience venue tour on 29th November 2017.

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Conferencing with Lime Venue Portfolio - An Interview with Paul Colston, Editor, Conference News

This month at Lime Venue Portfolio, we’re really focusing on the conference industry. We’re full of opinions and predictions about this dynamic sector, what it is doing, where it is going, and what a truly great conference looks like.

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The Ricoh Arena has smashed its own record for the number of events and visitors it has hosted

In the 12 months to June 2017, a total of 857 events were staged at the Ricoh Arena – an increase of over 10 per cent on the 777 events held for the previous 12 months. The latest yearly visitor numbers have also topped the 1.6 million mark, up from 1.2 million in 2015.

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London’s QEII Centre launches brand-new chef’s table tasting room

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

London’s QEII Centre is giving event planners a taste of life in the kitchen with the launch of a brand-new chef’s table tasting room.

Your Exclusive Invite To Discover London's Most Iconic Venues

Author: Micah Zammit

LVP exclusively invites you to our series of upcoming Unique Experiences tours in London.

All England Club Appoints Keith Prowse As Exclusive Official Hospitality Provider For The Championships, Wimbledon

Author: Micah Zammit

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has appointed Keith Prowse as its exclusive Official Hospitality Provider for The Championships, Wimbledon, for a five-year period commencing 2019.

Jockey Club Catering wins ‘Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year’ at the Foodservice CATEYS

Jockey Club Catering is celebrating success after winning the prestigious Foodservice CATEY for ‘Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year’ on Friday, 13 October.

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9 Christmas Party Nightmares – and how to avoid them!

It only happens once a year and it can gives a business the perfect way to let off steam, or it can cause some of the biggest headaches, but proper planning of your Christmas party is essential in avoiding the most common pitfalls.

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LVP Hosts ABPCO Roundtable Event at the Kia Oval

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

LVP as a member of ABPCO, organised hosted the September ABPCO Roundtable Event at The stunning Kia Oval.

Twycross Zoo Agency Family Day

Thanks to everyone who attended our first Twycross Zoo Family Day. It was a roaring success with the 90 spaces available being snapped up within the first 24 hours!

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LVP Encourages Organisers to Get the Best Value Possible from Christmas Party Budgets

Author: Lime Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio is encouraging late Christmas Party bookers to get the best value for money this season.

Industry Interview - Clare McAndrew, Marketing Manager, The London Christmas Party Show

The Christmas Party market is notoriously difficult to predict. However, whilst the majority of businesses see the value in the Christmas Party, over the years, decisions to actually have one have been made late, the investment per person has fluctuated, and even the exact timing of the party has changed.

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Christmas All Wrapped Up - Our Agency Competition Winners

We'd like to give a huge thank you to all those who entered our ‘Christmas wrapped up’ competition.

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Lime Venue Portfolio to Offer Smart Tours to Organisers

Lime Venue Portfolio is offering event organisers ‘smarter’ virtual tours within its portfolio of unique and unusual venues.

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Unique venue hire among the animals at Bristol Zoo

A brand new, interactive and family-friendly restaurant has opened at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

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RFU Launches England Rugby Hospitality

Author: Micah Zammit

From autumn 2018, England Rugby Hospitality will exclusively deliver on-site match day hospitality at Twickenham Stadium, supported by Keith Prowse.

IWM Duxford's Christmas Showcase

IWM Duxford's Christmas spectacular will give you the opportunity to see the fantastic event spaces and discuss your Christmas party with our team.

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10 Christmas Party Themes for 2017

The real finale of 2018, for many, isn’t Christmas, its Game of Thrones. 2018 has celebrated the finale of the ultimate in geek-out TV show. So, crush all those who plumb for ‘Winter Wonderland’ with ‘Winterfell’, Fire & Ice, and Jon Snow.

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Wellcome Collection announces new event spaces for exclusive hire

Author: Micah Zammit

Lime Venue Portfolio's Wellcome Collection, London’s destination for the incurably curious, has revealed two new spaces for private hire; the Reading Room and The Atrium will both be available following growing demand for unique event backdrops.

Join the team at The Wellcome Collection to discover the new Reading Room

Join the team at The Wellcome Collection to discover the new Reading Room at their September showcase event.

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Payne & Gunter launch menu collection in partnership with Dipna Anand

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Payne & Gunter, our special events catering sister company, and one of London’s leading event caterers, is delighted to announce a partnership with culinary star Dipna Anand.

Join Us: The Hide’s Christmas Showcase!

You are invited to come and visit The Hide restaurant at Bristol Zoo Gardens on Thursday 14th September 2017 to experience Christmas at The Hide!

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Join Us: Twycross Zoo Autumn & Christmas Showcase

Discover what Twycross Zoo has to offer you and your company! Sample dishes from our new restaurant, The View, while having the opportunity to network and find out about our unique venue hire, Christmas Parties, Team Building and conservation projects here at Twycross Zoo.

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Join Us: Hatfield House - Riding School Relaunch Showcase Event

Join the team at Hatfield House Hospitality on Thursday 5th October between 2pm and 6pm for drinks and canapés in our newly refurbished Riding School.

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Join Us: September Showcase at MSI Manchester

We are delighted to invite you to the Museum of Science & Industry for our September Showcase Event on Wednesday 20th September.

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Join Us: National Railway Museum Christmas Showcase

We would like you to join the Events Team on Thursday 21st September between 2pm and 6pm to discuss your Christmas Party. Get an understanding for how the space will look, have a taster of our Christmas Menu and also discuss all the entertainment that will be on offer on our shared party nights.

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Join us at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Events 'drop in' Open Day

Whether you are planning a grand event, an intimate occasion, or perhaps you are simply interested in what we do – come along on 13th September to discover more at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Join us at M Shed for an exclusive C&E Open Day Event

Join us in the Event Suite on the top floor of M Shed with spectacular views of Bristol’s harbourside and the city beyond!

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Join Us: SnowDome Showcase Day

Join us at SnowDome for an exclusive C&E Showcase. Experience our varied meeting and events facilities, sample our superb drinks and delicious catering... and have some fun along the way, with a hilarious ice trike racing session around our track!

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Camp Baboon launches new corporate packages in Bristol

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Great news if you're looking for a really unique corporate meeting package! Wild Place Project, part of Bristol Zoo Gardens, has recently launched corporate event packages for Camp Baboon. Find out more here

Join Us: Twickenham Stadium Christmas Party Showcase Event 2017

Join Us: As we step back in time to the Jazz Age and experience a Christmas party like no other. Enjoy an opportunity to preview the roaring twenties Christmas Party 2017 theme, sample some mouth-watering food and network with peers over a glass of bubbly.

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Join Us: Aston Villa Park Showcase Day

Join us at Aston Villa Park Stadium for this exclusive Open Day Event This event gives you the chance to visit Birmingham’s iconic Aston Villa Park and experience the new versatile meetings and events space.

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Tuna, White Bean & Salsa Verde Recipe

Tuna is a good source of magnesium, potassium and protein. Each of these minerals are important contributors to healthy blood flow and heart function, especially with respect to well-regulated blood pressure. Why not enjoy it with a lovely white bean and salsa verde salad? Click here for a great recipe.

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Showcase Event: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Join us at The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre is hosting a Summer Nights WOW drop-in showcase of their impressive events facilities on 31st August between 4.30am and 7.30pm.

Showcase Event: Edgbaston Conference & Events Open Day – Monday 11 September

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Join us at Edgbaston Stadium's Conference and Events Open Day on Monday 11 September and get the chance to experience our renowned stadium, meet our team and have a look around our world class facilities.

Join Us: Edgbaston Priory Club - Cocktails & Canape Evening

We are delighted to host the very first showcasing event at Edgbaston Priory Club. Come and join us!

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Showcase Event: Christmas at Westminster’s best kept secret!

Join us for an exclusive evening at Churchill War Rooms. Enjoy drinks and canapés and have the opportunity to look round our fantastic event spaces.

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How Does Location & Venue Choice Affect Your Visual Brand?

Venue choice matters. It matters because there is a choice when it comes to venue selection. This could include everything from the backdrop of a lifestyle shoot, if you’re covering a major event, or supporting a brand on its image and identity; venues often play the ‘not-so-silent’ backdrop, always seen by the photographer but often ignored by everyone else.

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LVP treats 'Agency of the Year' winners at Wimbledon

Calder Conferences, Conference Care, Venue Options and CT&E were all invited to join Lime Venue Portfolio for an exclusive hospitality experience at Wimbledon, and a meeting with Albert Roux OBE, in recognition of their participation in the portfolio’s ‘Agency of the Year’ campaign.

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NEW SPACES - IWM North Launch New WaterShard Event Space

IWM North Launch New WaterShard Event Space offering another great space for conferences and meetings at the venues alongside its great banqueting and party spaces.

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MORE VENUES, MORE CHOICE - Kettering Conference Centre Joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

MORE VENUES, MORE CHOICE - Lime Venue Portfolio are delighted to announce the addition of Kettering Conference Centre to our portfolio, increasing our ability to offer a great solution for the Midlands venue market.

The Proof is in the Pudding! HMS Belfast – A feeling of pride!

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

We recently held our senior team meeting on board HMS Belfast and, put simply, the experience was superb. This blog is a thank you to the operations, sales and culinary team who delivered such a great experience. One that I can be proud of.

Charity Forum: Sharing The Risk

Sharing The Risk - 'What should the charity module look like in the future when booking events’? Our Charity champion Julia Simpson, welcomed members of the charity event community to NY-LON to discuss the subject.

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The 4 Reasons You Should Start Using a Check-in App at Your Events

Read our guest blog from ZKipster to discover the top 4 reasons why you should start using a check-in app at your events.

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Payne & Gunter launch River Cottage partnership

Payne & Gunter, our Special Events division and one of London’s leading event caterers, is launching an exciting collaboration with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s acclaimed River Cottage: Payne & Gunter x River Cottage.

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Join us: at Newmarket Racecourses Showcase Event - Wednesday 6th September

The team at Newmarket Racecourses love to mix business with pleasure, so we are delighted to invite you for an informal showcase of Newmarket Racecourse’s Conference & Events Venue.

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Ricoh Arena Launches "The Ricoh Business Lounge"

The Ricoh Business Lounge - a state-of-the-art lounge equipped for the digital age has been opened at the Ricoh Arena for the general public to work and study while on their travels.

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Step It Up - June Competition - ENTRY NOW OPEN

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

JUNE COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED - Each month from April to August, one of our team will be tracking the number of steps that they take on a specific day. Take a guess as to how many steps they take and you could win a fabulous pair of Nike Trainers!* CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW

Farnham Castle - Joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Farnham Castle has become the latest venue to join Lime Venue Portfolio, further strengthening the group’s status as the largest collection of unique and unusual venues in the UK.

ABPCO Round Table - September 15 - 2017

Author: Julia Simpson

We're delighted to be hosting a fantastic round table event for ABPCO about - ‘What keeps you awake at night?’ The round table session is open to all ABPCO PCO members. Apply Now

Join Us: Summer Event Showcase at MSI Manchester in partnership with Pier Fun Casinos

Lime Venue Portfolio, are excited to give you the opportunity to join us at on of our most exciting Manchester venues, the Museum of Science and Industry on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

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Two new appointments for Jockey Club Racecourses, London region

Jockey Club Venues, London has made two new strategic appointments: Stuart Dorn has been appointed as Head of Operations – London Jockey Club Racecourses; Lyle Smith has been appointed as Business Development Executive – Conference & Events at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

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Vote Edgbaston for Midlands Venue Awards 2017

We're are delighted that, Edgbaston Stadium, has again made the prestigious shortlist for Best Venue at the Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards, and you have the chance help us retain our title.

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Join Us - DMC Tour of London - 5th July 2017

Are you a DMC? Join us on 5th July 2017 for a Unique Experience London tour specifically for Destination Management Companies. Click here to find out all the details.

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Join Us - Charity Forum at NY-LON 28th June 2017

Lime Venue Portfolio are delighted to invite event professionals who work in the charity sector to our exclusive networking event for charity event organisers at NY-LON at The O2.

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Lime Venue Portfolio partners with Moët & Chandon

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

We're delighted to announce an exciting new partnership to bring the Moët & Chandon Bridal Collection to weddings and events in our selection of leisure and heritage venues.

Interview with...Katy Payne, Parkinson’s UK

Read our interview with #Charity #EventProf Katy Payne, Head of events and Joint Chair of the Special Events Forum as we asked her to talk to her about her role, how she got into the industry and some of her top tips for event planners.

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Perk your summer celebration perk with London’s Originals

Celebrate summer and pick your complimentary party perks with London’s Originals. Dazzle your guests in the unique surroundings of a London icon with the addition of a summer party perk from the original makers of English hospitality, Payne & Gunter.

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Join us: At IWM North New Spaces Showcase - 7th June 2017

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

IWM North takes pleasure in inviting you to our Showcase and Networking Event taking place after work on Wednesday 7th June 2017, in partnership with Make Events.

National Sales Conference on November 30 at the Ricoh Arena

Sir Clive Woodward – the architect of England’s greatest sporting achievement since 1966 - is making a keynote speech at the National Sales Conference - the UK’s leading conference for sales leaders and sales professionals on November 30 at the Ricoh Arena.

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Why Do Charities Love Events?

We talk to Elizabeth Quill, Macmillan Cancer Support, about the importance of events for Charities and ask what value they offer.

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Interview with an #EventsProf - The Charity Special Events Forum

Lizzie Charles from Action Against Hunger, introduces us to the Special Events Forum hosted by HMS Belfast. She discusses, how she chooses venues to work with and gives us her thoughts on unusual venues and HMS Belfast.

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Join Us: To Experience Weston Park and Camper Jam - 7 - 8th July 2017

The popularity of our last Showcase event at Weston Park was overwhelming, meaning many people who wanted to join us and experience the venues. So we have another exclusive opportunity to discover the delights of Weston.

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Join Us: Your first class ticket to cocktails and fun...at Sandown Park

We would like to invite you to our exclusive showcase afternoon at Sandown Park Racecourse on Friday 5th May.

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FIRST EVER UNIQUE & UNUSUAL VENUE REPORT LAUNCHES

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Read the first ever market report into the unique and unusual venue market sector. Find key stats, industry interviews, videos, and have you say! View the report here

JOIN US: BIG KIDS LITTLE KIDS 4 at Yarnfield Park

Join us for a weekend of family fun and catch up on the new developments taking place at Yarnfield Park - 5th-6th August 2017!

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Summer Showcase at Twycross Zoo - 4th May

You are invited to discover our newest venue as Twycross Zoo opens its doors for a unique Showcase event on Thursday 5th May from 5pm –8pm.

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Join Us: Aston Villa Football Club Conference & Events Invitation Only Event

Join Lime Venue Portfolio to discover the most recent stadium to join our portfolio- Aston Villa Football Club on Thursday 11th May, as the events team open the door for #eventprofs to explore the venue and find out more about the venue.

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Lime Venue Portfolio: Officially the COOLest Venue Portfolio

Lime Venue Portfolio picked up the ‘COOLest Venue Portfolio’ award at the COOL Venue Awards, run by Prestige Events magazine group, earlier this month (9th March). The win brings more silverware to the LVP trophy cabinet, and further establishes the brand as one of the most contemporary and respected in the events industry.

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Edgbaston Stadium crowned Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year

Edgbaston Stadium has been crowned Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year by the prestigious British Asian Wedding Awards. Edgbaston beat off competition from eight local venues to be crowned Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year by the judges in front of over 400 guests.

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Jockey Club Catering ready for Cheltenham Festival 2017

With The Cheltenham Festival (14-17 March 2017) under way, Cheltenham Racecourse and Jockey Club Catering are ready to cater for 260,000 over the four-day event. Read about the huge logistics to cater for this huge event.

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Interview with an #Eventprof - Edgar King, Trinity House

The meetings and events industry is full of people who are truly knowledgeable about what they do. They are founts of information! We meet Edgar King, from Trinity House to get benefit of his experience.

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Interview with an #Eventprof - Sarah Perry, Mercia Group

Mercia is one of the leading providers of training and support services to the UK accountancy profession. Over 6,000 firms have attended their training events. We speak to Sarah Perry, Training Events Executive about the Group's history, and work

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Press Release: LVP Launches Charity Partner Program

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

At Lime Venue Portfolio, we think the work done by Charities up and down the UK everyday is invaluable.To add a little bit of support to help this work continue, we're delighted to launch the Lime Venue Portfolio Charity Partner Program to help charitable organisations meet the cost of hosting fundraising events.

JOIN US: UNIQUE EXPERIENCES TOUR OF BRISTOL - 1st APRIL 2017

Join us on April 1st as we go on a wild adventure in Bristol! Not only will you get to understand how these venues deliver great event solutions, you’ll get to have some unique experiences of your own...

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COMING SOON: Unique and Unusual Venue Market Report

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

We'll soon be launching the industry’s first market report for the Unique & Unusual venue sector. If you would like to be notified when the report is launched, please complete the form here

Discover Westminster’s Best Kept Secret!

Join us on 15th March 2017 at Westminster’s Best Kept Secret for drinks, canapes and the opportunity to see our fantastic meeting and events space at our exclusive Churchill War Rooms venue.

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ExCel London - Focused on Food

ExCeL London is celebrating the completion of an 18-month, multi-million-pound project to deliver a food and drink proposition with a difference. Read here to find out how and why ExCeL is focused on food.

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Meet Ricoh Arena at Confex

The Ricoh Arena is looking to Confex 2017 to help the venue break last year’s record-breaking 777 events – including 583 conferences, 58 exhibitions, 60 sports events and 13 music concerts.

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Join us for: Olly Murs - Live at The O2 - *FULLY BOOKED*

Join us for a fantastic night at The O2 as we enjoy Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, as he brings his tour to The O2 on the 30th and 31st of March 2017.

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QEII Taste by Leith’s - Releases new Seasonal Menu's

QEII Taste by Leith’s, the in-house catering department at the iconic QEII Centre in Westminster, run by Leiths Dining has launched new seasonal menus available from April 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE: Aston Villa Partners with Lime Venue Portfolio

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Aston Villa FC has become the latest venue to join Lime Venue Portfolio’s sporting and stadia division. The partnership will see Lime Venue Portfolio enhance the venue’s visibility in the local and national agency market, as well as exposure to key corporate clients.

EDGBASTON SETS NEW OFF-FIELD RECORD IN CHRISTMAS PARTY SEASON

Edgbaston has announced December 2016 as the best month of sales ever reported by its conference and events business, after staging 31 Christmas parties over the festive season.

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INTERVIEW WITH AN #EVENTPROFS - Gaia Saccomanno

In this Interview with an #eventprofs, we talk to Gaia Saccomanno, MD of GS Live about event entertainment, discover her personal journey and how to use unique venues to create memorable events.

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JOIN US: UNIQUE EXPERIENCES TOUR OF LONDON - 6th APRIL 2017

Join us on April 6th as we help you discover four of our unique London venues in just one day!

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Unique Experiences: Sporting Greats

At Lime Venue Portfolio we’re proud to work with some of the UK’s finest sporting venues. In this sport focused Unique Experience, we’re providing an exclusive opportunity for 10 #eventprofs to be wined, dined and entertained.

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Unusual Venue of the Month: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

This month, we bring the spotlight onto one of our busiest stadium venues, the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading. We talk to Rob Brumell our new General Manager and discover the best bits about the venue and his top tips for #eventprofs

Why Events Create Momentum | Get Ahead of the Competition

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

There is a buzz associated with attending a live event. Our industry helps facilitate communication. We help spread the word, help create the very roots of word of mouth discussion and advocacy. Events in short are a crucial tool for creating momentum and help successful companies get ahead of their competition.

Interview with an #eventprofs - Deborah Kelly - London & Partners

We chatted to Deborah Kelly, Head of UK Sales at London & Partners whose remit to build London’s international reputation and create additional jobs and growth for the London economy has such a massive effect on the meetings and events industry.

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Unusual Venue | Unique Experiences - Join us to discover London's finest venues

#Eventprofs - Join us to discover some of London's finest venues - From the base of Churchill's war time shelter to last surviving 20th Century Royal Naval Ship. From the grandeur of Somerset Houses neoclassical architecture and onwards to the luxurious modernity of NY-LON at The O2.

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Get Ahead of the Competition - Conferences and Meetings with Lime Venue Portfolio

Author: Jo Austin, Sales Director

It’s become a much-repeated maxim in the meetings and events industry that ‘corporates hate uncertainty’. Turbulence is unsettling and let’s face it, there have been few more turbulent years than 2016 of recent.

Developing Markets in an Uncertain Economy

Author: Jo Austin, Sales Director

Jo Austin, Sales Director, sets out her vision for 2017 in our latest blog post. She looks back on 2016, and then forward into 2017 with the only real certainty being uncertainty!

SnowDome Showcase

Join us at the SnowDome on Thursday 26th January 2017 for an exclusive opportunity for #Eventprofs to discover this fantastic and unique venue in the Midlands.

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Cardiff City FC - Match and Meet Showcase

Cardiff City Stadium is one of Cardiff’s largest conference and events facilities. With rooms holding anything from an informal meeting for 2, up to a dinner for 600, the stadium can cater for all your event needs. As a welcome, we would like to invite you on the 21st January 2017 to come and sample some great food and drink and to showcase the stadium.

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INTERVIEW WITH AN #EVENTPROFS - CIEVENTS

The event management world is a very competitive one. With over 30 staff and responsibility for delivering over 170 events a year, we talk to Lucy Francis, General Manager of cievents UK to find out more about how they aim to stay ahead.

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Lime Venue Portfolio joins ABPCO

Lime Venue Portfolio has joined the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO). “Joining ABPCO means we can work in partnership with PCO’s and contribute to the work being done within this sector."

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National Motor Museum and Hampshire Chamber of commerce Networking Event

Ever wanted to find out more about Beaulieu, our unique venue in the heart of the New Forest? Join the team on Thursday 15th June 2017, for an afternoon with The National Motor Museum and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Join Us: Unique Experiences Tour of Manchester - March 2017 * FULLY BOOKED*

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

With three of Manchester’s most loved venues within our portfolio, we offering #eventprofs the opportunity to join us to discover all of them in just one action packed weekend from 10th to 11th March 2017.

Exclusive Showcase: A Unique Experience at Weston Park

We are delighted to be hosting an exclusive By Invitation showcase of Weston Park. Our guests and their partners will be invited to join us to discover this fantastic venue in the most unique of ways, with an exclusive overnight stay.

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THE KIA OVAL YESTERDAY SET A NEW RECORD FOR NON-MATCH DAY ATTENDEES AT THE GROUND

The Kia Oval set a record for non-match day attendees at the ground with over 1,350 people being welcomed at the venue for a range of events.

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London's Originals! The reawakening of one of London's most iconic event caterers

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

BREAKING NEWS: Payne & Gunter, one of London’s leading event caterers, has launched its new look as ‘London’s originals’, reflecting the company’s long history, which dates back to 1786.

Join Us for #UniqueExperiences - Ricoh Arena Christmas Speakeasy 2016

We have a limited number for places for you to join us as we prepare for a night of 1920’s glitz and glamour at Ricoh Arena’s Speakeasy on 9th December 2016. Featuring fantastic entertainment, fine food and friendly service, we can promise you and evening to remember. We look forward to celebrating this festive season with you.

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Bryn Williams pop up opens at ExCeL London

Renowned Welsh chef Bryn Williams and ExCeL London Hospitality have joined forces, bringing Bryn’s signature dishes from his brand-new restaurant in Porth Eirias, North Wales, to ExCeL as part of a new pop-up series.

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INTERVIEW WITH AN #EVENTPROFS - MAKE EVENTS

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

We've heard a lot about Manchester based Make Events from our team at the Imperial War Museum North. So we thought it was about time we found out a little bit more about this growing company by speaking to it's Director, Holly Moore.

QEII Centre takes centre stage at Grand Challenges Conference

The QEII Centre in Westminster played a pivotal role in last week’s annual ‘Grand Challenges’ global conference, which showcases and funds cutting-edge health and development research and featured Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, will.i.am among its high-profile speakers.

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Ricoh Arena scoops top honours

Coventry’s Ricoh Arena scooped top honours at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards winning the headline Company of the Year Award. The multi-purpose venue, which has hosted 777 events in the past 12 months including over 600 exhibition, conferences and meetings and concerts by Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen, beat off stiff competition to win the award.

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Hinchingbrooke House Joins Lime Venue Portfolio

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Hinchingbrooke House has become the latest venue to join Lime Venue Portfolio. The country house venue becomes the 87th member of the portfolio and offers further choice on the leisure and heritage side of the group. The venue also fulfills the demand for event professionals to have a unique venue option in the Cambridge area.

Horses and 3 Courses - A Trip to Aintree

At Lime Venue Portfolio, we know a thing or two about how ‘seeing is believing’ and that only by visiting a venue can you really understand what it offers. With that in mind, our newest recruit to our central sales team, Fern Sargeant, headed off to find out more about Aintree Racecourse. Read her blog here.

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Growing with LVP - at NY-LON at The O2

Check out the video of our Growing with Lime graduates, enjoying a fantastic marketing workshop at NY-LON at The O2, before suiting up to take on "UP at The O2" a walk over one of London's most iconic landmarks.

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ExCeL London wins 'Event Caterer of the Year’ at the Foodservice Cateys

ExCeL London has been awarded the accolade for ‘Event Caterer of the Year’ at the Foodservice Cateys, taking place at Westminster Park Plaza on Friday 14th of October. The award comes following a £15m investment and partnership between Levy Restaurants UK and ExCeL London to deliver a pioneering new hospitality proposition.

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Join Us: Unique Experiences - Tour of London - November 2016

Author: Julia Simpson

Join us for a next Unique Experience tour as we take in four of our unusual London venues. We know that #Eventprofs can only select the best option for your customer if you know about all the options open to you. Of course there is a lot of choice and little time, so you’ll not only increase your knowledge, you’ll understand a bit more about what we do and how you can help, and have a great time doing it.

Interview with an #eventprofs - Creative Team Events

Fresh from our successful annual conference at the superb Sheffield United, we have first-hand experience of working with this month's Interview with an #Eventprofs - Helen Johnson, Senior Events Coordinator, at Creative Team Events.

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Interview with an #eventprofs - Right Venues

This month in interview with an #EventProfs we are lucky enough to talk to Liz Ackland, Director at Right Venues. Right Venues was established in 2006 and have unparalleled experience in all areas of conference organisation, planning and venue finding.

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Let's celebrate NY-LON's 1st Birthday

Take a direct flight to NY-LON this October and try the ‘Skyliner’ cocktail for only £6.00 to celebrate NY-LON’s 1st birthday. The Skyliner has been been designed by the O2's Head Mixologist Massimiliana Bau.

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Know Your Food - The Truth About Eggs

For years there has been research on whether eggs contribute to high cholesterol. There have even been suggestions to limit the consumption of eggs within the diet, so is this the truth or a myth?

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Halloween Dine & Stay at Hever Castle

Book now to attend Hever Castle’s spooktacular Halloween Dine & Stay taking place in the Luxury Bed & Breakfast on Sunday 30th – Monday 31st October, with special guest Ciarán O’Keeffe, a British Psychologist specialising in parapsychology and forensic psychology.

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Fluid Facts - Keeping Hydrated

Being well hydrated keeps us going, and with water making up around 70% of our bodies, it’s good to know the facts.

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Unusual Venue of the Month | Motorpoint Arena Nottingham & National Ice Centre

The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is a completely unique venue – predominantly an ice arena we are able to host ice sports events. In addition to this we are capable of holding a multitude of other events including large scale conferences, exhibitions and gala dinners.

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Twickenham Stadium Appoints New Conference & Events Coordinator

Twickenham Experience today announces the appointment of Shirene Lalmahomed to the role of Conference and Events Coordinator. Shirene’s role at Twickenham Stadium sees her responsible for organising all conference and events bookings.

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ILEA UK Chapter Confirms Jason Allan Scott as President Elect

Event entrepreneur and presenter of The Guestlist Podcast, Jason Allan Scott will take over the Presidency of ILEA UK Chapter following the tenure of Alistair Turner next summer (2017). The announcement follows the chapter’s successful AGM and completes the current board

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Interview with an #eventprofs - Amethyst Events

In this month's interview with an #eventprofs we talk to Karen Doyle, Director at Amethyst Events. Amethyst Events is a privately owned venue sourcing, accommodation booking, and events management company based in Manchester. They manage events all around the UK and the rest of Europe along with offering Bespoke Event Management Packages.

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Roehampton Venues Unveils Elm Grove Conference Centre

Roehampton Venues Unveils Elm Grove Conference Centre! Adding this new venue to our portfolio we thought it was a perfect time for a change of name and with the help of our creative agency Yellobelly from the 1st September we will launch as Roehampton Venues.

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3 mountains defeated, 3 meetings completed* & 3 knackered men

Three mountains defeated, Three meetings completed and Three knackered men! Richard, Ben and Sam have completed the Three Mountains, Three Meetings, Three Days Challenge! Please watch the video to see how the mighty trio got on!

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Know Your Food - Carbs Fuel for Life

Don’t fall for the myth that all carbs are bad for you. Carbs deliver the fuel our body need to keep active and are vital for our organs to function properly. There are an important part of a healthy diet and a powerful source of energy. However, some carbohydrates are better than others.

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Venue Review Bites | Weston Park

Weston Park is a versatile venue that would be ideal for senior partners, VIP's or anyone looking for that WOW factor; there is even butler service in the house. Furthermore there is the added bonus of the land available for fantastic team building prospects.

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Walk this Way - Janet & Christian

Author: Frances Crompton Brook

We're delighted that Janet Cattell, the winner of our 'Walk this Way' competition has found her perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes!

Elegant Eat Launches at Edgbaston

Edgbaston Stadium, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and its official caterer Levy Restaurants UK has bought a new dimension to Birmingham’s burgeoning culinary scene with the launch of a new fine dining restaurant, ‘Elegant Eat’.

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Unusual Venue of the Month | M Shed

Author: Frances Crompton Brook

M Shed is a world-class cultural landmark set on the harbour side in the heart of Bristol. Their events suite and terrace offers guests panoramic views across the harbour and city scape making them feel like they are at the beating heart of the city. Read on to find out why M Shed is our unusual venue of the month.

Museum of Science & Industry to support Food Sustainability in European City of Science Program

The Museum of Science & Industry joined forces with catering partners Levy Restaurants UK, to host a food sustainability event as part of Manchester's European City of Science Program.

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Three Meetings, Three Mountains Challenge!

Our “Christmas with Added Sparkle” campaign has been launched with Meeting Needs to help raise money for the fantastic children’s charity Happy Days. As part of our money raising activities Richard, our less than intrepid, head of marketing will be setting off across the country to take on “Three Mountains, Three Meetings, Three Days” Challenge – climbing the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales

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Venue Review Bites | Kia Oval

The Kia Oval is a very grand and spacious venue, however what caught my eye the most was the conference and events space on offer. The Kia Oval would be suitable for anything from small to large meetings and exhibitions.

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Venue Review Bites | Hatfield House

I would absolutely recommend this venue! Being a very grand beautiful Tudor house located in the beautiful surrounding of Hatfield Park, it would be a wonderful choice for a gala dinner or conference.

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Venue Review Bites | SnowDome

Author: Shana Sexton

This venue is a truly unique meeting location with an add on afternoon activity which would create a very memorable meeting. Meetings with team activities, product launches and Christmas parties would all work well at SnowDome - this is a very versatile venue.

Venue Review Bites | Edinburgh Zoo

I would definitely recommend the venue to event planners; the options are so varied, it really opens up the ideas you can give your clients. Indoor and outdoor options for strategic away days to family fun days – they have it all.

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QEII Taste appoints new head chef to focus on banqueting events

Jean Michel Viala has been appointed head chef at QEII Taste, our in-house catering team at London’s QEII Centre. Tracey Astles, head of sales at Lime Venue Portfolio commented: "As meetings and events professionals, we're really passionate about delivering high quality food at all the venues we work.

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Maria Scullion joins Lime Venue Portfolio as business grows

Maria Scullion has joined Lime Venue Portfolio as National Support Manager, with the remit of furthering the brand’s continued growth and service quality across the conference and events sector.

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Venue Review Bites | NY-LON

It would be very ideal for when clients require a less formal event or when they are looking for ‘something different’. Maybe an awards evening or drinks reception.

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East Wing of Somerset House is available for hire

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

For a limited time only this winter, the East Wing of Somerset House is available for hire. The East Wing offers direct access to the iconic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Courtyard and an opulent view of our world famous building.

Richard Kadri-Langford joins ILEA board

Lime Venue Portfolio (Well 'me', Richard, because I am now writing this blog about myself), am delighted to announce that I will be joining the board of ILEA, the International Live Events Society. I am very excited about joining the team as Marketing, director at Large. The full press release from the recent Annual General Meeting

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Venue Review Bites | Newmarket Racecourse

The food was amazing, the presentation was fabulous and the portions were perfect. There was something for everyone. The afternoon tea was the personal highlight of my day!

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Hospitality fit for Royalty

The British Social Season is now in full swing and the world looks to the UK as the high water mark when it comes to heritage, tradition and the creation of globally iconic experiences. There is a grandeur to the world of events and hospitality, especially given occasions from Royal Ascot and Wimbledon to the Chelsea Flower Show and the Polo, that see ‘mam’ embracing this unique industry.

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Trust the #Eventprofs

We have a number of review blogs coming your way FOR the people BY the people. No personal endorsements – just pure, freedom of speech by #eventprofs. So you can be assured that choosing an unusual venue with Lime Venue Portfolio is one that will suit your company, excite and you’re your guests and provide a return on both investment, and arguably more importantly, objectives!

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Unusual Venue of the Month| Weston Park

Author: Shana Sexton

Weston is your home for the duration of the event, nothing is behind ropes or out of bounds. From using the Victorian Library as a breakout room or for an informal briefing to a grand gala dinner in the magnificent Dining Room; guests use the house to rest and relax, escape from the office and get down to work.

BBQ Halloumi & Vegetable Skewers with a Tangy Herb and Lemon Dressing

As July kicks in, so does barbecue season! This month, HMS Belfast has provided us with the perfect recipe that is sure to impress your guests. And what makes it better - anyone can give it a go!

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Agent of the Year - a visit to the home of Levy Restaurants UK

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

We’re passionate about a few things at LVP - events; unusual venues; tasty food & great service. With these passions in mind, our 2015 Agent of the Year campaign gave us the opportunity to showcase what makes us really proud. Read about our trip here.

The future's bright, the future's purple

Author: Shana Sexton

Lime Venue Portfolio will launch its new brand identity, website and marketing collateral at The Meetings Show (14th – 16th June) next month.

Introducing Gin Corner at Kents Hill Park

Since 2010 Gin has had a massive revival. In particular the British Gin industry which had a record breaking year in 2015 with sales nearing £1bn.

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Key Promotions as Lime Venue Portfolio Continues Growth

Jo Austin and Tracey Astles have been awarded high profile promotions following the growth of Lime Venue Portfolio last year and the brand’s continued ambition in the events industry.

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Unusual Venue of the Month | Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is without doubt one of the most exciting venues for a meeting or event. We sat down with Selina McCready, sales manager of Edinburgh Zoo to find out more.

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Industry Interview with DeSouza Associates

DeSouza Associates are a specialist event and venue finding agency who have been offering a personal and efficient free service covering UK and worldwide.

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Tea smoked breast of duck, leg rillette, spiced rhubarb compete and blackberry gel

Once again, the Grand National had many of us on the edge of our seats as we watched David Mullins and Mouse Morris steam across the finish line.

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Tom’s Kitchen deli and bar at HMS Belfast now open

Our iconic World War II venue, HMS Belfast, has recently welcomed Tom's Kitchen to its quayside.

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Discover our Imperial War Museum venues

Three more Imperial War Museum venues are fresh on the portfolio and are wow'ing the crowd! Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast in London, and IWM Duxford in Cambridge joined IWM North to create the dream team of venues.

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Brand food: What dish would your brand be?

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

If your business were a plate of food, what would it be? The best answer sent in will win a platter for two and cocktails at NY-LON lounge bar at London's O2 Arena!

7 top tips to boost employee motivation this summer

Author: Shana Sexton

Days in the office shouldn't be spent waiting for the weekend to come. Welcome the summer into your business!

The Meetings Show & LVP to take Hosted Buyers out to play in KidZania

The word is out! We are heading back to The Meetings Show as the headline partners of 2016. And boy, do we have an unforgettable welcome reception lined up for you at Kidzania!

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The summer needs lovin'

We all look forward to a long, Indian summer, but it is a strange time for the UK events industry. For those in the outdoor events sector looking at festivals, sporting events and hospitality, everything goes mad.

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Brand and deliver: Adding brand impact to your event

How can food create an impact within the event experience? Maximise the potential of your next event by placing focus on one of the most important elements - what goes on the plate!

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Know your Place Setting: What is Great Banqueting?

There is so much in a name. A ‘banquet’ for instance; it engenders a degree of prestige, of opulence, finest dining among friends and colleagues. Grandeur, decadence, indulgence.

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Behind the Curtain – Catering for the BRIT Awards 2016

Author: Shana Sexton

Shana Sexton, Lime Venue Portfolio's marketing placement student provides a wonderful insight into her recent experience of working with Payne and Gunter at the BRIT Awards 2016.

Industry Interview with Conference Business Agency Ltd.

We speak to Sara Young, Managing Director of Conference Business Agency ltd to find out more on what they offer to the C&E industry.

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Payne and Gunter Cater for Star Night at the Brit Awards with Mastercard

Payne + Gunter produced another flawless catering display at last night’s BRIT Awards with MasterCard.

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Team Building at IWM Duxford with Classic Wings

Author: Richard Kadri-Langford

Lime Venue Portfolio are delighted to work with Classic Wings to deliver the best in team building events at the fantastic IWM Duxford in Cambridge.

The Beginner's Guide to 'Clean Eating' Conferences

Levy Restaurants UK at London's Olympia reveal why and how you should adopt the 'Clean Eating' trend into your next conference.

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Classic Wings - Corporate Team Building

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is home to Classic Wings and its corporate events. We speak to Terri Butcher from Classic Wings to find out more.

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Small Meetings and Unusual Venues: A Match Made in Heaven

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Often referred to as the ‘Month of Love’, home of Valentine’s Day, Sunday, 14th February. With this in mind we look at another match made in heaven; the union of small meetings at unusual venues.

Do You Know Someone Who is Recently Engaged?

Do you have a family member, friend or even a work colleague who is recently engaged? Our sister brand, Elegant Wedding Venues, is a collection of the UK's most unique and enchanting wedding venues.

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Unusual Venue of the Month | Churchill War Rooms

Author: Shana Sexton

In the heart of London's Westminster is Churchill War Rooms; a location in which some of the biggest decisions in British history were made, and consquently, shaped the country that we know and love today

Incentives Love Unique Venues

The incentive market is a fascinating one to watch. It is one of the easiest to attack and one of the first to go when things go bad, but increasingly it has the ability to bounce back with a vengeance.

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Winter Salad of Venison, Pancetta, Giant Couscous, Pomegranate and Pear Sherry Vinegar Jus

It's a brand new year and time to try something new. Here is a absolutely delicious recipe, courtesy of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Leith's Dining.

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Meetings Mean Business - Let's Get Practical

Lets get practical. How is the best way to approach a meeting, to make it exciting, engaging and inspirational?

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Why we love that Breakfast is back…

Next week is National Breakfast Week (24th- 30th January) and once again the first meal of the day will get its rightful place in the sun.

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Know Your Food - Have a Breakfast Breakthrough

It's fuel for the brain and gets your metabolism moving - Breakfast provides around 25% of your daily nutrient intake and helps maintain a healthy weight.

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Twickenham Experience launches ‘Express Meetings’ package to target short-lead business meetings

Twickenham Experience has launched a new ‘Express Meetings’ package in response to an increase in demand for short-lead meetings space.

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An Interview with Kevin Jackson

With a title of 'The Most Influential Person in the Events Industry' and over 20 years of experience, it's not difficult to understand why we were so keen to hear from Kevin Jackson.

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Supplier Focus: MCLcreate

With over 25 years of experience, mclcreate are at the forefront of technical and creative solutions for events. We sat down with Simon Jelley, Sales Director of mclcreate to find out more.

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LVP Continues Success Story into 2016

Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) has announced record figures and another year of growth for the business.

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Know Your Food - Oily Fish

Fish provides the body with protein and a rich variety of vitamins and minerals. oily fish in particular contains Omega 3, an essential fat for a healthy heart and healthy brain function.

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2016 Predictions: Internal & External Market Trend Opinion

Author: Jo Austin

As we enter 2016, it’s difficult for our business not to be obsessed with stats. Our team sat down together in October and we shared another year of growth...

Join us at Edgbaston Stadium for this exclusive Open Day Event

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Lime venue portfolio targets awards business with incentives for charities

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Lime Venue Portfolio is looking to bring more charity awards and events into the portfolio with a series of incentives for charitable organisations looking to hold banquets, fund raisers, celebrations and awards.