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The great recruitment challenge: strategies for a strong future

Recruitment is one of the hottest topics in the events industry right now, as venues and organisers strive to meet the massive surge in demand for live meetings, against a backdrop of staff shortages....


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Less is More

As we see our grocery bills climb week-on-week, the pressure is on us all to spend more wisely. The Venues Collection Group Executive Chef Sam Morgan believes that one of the best ways to save on our ...


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Religious Events

How to incorporate outdoor space into your event As the summer approaches, we all look to spending more time outdoors. The benefits of spending time outside are widely known; according to Mind, the...


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Women in Food Interview: Lisa Morris

As part of Compass Group, the largest contract foodservice company in the world, The Venues Collection are proud to champion and celebrate all women in the food industry and to change the culture towa...


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Are you EventWell?

EventWell is a great industry resource for everyone working in the events industry. Our managing director Joanne Barratt has just been selected to judge the inaugural Event well Awards so we decided t...


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The Venues Collection Commit to Green Tourism ‘Green Meetings’ Standard

The Venues Collection is showing its commitment to creating sustainable meetings by signing each of its seven conference and training venues to the Green Tourism ‘Green Meetings’ Standard. The ...


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How to choose a menu for your next event

Sam Morgan, our Group Executive Chef, is currently part of a ground-breaking culinary apprenticeship programme in collaboration with the esteemed Michelin starred chef and Masterchef judge chef Marcus...


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Accommodating Apprentices

Many apprenticeship programmes include training phases that take apprentices away from home for intensive periods. This can be a worrying time for young apprentices and for you, as their employer or a...


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Are you experiencing sustainability fatigue?

We all know that we have to act now and make our training and events more sustainable, but where do you start? There’s so much information out there about creating sustainable events that it can fee...


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Government and Charity: How to Spend Your Budget Well

Events are back on the agenda but it’s worth considering that event budgets maybe tighter than they were before, and as a government sector business you will always be conscious of being careful wit...


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