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An Award Advisory Committee could be the answer

An Award Advisory Committee could be the answer

The right awards advisory committee will give focus to strengthen your awards development. In doing so, you will benefit from new thinking and improved understanding of the market place, to grow and establish your Awards. If you are planning an award ceremony, the assumption is that you have a reasonable knowledge of your audience. However, there may be areas where external experts can supplement your understanding. Providing strategic thinking, to assist the existing awards team. An Awards Advisory Committee, with clear objectives and terms of reference, can provide access to talent, that would not otherwise be available. Experience has shown

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An Exhibition for Successful Event Organisers

An Exhibition for Successful Event Organisers

An Exhibition for Successful Event Organisers As an event assistant, I would hope I’m on my way   The SquareMeal Exhibition that myself and my colleague, Muminah, attended was held on Wednesday 20th September and Thursday 21st September 2017 at 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, Lower Thames Street. After spending a spectacular 20 minutes (it should have only been five, of course) to find our way to the event, we eventually managed to visit some fantastic and informative stalls. Naturally, being an events exhibition, they were all based around events companies, experiences and venues. As well as this research into prospective

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5 Steps to Find Your Perfect Corporate Venue

5 Steps to Find Your Perfect Corporate Venue

5 Steps to Find Your Perfect Corporate Venue Selecting the right location   If you’re searching for a venue to hold a corporate event, all you need to do is follow the simple steps in this Guide and consider the stated questions. Finding a corporate venue can be easy once you know what you want and need, without having to shop around too much. Begin with your Budget Before even going on a venue visit, you must establish your budget. Venues generally charge an upfront fee for hire, which you can work on roughly £10 per person (unless this is

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Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock

Located at the heart of London’s thriving enterprise zone, and just one stop on the DLR from Bank, Tobacco Dock is near to the Tower of London and within striking distance of the Tech City and London’s Financial District City and Canary Wharf. For more information on Tobacco Dock get in touch E enquiries@cl-events.com T 020 8432 4320

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New luxury conference Mayfair hotel | US Embassy Hotel

New luxury conference Mayfair hotel | US Embassy Hotel

As the US Embassy moves south of the river to Wandsworth next year, the empty modern Grade II listed shell in Grosvenor Square is getting a £1 billion makeover. It is being converted into a luxury Mayfair hotel with a large meeting room by architect Sir David Chipperfield.  Sir David has been taken on by the overseas developers Qatari Diar and together they intend to restore the high security site to a greener open space; more in keeping with the smart London Square. For more information on the US Embassy Hotel get in touch E enquiries@cl-events.com T 020 8432 4320

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Large conference venue in East London: EventsHere

EventsHere is a large conference venue in London.  It is part of the HereEast development at Stratford. What is HereEast? HereEast was originally the Olympic 2012 Media Centre and is made up of two vast warehouses that were used by 20,000 journalists during London’s Games. It has been transformed into a large meeting place in London for creative and digital businesses, with a footprint of 1.2 million square foot. HereEast tenants are a mix of  SME’s and large corporates, like BT Sport.  Described as a “digital campus”, the aim of this £100m project is to combine the clout of multi-nationals

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Meeting Rooms at The Ned

Meeting Rooms at The Ned

Housed in the former London HQ of Midland Bank, meeting rooms at The Ned are part of an ambitious hotel project. Converting this once derelict Lutyens-designed building is being masterminded by hospitality experts Soho House, in a joint venture with the Sydell Group. It is Soho House’s most ambitious conversion yet. The Ned, which takes its name from the architect‘s nick name, Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens, is on a much larger scale than their other properties. The designers are not short of inspiration with vaults, mahogany panelling and other 1920/30s banking artefacts to inspire them. Meeting Rooms at The Ned Reflect a Bygone era Dining Options

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Taxi Marshals: Unsung Heroes

For large events, especially at late night, a taxi marshal is a valuable asset to an event team. A few years ago after attending a star studded film premiere I was stranded with not a single cab in sight. It was bucketing down with rain, the venue was on a red route and Uber hadn’t been invented.  The end result was that the excitement of the night was washed away. All I remember is getting soaked. A taxi marshal can’t stop the rain but it will put a plan in place…. Benefits Able to cope with large groups Shows guests

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