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Returning Back to Work, Safely

8th Sep 2020

We remain being incredibly vigilant when providing the necessary measures to ensure the continued health, safety and well-being of our valued customers, staff and suppliers.

We would, therefore, like to offer the reassurance that we are open and operating as a permitted venue, fully complying with Government regulations.

As your teams return back to work, why not take advantage of our special BACK TO WORK rates available either for meetings, training or centrally-located office space, even.

Mike Gough - Operations Director

A Glimpse of the Real Challenges a Venue Faces After Re-opening

6th Sep 2020

With so much focus on the Hospitality Industry, due to the impact of COVID19 on particularly Conference Centres as well as Hotels, Mike Gough - Lane End Operations Director, provides a glimpse of the real challenges a venue faces after re-opening. 

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Why We Are Deemed A Permitted Venue

6th Aug 2020

The safety and wellbeing of all our guests, employees and suppliers still remains our number one priority. We would, therefore, like to offer the reassurance that we are open and operating as a permitted venue, fully complying with Government regulations. Read more to find out why we are deemed a permitted venue. 

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Will We Need Face-to-Face Meetings Post Covid-19?

14th Jul 2020

In the current Covid-19 pandemic, one thing is for sure; we have to rethink the way we do business. The same applies to how we develop the skills and capabilities of our workforce. Every employee had to adapt almost overnight, muddling their way through zoom meetings and getting to grips with other technologies with very little training. For the most part, organisations have adapted seamlessly, and the question is: Do we still need face to face interaction? 

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We're Good To Go

8th Jul 2020

Visit England accepted our application and granted us the "We Are Good To Go" COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark for meeting the following criteria. Read More. 

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We are Open for Accommodation Bookings

6th Jul 2020

We are delighted to announce that as of July 6th 2020, Lane End is open for hotel accommodation bookings from key sector workers,  business travel, as well as for leisure purposes.

It is important to note that we are being incredibly vigilant and have put in place the necessary measures to ensure the continued health, safety and well-being of our valued customers, staff and suppliers. 

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A blast from the past

3rd Jul 2020

As first post-lockdown excursions go, it doesn’t sound like the most exciting day out – yet for 89yr old German-born Mrs Barr it wasn’t just a trip to Lane End Conference Centre, it was a trip down memory lane. For she had last set foot on the site in 1953 – having lived and worked at Wycombe Court Girl’s School (as it was then) for 2 years preparing food and washing up in their kitchens, and preparing and clearing tables in the dining room. She worked 7am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm every day with two half days per week.  As she drove through the village itself she recognised many of the houses and the old hotel, now flats, on the corner of Church Road leading to the venue.

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5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BOOKING A HOTEL

1st Jul 2020

With lockdown measures starting to ease and hotels allowed to reopen for transient business travel, the Government advice is to remain vigilant and for citizens to keep observing social distancing. 

Hotels are all upping their game in order to provide an attractive option for anyone looking to book accommodation for business travel. However, not all will be equal in their approach and execution, and it will be essential to consider the following five points when booking a hotel. 

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Why are aesthetics important in a training environment?

8th Jun 2020

 

We use five primary senses to learn and gain new knowledge and skills - hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell. These all help us receive and retain information.

The Cambridge dictionary defines training as the process of learning the skills you need to do a particular job or activity. We know that there are different learning styles and that learners absorb information differently, but how does the immediate learning environment affect the way we retain new information? 

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3 Reasons Why We Can Host Social Distancing Meetings

4th Jun 2020

Given the unprecedented global situation, it seems that as business people we took for granted the ease with which we were able to communicate, meet and engage with our colleagues. 

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Steps To Reopen For Conferences & Meetings

26th May 2020

We are working hard to keep you safe; the simple things in life seem more meaningful now. 

The health, safety, and welfare of all our clients have always been our greatest focus here at Lane End.

That is true now more than ever before as we move towards re-opening the Centre, hopefully in August, and consider the steps we are taking to ensure that everyone who comes onto our site will remain safe and comfortable.

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Lane End Appoints New Sales & Marketing Manager

22nd May 2020

Lane End welcomes Belinda Gardner to the management team as the new Sales & Marketing Manager. The appointment follows the departure of predecessor Heni Fourie, with a longterm tenure stretching more than a decade.