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No 'I' in TEAM - the art of effective team building

19th Oct 2016

Team building is universally accepted as a good and important thing to do if you want to create and sustain an effective, happy, co-operative team. Pulling together, aiming at the same goal or group of goals and celebrating success are all signs that a team is working well together, but how do you get there in the first place? How do you gather together lots of different people and persuade them to gel as a team?

3.5% revenue increase gives Lane End best financial results in its 47-year history

12th Oct 2016

Lane End Conference Centre, a Buckinghamshire-based conference and events venue, is celebrating the best financial results in its 47-year history with its holding company HTS Management Holdings Ltd reporting a revenue increase of 3.5%.

What to consider when looking for the best training venue

12th Oct 2016

Finding a training facility is not as easy as it looks. All kinds of considerations must be taken into account, from the location, right through to whether tea and coffee is offered in the breaks. Participants must be able to learn effectively in a distraction-free, easy environment, while the trainer must have everything he or she needs to facilitate the training as effectively as possible. Here are ten key things, in no particular order, to consider when looking for the right venue.

Why attending conferences helps employee development

3rd Oct 2016

All too often, the daily deadlines and shorter-term goals of a person’s job can take up so much brain space and diary time that they cannot think beyond what they have to do that day. Yet planning time out to attend conferences and external events relevant to one's work is crucial for career development.

Here's why every employer should send their people to regular conferences and training days, or even plan their own events to boost employee morale.

How to engage your delegates during conferences and workshops

20th Sep 2016

No matter what the topic of a conference or training workshop, there will inevitably be parts of the day when attendees will start to feel tired and lose concentration. The post-lunchtime slump is a particularly dangerous time, as everyone will need to divert at least some energy towards digesting food. This can then lead to lethargy, especially if the conference or workshop is in a warm, quiet room with little or no natural light. Yet by following a few simple steps, you can help your delegates stay focused and boost their energy levels to take them right the way through to the end of the day.

What size conference hall should you consider for your business event?

12th Sep 2016

Different business events call for different venues and this is an aspect that can really set the mood and ensure the success – or failure – of the day. A large-scale conference or awards ceremony calls for a grand venue with plenty of space in the main hall, lots of break-out rooms and rest areas and an impressive location that perhaps overlooks a stunning vista.

Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing For Business: A Beginner's Guide

10th Aug 2016

From conference calls to sales seminars; award ceremonies to product launches, video-conferencing sessions can replace the more traditional business get together very successfully indeed.

Lane End continue to lead the way with Gold Standard excellence

1st Aug 2016

The Rio Olympics are a little under a month away and we’re already looking forward to cheering on Team GB in their race for Gold medals, but it’s not just the athletes who will be celebrating Gold success!

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Hotels Versus Dedicated Conference Centres

18th Jul 2016

Conference organisers are spoilt for choice these days, with hotels, leisure centres, golf clubs and even theatres and cinemas vying for their business alongside dedicated conference centres. Read more about the factors to be considered when booking a venue.


APCER Life Sciences' Annual Medical Conference

29th Jun 2016

APCER Life Sciences, part of the APC Group, a global provider of active pharmaceutical ingredients, has been using Lane End Conference Centre for its annual medical conference since 2013.


Lane End go above and beyond to deliver Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium's event excellence

13th May 2016

Lane End Conference Centre has received a glowing report following the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium’s (OCAC) recent event at the Buckinghamshire-based venue.


Lane End Conference Centre awarded Gold status in IACC Green Star Certification programme

3rd May 2016

Buckinghamshire-based Lane End Conference Centre has been awarded Gold status in the IACC Green Star Certification programme.