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Planning a charity conference on a budget? Here's how.

27th Feb 2018

Many charities run conferences, seminars and other educational events, and these can be a highly effective way to raise awareness of the cause, offer networking opportunities for delegates and, of course, raise valuable funds. Yet charity conferences can be expensive to run, so here are a few ideas for keeping the costs down without compromising on quality or content.

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Conference Event Engagement

23rd Feb 2018

The greatest challenge for any event organiser is keeping your audiences engaged. Interactivity remains the most effective way of communicating your message but when asked we discovered that 56% of respondents felt they could and should do it better.

Discover the best methods and technologies that could transform your next event.

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Lane End Gains VenueVerdict Gold Accreditation

29th Jan 2018

Lane End continues to delight customers with an NPS 41.27% above the national average!


Five top trends in education training

25th Jan 2018

As 2018 gets underway, so education training continues to evolve to keep pace with people’s needs and expectations and to take full advantage of the available technology. Arguably, training in the education sector needs to keep up more than any other industry, as these will be the people educating others and passing on the new approaches and expectations. Here are five top trends in education training to take note of this year.

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Residential Vs. Non Residential Training Venues

22nd Jan 2018

Getting the venue right for your training event or conference is crucial. But what are the benefits of choosing a residential venue over a non-residential venue and vice versa? Take a look at these key differences to ensure you chose the right facility.

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How Much Does it Cost to Run a Training Event?

12th Jan 2018

Organising a training event or conference can be costly, especially if you have a tight budget to keep to. So how buch budget do you really need to hold a training event or conference for your staff and how can you get the most for your money?


New Year's Resolutions for conference organisers

10th Jan 2018

As a new year begins, so it is natural to think about how to do things better in the twelve months ahead.

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Lane End Joins Venues of Excellence

10th Jan 2018

An exciting year for Lane End begins with joining the Venues of Excellence membership organisation.

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5 Reasons Conferences Should be Longer Than a Day

15th Dec 2017

As the New Year looms it’s time once again to tackle the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Months in the planning, an AGM is the culmination of your company’s year and an opportunity to share in the successes of the entire organisation.

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Open Space Technology

12th Dec 2017

Open Space Technology is a meeting format you’ve probably not heard of - but it is such a departure from what is considered to be the norm, it promises to be unlike any meeting you’ve ever experienced before.

Despite the slightly misleading name, Open Space Technology doesn’t involve much technology at all. In fact it strips things back to an almost base level – at least at first – combined with a communal approach to problem solving. Issues are given over to the group to be solved by those best equipped to do so.

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Let Your Objectives Determine the Format

4th Dec 2017

The host of a meeting or conference has the task of deciding what format the occasion will adhere to, but often this decision is based on the wrong criteria. 

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Why Company Meetings are Important

1st Dec 2017

Companies call meetings for a myriad of reasons. Some reasons are more important than others, but the most important thing is that when it happens the objective is achieved. Too often they become cluttered with the complexities of running the meeting itself, obscuring the reason for the meeting in the first place.