December 8, 2021

Questions regularly asked by clients

Your questions answered. At Venues and Events International we are passionate about our venue knowledge. Over the years we have developed relationships with thousands of hotels, […]
November 29, 2021

Partner Relationships: Taking the Initiative to have Partners Back in the Office for Product Knowledge Sessions

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced millions of people to work from home for the best part of over a year. This has had a massive impact […]
November 24, 2021
green initiatives

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something: what is the events industry doing to be more sustainable?

Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all The race to create a net-zero futureproof world is on. As countries begin to recover from the […]
November 18, 2021

Destination….Budapest

A special thanks to Marlene who took the time to tell us about her trip to Budapest. Marlene visited an array of amazing locations and has […]
November 4, 2021

Post-acquisition: Celebrating successes and creating connections

Venues and Events International acquisition of Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) has seen the two agencies thriving, three months on. While mergers and acquisitions don’t always go […]
October 28, 2021

Did COVID kill travel incentive programmes?

By Chris Parnham International travel incentive programmes have always been one of the most effective ways of motivating a workforce to reach for more challenging targets, […]
October 21, 2021

Tax Free Christmas Parties

With Christmas fast approaching you may be thinking of organising a party for your employees. But did you know there is a reasonably generous tax exemption […]
October 18, 2021
Event ROI

How to measure event ROI

Events can be expensive and take a lot of time and resource to organise. So how do you know if it’s all been worthwhile? It’s all […]
October 14, 2021

Venue finding average booking lead time drops by eighty-two per cent for Venues and Events International

At the start of 2021, there was still uncertainty for the future of the meetings and events as the world continued to come to grips with […]
October 11, 2021

We Won Gold at the M&IT Awards! Twice!

On Friday 8th October, we finally dusted off our glad rags and joined hundreds of event professionals for the biggest awards night in our industry, the prestigious […]
October 6, 2021
Contingency planning

Contingency planning… When to implement Plan B

Event planning never goes exactly as it should. Even if people tell you the event was delivered precisely to plan, the chances are that something would […]
September 29, 2021

2021 Christmas party trends

The shops are filling up with Christmas treats, and our phones are buzzing with enquiries from clients to start finding the perfect venue for their 2021 […]
September 13, 2021
Events need you

Meetings and events are back! And now we’re ready to welcome back the eventprofs talent!

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that COVID has had an enormous impact on meetings and events. One of the most significant impacts is the loss of amazing […]
September 7, 2021

Interviews with our C&IT Agency A-Listers

Since successfully being announced as Agency A-Listers in June, Will and Hay have spoken with C&IT on… Advice they would give their younger self just starting […]
September 6, 2021

Events team at Venues and Events International continues to grow due to clear visibility and forecasting

As confidence returns in meetings and events, so does visibility and forecasting. Venues and Events International is seeing 96% of visibility of budget forecasting, with Clients […]
August 31, 2021

The importance of reward and recognition programmes in business

At Venues and Events International, we love to deliver reward and recognition programmes for our clients. They’re just as rewarding for us as they are for […]
August 16, 2021

VENUES AND EVENTS INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES ABSOLUTE CORPORATE EVENTS

The Venues and Events International journey began over 30 years ago, and it’s now time for another exciting change. Over the years the Company has continued […]
August 12, 2021
international travel

Confidence in International Business Travel is coming back!

After 18 months, venue finding and event management agency Venues and Events International, are finally starting to see enquiries for international business travel come through. In […]
August 2, 2021
collaboration

Clarification, Communication, & Collaboration

On Monday 19th July – dubbed Freedom Day – the Government lifted capacity limitations on events, social distancing measures released, and we could return to some […]
July 22, 2021

Delegate safety at events

After so long of meeting through a screen, we are all excited for the return of in-person meetings and events. But what does these look like? […]
July 21, 2021

Current challenges faced by the industry

At Venues and Events International, we have been greatly encouraged by the confidence in our clients for the return of in-person meetings and events. Our sales […]
July 19, 2021

How we encourage sustainability

Sustainability is becoming increasingly crucial within the realm of the “Business World”. This can be put down to the combination of the growth of consumer consciousness […]
July 14, 2021
Christmas party

Are you ready to start planning your 2021 Christmas Party?

Christmas 2020 was not quite what we had in mind, but we certainly made the most of it as Christmas went virtual. We hosted some amazing […]
July 12, 2021

ECOsmart accreditation awarded to Venues and Events International

Swindon based venue finding and event management agency, Venues and Events International supports business sustainability with the assistance of Greengage Travel & Event Solutions by securing […]
June 30, 2021
meetings and events

Despite roadmap delay, business meetings and events enquiries continue to soar

On Monday 15th June, the UK Government announced a further delay in easing the final restrictions, with full conditions not lifting until 19th July in England. […]
June 30, 2021

Meet our very own C&IT A List people

Earlier this month, Venues and Events International’s very own: Will Dalzell, Director of Innovation and Hay-Yeung Tang, Event Executive, were each recognised as elite event professionals […]
June 21, 2021

Covid-19 risk assessments in practice

Senior Event Manager, Eloise Perry, recently completed the Covid-19 and Events Risk Assessment course with Brightspace Events. As we prepare to return to live events, this […]
June 7, 2021

Why reward and recognition play an important role in your employee engagement programme

Due to the pandemic, hotels and venues have had to adapt to the new circumstances over the last year. However, they have reopened and live events […]
June 1, 2021

Emerging Leaders Programme – the journey continues

We recently caught up with Oliva, Hay and Kayley, to see how they’re getting on with our Emerging Leaders Programme and what they’re looking forward to […]
May 24, 2021
Plan and Commit

Plan and Commit

It’s been 15 months since Covid-19 made its mark on the world, where overnight industries were shutting down as the UK headed into its first lockdown. […]
May 17, 2021

Effective Client Events and Engagement

We pride ourselves on our engagement and interaction with our Clients. For years we’ve held some amazing Client events in some incredible properties. For us, it’s […]
May 6, 2021
aggregated buying

Benefits of aggregated buying for meetings space

Aggregated buying is one of the very founding principles of professional buying. Everyone working in or around procurement gets it – buy more, get a better […]
April 29, 2021
Diversity

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Balfour Beatty VINCI are responsible for delivering the Area North HS2 Strategy. We caught up with Aman Sidhu, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, to find out […]
April 22, 2021

‘Best-in-Class’ in Employee Engagement

We take pride in our employee engagement and this been demonstrated by the high results from our recent employee survey showing we’re ‘best in class’. This […]
April 12, 2021

Conference News: Corporate Confidence

CEO Anita Lowe chats to Martin Fullard at Conference News on building corporate confidence ahead of the return of live events. Check it out here (page […]
April 8, 2021

How hotels and venues are adapting for the future

Over the past year, hotels and venues have adapted processes and procedures and enhanced their future operation. From 12th April, we enter Step 2 of the […]
April 1, 2021

Our best loved venues with outdoor spaces

In a follow up to our article ‘Have you considered outdoor events this summer?’, the team have shared some of their favourite venues with outdoor spaces […]
March 29, 2021

New client wins leads to further growth of team

2021 started in a positive way for venue find and event management agency Venues and Events International. In February they announced they ended 2020 with three […]
March 25, 2021
reflection one year on

Our reflection one year on…

March 23rd marked one year since we entered lockdown where our world as we know it was turned upside down. Whilst we’re looking forward to meeting […]
March 25, 2021
planning virtual events

Planning virtual events – what you need to know…

We’ve been in lockdown for a year – we can’t quite believe it. Moving across from being able to see everyone in person has taken a […]
March 15, 2021
Outdoor events

Have you considered outdoor events this summer?

Everyday, spring is getting closer, and so are outdoor events. Naturally, outdoor events are very popular in the spring and summer months, as clients can enjoy […]
March 4, 2021
Sarah Orten

Recognising value in your finance teams

In this unprecedented and turbulent time, teams have been pushed to the limit to minimise disruption. None more so than Finance Teams as Venues and Events […]
March 3, 2021
delegate safety

Clarification on live events

At Venues and Events International we have been continuing to organise meetings for essential and key workers through lockdown in adherence to government guidelines. With the exciting […]
March 1, 2021
Michaela

Strengthening our team to support business growth

Swindon based venue find and event management agency, Venues and Events International are strengthening their team due to confidence in event bookings for 2021. The meetings […]
February 24, 2021

Emerging Leaders Programme… The story so far

In October 2020, Venues and Events International launched their Emerging Leaders programme. This programme takes three employees through a dedicated training programme, exposing them to different […]
February 4, 2021

Venues and Events International enhance service offering and ended 2020 with 3 new Client wins

We all know 2020 was a challenging year. For those in meetings and events had to quickly enhance their service offering to incorporate more virtual and […]
January 27, 2021

Beat the Boss

If you’re local to us (Wiltshire) you may have heard us on BBC Radio Wiltshire over the course of this week. We’re a people driven business […]
January 25, 2021
theming

Bring life into your event with a theme

Whether it’s a conference, office party, awards or a product launch a theme can generate plenty of excitement for your guests. Make the event memorable by […]
January 21, 2021
green initiatives

Why ‘Green initiatives’ should remain high on corporates agendas for meetings and events

Green initiatives remain a high agenda item for Clients as we start to look at the future of meetings and events. Kim Cavilla, Chief Operating Officer […]
January 14, 2021

Re-engineering our services through Covid-19

Re-engineering our services was high on the agenda for 2020 to continue delivering exceptional service to our Clients. 2020 was certainly a year to remember, and despite […]