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Venues need to maintain a hi-tech/ lo-tech balance reveals Lane End Conference Centre research

13th Apr 2017

Whilst innovation continues to be a focus at Lane End Conference Centre, a recent study carried out amongst its clients and prospect event organisers, has revealed that venues need to maintain a balance when providing equipment for meetings and events. Unsurprisingly, 96.72% of bookers require Wi-Fi however a 90.16% still require a flipchart and 65.57% still require an overhead projector (OHP).

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Lane End Conference Centre survey reveals that bookers focus on cost when it comes to Wi-Fi

10th Apr 2017

An ongoing study carried out by Lane End Conference Centre, a Buckinghamshire based venue, has revealed that event bookers are more interested in free Wi-Fi than its capabilities. 

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No 'I' in Team? Five fabulous team building games

7th Apr 2017

A key objective for many business conferences and events can be to bring a team closer together, whether they are used to working together in the same office every day or are spread more diversely across the country or even world. Here are five ideas for team building activities that will encourage people to open up, start talking and even display a playful, creative side they may never have known they had.

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What makes a good conference speaker?

21st Mar 2017

Contact UsThe speaker you choose to book for your conference can make or break the event. Listening to a brilliant orator deliver a relevant message that teaches you something new is a real pleasure, while having to suffer a monotonic, irrelevant bore telling you something you already know can ruin an entire event for the audience.

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Why is compliance in the healthcare sector important for Lane End Conference Centre?

15th Feb 2017

Healthcare Venues is a directory of venues, committed to servicing the needs of meetings and events in the healthcare sector. The directory is comprised of venues that have progressed through the audit, assessment and training solution created by Compliant Venues Ltd and partners. Each venue undertakes a rigorous assessment of their suitability for healthcare meetings.

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Safe and sound: health and safety at your conference

29th Jan 2017

Every conference organiser’s number one priority should be keeping their delegates, speakers and staff safe and sound for the duration of the conference. This doesn’t just mean making sure the building won’t catch fire, but also that everyone feels comfortable and that there are no obvious accident triggers or health risks that will result in medical intervention. Here are some health and safety aspects to consider when planning your next event.

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Experiential training proving popular at Lane End

9th Jan 2017

Back in 2011, Lane End Conference Centre developed the first major experiential learning centre for the London area – and it’s still proving popular with clients.

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Goodnight! the art of the residential conference

25th Nov 2016

Conferences are getting more and more ambitious, not just in their frequency, but also in content and structure. Although teleconferencing and online events are extremely popular, they cannot totally replace the many advantages of physically getting people together in one place. Throw in an overnight stay at or near the conference venue, and these advantages increase exponentially. The chance to relax after the day’s work is done without having to worry about travelling home, plus the novelty of staying somewhere new can reinvigorate delegates and encourage team bonding.

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Finding The Right Balance For Delegates

8th Nov 2016

It’s tough catering for events and it’s getting tougher as our diets and eating habits continually change. But one thing never changes – our desire to cater for all.

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How to break the ice and get people talking

1st Nov 2016

Whatever the timing, location or reason for running a corporate event, gathering a large number of disparate people in one room and expecting them to instantly gel is a big ask for most of us. Even if people know each other well, placing them in an unfamiliar setting to discuss new topics will inhibit the most extrovert amongst them.

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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?

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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.